VISBY THE VIRTUOSO by Liane  Alitowski
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Passionate about music, sweet, humorous, and gently educational, with a special interest for cat lovers."
In this debut children's chapter book, a piano-playing cat who loves the great composers sails to Europe, embarking on memorable adventures. Read full book review >
JAMHURI, NJAMBI & FIGHTING ZOMBIES by Ted Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"An entertaining, piquant set of fantastical yarns."
Kids battle arrogance, selfishness, guilt, and a cannibal zombie apocalypse in this lively suite of African-themed middle-grade fantasy stories. Read full book review >

SNOW IN APRIL by Mary Mager
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"A likable, family-oriented fantasy tale, defined by the warmth of its plot and character-building messages."
New friends, a snowstorm, and an impending rift between kingdoms lead an overlooked young prince to find his voice in this third installment of a middle-grade series. Read full book review >
MY NAME IS THIRD, “YES” THIRD by Skyler
CHILDREN'S

"Warm and well-meant but roughly crafted."
Amateur photographs of pet hens and rabbits narrating their day-to-day lives illustrate this simple, decidedly homegrown picture book. Read full book review >
THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Korry  Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"This zany adventure flaunts a heart of gold and a plucky heroine."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a girl must protect her newborn twin siblings from evil forces. 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In this middle-grade novel, a young girl embarks on a mission with new friends to save and share her late mother's unpublished manuscripts.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 >
THE CRYSTILLERIES OF ECHOLAND by Dew Pellucid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2018

"A gripping, if sometimes dark and perplexing, fantasy coming-of-age novel."
In this middle-grade fantasy novel, a young hero must ally with his alter ego in an intricate parallel universe in order to rescue his sister and save his own life. Read full book review >
WHIZ TANNER AND THE SECRET TUNNEL by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2018

"Another highly entertaining Tanner-Dent investigation."
In this third adventure in a series, two sixth-grade detectives investigating a mysterious DeLorean discover a hidden tunnel and nefarious shenanigans. Read full book review >
DOG MAN AND CAT KID by Dav Pilkey
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"More trampling in the vineyards of the Literary Classics section, with results that will tickle fancies high and low. (drawing instructions) (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
Recasting Dog Man and his feline ward, Li'l Petey, as costumed superheroes, Pilkey looks East of Eden in this follow-up to Tale of Two Kitties (2017). Read full book review >
1977 CHRISTMAS MAGIC  by Eugene R.  Capriotti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2017

"A short novelistic gem that delivers a time capsule of 1977 Ohio and western Pennsylvania."
A retired professor of astronomy and astrophysics offers a fictionalized debut memoir about a young family's holiday that becomes a love letter to Pittsburgh. 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 >
PIERRE FRANÇOIS by Lori Ann  Stephens
Released: Jan. 4, 2018

"A fun middle-grade novel with a winning protagonist and a charming setting."
In Stephens' (Some Act of Vision, 2016, etc.) first middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader can't wait to go to Adventure Camp with his classmates, but staying overnight might be a problem—because he still wets the bed. 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 >