THE MASK SHOP OF DOCTOR BLAACK by Steve Rasnic  Tem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A light, enjoyable horror story, with just the right amount of creepiness for younger readers."
In this middle-grade novel, a teenage girl may have to rescue her little brother when his Halloween mask takes on a life of its own. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF WILHELM by Maria  Ritter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2018

"A charming tale for young readers who are animal lovers as well as an appealing addition to a curriculum centered on exploring nature or learning to share space with other creatures."
A clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst delivers a middle-grade novel with themes of adventure, cultural exchange, acceptance, and family. Read full book review >

COCO by Marie-Paule Mahoney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2018

"An engaging tale of bears from the animals' perspective."
Author Marie-Paule Mahoney and illustrator James Mahoney (Molly and Babou, 2014), along with artist Guiza (Ruff to Riches, 2016), offer an illustrated chapter book about a bear's continuing adventures. Read full book review >
AMELIA, THE MERBALLS AND THE EMERALD CANNON by Evonne Blanchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Adventure, inventiveness, and humor merge in this quirky, appealing tale."
A space-traveling girl continues gathering items to help save her alien friend's sister in this third series outing. Read full book review >
CASPER AND JASPER AND THE TERRIBLE TYRANT by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2018

"Readers young and old will adore the buoyancy of this dystopian adventure."
A middle-grade fantasy about two boys who are separated from their parents during the reign of a petty despot. 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 >
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 >
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 >