THE MYSTERIOUS MOONSTONE by Eric Luper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With the emphasis on mystery and action rather than history, à la Magic Tree House, this new chapter-book series will appeal to junior detectives. (Mystery. 7-10)"
In this series opener, Cleo and Evan find themselves transported back in time to Victorian England to solve the crime of a stolen diamond. Read full book review >
A HUNDRED HOURS OF NIGHT by Anna Woltz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"This won't linger, but it goes down smooth. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
A Dutch teen flees scandal at home for the bright lights of New York only to encounter Hurricane Sandy. Read full book review >

PARIS FOR TWO by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A poetically told story with a fairy-tale feel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During her father's one-year sabbatical, 12-year-old Petunia Beanly moves to Paris with her parents and beautiful older sister. Read full book review >
UNIDENTIFIED SUBURBAN OBJECT by Mike  Jung
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"With its quirky, determined heroine, this is a good choice to add diversity to the shelves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Being the only Asian student in town makes the horrible but universal feeling of not fitting in just that much worse. Read full book review >
STICK CAT by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Stick Cat…drawn to be a hero. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
When disaster strikes in the high-rise across the street, what can two kitties do? Read full book review >

THE WORST NIGHT EVER by Dave Barry
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"An inferior sequel whose only real crime is not meeting the highs of its predecessor. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Wyatt Palmer returns for another adventure. Read full book review >
THE SWARM DESCENDS by Jacob Grey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Here's hoping the next book offers more nuanced characters and a less calculable plot. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Caw and his friends return in this sequel to Ferals (2015).Read full book review >
DANGER! TIGER CROSSING by Lin Oliver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"Eeney meeney miney moe, catch this series before it goes! (Adventure. 7-9)"
Two kids get up close and personal with some great works of art in this first in a new series. Read full book review >
POISON IS NOT POLITE by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A first-rate whodunit, reminiscent of a game of Clue and terrific preparation for the works of Agatha Christie. (Historical mystery. 10-14)"
Wells and Wong return in a classic country-estate mystery. Read full book review >
FRAME AND THE MCGUIRE by Joanna M. Weston
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 24, 2016

"A promising debut novel with a brave, endearing female protagonist. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Fifth-grader Frame is thrown into a sharp learning curve after she and her brother, Ranger, discover family friend Uncle Tam's dead body in a river. Read full book review >
GABE by Shelley Gill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"The story's focus on Gabe, as cranky and independent as his human, makes for a surprisingly accessible introduction to the 1970s for middle graders. (afterword) (Graphic memoir. 8-10)"
Just as Steinbeck took Charley on his travels, teenage Gill went with Gabe: "Home was where your friends were, so Gabe and I became each other's home." Read full book review >
THE MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONS by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"A delightful adventure about the power of uncommon traits and the joys of newfound friendship. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Three uncommon strangers become friends and heroes in Hecht's debut middle-grade fantasy. 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 >