THE ADVENTURES OF DOC HOLLIDAY HENNINGS by TK  Bethea
Released: July 24, 2017

"While the illustrations will please readers of all ages, certain underlying messages are inappropriate, especially for a young audience."
A lonely boy and a spunky pup battle bullies and discover family in Bethea's children's book. 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 >

BE A BETTER WRITER by Steve Peha
Released: April 20, 2016

"An innovative and accessible writing guide for students."
An updated writing manual encourages teenagers to improve their skills. Read full book review >
GRIFFIN THE DRAGON AND HOW TO TAME A BULLY by Ken Mask
Released: July 4, 2014

"Careless editing undercuts the authority and usefulness of a children's book on bullying."
Griffin the Dragon deals with a school bully in the latest children's book about him. 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 >

THE CURIOUS CASE OF MARY ANN by Jenn  Thorson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 16, 2017

"An inventive combination of fresh storytelling and an adored classic."
A housemaid—a minor character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland—investigates the mystery of her father's murder in this fantasy novel. Read full book review >
A PARDON FOR TOMMY by Patricia Nmukoso Enyi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2017

"An all-too-timely message of hope."
A pet turkey becomes a lifeline for a girl who loses her father and home during Hurricane Katrina in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
Shaky Man by Mark S. Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Earnest and bighearted but too pat overall."
Set in Texas in the 1960s, this YA novel teaches tolerance through the experiences of its young protagonist and narrator, "Tops" Parsley. Read full book review >
HATTIE MAE’S HALLOWEEN by Claudine C. Wargel
Released: Nov. 19, 2014

"An idealized version of childhood that may be comforting to some readers but slow going for others."
A nostalgic middle-grade fiction debut by Wargel about a young girl living on a Midwestern farm with her parents and two brothers. Read full book review >
THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE by James R. Hannibal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Mindless entertainment. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Discovering that everything he knew—even his name!—was a lie is only the beginning of a very weird day for 13-year-old Jack Buckles. Read full book review >
LUDLOW LOST by Kate Robinson Dunne
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A delightful novel that could comfortably sit on a shelf beside beloved works of children's literature."
A young boy takes part in a magical adventure involving fairies, goblins, banshees, mermaids, and other creatures in Dunne's middle-grade fantasy debut. Read full book review >
THE GOBLINS OF KNOTTINGHAM by Zoë Klein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Tear off a chunk of challah instead. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who knew? It turns out that mischievous green creatures are responsible for challah, that tasty staple of Jewish festivals. 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 >