Maybe Mermaids & Robots are Lonely by Matthew Fogarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Energetic stories unveil limitless possibilities always within reach."
A collection offers tales populated by families, lovers, and pariahs who brave worlds both real and illusory. Read full book review >
Such Mad Fun by Robin R. Cutler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A valuable, absorbing contribution to the history of women, golden-age Hollywood, and America's magazine culture of the 1930s and '40s."
A biography of Jane Hall, a writer for magazines and movies, traces the complicated, warring pressures of talent and the feminine mystique. Read full book review >

The Return of Sir Percival by S. Alexander O'Keefe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An engaging and epic yarn that explores the history behind the magic of Camelot."
In the first volume of a saga chronicling the exploits of a knight of the Round Table, Sir Percival returns to Albion only to find that much has changed. Read full book review >
The Adventures of Gracie & MonkeyBear by C.S.  O'Kelly
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids' book series."
A girl and her dog rescue pretend dinosaurs, aliens, and whales in this debut ode to imaginative play by O'Kelly with illustrations by Farrell.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 >

God of the Internet by Lynn Lipinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A deadly and exhilarating game of cat and mouse that has all the makings of an engaging series about fighting terrorists."
Homeland Security agents rush to prevent large-scale cyberwarfare in this thriller. Read full book review >
Ruined by Ruth Everhart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Forthright, compassionate, and expertly crafted—everything readers should want from a memoir."
A memoir offers extensive reportage of a sexual assault and a reflection on the author's future course and evolving faith. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Infinity Minus One by John R. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"A delightful compilation by a poet who has much to offer."
In this poetry collection, Snyder (Tending the Light, 2015) invites willing readers in with poignant commentaries on life, death, and fatherhood, among other topics.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >