DRAGONWATCH by Brandon Mull
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"Fans of the series will welcome a new story arc stocked with familiar characters, settings, and adventures. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
After narrowly averting a demon apocalypse in the previous series, Fablehaven sibs Seth and Kendra face a new threat to the world. Read full book review >
GHOSTS & ASHES by F.T. Lukens
Released: March 9, 2017

"Queer science-fiction romance for teens is badly needed, but readers needn't settle for thinly constructed worlds, flat characters, and tepid prose. Try Alexandra Duncan's Sound (2015) instead. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
This sequel to The Star Host (2016) brings a fraught romantic pairing into constant deadly space peril. Read full book review >

PIPER PERISH by Kayla Cagan
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the interplay between adolescence and independence, a believable combination of talent, work, and luck make budding young artist Piper a character readers will remember. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Piper Perish and her two best friends have always planned to go to art school in New York together after graduation, but now that senior year is here, nothing is coming together as envisioned. Read full book review >
ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid introduction to a charismatic founding father. (timeline, chapter notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The contributions and eventful life of founding father Alexander Hamilton are examined and explained. Read full book review >
YELLOW DOG by Miriam Körner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Heartwarming and optimistic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jeremy and his best friend, Justin, seem inseparable until Jeremy's newfound interest in dogs and a mysterious old man threaten their friendship. Read full book review >

CLOSING DOWN HEAVEN by Lesley Choyce
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sincere, skillfully told exploration of choices, consequences, near-death experiences, heaven, and the meaning of life. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A 16-year-old boy struggles to navigate his way through heaven and back to Earth after a serious mountain-biking accident. Read full book review >
THE MOST DANGEROUS THING by Leanne Lieberman
Released: March 7, 2017

"An approachable, earnest, feel-good romance between a white Jewish girl and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant boy provides the flavor for a tale of recovery and empowerment. (Fiction. 13-15)"
An eleventh-grade girl wants to start a relationship but is stymied by depression and anxiety. Read full book review >
ULTIMATUM by K.M. Walton
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sweet look at an end-of-life moment that offers surprise even as the inevitable unfolds. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two brothers watch over their father during his last days while looking toward an uncertain future. Read full book review >
SECRETS & SEQUENCES by Gene Luen Yang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Nearly every element (especially the bad guys) escalates wildly and successfully in this nifty comp-sci romp. (Graphic science fiction. 8-14)"
The series' overarching plot ramps up in the third entry of the Secret Coders series. Read full book review >
THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL by Peternelle van Arsdale
Released: March 7, 2017

"Moody, ponderous, and baroque; a good choice for readers with Gothic inclinations. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In a dark atmospheric fantasy debut, one young woman (like so many adolescents) finds her greatest enemy is the monster within. Read full book review >
THE PAIN EATER by Beth Goobie
Released: March 7, 2017

"Powerfully written, this is not just a story about trauma, but also one of healing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A thoughtful and sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)"
Michael was only 4 when he miraculously survived the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >