THE PUDDLE CLUB by Michael   McGruther
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy novella, a young girl plays through an adventurous golf course that teaches her as much about herself as it does about the sport. 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 >

VICTOR by Tami  Lykens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2017

"A charming, if slight, historical tale of a girl and her horse."
A Swedish princess in 16th-century Estonia forms a special bond with a horse in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >
THE PHANTOM OF NEW YORK by A.L.  Janney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2017

"A substantive and enjoyable fantasy featuring colorful characters, a real-world setting, and the believable journey of a young protagonist to a magical destiny."
A teenager who refuses to believe a prophecy that he will be New York's next superhero faces dark events and otherworldly messengers in this second volume of a middle-grade series. Read full book review >
SUNNY DAYS by Jesse  Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A sunny tale for rainy days that encourages energy and hope."
A hurricane can't dampen the spirits of a little girl and her vibrant neighborhood in this children's book for young readers. Read full book review >

A VERY, VERY, VERY OLD MYSTERY by Max Willis  Foxton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A lively and learned time-travel tale."
In this middle-grade debut novel, a young boy and several ghosts hope to clear the name of a disgraced ancestor. Read full book review >
HOMELAND SECURITY ATE MY SPEECH by Ariel Dorfman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Dorfman's likening of Donald Trump to Faulkner's Flem Snopes alone is worth the price of admission, and if there's a certain sameness to the indignation piece after piece, it's a worthy addition to the library of resistance."
Chilean refugee Dorfman (Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile, 2011, etc.), long resident in the United States, turns in a spirited rebuke of things as they are. Read full book review >
THE PROMISE by Hank Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An underground adventure that takes too long to get going."
Two brothers discover a subterranean complex full of puzzles, riddles—and maybe their destiny—in Ellis' debut middle-grade novel. 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 >
BIANCA by Meg Welch  Dendler
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Runs to surprising depths, and Sammy the donkey will live long in young memory."
Dendler (Dottie's Daring Day, 2017, etc.) addresses overcoming preconceptions in this middle-grade fairy tale. Read full book review >
JEREMY CUTLER AND THE TORCH OF TIME  by Michael Faix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"Familial strife initiates a fresh and lively clique of magic-wielding teens."
This debut middle-grade fantasy stars a boy whose true parentage hints at a magical destiny. Read full book review >
NIGHTHAWK AND LITTLE ELK by Eelonqa K. Harris
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 29, 2017

"A quirky and vivid primer for parents to teach kids about environmentalism."
In this debut graphic novel, two siblings escape their foster mother and survive in the woods on wits, magic, and love. 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 >