APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Not just an engaging coming-of-age adventure, but also a lovingly rendered period piece."
This debut YA novel explores the changing relationship between an outer-space-obsessed boy and his moody older brother. Read full book review >
THE NUBIVAGANTS by Ethan Furman
Released: March 8, 2017

"An inventive and stirring tale that features a lonely boy who finds friends among the clouds."
A debut middle-grade novel follows an outcast with a surprising talent. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >