SUPERNATURALLY by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"A tasty bonbon for those who like their romance mixed with supernatural adventures. (Paranormal romance. 10-16)"
Having escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency in Paranormalcy (2010), Evie finds that her unusual powers, history and, in particular, a shape-shifter boyfriend make being a normal girl utterly impossible. Read full book review >
ALEX VAN HELSING by Jason Henderson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 26, 2011

"Still, humorous dialogue and harrowing escapes will keep action-oriented readers mostly entertained. (Supernatural action. 12-14)"
Wisecracks, gadgets and fast-paced action sequences abound in the second book about Alex Van Helsing, a 14-year-old boy with a supernatural gift for sensing evil. Read full book review >

PUTTING MAKEUP ON THE FAT BOY by Bil Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"He may step on some toes along the way, but this fat boy's going places. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Carlos, 16 and fabulous, just knows he's going to be famous. Read full book review >
ADDIE ON THE INSIDE by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Readers will agree when, in the triumphant final poem, an assured Addie proclaims: 'I am a girl who knows enough / to know this life is mine.' (author's note) (Verse novel. 11-14)"
In this companion novel, Howe explores the interior life of the most outspoken member of the "Gang of Five" from The Misfits and Totally Joe (2001, 2005). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >

THE ROBOT by Paul E. Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2011

"Equally demeaning to geeks, women and teen boys, the appeal to the lowest common denominator is safely assured. (Adventure. 11-15)"
A wildly improbable male teen fantasy of a super-sexy robot and the two geeks who discover it only to realize too late that they are messing with top-secret government property. Read full book review >
MAYHEM by Artist Arthur
FANTASY
Released: July 19, 2011

"An engaging if occasionally clunky story for readers who have followed the adventures of the Mystyx thus far; those new to the Mystyx should start with Book One. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
Angry, tormented and lovestruck Jake narrates this third installment of Arthur's (Manifest, 2010) Mystyx series. Read full book review >
RETURN TO DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"For a small summer-reading spine tingle, this is an excellent option. (Horror. 12-14)"
Despite the terrible events at Daemon Hall last year, horror writer Ian Tremblin is repeating his contest to discover and publish a talented young writer (Daemon Hall, 2007). Read full book review >
INTO THE TRAP by Craig Moodie
ADVENTURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Nevertheless, an action-packed tale with guns and boat chases that will appeal to reluctant readers. (Adventure. 10-14)"
"What happens on the water stays on the water," is the attitude in this fishing community on the fictional New England community of Fog Island. Read full book review >
SILHOUETTED BY THE BLUE by Traci L. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A compassionate portrait of an African-American family coping with grief and mental illness. (Fiction 10-14)"
A young teen struggles to balance responsibilities she shouldn't have to assume against the day-to-day travails of seventh grade. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN CORONET by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"Anyone who has kept up with the story will be on tenterhooks for the concluding volume. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
The stakes are rising and the tone is darkening in the third title of this quartet, the science-fictional underpinnings of which are becoming more prominent. Read full book review >
WILDCAT FIREFLIES by Amber Kizer
FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Some of the day-to-day events may be hard to believe, but this is a book about angels and demons after all; fans will forgive. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
Adolescence is hard enough without having to save the world from death and destruction. 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 >