TALIA by C.J. Quinn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2015

"A promising first installment of a fantasy series about saving two worlds that needs to evolve to become fully realistic and unreservedly magical."
A debut middle-grade novel features magical lands, childhood adventure, guardian spirits, and the love of family. Read full book review >
The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A winning story about a teenage voice student that hits all the right notes."
Set at a summer music camp in Indiana, this debut YA novel spins a tale of romance and self-discovery. Read full book review >

Archie Wilson & The Nuckelavee by Mark A. Cooper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Heartfelt, witty, and wonderfully original."
An accident brings a 10-year-old boy face to face with the infamous Loch Ness monster and lands him in the middle of a mystical battle for Scotland in this middle-grade novel from Cooper (Jason Steed: Royal Decree, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
McScreamy by Rebecca L. Woodson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 18, 2016

"A warm and funny tale that delivers a simple message about how significant differences can inspire lifelong passions."
A little girl's record-breaking, ear-splitting voice leads her to a rewarding path in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >

A Raccoon's Tale by Fran Hodgkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A rousing, feel-good animal story of courage and compassion—a winner."
After her home is destroyed, a raccoon embarks on a dangerous journey to find the safe haven foretold in legend in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >
Nesthäkchen's First School Year by Else Ury
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2014

"A young family favorite charms her teacher in this affecting novel from a century ago."
A children's classic relates a little girl's first experiences at school in Germany. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 19, 2016

"The warm and inviting earliest adventures of a favorite children's book character from another era."
A new translation of the first novel in a children's series from a century ago introduces a sunny German heroine. Read full book review >
The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >
Placement by Kimberly Van Sickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A muddled story that mixes trenchant themes with melodramatic plotting."
Van Sickle's debut YA novel traces how a young man of privilege makes his way from prep-school to the front lines of World War II. Read full book review >
WHAT IS A CHILD? by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"If this did not follow the familiar trajectory of a book read before bedtime, it would be tempting to pull it entirely out of the category of children's picture books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A striking, illustrated musing on children and childhood. Read full book review >
A PERFECT MESS by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Henry tries his hardest to stay clean for a special day at school. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >