Released: Sept. 20, 2017

"An educational, witty, and enjoyable tale that showcases its unique protagonist."
In Wixon's debut YA novel, a dyslexic teenager's trip to Disney World becomes a more serious adventure in which he must stop invading aliens from spreading evil. Read full book review >
NINTH GRADE BLUES by Bruce Ingram
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"An author deftly mines his own experiences as a teacher to create diverse and relatable characters facing their first year in high school."
Four ninth-graders navigate demanding teachers, family conflicts, and new relationships in a debut novel for young teens. Read full book review >

IN THE BELLY OF THE EARTH by Robert L. Fuller
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A taut survival story that digs deep into the part of the imagination where the subterranean meets the sublime."
Darkness, loneliness, and unseen danger lurk in an underground cave where a lost young boy waits to be rescued in this debut children's novel. Read full book review >
RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS by Rob Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Small children who love to wear pink and plié around the house will find this an agreeable read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little balletomane performs a duet with her bear. Read full book review >
THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

N IS FOR NOAH by Kris  Condi
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Judicious editing and visual polish would significantly improve this potentially appealing alphabet-inspired reader."
Children with names from A to Z star in their own short stories in this reader for young children. Read full book review >
ALEX VEGA AND THE ORACLE OF THE MAYANS by D.J.  Burchell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2017

"A clever series opener that draws from the myths and pantheons of numerous ancient cultures."
This debut middle-grade adventure sees a group of kids train to prevent an alien invasion of Earth. Read full book review >
THE HALF-TRUE LIES OF CRICKET COHEN by Catherine Lloyd Burns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"May reassure readers with aging relatives facing Alzheimer's. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A grandmother and granddaughter's shared escapade bares unhappy truths. Read full book review >
THE WARRIOR PRINCESS OF PENNYROYAL ACADEMY by M.A. Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Engaging (if familiar) premise and settings, strong casting, and classic overall arc—all spoiled by an irremediably dismal finish. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Sudden assaults by hungry giants and an army of witches prompt a final desperate quest to save the vocational school for knightly knights and battle princesses. Read full book review >
DIG DIG DIGGING ABC by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Given the plethora of similar titles, rate this an O for overdone and opt for a better one, such as Ramon Olivera's ABCs on Wheels (2016). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kids seem to have an innate fascination with machinery, and this alphabet of vehicles will challenge them to name 26 and pair them with their corresponding letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >
GIRLS WHO CODE by Reshma Saujani
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An encouraging supplementary resource for young coders. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
A guide to get girls into coding, written by Saujani, the founder of the Girls Who Code organization, with Hutt's assistance. Read full book review >
LUCY AND THE ROCKET DOG by Will Buckingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Lucy must be a very intelligent girl, since she is able to build a rocket capable of traveling nearly the speed of light from stray parts—that then accidentally launches her hapless basset hound, Laika, into space. 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 >