Courageous GIlbert the Groundhog by Regina E. McCarthy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A great resource for an elementary school counselor's office to have on hand for kids who need help managing their emotional responses."
A shy groundhog learns how to get in touch with his feelings and stand up for himself in this kids' book by debut author McCarthy and illustrator Dettman. Read full book review >
The Path to Misery by Victoria Steele Logue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2016

"A page-turning fantasy set in a richly textured world, made all the more delightful by a thoughtful yet spirited heroine and her wonderfully oddball companions."
A sheltered princess's desire to travel before her arranged marriage places her at the center of a legendary quest in this YA novel. Read full book review >

Ascendant by Rebecca Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 30, 2015

"An emotionally robust, intellectually vibrant start to a new YA trilogy."
Taylor's new YA trilogy begins when a teen investigates her mother's disappearance while visiting the family's ancestral home in England. Read full book review >
Oops the Mighty Gurgle by RamG Vallath
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A fun, lighthearted tour around an infinitely goofy universe."
It's up to two children, a dog, and a pumpkin-shaped alien to save the world in this debut sci-fi comedy for kids. Read full book review >
Mitzi The Dish Rag Dog by Francisco A. Figueroa
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 16, 2016

"A slight but sweet dogcentric tale that resonates with warmth and sincerity.
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A playful pup gives voice to her happy, everyday life in this simple, rhyming children's picture book by debut author Figueroa. Read full book review >

Paper Princess by Erin Watt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2016

"A compulsively readable YA novel that seems like an adult romance, which may appeal to older teenagers looking for something in the vein of Gossip Girl."
An orphan enters a world of privilege and decadence after she's taken in by a wealthy family in this debut YA romance. Read full book review >
The Cave of Healing by William Haponski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A charming tale that explores responsibility, forgiveness, and the effects of war, and balances it all with a strong dose of humor."
In Haponski's debut middle-grade fantasy novel, a veteran comes to terms with his war experiences and bonds with his granddaughter during visits to a subterranean world. Read full book review >
THE TIME BOX by Leon Capetanos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An understated, grounded account of getting older."
Capetanos' debut middle-grade novel describes a year in the life of a 12-year-old boy as he grapples with the big questions of life. Read full book review >
Emerge by Melissa A. Craven
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"An unhurried but engrossing start for a potentially riveting paranormal series."
A teenage outcast's new friends help her discover her supernatural abilities and shocking origin in Craven's debut YA urban fantasy. Read full book review >
The Calling of the Protectors by Louis Paul DeGrado
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"An exciting story for animal lovers about courage, resilience, and working together."
A young Protector cat faces a tough challenge when an evil rat threatens her building in this novel for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >
ISLE by Jes Dory
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"A detailed, evocative novel about a powerful heroine that revels in its emotional highs and lows."
In this debut YA fantasy, a teenager and her nomadic aunt finally return home to a secluded island and their secret lineage. Read full book review >
Touch of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"Realistic, character-driven fantasy that manages to both sever limbs and warm the heart."
In this dark YA fantasy debut, teenage twins are swept up in a prince's quest for a legendary blade. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >