Fireflies in the Night by Nalini Warriar
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A finely wrought family drama."
Tragedy and powerful but fraying limitations on women roil an Indian family in this intense historical coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
Oh So Quiet! by Lindsey Craig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A charmingly clever ode to backyard camping and the fun of spending time in nature, with a good bit of humor rolled into its colorful illustrations."
Two scared campers encounter a frightening creature in Craig's (Farmyard Beat, 2012, etc.) picture book with illustrations from Dunkley(Twenty Poems for Boys, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >

A Pilgrim for Freedom by Michael Novakovic
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"A remarkable and gripping account of a boy fleeing a war-torn nation and eventually flourishing in America."
As the rumble of World War II draws closer, a young boy leaves behind his once-comfortable life in Split, Yugoslavia, to embark on a turbulent adventure. Read full book review >
Try! Try! Try! by Lindsey Craig
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A lively and clever volume about the importance of tackling new activities; perfect for toddlers who are ready for a little plot with their pictures and for children who can proudly read aloud to a younger sibling."
An energetic boy tells his animal friends that they already know how to dance in this board book for very young readers by Craig (In Our Tree, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >
Fixed by Doug Piotter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A smart, occasionally wise, and always entertaining recollection of addiction, crime, punishment, and recovery."
In this raucous debut memoir, an addict hits bottom in spectacular fashion by getting arrested for a string of bank robberies. 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 >
Beginning French by Les Américains
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: June 1, 2016

"A delightfully evocative farmhouse tale; as satisfying as a summer evening on a French terrace with a cool glass of rosé in hand."
A California couple realize their ambition of owning a house in rural France in this debut memoir by Les Américains. Read full book review >
A Hero to Hold by Sheri Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2016

"An enthralling, nontraditional romance accented with a little mystery."
The establishment of a Crimean War charity unites a gentlewoman and a dashing veteran in Humphreys' debut Victorian romance novel. Read full book review >
Mine by Katie Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"An intense, perceptive tale of two sisters grappling with a turbulent family history."
In this debut novel, a woman learns a truth as old as literature: she can't escape the past just by moving away and up. Read full book review >
Hagen's Curse by James Emmi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"A many-layered delight."
A sensuous tale of power, customs, and change. Read full book review >
Trio by Boman Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2015

"A riveting dramatization of musical history."
A novel that explores the complex relationships among classical composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann and the latter's pianist/composer wife, Clara. Read full book review >
Walking the Llano by Shelley Armitage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Both an intensely lyrical and intimate scrapbook of familial history and a uniquely sublime travelogue of the American Southwestern landscape."
A debut memoir delivers a meditation on a writer's Texas Panhandle homeland. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >