IF ONLY by Carole Geithner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Better for bibliotherapy than recreational reading. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A detailed exploration of grief in one year of an eighth-grade girl's life. Read full book review >
WHEN THE SEA IS RISING RED by Cat Hellisen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Moody, in the spirit of Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009), but with a much more likable heroine. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
The scion of a fading magical aristocracy flees an arranged marriage and finds herself caught in a rebellion against her own people. Read full book review >

RIDING OUT THE STORM by Sis Deans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Both compassionate and amusing, with memorable characters, if a bit light on plot and heavy on message. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
If your brother is "mental," what does that say about you? Read full book review >
THE SEA WOLVES by Christopher Golden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An odd but well-executed idea. (Paranormal adventure. 10-16)"
Young Jack London continues his supernatural adventures as the authors soup up London's original The Sea Wolf to fit the current paranormal craze. Read full book review >
WHAT THE DOG SAID by Randi Reisfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This dog tale will, nonetheless, appeal to animal lovers, who may 'hear' their pets' voices just as clearly. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A talking service-dog-in-training may relieve 13-year-old Grace's crushing grief after her father's death. Read full book review >

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author's gift for affecting prose that illuminates the struggles within relationships. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A boring summer stretches ahead of Ari, who at 15 feels hemmed in by a life filled with rules and family secrets. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. (1862 map of Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old P.K. "Pinky" Pinkerton was born with a poker face—he can't show or read emotion—but it's not until he lands in Nevada Territory's silver-mining country that he comes to terms with the hand he's dealt. Read full book review >
THE RUNAWAY by Glen Huser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"This likable protagonist makes for a fine introduction to an era before movies and radio caused the Chautauqua to fade away. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A teenage near-orphan comes of age in a Depression-era Chautauqua—a "week-long extravaganza of entertainment and educational enlightenment" that traveled to towns that could cover the cost of putting on the programs. Read full book review >
ABOVE WORLD by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Imaginative and riveting. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In a future world in which habitable space has been exhausted, Humans have physically modified to survive in the skies, oceans and deserts. Living in the hidden City of Shifting Tides, 13-year-old Aluna heroically strives to save the ocean-dwelling Coral Kampii when their lives are threatened by destructive forces in the Above World. Read full book review >
WONDER by R.J.  Palacio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. (Fiction. 8-14)"
After being home-schooled for years, Auggie Pullman is about to start fifth grade, but he's worried: How will he fit into middle school life when he looks so different from everyone else? Read full book review >
ARCADIA AWAKENS by Kai Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Paranormal romance jumps the weresnake. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
When a Romeo and Juliet mobster romance just isn't enough. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A wickedly funny ramble. With bunnies. (Satiric mystery. 9-14)"
Horvath takes on the world of talking animals with all the absurdist, satirical panache fans have come to expect from the award-winning author. 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 >