THE ENGINE WOMAN’S LIGHT by Laurel Anne Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A coming-of-age story that thoughtfully blends mysticism and adventure."
In this dystopian YA novel set in an alternate, steampunk-y version of California, a teenage girl gets mystical visions of tasks that she must perform to save her people. Read full book review >
VERONICA AND THE VOLCANO by Geoffrey Cook
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2017

"An exciting, complex tale with a terrific heroine."
In Cook's debut novel for middle-grade readers, a girl on a camping trip braves volcanic eruptions, pirates, and her own townspeople. Read full book review >

MEHENDI TIDES by Siobhan Malany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An uneven but engaging tale of cross-cultural bonds."
A debut novel tells the story of three friends growing into themselves across two timelines. Read full book review >
TREASURES OF THE FORGOTTEN CITY by Danny McAleese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2016

"A brief book packed with charm and hours of potential enjoyment."
In McAleese (Where Shadows Play, 2017, etc.) and Kristoph's (Bathed in Light, 2016, etc.) middle-grade adventure tale, readers choose their own paths in a search for a legendary city beneath the sands. Read full book review >
AN ALIEN CALLED FREDDY by Zoran Perisic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2012

"A fun novel of sci-fi adventure, friendship, and courage."
In a sci-fi story for middle-grade readers, an unlikely alliance forms between two adolescent boys and a tiny alien with a chatty computer. Read full book review >

WALLAÇONIA by David W. Pratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"An intelligent, sensitive take on a coming-out story, with locales and characters that rise above the familiar."
A Cape Cod, Massachusetts, teenager deals with his tortured uncertainty about his sexual orientation in this YA novel. Read full book review >
MIRABELLE THE SHAPESHIFTER AND BATTLE EARTH by Max W. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inventive and often inspired start to a new fantasy series."
A YA fantasy mystery featuring angelic beings forced to face the beautiful and horrible extremes of human existence.Read full book review >
JEREMY BIGGS by Joan Schmeichel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"Splendid and enchanting, this book offers a sad, sweet, and entertaining time-travel story."
Sent away for the summer, a high schooler finds his life changed forever by what he discovers in the woods near his grandparents' house in this YA novel. Read full book review >
JIMI & ISAAC 3A: THE MARS MISSION by Phil Rink
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2010

"A lively narrative that ably combines rocket science, humor, and relatable characters."
In this continuation of a middle-grade series, a middle schooler weathers setbacks and self-doubt in his quest to build a working Mars probe. Read full book review >
DEMON FREAKS by J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A funny supernatural tale with spooky scenes, sincere emotions, and a solidly satisfying ending."
Plans to study for the SAT go horribly wrong when they are interrupted by a golfer cult's demon-summoning plot in this comic YA horror novel. Read full book review >
WAR OF THE GODS by Lamine Djafi
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An action-packed, idea-rich adventure for a teen audience that lacks strong editing and visual consistency."
Two sons of immortals team up to recover Odin's spear in this mythology-based debut work of juvenile fiction. Read full book review >
UNIVERSITY OF DOOM by Mario Acevedo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A zooming grand-slam of sci-fi fun."
Acevedo (Rescue from Planet Pleasure, 2016, etc.) offers a middle-grade sci-fi adventure about talented father-and-son scientists who find themselves banished to the suburbs.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 >