THE RUBICUS PROPHECY by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2019

"An enchanting magical sequel that will satisfy fans of the series."
In the second installment of this middle-grade fantasy series, a young orphan witch may be powerful enough to break a longtime curse. Read full book review >
SKETCHBOOK by Scott  Ralph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2019

"An appealing young heroine discovers her own strengths in this seamless mix of fantasy, suspense, and real-life dilemmas."
A sixth grade girl's strange works of art, her interest in mysteries, and a dangerous bully embroil her in turmoil and adventure. Read full book review >

MR. MOONBEAM AND THE HALLOWEEN CRYSTAL  by Ryan Cowan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2019

"A tale with plenty of spooky trappings and valuable lessons for young people."
In this debut middle-grade adventure, a young witch learns the value of teamwork and sacrifice from his favorite teacher. Read full book review >
THE PROTO PROJECT by Bryan R.  Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2019

"A well-written, fast-paced, and thoughtful adventure. "
When a boy's scientist mother is kidnapped, he tries to rescue her with the help of her greatest invention in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS, PRIVATE EYE by Greg Trine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2019

"A pleasing, well-judged blend of genres with a good resolution."
In this middle-grade chapter book, private detective Goldilocks takes the case of a man whose missing grandparents have been replaced by bears. Read full book review >

ROUGH RIDE TO RUNNYMEDE by Cat Glass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2019

"An engaging, compelling tale whose relatable young hero's adventures link to a nation's destiny."
In this debut middle-grade historical novel, a boy works to bring the Magna Carta to reality in 13th-century England. Read full book review >
WHIZ TANNER AND THE OLYMPIC SNOW CAPER by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2019

"Enjoyable writing and effective detective work stand out in this series entry."
On a family ski trip, two middle school gumshoes try to solve the mystery of stolen Olympic medals in this fourth installment of a series. Read full book review >
DEWEY FAIRCHILD by Lorri Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2019

"Both hilarious and wise—another winner in this adventure series."
A problem-solving sixth grader adds annoying siblings to his caseload in this third installment of a middle-grade series. Read full book review >
FINN & BOTTS by Stew Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2019

"An entertaining tale with realistic kids whom young readers can relate to, and well-integrated, character-building messages."
Discouraged after a trick goes awry, a kid magician gets the opportunity to wow his peers at the school talent show in this third installment of a chapter book series. Read full book review >
FINN & BOTTS by Stew Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2019

"A promising series continues with a deft mix of suspense, relatable characters, and well-integrated educational entertainment."
An overnight elementary school field trip to the local museum turns into a mystery-solving adventure in Knight's (Finn & Botts: Curse of the Cornfield Ghost, 2019, etc.) second chapter book in a series.Read full book review >
MIA MARCOTTE AND THE ROBOT by Jeanne  Wald
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2019

"A well-told comic tale with a feminist theme."
In this debut children's chapter book, a girl who dreams of being the first astronaut on Mars gets help for her science fair project from a robot. Read full book review >
THE GATEKEEPER by Barbara  Arnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2019

"A warmhearted, if sometimes overly silly, middle-grade fantasy."
Arnett (Dreamtime, 2019) offers a middle-grade fantasy about a boy who gains access to a magical ream through his library.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 >