STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >
SAVING MOBY DICK by L.L. Samson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Though plainly crafted to spark and model book discussions, the tale is generously infused with animating elements of mystery, romance and comedy—plus a particularly lively and diverse supporting cast of grown-ups. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Fresh from their experiences with Quasimodo in the series opener (Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame, 2012), three young people again use an elusive inventor's magic, painted circle to bring a literary character to life. Read full book review >

CYBER BULLY by Farley Katz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"It's a slog to the dubiously upbeat resolution (Niko realizing where salvation lies on the one hand and vowing a bullying comeback on the other), but that could be because, like Niko, his journal isn't sure just what it wants to be. (Fiction. 12-14)"
More unredeemed middle school monkeyshines and satire from the bully's point of view in an occasionally humorous sequel. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A superb tale of an era and an effort that forever changed our world. (source notes, quotation notes, acknowledgments, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In late December 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn discovered that uranium atoms could be split, and just a few months later the race to build an atomic bomb was on. Read full book review >
IMMORTAL LYCANTHROPES by Hal Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This quixotic, uber-intellectual debut, laced with literary and historical references, has some comedic elements, but is, perhaps, too smart for its own good. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A dark, surreal adventure follows Myron, in the company of animal shape-shifters, as he seeks his true identity. Read full book review >

BENEATH THE GLITTER by Elle Fowler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"There's a built-in audience for the London sisters' adventures, but beneath all the glitter is a bunch of blah. (Chick lit. 14-16)"
Hardworking sisters face glamorous romantic and professional challenges in Los Angeles. Read full book review >
SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL by M.  Doty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Inessential. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A flimsy, frothy and fraught chronicle of freshman year. Read full book review >
FATHOMLESS by Jackson Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A tale dark, deep and strong, like the sea. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Even when surrounded by sisters, Celia and Lo feel alone, until a seaside encounter brings them together in this brooding paranormal romance. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL by Gregg Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Despite the paranormal element, this is more a police procedural than anything else, albeit one that's on the fluffy side. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Taylor and Hayley Ryan, the twin girls who can connect to and sense past events are again involved in mysterious events in Port Gamble, Wash., in this second Empty Coffin tale. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >
THE VANISHING by Christopher  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A post-apocalyptic Animal Farm for young readers. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
When the world goes to the dogs, one loyal canine tries to find his human family in this dystopian series starter. Read full book review >
TIGER'S DESTINY by Colleen Houck
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The end is a long time coming, but readers sufficiently hardened by the preceding adventures' florid prose to survive lines like 'After a few seconds of delicious fantasy, I mentally rebuffed myself,' and '[t]ingling bubbles of power coursed lazily between us,' are sure to be left throbbing and misty-eyed. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Ablaze with fiery passions—and sheets of actual fire, too—this conclusion to the Tiger's Curse quartet brings Oregon teenager Kelsey and the two Indian were-tiger princes who have divided her heart through a climactic battle to a final, bittersweet mate selection. 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 >