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Sometime In Summer

Katrina Leno

“From critically acclaimed author Katrina Leno comes a tender love letter to books and summertime, with a touch of magic.“

June 2022
Sometime In Summer By Katrina Leon

Two Truths And A Lie

April Henry

“In a room full of liars and performers, the truth is never quite what it seems.“

May 2022
Two Truths And A Lie, By April Henry

Spin With Me

Ami Polonsky

“Hopeful and real, this story is electric.“
School Library Journal (starred review)

Spring 2021
Spin With Me By Ami Polonsky

Eyes Of The Forest

April Henry

“April Henry weaves another heart-stopping young adult thriller“

August 2021
Playing With Fire, By April Henry

Violet and Daisy

Sarah Miller

“The absorbing and compulsively readable story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins who were the sensation of the US sideshow circuits in the 1920s and 1930s.”

Spring 2021
Violet And Daisy By Sarah Miller

Playing With Fire

April Henry

An unrelenting teen-vs-nature YA thriller by New York Times bestselling author April Henry.

January 2021
Playing With Fire, By April Henry
All You Knead Is Love, By Tanya Guerrero

All You Knead Is Love

Tanya Guerrero

“From the author of How to Make Friends with the Sea comes a heartfelt story of finding one’s chosen family, healing, and baking.”

Spring 2021

Manipulating The Masses

John Maxwell Hamilton

“An instant Classic.”
Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School

October 2020
Manipulating The Masses, Woodrow Wilson And The Birth Of American Propaganda, By John Maxwell Hamilton


Katrina Leno

“A haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie.”

September 2020
Horrid, By Katrina Leno

A Time Of Fear

Albert Marrin

A timely new book from renowned historian Albert Marrin.

A Time Of Fear, By Albert Marrin
The Girl In The White Van, By April Henry

The Girl In The White Van

April Henry

Another riveting thriller from the master storyteller.

A Light In The Darkness

Albert Marrin

An important new book from the NEH Medal-winning historian.

A Light In The Darkness, Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, And The Holocaust, By Albert Marrin

How To Make Friends With The Sea

Tanya Guerrero

Tanya Guerrero’s debut middle grade novel.

How To Make Friends With The Sea, Tanya Guerrero

The Space Between Before And After

Sue Stauffacher

“Unbearably sad in the best way.”
Bulletin Of The Center For Children’s Books

The Space Between Before And After, By Sue Stauffacher


Sea Creatures

Seymour Simon

Two stunning photo essays by Seymour Simon.

Exoplanets, By Seymour Simon Sea Creatures, By Seymour Simon


Jeffry W. Johnston

“A slow-burn thriller that veers in surprising directions, with a final twist no one will see coming.”

Following, By Jeffry W. Johnston

The Lonely Dead

April Henry

A paranormal twist for April Henry’s latest thriller.

The Lonely Dead, By April Henry

The Miracle & Tragedy Of The Dionne Quintuplets

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller’s in-depth look at an intriguing story.

The Miracle & Tragedy Of The Dionne Quintuplets, By Sarah Miller
You Must Not Miss, By Katrina Leno

You Must Not Miss

Katrina Leno

A new publisher and a new look for Katrina Leno’s YA novels.

Kirkus Best Books of 2019 list.

Run, Hide, Fight Back

April Henry

The latest page-turner from the Edgar Nominee.

Run, Hide, Fight Back, By April Henry

Devil’s Mile: The Rich, Gritty History Of The Bowery

Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Alexiou’s latest book on New York history.

Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty History Of The Bowery

Echo’s Sister

Paul Mosier

Mosier’s much-anticipated second novel.

Echo's Sister, By Paul Mosier
Summer Of Salt, By Katrina Leno

Summer Of Salt

Katrina Leno

A beautiful foray into Magical Realism.

Caroline: Little House Revisited

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller’s adult novel about Caroline Ingalls of the Little House books.

Caroline, By Sarah Miller

Everything All At Once

Katrina Leno

Katrina Leno’s latest magical realism novel.

Everything All At Once, By Katrina Leno


Rocks & Minerals

Seymour Simon

Two more gorgeous photo essays by Seymour Simon.

