YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Fearlessly foul, this consistently comical series should be required reading for all teenage boys and anyone else with a strong stomach and highly sensitive funny bone. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It's nice guy Sean's turn to shine in this hilarious follow-up to Swim the Fly (2009) and Beat the Band (2010). Read full book review >
ISLAND OF DOOM by Arthur Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"By turns touching and pulse-pounding, this conclusion will leave fans fully satisfied. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Modo is back for one last adventure. Read full book review >

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Despite inevitability, an anguished tale told with poetry and heart. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Inspired by the Haitian slave uprising led by black general Toussaint L'Ouverture, Gabriel, a literate Virginia slave and blacksmith, attempts to parallel that effort on his own turf. Read full book review >
HANGING BY A THREAD by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Intriguing and entertaining. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Clare's paranormal ability to experience the past when she touches clothing involves her in a murder mystery. Read full book review >
DAYLIGHT SAVING by Edward Hogan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An intriguing ghost story. (Ghost story. 12 & up)"
A teen spends a harrowing week at an English holiday sports complex, where he befriends the ghost of a young woman doomed to repeat the last brutal hours of her life. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. (source notes, bibliography, photography credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Sandler brings to life an extraordinary true adventure tale set on the treacherous Arctic terrain. Read full book review >
ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Still, readers who enjoy a dampened-Kleenex conclusion will probably beg for more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After 17-year-old Bryce strikes her head on a diving platform during a competition, she awakens from a coma five years later to a vastly changed world. Read full book review >
THE GEOMANCER'S COMPASS by Melissa Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Notable for originality but limited by forced writing and shallow characters. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Chinese-Canadian cousins must lay to rest the hungry ghost of an improperly buried ancestor in this debut for teens set in the very near future. Read full book review >
THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Proper fantasy, balanced between epic and personal; this promises to be an engrossing series, with intimations of bigger things ahead. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
In an alternate ancient British Isles, an intrepid heroine may save the kingdom from its wicked ruler. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"From the gripping first line, a fast-paced, thought-provoking and stirring story of sacrifice. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When a summoning goes awry, Liyana must try to save her people and learn how to live for herself, in this sweeping adventure. Read full book review >
DISCOVERING WES MOORE by Wes Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Though awkward, this adaptation still makes for a hopeful and inspiring story. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This story, an adaptation for young people of the adult memoir The Other Wes Moore (2008), explores the lives of two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up impoverished on the same inner-city streets but wound up taking completely different paths. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >