THE INQUISITION by Taran Matharu
Released: May 10, 2016

"A fast-paced, familiar tale with strong echoes of Tolkien, Pullman, and Pokémon. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
An underdog and his unlikely companions go to war in this sequel to The Novice (2015). Read full book review >
Jacob and Lace by Tory Anderson
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A poignant tale of friendship with realistic and admirable young characters facing some of life's most difficult and complex issues."
A young boy and his sick mother find family and refuge in Idaho. Read full book review >


"An embellishment of an age-old folk tale that adds intriguing elements while remaining faithful to most of the original story."
A novella offers a retelling and expansion of "Hansel and Gretel." Read full book review >
TALIA by C.J. Quinn
Released: Aug. 26, 2015

"A promising first installment of a fantasy series about saving two worlds that needs to evolve to become fully realistic and unreservedly magical."
A debut middle-grade novel features magical lands, childhood adventure, guardian spirits, and the love of family. Read full book review >
The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
Released: June 7, 2016

"A winning story about a teenage voice student that hits all the right notes."
Set at a summer music camp in Indiana, this debut YA novel spins a tale of romance and self-discovery. Read full book review >

Archie Wilson & The Nuckelavee by Mark A. Cooper
Released: May 5, 2015

"Heartfelt, witty, and wonderfully original."
An accident brings a 10-year-old boy face to face with the infamous Loch Ness monster and lands him in the middle of a mystical battle for Scotland in this middle-grade novel from Cooper (Jason Steed: Royal Decree, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >
The Fly Strip by Gwen Banta
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A spirited tale about finding a new place in the world."
Banta tells the story of a teenage orphan struggling to start over in small-town Indiana in this debut novel. Read full book review >
SHELBY'S WAY . . . MAYBE by Katherine [MK] Mitchell
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"A captivating and complicated coming-of-age tale for fans of surprising heroines."
A novel follows a young mother who is forced to grow up when her husband abruptly abandons her. Read full book review >
Nesthäkchen's First School Year by Else Ury
Released: July 29, 2014

"A young family favorite charms her teacher in this affecting novel from a century ago."
A children's classic relates a little girl's first experiences at school in Germany. Read full book review >
Released: March 19, 2016

"The warm and inviting earliest adventures of a favorite children's book character from another era."
A new translation of the first novel in a children's series from a century ago introduces a sunny German heroine. Read full book review >
The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >