A CALF NAMED BRIAN HIGGINS by Kristen Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"A vivid, if incomplete, account through American eyes of sub-Saharan poverty and sustainable ways to help."
In this middle-grade novel based on real events,a 13-year-old American girl visits a remote Kenyan village and discovers much about Africa and herself.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In this middle-grade novel, a young girl embarks on a mission with new friends to save and share her late mother's unpublished manuscripts.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 >

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 >
ARDIE'S BIG SECRET by Rosilyn  Seay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A charming day-in-the-life adventure for newly independent readers."
A boy manages to keep a huge secret in this chapter book. Read full book review >
MONEY JANE by T.K. Riggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2018

"While it becomes too bubbly in places, this fantasy creates an oddly original adventure."
A sequel follows a group of young students at a magic school. Read full book review >

CINDERSKELLA by Amie Borst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A darkly sweet paranormal fairy tale about rediscovering life after death."
A young girl adjusts to big life changes in Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst's (Snow Fright, 2016, etc.) charming middle-grade novel with images by debut illustrator Hercka. 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 >
FAWN by L.M.  Dougherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2018

"With all the trappings of straightforward horror, this tale kicks down genre doors to become a glowing adventure."
This middle-grade debut stars a girl whose new home borders on woods full of remarkable, dreadful secrets. 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 >
DAVY'S PIRATE SHIP ADVENTURE by Danual  Berkley
Released: April 10, 2018

"A charming ode to imagination, problem-solving, and family fun."
A boy leads his family through an imaginative adventure in this children's book debut from Berkley, illustrated by Rauscher (Princess Truly in My Magical Sparkling Curls, 2018).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 >
MATTHEW PATTERSON AND THE WISH DEFENDERS by Michael R. Holm
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 2018

"Whip-smart plotting makes this adventure an ideal romp."
In this middle-grade fantasy debut, the removal of pennies from a water fountain unleashes magical forces both good and evil. 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 >