FALLING THROUGH BLANKETS OF STARS by Keith    Marcotti
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wild but safe ride, far away but never too far from home."
A sister and brother find adventure in the land of dreams in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
THE ENCHANTED SNOW GLOBE COLLECTION by Melissa  Stoller
Released: Aug. 4, 2017

"A pleasant, if somewhat derivative, time-travel adventure for early readers."
Twins travel back to Coney Island in 1928 in this chapter book and series opener. Read full book review >

A VERY, VERY, VERY OLD MYSTERY by Max Willis  Foxton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A lively and learned time-travel tale."
In this middle-grade debut novel, a young boy and several ghosts hope to clear the name of a disgraced ancestor. Read full book review >
THE PROMISE by Hank Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An underground adventure that takes too long to get going."
Two brothers discover a subterranean complex full of puzzles, riddles—and maybe their destiny—in Ellis' debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
JADE RIVERA SAVES THE PRESIDENT by Amy  Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"A real winner featuring comic adventures with a serious undercurrent."
When the president of the United States is kidnapped by suburban extremists, it's up to two 12-year-old girls to foil their plans in this humorous middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

NIGHTHAWK AND LITTLE ELK by Eelonqa K. Harris
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 29, 2017

"A quirky and vivid primer for parents to teach kids about environmentalism."
In this debut graphic novel, two siblings escape their foster mother and survive in the woods on wits, magic, and love. Read full book review >
THE NEBULA CHRONICLES by SB  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2018

"A lightweight sci-fi adventure for tweens."
In this middle-grade sci-fi tale, an Earth girl encounters a new universe of heroism and peril when she finds that she's secretly alien royalty—and that she must enroll in a special academy that trains students for galactic missions. Read full book review >
THE HEATH COUSINS AND THE MOONSTONE CAVE by Eileen  Hobbs
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A quick and enjoyable sortie into the world of preteen family friendships and escapades."
Four children find enchantment while exploring a seaside cave in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
A CALF NAMED BRIAN HIGGINS by Kristen Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A vivid, if incomplete, account through American eyes of sub-Saharan poverty and sustainable ways to help."
In this middle-grade novel based on real events,a 13-year-old American girl visits a remote Kenyan village and discovers much about Africa and herself.Read full book review >
SOPHIE WASHINGTON by Tonya Duncan Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"An uplifting disaster story that touches on kids' real concerns."
Sophie learns about gratitude and empathy while she and her family face the real-life dangers of a Texan hurricane in this fifth episode of Ellis' (Sophie Washington: The Gamer, 2018, etc.) children's series. Read full book review >
A BIG LEAGUE CATASTROPHE by Bill  Baynes

"An enjoyable, if somewhat jarring, sports tale written with empathy and humor by a lively wordsmith."
A young coyote finds a home and adventure in a community of animals living near and in a stadium in this baseball-themed novel for middle school readers. Read full book review >
THE FREEZE by Ron DeBoer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2017

"A charming, if uneven, coming-of-age tale."
A 12-year-old girl experiences a season of change and hope during the winter of 1962 in this middle-grade novel. 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 >