BARRY BODEGA by Maggs  Salad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2018

"A charming tale about friendship with a special appeal for feline lovers."
A neighborhood market's cat makes a new friend in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MIGHTY MARTY HAYES by Lora L.  Hyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, black history, and the importance of family."
An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO SWALLOWS FLIES by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Unabashedly, a young hero from the margins shocks, then ultimately conquers the mainstream in this strangely compelling oddity."
A middle-grade novel tells the story of an outsider who searches for something that will make him special. Read full book review >
BUILDING CHARACTER WITH BOOGER AND BELLA by Larisa  Coffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2018

"Fails to live up to its title, but canine lovers should appreciate the happy ending."
In this debut picture book, a dog in an animal shelter learns about loyalty. Read full book review >
FINDING HOME by Bridgett Bell  Langson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Young readers are likely to be drawn in by Bandit's plight, his energy, desire to please, and affection for Eric, his boy."
A puppy's dog parents find him a better home in this debut children's chapter book. Read full book review >

WHIZ TANNER AND THE VANISHING DIAMOND by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2018

"A cozy, entertaining kids' mystery."
Two young detectives investigate a rash of burglaries while assisting a visiting stage magician in this middle-grade adventure sequel. 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 >
THE NEBULA CHRONICLES by SB  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2018

"A lightweight sci-fi adventure for tweens."
In this middle-grade sci-fi tale, an Earth girl encounters a new universe of heroism and peril when she finds that she's secretly alien royalty—and that she must enroll in a special academy that trains students for galactic missions. Read full book review >
SOPHIE WASHINGTON by Tonya Duncan Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"An uplifting disaster story that touches on kids' real concerns."
Sophie learns about gratitude and empathy while she and her family face the real-life dangers of a Texan hurricane in this fifth episode of Ellis' (Sophie Washington: The Gamer, 2018, etc.) children's series. Read full book review >
NARAH AND THE UNICORN by Bobby  Roe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2018

"An eye-catching tale of self-acceptance."
An outcast whale discovers her purpose in this gorgeously illustrated fable. Read full book review >
JADE RIVERA SAVES THE PRESIDENT by Amy  Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"A real winner featuring comic adventures with a serious undercurrent."
When the president of the United States is kidnapped by suburban extremists, it's up to two 12-year-old girls to foil their plans in this humorous middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
CHARLEY'S HORSE by Judith  Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A well-crafted tale about friendship, maturation, and horses."
A debut children's novel tells the story of a girl who finds herself at a horse camp. 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 >