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 debut illustrations by 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 >

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 >
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 >
THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Korry  Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"This zany adventure flaunts a heart of gold and a plucky heroine."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a girl must protect her newborn twin siblings from evil forces. 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 >
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 >
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 >
PIERRE FRANÇOIS by Lori Ann  Stephens
Released: Jan. 4, 2018

"A fun middle-grade novel with a winning protagonist and a charming setting."
In Stephens' (Some Act of Vision, 2016, etc.) first middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader can't wait to go to Adventure Camp with his classmates, but staying overnight might be a problem—because he still wets the bed. 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 >