DEVON IN DISNEY by Ann Wixon

"An educational, witty, and enjoyable tale that showcases its unique protagonist."
In Wixon's debut YA novel, a dyslexic teenager's trip to Disney World becomes a more serious adventure in which he must stop invading aliens from spreading evil. Read full book review >
EMPEROR HON by Raymond  Springer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2018

"A familiar plot takes a winding, ultimately rewarding path."
Springer (Zachary, 2017, etc.) presents book two in his sci-fi series about genetically enhanced teenagers. 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 >
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 Layers by Stefania Maggi
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"An ambitious epic that fails to delve beneath its promising surface."
A girl explores a stratified dystopian society in this debut YA sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A lively and inspiring road map for teens who want to fight injustice and change the world."
A guide offers advice to young people on turning their anger into activism. Read full book review >
WHAT I SAW ON THE HIBISCUS AIRSHIP by C.L. Heng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2017

"A novel that could have had quite a tale to tell, but its flaws keep it from taking flight."
Debut novelist Heng tells a YA tale of personal struggle and political revolution in the fantastic world of Bumi. Read full book review >
KARINA by E. B.  Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2017

"Speculative idealism grounded by its real-world setting; a likable, modern-day parable."
A debut novel sees a girl coming to terms with the defining facial scar that has ruined her standing at school. Read full book review >
SPIRITS COLLIDE by J.M.  LeDuc
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 13, 2018

"An exciting, well-written supernatural thriller with a cliffhanger ending."
A teenage girl with a grand destiny fights to save her people from an army of demons. Read full book review >
WHERE THE MONSTERS CAME FROM by Scott D. Brillon
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A fun, competent teen thriller."
This present-day tale offers the grotesque, the depressing, the violent…and then there's the monster. Read full book review >
THE DAY GOD PLAYED BASEBALL by John Henry Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2017

"A nostalgic, heartwarming look at small-town baseball, but its scheming villain can make it difficult to take seriously at times."
Hardy (When Brothers Meet, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a small, baseball-loving town in Pennsylvania as it prepares for the annual league championship game—but the rivalry between two teams goes much deeper than friendly competition. Read full book review >
CAN YOUR OUTFIT CHANGE THE WORLD? by Erinne Paisley
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A good introduction to issues within the fashion industry, but activist readers might need some encouragement to pick it up. (glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Not all activism starts with fundraising or marching. You can begin in small ways, like with your clothes. 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 >