A VERY, VERY, VERY OLD MYSTERY by Max Willis  Foxton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A lively and learned time-travel tale."
In this middle-grade debut novel, a young boy and several ghosts hope to clear the name of a disgraced ancestor. 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 >

NIGHTHAWK AND LITTLE ELK by Eelonqa K. Harris
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 29, 2017

"A quirky and vivid primer for parents to teach kids about environmentalism."
In this debut graphic novel, two siblings escape their foster mother and survive in the woods on wits, magic, and love. Read full book review >
THE HEATH COUSINS AND THE MOONSTONE CAVE by Eileen  Hobbs
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A quick and enjoyable sortie into the world of preteen family friendships and escapades."
Four children find enchantment while exploring a seaside cave in this debut middle-grade novel. 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 >

MONA LISA'S GHOST by Nancy Kunhardt Lodge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"An imaginative, warmhearted, and often enjoyable tale of dangerous escapades."
In Lodge's (The Crystal Navigator, 2014) latest middle-grade series installment, sixth-graders use high-tech wizardry to investigate a mysterious anomaly within a famous painting. Read full book review >
JUPITER STORM by Marti  Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2017

"In more ways than one, a tale about young creatures testing their wings; a moving, entertaining winner."
A fifth-grade New Orleans girl discovers a mysterious chrysalis containing an unexpected creature in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
JEREMY CUTLER AND THE TORCH OF TIME  by Michael Faix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"Familial strife initiates a fresh and lively clique of magic-wielding teens."
This debut middle-grade fantasy stars a boy whose true parentage hints at a magical destiny. Read full book review >
ALEX VEGA AND THE ORACLE OF THE MAYANS by D.J.  Burchell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2017

"A clever series opener that draws from the myths and pantheons of numerous ancient cultures."
This debut middle-grade adventure sees a group of kids train to prevent an alien invasion of Earth. 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 CASE OF THE DISASTROUS DRAGON by Mark H. Newhouse
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"This entry, infused with sly humor and anchored by a relatable hero, doesn't disappoint."
A 12-year-old boy is alarmed when his lawyer uncle's new client turns out to be a fire-breathing dragon in Newhouse's (Alice in Batsylvania, 2016, etc.) second middle-grade comic-fantasy series installment. 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 >
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 >