Water, By Seymour Simon Rocks & Minerals, By Seymour Simon

Count All Her Bones

April Henry

The long-awaited sequel to Girl, Stolen by Edgar nominee April Henry.

Count All Her Bones, By April Henry
Snowbirds, By Crissa-Jean Chappell


Crissa-Jean Chappell

Crissa-Jean Chappell’s engrossing new mystery.

Very, Very, Very Dreadful

Albert Marrin

NEH Medal recipient Albert Marrin’s take on the 1918 Flu Epidemic 2017.

Very, Very, Very Dreadful, By Albert Marrin

A Lie For A Lie

Robin Merrow MacReady

The second YA novel from the Edgar Award winner.

A Lie For A Lie, By Robin Merrow MacCready


Albert Marrin

The Japanese-American Experience During WWII.

Booklist (starred review)
Kirkus (starred review)
Uprooted, By Albert Marrin


Seymour Simon

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explores the wonderful world of insects, with staggering facts and stunning full-color photographs.

Insects, By Seymour Simon

Train I Ride

Paul Mosier

Paul Mosier’s debut middle grade novel.

Kirkus (starred review)
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Booklist (starred review)
Train I Ride, By Paul Mosier

Chicken Story Time

Sandy Asher
Illustrated by Mark Fearing

Sandy Asher’s zany new picture book.

Chicken Story Time, By Sandy Asher


Ami Polonsky

The second novel from the author of Gracefully Grayson.

Indie First Winter 2016–2017 pick
Threads, By Ami Polonsky
The Girl I Used To Be, By April Henry

The Girl I Used To Be

April Henry

The latest thriller from the NY Times best-selling author.

Anthony Award winner 2017
2017 Edgar Award nominee
VOYA (starred review)

The Truth

Jeffry W. Johnston

The second novel from the Edgar Award finalist.

The Truth, By Jeffry W. Johnston

The Lost & Found

Katrina Leno

Katrina Leno’s second novel.

Booklist (starred review)
The Lost & Found, By Katrina Leno

The Borden Murders

Sarah Miller

Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century.

School Library Journal (starred review)
The Borden Murders, By Sarah Miller

Blood Will Tell

April Henry

The second book in the Point Last Seen series.


Jason Little

“It is an early contender for book of the year.”

BORB, By Jason Little

The Stellow Project

Shari Becker

“This speculative fiction/thriller is not only an intelligent pulse-racer, it’s also a fun read … a great addition to any dystopian collection that will appeal to fans of adventures and scientific thrillers, as well as reluctant readers.”
School Library Journal

The Stellow Project, By Shari Becker

Diamond Boy

Michael Williams

“A haunting, harrowing tale guaranteed to give ‘bling’ a whole new meaning.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
VOYA (starred review)
Diamond Boy, By Michael Williams


Seymour Simon

Another incredible photo essay from Seymour Simon.

Frogs, By Seymour Simon

Gracefully Grayson

Ami Polonsky

“It will leave you cheering.”
—Dean Pitchford,
Award-winning author and Academy Award-winning songwriter

KidsRead Reviewers Choice 2014
Indie First Winter 2014–2015 pick
Gracefully Grayson, By Ami Polonsky

Disaster Strikes Series—
Earthquake Shock and Tornado Alley

Marlane Kennedy

“First in a new series of disaster stories, this holds strong appeal for both girls and boys and features a diverse cast of characters.”

Disaster Strikes, Earthquake Shock, By Marlane Kennedy Disaster Strikes, Tornado Alley, By Marlane Kennedy

The Thunder of Giants

Joel Fishbane

“Take equal parts Peter Carey, Michael Chabon and Erin Morgenstern, throw them in a blender, and serve in a glass with a seven-foot, five-and-a-half-inch Krazy Straw. The colossally entertaining result is Joel Fishbane's The Thunder of Giants.”
—Myla Goldberg

The Thunder Of Giants, By Joel Fishbane

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

Katrina Leno

“Possibly … the most thrilling, suspenseful and mysterious book of 2014.”

The Half Life Of Molly Pierce, By Katrina Leno

FDR And The American Crisis

Albert Marrin

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Kirkus (starred review)
School Library Journal (starred review)
FDR And The American Crisis, By Albert Marrin

Isabel’s War

Lila Perl

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Isabel's War, by Lila Perl

The Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War on Slavery

Albert Marrin

“One of the best books of 2014.”
School Library Journal

Five starred reviews: Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, VOYA, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Booklist’s Editors’ Choice 2014

Thomas Paine, Crusader for Liberty

Albert Marrin

“…celebrates the power of words and how ideas can change the world.”

Thomas Paine, Crusader For Liberty, By Albert Marrin The Volcano Beneath The Snow, John Brown's War On Slavery, By Albert Marrin

The Body in the Woods

April Henry

“A quick, thrilling read that doesn’t skimp on characterization.”

The Body In The Woods, By April Henry

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

Julie Anne Peters

“Peters has written another insightful, absorbing novel of relationships that is both emotionally and intellectually satisfying.”

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, By Julie Anne Peters

The Mirk and Midnight Hour

Jane Nickerson

“Far from the typical Civil War romance ... with rich imagery and imaginative subplots driving the storyline.”

The Mirk And Midnight Hour, By Jane Nickerson

Cassidy’s Guide to Everyday Manners and Obfuscation

Sue Stauffacher

Cassidy's Guide to Everyday Manners and Obfuscation, by Sue Stauffacher

Gerbil on a School Trip!
Gerbil on the Loose!
Gerbil on a Mission!

Michael Delaney

“An entertaining romp.”

2011 Florida Sunshine State Children’s Choice Award
Obi, Gerbil On A Mission, By M.C. Delaney Obi, Gerbil On The Loose, By M.C. Delaney Obi, Gerbil On A School Trip, By M.C. Delaney

Tales from My Closet

Jennifer Anne Moses

“Reminiscent of Ann Brashares’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”
School Library Journal

Tales From My Closet, By Jennifer Anne Moses

Nickel Bay Nick

Dean Pitchford

“This fast-paced novel will appeal to fans of Holes and Okay for Now.”
School Library Journal

Nickel Bay Nick, By Dean Pitchford

The Secret of Ferrell Savage

J. Duddy Gill

“Offer this fine first novel to fans of Janet Tashjian’s My Life series or the Big Nate books by Lincoln Peirce.”

The Secret Of Ferrell Savage, By J. Duddy Gill

The Flatiron

Alice Sparberg Alexiou

“Alexiou ... has written an engaging and informative account of the building’s construction and its lasting place in New York’s lore.”
Washington Post

The Flatiron, By Alice Alexiou


Seymour Simon


Seymour Simon

“Combines seamless description with excellent photos to describe creatures that never fail to fascinate.”
School Library Journal

Water, By Seymour Simon Rocks & Minerals, By Seymour Simon

The Universe

Seymour Simon

Extreme Earth Records

Seymour Simon

“An artful blend of text and image.”

Water, By Seymour Simon Rocks & Minerals, By Seymour Simon

Captain Nobody

Dean Pitchford

“Captain Nobody is truly somebody you will love spending time with.”
—Henry Winkler

Nominated Book of the Year or Named to Best Books Lists in: Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee.
Captain Nobody, By Dean Pitchford

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

April Henry

A Scholastic Book Club Bestseller.

YALSA Quick Pick
YALSA Top 10 nominee
The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die, By April Henry

You Know What You Have to Do

Bonnie Shimko

“I wish—oh, how I wish—that I’d written this myself.”
—Lois Duncan

You Know What You Have To Do, By Bonnie Shimko

Now Is the Time for Running

Michael Williams

“This book should be required reading for humanity.”
—Chris Crutcher

Kirkus Best Book of the Year
ALA Best Fiction for the Young Adult
Now Is The Time For Running, By Michael Williams

By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead

Julie Anne Peters

YALSA 2011 Quick Pick
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead, By Julie Anne Peters

Strands of Bronze and Gold

Jane Nickerson

“The writing is excellent, and the setting is very Gothic and dark. Just my style!”
USA Today

Kids’ Indie Next List
Strands Of Bronze And Gold, By Jane Nickerson

The Big One-Oh

Dean Pitchford

“The book is captivating, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking. What fun!”
—John Lithgow

“Mix some birthday anxiety with a little movie-monster magic and it equals a funny and triumphant journey of self-discovery.”
—Jamie Lee Curtis

The Big One-Oh, By Dean Pitchford

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

Albert Marrin

“Marrin’s message that protecting human dignity is our shared responsibility is vitally resonant.”
—Publishers Weekly

2011 National Book Award finalist
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire And Its Legacy, By Albert Marrin


Julie Anne Peters

National Book Award finalist

Luna, By Julie Anne Peters

The Night She Disappeared

April Henry

NY Times Bestselling Author April Henry

YALSA Quick Pick
YALSA Teens Top 10 finalist
International Reading Association’s Young Adult Choice’s List
The Night She Disappeared, By April Henry

The Lost Crown

Sarah Miller

Kirkus (starred review)
The Lost Crown, By Sarah Miller

The False Friend

Myla Goldberg

“Goldberg uses beautiful, emotionally descriptive language to keep us with one ear to the ground, listening for the slow, quiet footsteps of creeping tragedy.”

The False Friend, By Myla Goldberg

Wickett’s Remedy

Myla Goldberg



Wickett's Remedy, By Myla Goldberg

Motel Art Improvement Service

Jason Little

Sequel to the Ignatz Award–winning Shutterbug Follies.

Motel Art Improvement Service, By Jason Little


Sue Stauffacher

“Sue Stauffacher has crafted characters full of wit and sensitivity, with a little anti-bacterial soap thrown in for good measure.”

Donuthead, By Sue Stauffacher


Robin Merrow MacCready

Edgar Award winner

Buried, By Robin Merrow Maccready

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

Sarah Miller

Miss Spitfire is everything a historical novel should be—richly imagined, true to its period, and providing an engaging story that will feel completely relevant to modern readers.”
Teen Reads Too

Miss Spitfire, Reaching Helen Keller, By Sarah Miller

Between Mom and Jo

Julie Anne Peters

Lambda Award winner

Between Mom And Jo, By Julie Anne Peters

Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter Dave

Leonard Todd

“Todd studied each of Dave’s poems for biographical clues, which he pieced together with local records and family letters to create this moving and dramatic chronicle of Dave’s life—a story of creative triumph in the midst of slavery.”

Carolina Clay, The Life And Legend Of The Slae Potter Dave, By Leonard Todd
Girl Stolen, By April Henry

Girl Stolen

April Henry

YALSA Quick Pick
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Barnes & Noble Top Teen Pick

Journalism’s Roving Eye

John Maxwell Hamilton

“It is rare that a study appears that sets a new standard in its field. Journalism’s Roving Eye is such a book.”
—James D. Startt, Valparaiso University

Harvard Goldsmith Award
Tankard Book Award
American Journalism Historians Association Book of the Year Award
Journalism's Roving Eye, By John Maxwell Hamilton

Jane Jacobs, Urban Visionary

Alice Sparberg Alexiou

“Jacobs’s legacy can be seen in the New Urbanism, in the landmark-preservation movement and in the brain cells of architecture and city-planning students everywhere.”
New York Times

Jane Jacobs, Urban Visionary, By Alice Sparberg Alexiou

It’s Our Prom (So Deal With It)

Julie Anne Peters

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It), By Julie Anne Peters

She Loves You, She Loves You Not ...

Julie Anne Peters

She Loves, She Loves You Not..., By Julie Anne Peters

Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson

Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by Greg Couch

NAACP Image Award winner
Nothing But Trouble, The Story Of Althea Gibson, By Sue Stauffacher


Amanda Marrone

“... the book will be devoured by fans of the supernatural.”
School Library Journal

She Loves, She Loves You Not..., By Julie Anne Peters

Tillie the Terrible Swede

Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy

“Sue Stauffacher’s lively text and Sarah McMenemy’s charming illustrations capture the energy of America’s bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn’t let society’s expectations stop her from achieving her dream.”

Tillie The Terrible Swede, By Sue Stauffacher, Illustrated By Sarah McMenemy

Catching the Moon

Myla Goldberg
Pictures by Chris Sheban

“This delightful book is not to be missed.”
School Library Journal

Catching The Moon, By Myla Goldberg, Pictures By Chris Sheban