Gar by Megan Twiddy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"This meteorite tale favors—and nails—teen romance but remains a mere inauguration for the mysterious titular character."
Twiddy jump-starts her debut YA sci-fi series with the story of a boy—who can morph into various creatures—wanting to know his origin while keeping his ability a secret. Read full book review >
I Just Want Out by Jodi Schuelke
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 7, 2016

"An insightful, empathetic strategy for separation."
Life coach Schuelke shares lessons that she learned from planning her exit from an emotionally abusive marriage in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >

Released: April 12, 2016

"A rallying cry for women who are tired of carrying the world on their shoulders."
A compact, feminist self-help manual that encourages women to stop trying to save others and instead save themselves. Read full book review >
Keeping Kyrie by Emily Christensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2016

"A humble and humbling saga of spirituality and service."
In this debut memoir, a Mormon convert discusses being a foster parent to dozens of children and ultimately adopting six with special needs. Read full book review >
Ptaath's Hammer by Wim Baren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A tale about an underwater city that delivers a sensuous and gripping historical fantasy wrapped inside a contemporary romance."
A startling archaeological discovery leads to the revelation of a lost world. Read full book review >

Storm Wolf by Stephen Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A dark supernatural outing, featuring indelible characters as sharp as wolves' teeth."
A man cursed with "wolf magic" travels to 19th-century Europe in search of a possible cure in Morris' (When Brothers Dwell in Unity, 2015, etc.) horror fantasy.Read full book review >
Blood Transparencies by Randy White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"Well-crafted verses with strong images and good storytelling."
This collection of poems explores themes of childhood, family, and growing up, often making ancient connections with the natural world. Read full book review >
HIDER/SEEKER by Tom Claver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2015

"A novel about a finder that's a real find."
An expert at getting people off the grid must find a woman he helped to disappear in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Chinaberry Summer by Harris Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"An array of vivid characters struggles to hold on to archaic ways in Alabama in this somewhat disjointed tale."
A novel depicts a cross-section of the population of a segregated, Deep South town in a series of vignettes. Read full book review >
Pigeon by Nick Anez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Although not quite a fast-paced page-turner, this crime story remains an intriguing and satisfying offering by a promising author."
A crack Los Angeles Police Department detective and an escaped murder suspect match wits in a novel featuring two obsessed loners. Read full book review >
A Clearing in the Forest by Kim Love Stump
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 14, 2016

"Spellbinding and untraditional, this fantasy with a brave royal could teach Disney a few things about princess adventures."
A debut YA fantasy stars a princess who must venture forth into the world before she's allowed to rule. Read full book review >
Where There's Dark... by David Smith
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 5, 2016

"A brief, but detailed and complex reevaluation of the fundamentals of physics."
An engineer proposes a different understanding of the formation of the universe. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >