THE SEASON OF YOU AND ME by Robin Constantine
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fun and thoughtful—more than just a summer read. (Romance. 14-18)"
Trying to leave behind her breakup with her manipulative ex, Gavin, Cassidy decides to spend the summer with her father's family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES by Andrea Portes
Released: May 10, 2016

"Snarky and painfully astute. But in a good way. (Fiction. 15-18)"
See the girl on the train, the white one "with the frizzy red hair and funny mouth"? That's 16-year-old Willa Parker. Willa has a simple two-point plan: move to the East Coast…and kill herself. Read full book review >

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >
50 UNBELIEVABLE WOMEN AND THEIR FASCINATING (AND TRUE!) STORIES by Saundra Mitchell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Primarily entertaining rather than informative, these slick, superficial biographies are more fluff than substance. (bibliography, personality-type quiz, vocabulary guide) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
A collection of biographies of 50 famous and not-so-famous females, both living and very long dead, who share a common thread of being strong—although not always admirable—women. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN ORACLE by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-17)"
With more Mel Brooks-ian flare than a fourth wall could hope to contain, Riordan presents another expansion to his modern pantheon. Read full book review >

THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM by Shane Peacock
Released: May 3, 2016

"This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds. (Historical thriller. 12-16)"
A young Victorian is haunted and hunted by monsters from the era's darkest literature in Peacock's spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >
QUIET POWER by Susan Cain
Released: May 3, 2016

"Standard-issue self-help: worthy enough but wordy and heavily earnest, addressed to a broad audience but unlikely to attract one. (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 13-17)"
The author of the bestselling Quiet (2012) collaborates with Mone and Moroz to bring her message of empowerment for quiet types to teen readers.Read full book review >
WANDERING WILD by Jessica Taylor
Released: May 3, 2016

"Uneven yet enjoyable. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Talia and Wen's nomadic life with the Wanderers is all they've ever known. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fleischer's primer tenders a wealth of insight in a generous and welcoming manner. (resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Neither the American electoral nor political process is simple. And if you think so, you've likely got it wrong. Read full book review >
TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >
ALICE AND THE FLY by James Rice
Released: May 3, 2016

"A flawed novel examining a worthy subject. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A schizophrenic English youth is destined for tragedy. Read full book review >
THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers who are willing to suspend disbelief will enjoy this action-packed psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Boston-area high school junior Wylie Lang is in danger of losing everything she loves. 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 >