DANGEROUS BOY by Mandy Hubbard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"The fun here is in getting to the silly resolution, not achieving it. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Danger threatens when Harper falls for the perfect boyfriend, maybe. Read full book review >
KATERINA'S WISH by Jeannie Mobley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Top-notch. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Katerina and her little sisters want to believe in their dreams, but life in a Colorado coal camp threatens to turn them into pipe dreams. Read full book review >

UNDER MY HAT by Jonathan Strahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Readers will find much to enjoy, especially if taken in smaller bites rather than all at once. (about the authors) (Fantasy anthology. 10 & up)"
Eighteen short tales about witches by some of the wickedest names in fantasy make for a rich anthology. Read full book review >
STARLING by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending may convince insatiable paranormal-romance readers to give the next book in this series a try. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A less-than-impressive addition to the plethora of mythology-based YA romances. Read full book review >
THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A provocative and page-turning thriller/romance that gets at the heart of what it means to be human. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A compelling novel of a girl created to "replace" another in the event of her death. Read full book review >

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"In either iteration, a provocative counter to conventional, blinkered views of our national story. (endnotes, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A classic framing of this country's history from a multicultural perspective, clumsily cut and recast into more simplified language for young readers. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"This one goes to the head of the class. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
To the recent crop of strong debuts in an overcrowded literary arena add this series opener, a tale of demonic possession and a centuries-old family trade in exorcism. Read full book review >
CHARLY'S EPIC FIASCOS by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Just enough realism to be believable—and plenty of wish fulfillment, too. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A rough-around-the-edges road-trip story with a heart of gold. Read full book review >
THE DRAGONS OF WINTER by James A. Owen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Fans of the series who managed to enjoy volumes four and five will be pleased to find more of the same. (Fantasy. 14-16)"
The Caretakers fight the mind-controlling Echthroi through a tangle of timelines. Read full book review >
THE STONE GIRL by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Never an easy read with its unrelenting depiction of Sethie's pain and adult inattentiveness, this effort provides some insight but little assistance with an important and challenging topic. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sethie, seriously conflicted by the challenge of navigating the uncertainties of a not-quite-relationship with Shaw, develops anorexia. Read full book review >
SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Timely and affecting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
An absorbing drama about what happens when one of the popular girls becomes the target of her former friends' bullying. Read full book review >
ERASING TIME by C.J. Hill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Dramatic twists and turns to the very end ensure readers' attention and the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
A dash of time travel gives a fresh flavor to the quickly staling dystopia genre. 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 >