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 >

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 >
TINKER'S CHICKS by Kristie Burrill
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A simply written animal tale with grade school-accessible vocabulary that's sure to entertain children despite the mixed style and quality of the illustrations."
What does it take to raise chickens in the city? A woman and her cat find out in this true story by debut author and photographer Burrill. Read full book review >
Released: March 4, 2016

"A simple, useful look at community helpers."
A mole shares his world in this illustrated children's book, part of a series. Read full book review >

PETER & THE COAL CHRISTMAS by Tyler Brooke
Released: June 30, 2016

"A good potential resource for upper-elementary classroom discussions about motivation, social responsibility, and ethics."
Peter has a very good reason for behaving very badly in this workbooklike children's tale by debut author Brooke and illustrator Soldano (Path of the Outlaws, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
CRACKS by Mike Klaassen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2017

"An immersive YA novel about teens attempting to survive increasingly extreme scenarios."
Klaassen (The Frog Prince, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a troubled teenager forced to survive after a natural disaster in this YA novel.Read full book review >
MARIO'S NOTEBOOK by Mary Atkinson

"A well-crafted, emotionally resonant tale for younger readers."
In this middle-grade novel, Atkinson tells the story of a young Salvadoran refugee acclimating to life in the United States. Read full book review >
MAX THE MOUSE AND THE SECRET OF MARS by Michael Cantwell
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Adventurous, thought-provoking, fast-paced, and subtly hilarious—in short, a delight to read."
Cantwell (My Friend Casey, 2015, etc.) offers a children's story of a courageous mouse's journey to Mars that's part adventure and part political satire.Read full book review >
SOARING SOREN by Deborah Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A canine tale offers an exuberant reminder that winners come in all shapes and sizes (and should never listen to naysayers)."
Based on a beloved dog's true story, this debut picture book celebrates hard work and determination. Read full book review >
THE TEST by Elizabeth Doyle Carey
Released: April 20, 2017

"An enjoyable start to a potentially engaging series for tweens.
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In this middle-grade series starter, four friends embark on a challenging summer of training to save lives. Read full book review >
I WANT TO BE A READER! by Mark Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The book's heart is in the right place, but unfortunately its presentation is not. (Board book. 2-3)"
A little boy learns to read. 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 >