NECROMANCING THE STONE by Lish McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"With most loose plot threads neatly tied off, there is still room for further adventures with Sam and his merry band. After all, they've got rhythm, they've got music, they've got the legions of the undead—who could ask for anything more? (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
A slacker wrangles zombies, werewolves, gnomes and gods in this amiable second entry in a humor-horror mashup series (Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, 2010). Read full book review >
ANDY SQUARED by Jennifer  Lavoie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Only for the largest and most well-used LGBT collections. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Seventeen-year-old twins Andrew and Andrea Morris share everything until Ryder Coltrane arrives on the scene. Read full book review >

THE SECRET OF OTHELLO by Sam Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Mystery fans may wish for more sleuthing; those following the twins' love lives and military careers will find plenty of twists and turns to appreciate here. (Mystery. 14-16)"
This second adventure featuring twin amateur sleuths Steven and Denny Anderson focuses on the teens' personal lives. Read full book review >
MOMENTUM by Saci Lloyd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Fun, roof-jumping adventure that could benefit from subtler Occupy ideology. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a near-future dystopia, a rich boy and a wrong-side-of-the-tracks girl find love while fighting the corrupt system. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"The whole is written in a gender-neutral tone, without condescension but with a certain number of assumptions about access to technology and tools like cameras and sewing machines. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The third in a series of lively approaches to creative endeavors (Learn to Speak Dance, by Ann-Marie Williams and illustrated by Jeff Kulak, 2011, etc.), this offers genuine advice amid a sea of exclamation points. Read full book review >

NERVE by Jeanne Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"If characterization and theme are obvious, the pacing is nevertheless relentless, and readers will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl who's always stage crew, never the star, finds herself in the limelight when she's chosen as a finalist in a disturbing Internet-based reality game. Read full book review >
LINDSEY LOST by Suzanne Marie Phillips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Readers looking for a twisty, satisfying mystery should look elsewhere. (Mystery. 12-15)"
Life, death and suspicion in the pressure cooker of high-stakes teen athletics. Read full book review >
ELECTRIC BEN by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. (Biography. 8-14)"
A beautifully realized labor of love and affection brings to life one of our brightest founding fathers. Read full book review >
THE DROWNED VAULT by N.D. Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"For die-hard fans only. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Cyrus and Antigone continue the adventures begun in The Dragon's Tooth (2011), as the Order of Brendan and its fearless leader, Rupert Greeves, experience a rebellion that threatens the future of the world. Read full book review >
PIE IN THE SKY by Jane Smiley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Despite this shortcoming, another interesting read for horse lovers and Abby Lovitt fans. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Smiley continues the equine adventures of Abby Lovitt (True Blue, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
HIDDEN by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Entertaining enough. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This conclusion to the Firelight trilogy continues the conflict between a dragon-girl and those who hunt her kind. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >