CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A splendid volume for young adventurers. (index not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Based on her work with middle-school students, Long offers lessons on how to stay healthy and out of trouble while awaiting rescue, the same lessons taught to adults in her survival classes. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"Despite some anachronisms and loose ends, a sturdy kickoff with a distinctly different duo of detectives. (Historical fantasy. 12-15)"
Medieval monastic melodrama, murder, mayhem. Read full book review >

SPARROW ROAD by Sheila O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Readers finding themselves in this quiet world will find plenty of space to imagine and dream for themselves. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The mystery of why her mother suddenly took a job at a summer artists' refuge far from home is solved when 12-year-old Raine meets Gray James, the father she never knew. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Complex, rich and memorable. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this modern fairytale, an insouciant, "somewhat heartless" 12-year-old girl from Omaha visits Fairyland and accepts a quest to rescue its inhabitants from the rule-mad Marquess. Read full book review >
SIDEKICKS by Jack D. Ferraiolo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Look for more twists than a pretzel factory and a possible sequel. (Superhero fantasy. 11-14)"
The author who made a splash with The Big Splash (2008) takes the "costumed superheroes" genre out for a joyride, and anyone who comes along will never read comics the same way again. Read full book review >

EPIC VOYAGES by Robyn Mundy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Just the ticket for armchair explorers. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here is an instance of book design being as exciting as the subject matter, and this subject matter is pretty wild stuff: the legendary and legendarily hellacious voyages of Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, Thor Heyerdahl and Francis Chichester. Read full book review >
THE DARK CITY by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Well-crafted storytelling provides more than the sum of its parts. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
A gripping fantasy adventure, the first of a tetralogy, satisfies but does not surprise. Read full book review >
OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"There's nothing earth-shatteringly original here, but readers who like their frothy romance with a bracing dash of serious social issues will be clamoring for seconds. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Speech-and-debate summer camp provides a backdrop for romance and the fight against anti-Semitism. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 30, 2011

"Overall, a consistent, well crafted collection. (glossary, author bios) (Short stories. 12-16)"
Cortez complements her adult level Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery (2009) with 18 new tales (from a largely different set of Latino/Latina authors) featuring teen characters and concerns. Read full book review >
THE RESISTERS by Eric Nylund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"This is clearly the first installment and is engaging enough to leave readers wanting more. (Science fiction. 10 & 14)"
For Ethan Blackwood, life is perfect. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENTAL GENIUS OF WEASEL HIGH by Rick Detorie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2011

"No accidental work of genius, this—Detorie's carefully crafted novel is an engaging experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old aspiring filmmaker Larkin Pace is documenting his daily life to prepare for the big screens of Hollywood. 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 >