THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Tania Unsworth
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"A standout in the genre's crowded landscape. (Dystopian thriller. 10-16)"
A group of orphans uncovers a sinister plot in this chilling and engrossing tale filled with detailed, sharply drawn characters. Read full book review >
THE TITANIC LOCKET by Suzanne Weyn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Mild goose bumps for readers who prefer their ectoplasm served up in buckets. (Horror. 8-10)"
Spectral voyagers practically outnumber the living ones on a re-enactment of the Titanic's cruise in this ghost-happy series opener. Read full book review >

A PET FOR FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Readers will agree that being a pet isn't a bad life, as long as you have a good pet keeper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his pet fly, Fly Guy, learn that being a friend has lots of similarities to being a pet. Read full book review >
I AM OTTER by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Hysterical. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright and hilarious escapade about an otter who, bored while her owner's at work, opens a toast restaurant. Read full book review >
THE LUCK UGLIES by Paul Durham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

" Layers, nuance, wit and a thumping good story make this a must-read. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A sparkling middle-grade fantasy opens a trilogy. Read full book review >

A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS by Kabir Sehgal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Books born to carry a message are burdened by that baggage; this is no exception. (authors' note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Deep in the jungle, the animals are experiencing a drought. Read full book review >
SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >
BEYOND NEWS by Mitchell Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like the news itself, an analysis that must be read with a critical eye."
A professor makes what will seem to some a radical suggestion to disconnect journalism from news, but he belabors the obvious in making the argument and offers little suggestion for a business model that might support his vision of journalism's future. Read full book review >
THE HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW by Christopher  Healy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Part screwball comedy, part sly wit and all fun. (Fantasy. 8 & up)"
The members of the League of Princes, good-hearted if only semicompetent heroes, are dubbed outlaws when accused of murder most foul! Read full book review >
A PATH BEGINS by J.A. White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"The spellbinding story, lashings of suspense and stalwart heroine will draw in fantasy fans and keep them reading until the bitter ending. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Nail-biting suspense is the hallmark of this long fantasy novel, from the terrifying prologue to the shocking epilogue. Read full book review >
IN THE SHADOWS by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Ambitious but a failure both as a whole and in its parts. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 12-14)"
Teens square off against sinister immortals in an overstuffed muddle presented, Hugo Cabret-style, through an alternating mix of prose and wordless visuals. Read full book review >
THE BOY PROBLEM by Kami Kinard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"For any spirited, entrepreneurial teen that's ever had a crush, this sweet read is sprinkled with lessons on life, love and business. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Middle schooler Tabitha, Kara's BFF from The Boy Project (2012), is looking for a boyfriend in this perky sequel. Read full book review >