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 >
WHIZ TANNER AND THE WOUNDED PIGEON by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Another enjoyable case from the Whiz Tanner files."
In this sixth middle-grade adventure novel in a series, two young detectives investigate an injured carrier pigeon, a mysterious message, and a lost treasure. 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 >
MISHA THE BRAVE by Tabbatha  Bella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2018

"An affecting work of juvenile fiction featuring memorable, sympathetic canine characters."
In this novel for older grade-school readers, a runaway abused dog joins a group of other rescue animals and finds both courage and her calling. Read full book review >
BYE BYE BULLY by Isabel M. Peña
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"An unevenly executed morality tale with some dramatic moments."
Debut author Peña offers a middle-grade tale of middle-school high jinks. Read full book review >

MOLLY WARNER by Dan  Kilday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2018

"An enjoyable, well-crafted mystery with humor, mild suspense, a lively heroine, and a timely freedom-of-the-press theme."
A sixth-grade gossip learns what it takes to be a serious reporter when she joins the staff of the student newspaper as bizarre events escalate at school. 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 >
THE DIARY OF A SLAVE GIRL, RUBY JO by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A lightweight, unevenly written historical tale for children."
In this fictional diary aimed at young readers, a young slave girl recounts a dramatic year in her life. Read full book review >
MONEY JANE by T.K. Riggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2018

"While it becomes too bubbly in places, this fantasy creates an oddly original adventure."
A sequel follows a group of young students at a magic school. 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 >
THE LIBRARY BREATHES AT MIDNIGHT by Josette  Valentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2013

"A somewhat messy but satisfying ghost story for young readers."
A debut novel introduces a boy investigating the mysterious happenings in a Louisiana house. 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 >
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 >