EGYPT by Stewart Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not the most systematic way to learn about ancient Egypt at its height, but a compelling journey for visual learners and armchair travelers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Populating his huge scenes with enough tiny figures to fill several ancient cities, Biesty takes a lad and his merchant father down the Nile during the reign of Ramses II, pausing for tours of Amun-Ra's temple at Karnak, the Valley of Kings and other prominent spots, culminating in a royal audience at the great palace at Piramesse in the Nile delta. Read full book review >
ON WINGS OF EVIL by Cora Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Readers who found the opener promising will struggle through, in hopes of a better closer. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Despite much rushing back and forth, and frequent references to previous events, this ineffectual middle volume neither stands alone nor much advances the tale begun in On Wings of a Dragon (2002). Read full book review >

REWIND by Jan Page
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Entertaining, thoughtful and highly intriguing, this British import hits the top of the charts. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Combine rock music, time travel and a ghost story with teen friendship, romance and parental discord, and chances are it will catch the interest of young readers. Read full book review >
SWEETGRASS BASKET by Marlene Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This satisfying read will awaken young readers to a situation often ignored in our history. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In her second novel, Carvell (Who Will Tell My Brother?, 2002) employs alternating voices to create a poignant verse novel telling the historically sensitive story of Mohawk sisters who were sent to the Carlisle Indian School after the death of their mother. Read full book review >
KEEPER by Mal Peet
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Both lyrical and gripping. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This stirring adventure—a soccer story? a ghost story?—defies expectations. Read full book review >

JACK’S RUN by Roland Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Despite tense, action-packed escapes, the conclusion strains the bounds of credulity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After a narrow escape from the drug dealers in whose trial Jack's father will testify (Zach's Lie, 2001), Jack and his family have returned to the dubious safety of the Witness Security Program. Read full book review >
FAIRY DUST AND THE QUEST FOR THE EGG by Gail Carson Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clap your hands if you believe in fairies! (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This scion of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan builds on many familiar elements including the Neverland location, mermaids, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, fairies, fairy dust and never growing old. Read full book review >
THE 7 PROFESSORS OF THE FAR NORTH by John Fardell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Large collections with well-read adventure seekers will want to add this to the shelf. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sam Carnabie, 11, is not thrilled at the prospect of staying with his great aunt Roberta while his parents attend a conference on new developments in canned vegetable technology. Read full book review >
HANUKKAH, SHMANUKKAH! by Esmé Raji Codell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Dickens purists may wince, but many others will find this effort quite an acceptable way to introduce or review the history behind the holiday. (glossary, bibliography, author's note, illustrator's note) (Fiction. 7-12)"
Codell borrows the plot of A Christmas Carol for this version set in the tenements and factories of New York City in the early 20th century. Read full book review >
ANGEL SECRETS by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Includes a note about the stories, an author's introduction and sources and references. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This charming collection of stories is based on Jewish legends that teach that the Holy of Holies created links between Heaven and earth. Read full book review >
PRINCESS FROM ANOTHER PLANET by Mindy Schanback
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"These ETs, trying to abduct Gracie's family, can also stand for 'entertaining tale.' (Fiction. 9-12)"
Unlike most teen girls who fantasize about being a princess, Gracie really is. Read full book review >
WILLA AND THE WIND by Janice M. Del Negro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, an enjoyable read-aloud. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A literary retelling of an old Norse tale has Willa confronting the wind after he steals her cornmeal. 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 >