WEST WITH HOPELESS by Carolyn Lieberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Some nice details in this otherwise lightweight, oddly paced tale. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Half sisters Carin and Hope predictably become friends on their road trip across the western US. Read full book review >
AIRBORN by Kenneth Oppel
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Full of a sense of air, flying details, and action. (airship diagram) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Entrancing, exciting adventure with airships, pirates, and mysterious flying mammals takes place on an earth with the same geography as ours but different technology. Read full book review >

WORTH by A. LaFaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Something for everyone. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"A steer you'd have to pay for, but a boy you could adopt for free," says Nathaniel after he injures his leg and his father adopts John Worth to help work their Nebraska land. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Reiss has reworked material from an earlier paperback series here, and the result, while a bit long, delivers a good dose of shivery entertainment. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Reiss's deliciously creepy tale is a solid addition to the haunted dollhouse genre. Read full book review >
SONNY’S HOUSE OF SPIES by George Ella Lyon
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"You'll know Sonny when you're finished reading his story—and you'll be glad you do. (Fiction 12-14)"
Life changed for Sonny and his family when his father walked out the door. Read full book review >

BLUE JASMINE by Kashmira Sheth
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A realistic emigration story told with empathy and sincerity. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-14)"
The comfortable and confident life 12-year-old Seema Trivedi enjoys in her upper-class neighborhood in India is altered by the family's move to an American middle-class suburban community. Read full book review >
CHASING VERMEER by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Konigsburg's From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler or Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game will find equal pleasure in this debut by a talented writer. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Art, intrigue, and plenty of twists and turns make this art mystery a great read. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"The closing revelation that his transatlantic flight was no accident makes a tantalizing lead-in to the next episode, due in October. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Writing as "Holm & Hamel," the authors open the case files of a feline James Bond. Read full book review >
THE ANYBODIES by N.E. Bode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

A writer for adults and YAs takes a pen name for this witty, sometimes hilarious tale, punctuated with authorial asides and featuring switched babies, hidden identities, magical transformations, and allusions to literary classics. Read full book review >
GRACIE by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

In her second sequel to Prince of the Pond (1992), Napoli remixes themes and characters from the first sequel, Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace (1995). Read full book review >
WISHING MOON by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Tunnell adds suspense with a subplot involving the efforts of Aladdin's evil wife to recover the lamp, and closes with a perfectly executed twist. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this captivating original sequel to Aladdin, the genie gets a real workout when its lamp falls into the hands of an orphaned street child. Read full book review >
HUNGER MOON by Sarah Lamstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2004

"Lamstein's spare first-person narrative deftly sketches a remarkably complex picture with few extra strokes. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Quick, episodic glimpses into sixth-grader Ruth Tepper's life in 1954 reveal a family beset by the random, confusing, contagious effects of anger. 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 >