JACK GREGSON & THE FORGOTTEN PORTAL by Peter  Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2017

"By-the-numbers portal fantasy with little to distinguish it from the pack."
Three children discover their magical family legacy in Wilson's middle-grade debut. Read full book review >
GREGORY AND THE GRIMBOCKLE by Melanie  Schubert
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"A beautifully realized daydream; a fun yet thoughtful exploration of the complexities and possibilities hidden beneath surface appearances."
In this debut middle-grade novel, a lonely boy finds friendship and learns about the magic of human connection. Read full book review >

THE SPECIAL ONES by SB  White
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Despite imperfect lives, these vivid characters remain role models of perseverance."
A middle-grade adventure stars a group of children who can morph into animals. Read full book review >
PEARL by Brian Kindall
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A story with a delicate, intriguing voice, but its philosophy may not appeal to everyone."
A sentient statue, deep in the ocean, falls in love with her rescuer, only to be separated from him in this fablelike novel for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

"A winsome tale of a girl whose paranormal gift is only one of the traits that makes her exceptional."
In the latest installment of Mularz's (White Flutters in Munich, 2015, etc.) middle-grade series, a young girl's cryptic, psychic dreams suggest a mystery to solve. Read full book review >

ABANDON HOPE by Michael Decamp
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An often diverting tale that bubbles with suspense."
In DeCamp's debut middle-grade fantasy thriller, two small-town boys searching for their abducted friend get a helping hand from beings from another dimension. Read full book review >
N IS FOR NOAH by Kris  Condi
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Judicious editing and visual polish would significantly improve this potentially appealing alphabet-inspired reader."
Children with names from A to Z star in their own short stories in this reader for young children. Read full book review >

"An imaginative and witty adventure, though perhaps not as comforting as intended."
In 1927, figments of the imagination come to the rescue of a kidnapped baby in this debut novel for children and adults. Read full book review >
APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Not just an engaging coming-of-age adventure, but also a lovingly rendered period piece."
This debut YA novel explores the changing relationship between an outer-space-obsessed boy and his moody older brother. Read full book review >
MISHA ALEXANDROV by Jan Karol  Tanaka
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"A solid, heartwarming tale about an orphan's travails."
A young boy in 1827 struggles to keep his new home in this debut children's book. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF DOC HOLLIDAY HENNINGS by TK  Bethea
Released: July 24, 2017

"While the illustrations will please readers of all ages, certain underlying messages are inappropriate, especially for a young audience."
A lonely boy and a spunky pup battle bullies and discover family in Bethea's children's book. Read full book review >
BIANCA by Meg Welch  Dendler
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Runs to surprising depths, and Sammy the donkey will live long in young memory."
Dendler (Dottie's Daring Day, 2017, etc.) addresses overcoming preconceptions in this middle-grade fairy tale. 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 >