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 >
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 >

THE TOOTH COLLECTOR FAIRIES by Denise  Ditto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2018

"An entertaining tale despite Decay Valley's guilt trip."
In this second children's chapter book in a series, a tooth fairy gets help from friends after she's banished to Decay Valley for collecting an inadequately brushed tooth. 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 >

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 >
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 >
BYE BYE BULLY by Isabel M. Peña
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"An unevenly executed morality tale with some dramatic moments."
Debut author Peña offers a middle-grade tale of middle-school high jinks. Read full book review >
MOLLY WARNER by Dan  Kilday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2018

"An enjoyable, well-crafted mystery with humor, mild suspense, a lively heroine, and a timely freedom-of-the-press theme."
A sixth-grade gossip learns what it takes to be a serious reporter when she joins the staff of the student newspaper as bizarre events escalate at school. 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 >
THE DIARY OF A SLAVE GIRL, RUBY JO by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A lightweight, unevenly written historical tale for children."
In this fictional diary aimed at young readers, a young slave girl recounts a dramatic year in her life. 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 >