SUMMER STATE OF MIND by Jen Calonita
Released: April 22, 2014

"Entertainment for the fashionista crowd. (Chick lit. 10-15)"
Almost-15-year-old Harper thinks only of fashion until her dad sees her credit-card bill and packs her off to summer camp for a needed lifestyle change. Read full book review >
THE NEW CHAMPION by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Puzzle lovers who pick the book up wanting to hang out in the Gollywhopper world one more time will find themselves with a better-than-average sequel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Bert Golliwop and his executive team at Golly Toy and Game Company decide to hold a second round of Gollywhopper Games in this sequel. Read full book review >

THE BATTLE OF DARCY LANE by Tara Altebrando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Despite the evergreen theme, Julia's whining is more likely to turn readers off than help them relate to her. (Fiction. 9-11)"
As soon as new neighbor Alyssa shows up, Taylor is mesmerized, leaving best friend Julia feeling threatened. Read full book review >
LIZZY BENNET'S DIARY by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Whether there's a readership for this is open to question, but it is certainly done well. Miss Austen would probably be pleased. (Dear Reader note) (Fiction/pastiche. 8-12)"
Young readers not quite ready to tackle Pride and Prejudice directly but who are yet intrigued by it might enjoy this loving tribute by the indefatigable Williams. Read full book review >
DECEPTION'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"A comfortably formulaic prelude to a projected sequel that will likewise be spun from some of the oldest surviving Irish legends. (afterword, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The latest entry in Friesner's Princesses of Myth series shifts scene but not much else. Read full book review >

THE DYERVILLE TALES by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

An overwrought fairy tale within a fairy tale.

Twelve-year-old Vincent, "he of the fair skin and the sad eyes, the disheveled hair and the honest smile," has spent the last two years in an orphanage, ever since the total destruction of his home by a dragon. Read full book review >

THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Enjoyable but inessential. (Mystery11-14)"
Relationships, secrets and lies aplenty for caper-loving fans. Read full book review >
HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE TREMENDOUS TROUSERS by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Lots of laughs and hijinks make this fast-paced series great for readers with a sophisticated funny bone. (Chapter book. 7-11)"
Best buddies Hooey and Twig are back, this time competing in a contest to invent something that will make the world a safer place. Read full book review >
THE ISLANDS OF CHALDEA by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Aileen says of one of her friends, "[w]e stay awhile with each other, then part." If that's all we get, we can be grateful for the while we have. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The fates of four countries hang in the balance, and only an apprentice magicworker can save the day. Read full book review >
THE BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Canadian railway history, fantasy, a flutter of romance—and a thoughtful examination of social injustice—collide in this entertaining swashbuckler from the author of Printz Honor-winning Airborn (2005). (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
William Everett is proud of his rags-to-riches father, manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but he wants to forge his own destiny. Read full book review >
THE EIGHTH DAY by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"A promising start to a new trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Jax wakes to an empty world, believing that he is the sole survivor of some terrible event. However, his isolation ends after only one day when he wakes again to life as usual. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE SEASONS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Incorporating both a story and solid science in an engaging way, this is an accessible and welcome addition to the sometimes-confusing reasons-for-the-seasons shelf. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Alice, who formerly discovered The Secrets of the Garden (2012), is back to explore the seasons with her friend Zack and her little brother, Pete (and, of course, the two intelligent chickens that provide expert commentary). Read full book review >