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 >

COBASFANG JUSTICE RETURNS by David Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2018

"A fun but chaotic fantasy series starter."
In this middle-grade fantasy, a brave teen makes a dangerous journey in order to aid his sick grandmother. Read full book review >
POSTHUMOUS by Paul  Aertker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2018

"A frank, moving observation of a young daughter remembering her mother with purpose and strength."
In this middle-grade novel, a young girl embarks on a mission with new friends to save and share her late mother's unpublished manuscripts. Read full book review >
COCO by Marie-Paule Mahoney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2018

"An engaging tale of bears from the animals' perspective."
Author Marie-Paule Mahoney and illustrator James Mahoney (Molly and Babou, 2014), along with artist Guiza (Ruff to Riches, 2016), offer an illustrated chapter book about a bear's continuing adventures. Read full book review >

AMELIA, THE MERBALLS AND THE EMERALD CANNON by Evonne Blanchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Adventure, inventiveness, and humor merge in this quirky, appealing tale."
A space-traveling girl continues gathering items to help save her alien friend's sister in this third series outing. Read full book review >
It's Music Time by T.C. Bartlett
Released: June 1, 2018

"A wonderful tale of imagination about the magic of marching to the beat of one's own drum—even if it takes one in an unexpected direction."
A boy discovers a world of danger—and music—in this fantastic nearly wordless picture book by veteran Bartlett (Tuba Lessons, 2009).Read full book review >
CASPER AND JASPER AND THE TERRIBLE TYRANT by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2018

"Readers young and old will adore the buoyancy of this dystopian adventure."
A middle-grade fantasy about two boys who are separated from their parents during the reign of a petty despot. Read full book review >
ARDIE'S BIG SECRET by Rosilyn  Seay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A charming day-in-the-life adventure for newly independent readers."
A boy manages to keep a huge secret in this chapter book. Read full book review >
MISHA THE BRAVE by Tabbatha  Bella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2018

"An affecting work of juvenile fiction featuring memorable, sympathetic canine characters."
In this novel for older grade-school readers, a runaway abused dog joins a group of other rescue animals and finds both courage and her calling. Read full book review >
MONEY JANE by T.K. Riggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2018

"While it becomes too bubbly in places, this fantasy creates an oddly original adventure."
A sequel follows a group of young students at a magic school. Read full book review >
CINDERSKELLA by Amie Borst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A darkly sweet paranormal fairy tale about rediscovering life after death."
A young girl adjusts to big life changes in Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst's (Snow Fright, 2016, etc.) charming middle-grade novel with images by debut illustrator Hercka. 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 >