THE PUDDLE CLUB by Michael W.   McGruther
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy novella, a young girl plays through an adventurous golf course that teaches her as much about herself as it does about the sport. Read full book review >
IN THE BELLY OF THE EARTH by Robert L. Fuller
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A taut survival story that digs deep into the part of the imagination where the subterranean meets the sublime."
Darkness, loneliness, and unseen danger lurk in an underground cave where a lost young boy waits to be rescued in this debut children's novel. Read full book review >

THE SLEEPING KING by Laurel  Colless
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A fantasy tale featuring delightful characters that primes readers for an ongoing series."
In Colless' middle-grade debut, a young boy may be a prophesied king who, according to legend, will save the world when it needs him most. Read full book review >
FARMER TICE #2 by Nelson Donley
Released: July 25, 2017

"A truly oddball account of one man's willful ignorance."
Donley (Farmer Tice, 2016, etc.) offers more tales of a bumbling farmer in this sequel. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF SARA SPRINGBORN AND MR. WOLLO BUSHTAIL by William Crow Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"A diverting tale that champions nature as convincingly as its heroes do."
In Johnson's (The Sword is Whet, 2017, etc.) middle-grade fantasy, a young girl and a squirrel, communicating telepathically, endeavor to broker peace between humans and forest creatures. Read full book review >

CRISTOBAL by Anthony A. Valleriani
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A kinetic middle-grade-fantasy pastiche that skews in tone toward older readers."
In this middle-grade debut, an orphan learns that he belongs to a vast magical community. Read full book review >
GREGORY AND THE GRIMBOCKLE by Melanie  Schubert
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"A beautifully realized daydream; a fun yet thoughtful exploration of the complexities and possibilities hidden beneath surface appearances."
In this debut middle-grade novel, a lonely boy finds friendship and learns about the magic of human connection. Read full book review >

"A winsome tale of a girl whose paranormal gift is only one of the traits that makes her exceptional."
In the latest installment of Mularz's (White Flutters in Munich, 2015, etc.) middle-grade series, a young girl's cryptic, psychic dreams suggest a mystery to solve. Read full book review >
APOLLO DREAMS by Syd Gilmore
Released: Oct. 22, 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 >
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 >
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 >