BRAT AND THE KIDS OF WARRIORS by Michael Joseph  Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"A lively yet serious read that both teens and younger children will enjoy."
In this middle-grade novel, three kids go on a dangerous adventure when their father, a lieutenant colonel in the 4th Armored Division, deploys to West Germany in 1957. Read full book review >
ZOEY'S ZANY LIFE by Mikayla  Lowery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2018

"This outspoken narrator should monologue her way into readers' hearts and teach them a few valuable lessons along the way."
What do you get when you combine a free-spirited young girl with a world full of rules? Hijinks—and lots of them. Read full book review >

THE IMAGINATION WARRIORS  by Marc  Romanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2018

"A curious, free-wheeling read for inquiring young minds."
In Romanelli's debut children's novel, a young New Mexican and a talking feline go on a spiritual adventure. Read full book review >
THE MASK SHOP OF DOCTOR BLAACK by Steve Rasnic  Tem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A light, enjoyable horror story, with just the right amount of creepiness for younger readers."
In this middle-grade novel, a teenage girl may have to rescue her little brother when his Halloween mask takes on a life of its own. Read full book review >
THE GIRL IN THE BLUE TIE-DYE SHIRT by Brian  O'Dell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2018

"A sweet adventure that celebrates the wisdom of young and old generations."
This middle-grade novel tells the story of a musically talented young man who hits his head, gains a strange ability, and draws his friends into a mystery. Read full book review >

THE HIDDEN SHORELINE by Peter  Strandwitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"Linguistic play, adventure, and gentle lessons combine effectively in this humorous tale."
In this debut fantasy children's book, a girl and her dog receive an invitation to make a huge contribution to the world of the Hidden Shoreline, learning something in the process. Read full book review >
DIFFERENT by Janet  McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2018

"A work of fiction compassionately portrays an underrepresented disorder."
A novel explores the daily challenges a young girl with Tourette's syndrome faces. Read full book review >
WHIZ TANNER AND THE WOUNDED PIGEON by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Another enjoyable case from the Whiz Tanner files."
In this sixth middle-grade adventure novel in a series, two young detectives investigate an injured carrier pigeon, a mysterious message, and a lost treasure. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF WILHELM by Maria  Ritter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2018

"A charming tale for young readers who are animal lovers as well as an appealing addition to a curriculum centered on exploring nature or learning to share space with other creatures."
A clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst delivers a middle-grade novel with themes of adventure, cultural exchange, acceptance, and family. Read full book review >
THE FACE IN THE WAVE by Joanne  Rode
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2018

"A thoughtful oceanic novel with a touch of fantasy."
Rode's debut middle-grade novel tells the story of a dolphin aficionado who discovers a mermaid. 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 >
ETTY STEELE by Grayson  Grave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2018

"A fun, fast-paced, and spooky read that may get young readers talking."
Witches, vampires, and vampire hunters tangle in this middle-grade adventure. 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 >