FLUFF DRAGON by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A Bieber joke at about the 100-page mark justifies the entire book. It will be dated by the end of the year, but by then, readers will be eagerly waiting for the next volume. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
This is a book that shouldn't work. Read full book review >
BUGGED by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Tailor-made for epidemiologists-in-the-making and connoisseurs of the gross. (glossary, multimedia information sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
From the creators of Poop Happened! (2010), a swarm of bug-driven disasters suffered through the centuries. Read full book review >

SEKRET by Lindsay Smith
Released: April 15, 2014

"A sudden cliffhanger sets up this fast-paced thriller (full of blaring brass and pounding drums) for a sequel. (historical note) (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Cold War espionage smoothly blended with psychic romance. Read full book review >
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >
WELCOME TO DOG BEACH by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Remy's quiet tale of change and growth marks a promising start to a new series. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A characteristically sensitive exploration of the emotional life of preteens from Greenwald. Read full book review >

HIGH & DRY by Sarah Skilton
Released: April 15, 2014

"A dark, well-constructed mystery with a strong voice. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In a noir-flavored mystery, a hard-drinking, tough-talking teen cracks a case and learns a lesson about getting—and getting over—the girl. Read full book review >
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler
Released: April 15, 2014

"Working in the grand tradition of children's fantasy, Wexler's off to a promising start. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Being a Reader comes with significant challenges in this fantasy filled with ever-changing library stacks, enchanted books and talking cats. Read full book review >
FROZEN by Erin Bowman
Released: April 15, 2014

"A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it's an almost grueling read. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Fans of dystopian-adventure tale Taken (2013) can follow protagonist and narrator Gray on his dangerous mission to find potential allies in Group A, inhabitants of a distant experimental village/prison. Read full book review >
DON'T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: April 15, 2014

"An engaging, if flawed, mixture of mean girls, steamy romance and psychological terror. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This engrossing thriller packs a heady atmospheric punch with plenty of theatrical scares, but it's a bit too transparent to fully succeed as a mystery. Read full book review >
PROFESSOR WHISKERTON PRESENTS STEAMPUNK ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though just a context-void bagatelle for actual children, perhaps teen and adult steampunk enthusiasts will take a look. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
Here's another ABC book that takes an unusual theme and manipulates the device for a very sophisticated audience. Read full book review >
MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY by Pamela Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Hassled parents will appreciate having yet another resource to combat this common childhood worry. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little squirrel imagines hiding in his mom's briefcase and sneaking off to work with her. Read full book review >
WHOOSH! by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Water babies are sure to wade into this one. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Filled with onomatopoeia and animals both familiar and new, this book shows children that there are creatures that love water just the way they do. Read full book review >