THE HUNT OF THE UNICORN by C.C. Humphreys
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Don't bother. (author's note) (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Unicorns and adolescent girls, generally considered a perfect pairing, are here filtered through what seems to be an adolescent male concept of what teen girls might like (unicorns, handsome boys, plus some gory bits). Read full book review >
UNLOCKED by Ryan G. Van Cleave
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A concluding teacher's guide confirms the intended use of this tired-feeling novel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
School violence revisited. Read full book review >

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

Terlingua Ghost Town isn't a common destination for teenagers, but 14-year-old Dylan is hitchhiking his way there for a white-water-rafting adventure with his reclusive uncle and his boisterous cousin, Rio. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE RIVER OF GRASS by Ginny Rorby
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Rorby cleverly offers only subtle hints that Sarah is African-American and Andy is white until late in the story, adding depth to this survival story framed within the story of an outsider. (Adventure. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sarah's new classmates at Glades Academy don't welcome her—she's there on scholarship, and her mother works in the school cafeteria. Read full book review >
THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa  Roecker
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Young mystery lovers may enjoy it just as much. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Secret societies dominate a posh co-educational private school in this suspenseful, possibly supernatural mystery. Read full book review >

GAIA WARRIORS by Nicola Davies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"One could quibble with the weight given various topics, but overall this is an enjoyable and comprehensive summary marred only by its complete lack of documentation. (afterword, more resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Just in time for Earth Day comes this wide-ranging look at global climate change, which answers common questions and introduces people and organizations from around the world who are doing something about it. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The book ends with a family tree and photo scrapbook. (endnotes, recommended reading, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A surprise baby, the first zoo-born gorilla in the world, put the Columbus, Ohio, zoo on the map. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The result is a multilayered portrait of a man who was content being remembered as a great Jewish ballplayer. (source notes, bibliography, resources) (Biography. 10-14)"
Hank Greenberg was an anomaly who challenged the stereotypes of his era. Read full book review >
THE LIMPING MAN by Maurice Gee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fantasy heroes who can save only themselves and their loved ones are a welcome change from the usual. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
The Salt trilogy closes with a third generation of children fighting petty but dangerous evils. Read full book review >
BENITO RUNS by Justine Fontes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"For reluctant readers and fans of the Bluford High series. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Each book in the high-interest/low-reading-level Surviving Southside series is narrated by a different student at Texas' racially diverse Southside High School. Read full book review >
GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER by Frank L Cole
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"The dire consequences of failing are so exaggerated that solving the puzzles may not be much fun for readers, but those who favor a little fantasy element in their mystery will enjoy the ride. (Adventure. 11-15)"
In this mystery adventure, four star students struggle to save the world when their slightly eccentric teacher vanishes, leaving cryptic messages behind; they have only their ingenuity and expertise to solve the puzzles. Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF ROVER by Rachel Wildavsky
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fans of spy stories and political intrigue will find plenty to appreciate here, but those few who demand logic and reality will be less appreciative. (Thriller. 10-14)"
As if a road trip without any money isn't exciting enough, escape from demented villains ups the ante in this survival tale with international-spy overtones. 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 >