THE FROST CHILD by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"Here's hoping for another threat to the universe! (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this final volume of the Navigator Trilogy, the Harsh have returned after a very short interval, determined to reverse time permanently and eliminate life from the universe. Read full book review >
FAITH, HOPE, AND IVY JUNE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Ivy June worries that all Lexington girls are rich, arrogant snobs. Read full book review >

LOVE, AUBREY by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"Her detailed progression from denial to acceptance makes her both brave and credible in this honest and realistic portrayal of grief. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In this touching debut novel, a devastating accident leaves an 11-year-old girl grieving and alone until her grandmother and some new friends provide comfort and support. Read full book review >
FRANNY PARKER by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2009

"Believable dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this promising debut novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A first-person narration recounts Franny's 13th summer, in a drought-stricken Oklahoma town. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: June 2, 2009

"A well-intentioned miss. (6-24 mos.)"
The road to heck is paved with intentions like the one that produced this book. Read full book review >

THE WATERS AND THE WILD by Francesca Lia Block
FANTASY
Released: June 2, 2009

"Neither fantasy nor a rich exploration of character. (Fiction. 12-14)"
This brief novella, an overly pat melding of magical realism and metaphor, brings together three teens who feel so alienated from society that they believe themselves to be, well, alien. Read full book review >
KILLER PIZZA by Greg Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Lacking the gore and excitement of Darren Shan, Taylor's soggy first novel is an unsatisfying mouthful. (Horror. 10-14)"
Thinking he will have an opportunity to further his culinary skills, 14-year-old Toby McGill accepts a job at a local pizza shop. Read full book review >
SEA CHANGE by Aimee Friedman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

A watery and predictable supernatural romance. Read full book review >
THE MORGUE AND ME by John C.  Ford
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"But since true YA mysteries are scarce, larger libraries looking to satisfy genre fans may still want to add this one to the collection. (Mystery. 14-16)"
A Michigan teen discovers small-town administrators have blood on their hands in this methodically paced mystery debut. Read full book review >
EMILY THE STRANGE by Rob Reger
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

A young Goth is stricken with amnesia and must puzzle out the secrets of her existence in this contrived, multi-format tale. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC MIRROR OF THE MERMAID QUEEN by Delia Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, the imaginative rendering of a familiar city populated by fictional characters and magical beings may be enough to entice readers to overlook the inside jokes and broad characterizations. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sequel to Changeling (2006), the plot of this overlong fantasy is simple: A young human girl who has been raised by a magic white rat and a Pooka must find and return a magical talisman in order to save her Central Park home from danger. Read full book review >
TRACKTOWN SUMMER by Elizabeth Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Good, solid and real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The seven houses that make up Tracktown are sandwiched between railroad tracks and a lake. 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 >