The Death of Death by K.N. Parker
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A gem of a tale about facing death: wise, wry, and moving."
In this short book for readers age 12 and up, a masked figure in black comes to prepare a girl for her upcoming death. Read full book review >
10 Steps to Girlfriend Status by Cynthia T. Toney
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sensitive YA tale about love, change, and loss, with an empowering message for girls."
A Louisiana teen embarks on a quest to secure a boyfriend while having to adjust to a new family and the serious illness of a beloved friend. Read full book review >

Moonin Canoe & White Owl by Marty Napierski
Released: June 9, 2016

"While it offers a confusing plot, this Western novel about a gold heist delivers plenty of exhilarating characters and madcap escapades."
Welcome to Blazing Saddles, with a much larger cast.Read full book review >
Star Catching by Dawn Lajeunesse
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"An often heart-wrenching tear-jerker that, at its best, evokes hope and optimism."
Lajeunesse (In Her Mother's Shoes, 2012, etc.) offers a novel about an orphaned 8-year-old and her grandparent guardians. Read full book review >
The Hunting Ground by Jean Heller
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A sometimes-effective mystery that suffers from some distracting affectations."
Journalist Heller (The Someday File, 2014) returns to Chicago for another gritty and complicated Deuce Mora mystery.Read full book review >

Foul Is Fair by Jeffrey Cook
Released: May 5, 2015

"A rousing series opener, enabled by an adorable cast and a superb trove of faerie folklore."
This YA fantasy, by two contributors to the Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk (2015) short story anthology, features a teenager who doesn't know that she's secretly a faerie princess.Read full book review >
A Serpentine Path by Carol P. Christ

"An evocative celebration of Cretan—and female—power."
A feminist theologian shares her journey from despair to rebirth while leading her first "Goddess tour" in Greece in this revision of her 1995 memoir. Read full book review >
The Grace of the Lord Is Upon Me by Sithabile Dzingayi
Released: May 18, 2016

"A testimony filled with tragedy and hope but whose impact is weakened by confusing, distracting prose."
A Zimbabwean woman finds the strength to overcome health crises and losses through reading Bible verses. Read full book review >
As Sparks Fly Upwards by Michael Carr
Released: July 16, 2016

"A pensive and empathetic spiritual memoir."
Carr discusses maintaining faith through tribulation in this debut Christian memoir. Read full book review >
Legal Consumer Tips and Secrets by Charles Jerome Ware
Released: Sept. 20, 2007

"A knowledgeable, comprehensive guide to the legal rights of consumers, presented in a format that might have benefited from a stronger edit."
A lawyer offers substantive advice on avoiding financial scams, fighting for rights as a consumer, and managing debt. Read full book review >
Done Growed Up by Mary Morony
Released: May 26, 2016

"A profound family melodrama that's surprisingly upbeat, thanks to the always reliable maid."
In this second installment of a historical fiction trilogy, a couple's divorce results in repercussions for all the members of the Mackey family in 1963 Virginia. Read full book review >
Eerie by C.M. McCoy
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A charming and inventive tale, with a brave heroine confronting romance and dangerous entities."
A young woman must deal with a missing sister and a peculiar university in this debut paranormal adventure. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >