BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Unexpectedly rich. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
When your novel's heroine opens the story as a popular, mean highschooler, the story will be one of two things: a paean to Dolce & Gabbana or a tale of redemption. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE LINCOLNS by Gayle Brandeis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"In her first novel for young readers, the author goes beyond usual stories of the civil-rights movement, demonstrating well-intentioned but tone-deaf gestures of white supporters and the discomfort of change. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Mina Edelman is convinced that her family is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln's. Read full book review >

THINK AGAIN by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"An entirely rewarding combination. (Poetry. 9-14)"
More than 40 introspective poems and accompanying illustrations explore the complexity of close relationships. Read full book review >
THE BATBOY by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A pennant winner. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Brian loves baseball. Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Teen poets will be a natural audience, as will adult teachers of young writers. (Poetry. 14-25)"
A selection of the work of 26 (not 25) young poets makes up this varied collection, musing on topics from personal identity to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"The anthology's large font and short-story format may appeal to struggling middle-school readers as well as elementary-school kids, although the rather juvenile cover art (that nonetheless captures the 'fooled you' concept) might fool them into thinking it's only appropriate for a much younger audience. (Short stories. 8- 14)"
After collecting stories all based on birthdays from well-known children's authors for a previous anthology, Birthday Surprises (1995), this time Hurwitz has asked a group of ten writers to create stories that include the line, "I fooled you," a concept that, she reminds readers, is a common feature of most folk and fairy tales. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF CIRRUS FLUX by Matthew Skelton
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"The author deftly builds his story from past to present, providing unexpected twists right up to the chaotic yet satisfying conclusion. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Set against the backdrop of 18th-century London and the Age of Enlightenment, Skelton's suspenseful fantasy adventure is filled with themes of greed, abuse, trust and betrayal played out within a cast of nefarious villains and daring heroes. Read full book review >
THE DARK DAYS OF HAMBURGER HALPIN by Josh Berk
FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Only a clichéd fatness explanation (overeating) and the implausibility of such highly successful lip reading distract; but the funny, clever voice and the small but spot-on thread of deaf politics make this a winner. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This witty tale of mainstreaming, misfits and murder glitters like the "Future Diamonds" that coal-mine souvenirs promise to someday become. Read full book review >
SHADOW MIRROR by Richie Tankersley Cusick
FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2010

"Fans of romance among paranormal events won't mind the meandering prose. (Paranormal romance. 12-14)"
This sequel to Walk of the Spirits (2008) brings Miranda into another ghostly adventure. Read full book review >
KATY’S NEW WORLD by Kim Vogel Sawyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"With only occasional narrative references to scripture, God and prayer, Katy comes across as a likable kid with an unusual life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Katy has lived in her small Old Order Mennonite community very peaceably despite her mother's death, which followed her separation from the family and church. Read full book review >
LOVE PUPPIES AND CORNER KICKS by R.W.  Krech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Plenty of soccer action and a resilient heroine make this a sure pick for the tween crowd. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Change, while challenging, often drives personal growth, as 13-year-old Andrea discovers. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Infrequent color photographs add information. (timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This ambitious exploration of archaeology approaches the popular subject through four important discoveries of hominin skeletons in the past 30 years. 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 >