INSIGNIA by S.J. Kincaid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Derivative and sometimes a little silly, but good fun nevertheless. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
An unlikely teen is selected to attend Hogwarts-at-the-Pentagon. Read full book review >
SO CLOSE TO YOU by Rachel Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"A cliffhanger-ish ending dangles the promise of more of the same. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
A wan time-travel tale delivers a clichéd romance and a little history lesson. Read full book review >

POISON TREE by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Complicated, but suspenseful. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
Here's a new paranormal world populated by all new characters for fans of Atwater-Rhodes. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Dragon books are common enough, but this one is head and talons above the rest. (cast of characters, glossary) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In Hartman's splendid prose debut, humans and dragons—who can take human form but not human feeling—have lived in uneasy peace for 40 years. Read full book review >
I AM (NOT) THE WALRUS by Ed Briant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2012

"The witty nonchalance of both dialogue and narration keeps this rock-'n'-roll romp light and entertaining and successfully balances it with suspense. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Toby's life in Port Jackson, England, is frankly weird. Read full book review >

DEAD OF NIGHT by Lynn Viehl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2012

"Well crafted. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The second entry in the Youngbloods series continues 15-year-old Cat's romance with Jesse, her forbidden, almost-a-vampire heartthrob. Read full book review >
AMELIA ANNE IS DEAD AND GONE by Kat Rosenfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2012

"A perceptive, contrapuntal character study with a light thriller flavor—utterly compelling. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The lives of two girls on the cusp of something bigger intertwine on a dusty road in a small, dead-end New England town. Read full book review >
THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE by Tara Altebrando
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2012

"Funny and nostalgic, a highly contemporary riff on a timeless rite of passage. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's the week before high school graduation, time for the annual Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. Over a long day, Mary and the three other members of her team will bond one last time, settle old scores with rival teams, and pursue the elusive prize: a giant lawn-ornament Yeti. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2012

"An amusing, informative look at apocalyptic pop culture. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An entertaining and fascinating compendium of doomsday scenarios depicted in fiction, film, graphic novels, plays, songs, television series and works of art. Read full book review >
THE WHITE GLOVE WAR by Katie Crouch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Though lighter on the romance, this creepy, cliffhanging thrill ride will still delight Magnolia League fans and leave them desperate for the next episode. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In the second installment of the Magnolia League series, the stakes are higher, the drama more palpable and the hoodoo even hairier. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"An inventive and entertaining introduction to the classic. And that kiss at the end: perfect. (iPad epic app. 10 & up)"
A delightfully entertaining telling of the tale of brave Ulysses. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"A solid addition to what is turning into a swell series. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Teen detective Iris Anderson struggles to solve parallel mysteries while coming to terms with her Jewish identity in World War II-era New York City in this engrossing follow-up to The Girl is Murder (2011). 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 >