It's Music Time by T.C. Bartlett
Released: June 1, 2018

"A wonderful tale of imagination about the magic of marching to the beat of one's own drum—even if it takes one in an unexpected direction."
A boy discovers a world of danger—and music—in this fantastic nearly wordless picture book by veteran Bartlett (Tuba Lessons, 2009).Read full book review >
CINDERSKELLA by Amie Borst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A darkly sweet paranormal fairy tale about rediscovering life after death."
A young girl adjusts to big life changes in Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst's (Snow Fright, 2016, etc.) charming middle-grade novel with debut illustrations by Hercka. Read full book review >

JAMHURI, NJAMBI & FIGHTING ZOMBIES by Ted Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"An entertaining, piquant set of fantastical yarns."
Kids battle arrogance, selfishness, guilt, and a cannibal zombie apocalypse in this lively suite of African-themed middle-grade fantasy stories. Read full book review >
WHIZ TANNER AND THE SECRET TUNNEL by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2018

"Another highly entertaining Tanner-Dent investigation."
In this third adventure in a series, two sixth-grade detectives investigating a mysterious DeLorean discover a hidden tunnel and nefarious shenanigans. Read full book review >
SNOW IN APRIL by Mary Mager
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2018

"A likable, family-oriented fantasy tale, defined by the warmth of its plot and character-building messages."
New friends, a snowstorm, and an impending rift between kingdoms lead an overlooked young prince to find his voice in this third installment of a middle-grade series. Read full book review >

MATTHEW PATTERSON AND THE WISH DEFENDERS by Michael R. Holm
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 30, 2018

"Whip-smart plotting makes this adventure an ideal romp."
In this middle-grade fantasy debut, the removal of pennies from a water fountain unleashes magical forces both good and evil. Read full book review >
THE CHRONICLES OF THE VIRAGO by Michael Korry  Bialys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2018

"This zany adventure flaunts a heart of gold and a plucky heroine."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a girl must protect her newborn twin siblings from evil forces. Read full book review >
THE CRYSTILLERIES OF ECHOLAND by Dew Pellucid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2018

"A gripping, if sometimes dark and perplexing, fantasy coming-of-age novel."
In this middle-grade fantasy novel, a young hero must ally with his alter ego in an intricate parallel universe in order to rescue his sister and save his own life. Read full book review >
BARRY BODEGA by Maggs  Salad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2018

"A charming tale about friendship with a special appeal for feline lovers."
A neighborhood market's cat makes a new friend in this debut picture book. 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 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 >
BUILDING CHARACTER WITH BOOGER AND BELLA by Larisa  Coffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2018

"Fails to live up to its title, but canine lovers should appreciate the happy ending."
In this debut picture book, a dog in an animal shelter learns about loyalty. 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 >