Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Readers interested in the value Muslim civilizations have added to our global village will be hard-pressed to find a more stimulating introduction than this one. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
With this compendium, National Geographic has developed a book that's as packed with information as an encyclopedia but as much fun to read as a comic book. Read full book review >
THE FIRE QUEEN  by Emily R. King
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A descriptive action-packed fantasy in a vivid world, this novel is for readers interested in seeing its protagonist use her powers and wit to smash the patriarchy. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
An exciting second installment in King's Hundredth Queen series takes readers from one disaster to another along the way to restoring the Tarachand Empire. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Bloody? Yes. Scary? No. (Horror. 14-16)"
Someone is murdering high school students. Most freeze in fear, but a brave few try to stop the killings. Read full book review >
SAVING MARTY by Paul Griffin
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Smart, honest, and heart-achingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A failing peach farm and a mountain of bills force 12-year-old Lorenzo Ventura's mother to consider selling his best friend, Marty—a pig who thinks he is a dog. Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN ONES by Lisa  Luciano
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A breezy, disposable read that will be more at home in adult sections than teen. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Move over Tonya Harding, there's a new figure-skating menace in town! Read full book review >

LIGHT YEARS by Emily Ziff  Griffin
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A supernatural romantic thriller that defies convention. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A deadly pandemic killing hundreds of thousands can only be stopped by one girl's unique way of interacting with the world. Read full book review >
FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"An intriguing follow-up. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Dram and Orion have survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, but they find life on the other side of the dangerous flash curtain just as deadly. Read full book review >
SPLICED by Jon McGoran
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Timely, thrilling, and more than a little scary. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In a near future of gene modification, personhood is political and not just for the modified. Read full book review >
THE EQUALS by Daniel Sweren-Becker
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Flat characters and stilted prose make this another one to skip. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to The Ones (2016) offers more of the same. Read full book review >
CLICK'D  by Tamara Ireland Stone
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Entertaining and engaging, this effort may especially appeal to computer-savvy young teens. (Fiction. 10-14)"
At a Girls Who Code-type camp, seventh-grader Allie Navarro develops a new social-connections game she calls "Click'd." Read full book review >
SIT by Deborah Ellis
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The book is dedicated 'to all who just need a moment of peace,' but it may leave readers feeling far from peaceful. (Short stories. 10-14)"
A collection of short stories organized around the mental image of a sitting child. Read full book review >
PLAYING BY HEART by Carmela A. Martino
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"A sweet historical romance hobbled by cliché. (Historical fiction. 13-16)"
It might seem like Emilia and Maria live lives of ease and decadence, but behind the fancy dresses are two young teenagers who work hard and are deeply affected by events beyond their control. 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 >