HOLD ME CLOSER by David Levithan
Released: March 17, 2015

"It's big. It's gay. It's outrageous and hilarious. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Finally, Tiny Cooper gets his own story: the musical. Read full book review >
MILAYNA by Michelle K. Pickett
Released: March 17, 2015

"At least it has hobgoblins. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Yet another half-angel book, this one focuses more on physical combat than on supernatural warfare. Read full book review >

THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT by Jenn Marie Thorne
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absorbing and timely. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A 16-year-old girl whose mother has just recently died learns that she is the daughter of the Republican candidate for president of the United States. Read full book review >
UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee
Released: March 17, 2015

"Emotionally resonant and not without humor, this impressive debut about survival and connection, resourcefulness and perseverance will keep readers on the very edges of their seats. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Two girls on the racial margins of mid-19th-century America team up and head west. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU by Moriah McStay
Released: March 17, 2015

"As an experiment, the premise may intrigue more than the product, but readers who enter it on its own terms should find it satisfying. (Fiction. 14-18)"
One girl, two lives: Debut novelist McStay explores the impact of a childhood accident. Read full book review >

PRETTY WANTED by Elisa Ludwig
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying close to this trilogy that began with a clever high school prank and morphed into a full-scale action adventure. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This conclusion of the Pretty Crooked trilogy follows the continuing adventures of Willa and Aidan. Read full book review >
THE WHISPER by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 17, 2015

"A riveting, imaginative, disconcerting, inscrutable, unresolved sequel, guaranteed to leave readers anxious for the finale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to The Riverman (2014), 12-year-old Alistair Cleary travels to a parallel world searching for his missing friend, Fiona.Read full book review >
PRISON BOY by Sharon E. McKay
Released: March 15, 2015

"Another gut-wrenching tale from McKay (War Brothers, 2014, etc.) focusing on children victimized by war and poverty. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What chances have abandoned children to survive the hazards of life on the mean streets of an unnamed developing country riven by civil war? Read full book review >
ENCHANTMENT LAKE by Margi Preus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2015

"Francie may not be a real detective, but she is so confident that there's never really any doubt of her eventual success, making her good company but perhaps not riveting reading for hard-core mystery fans. (Mystery. 11-16)"
Preus, author of the Newbery Honor-winning Heart of a Samurai (2010), is known for her engrossing historical fiction. Now she changes pace and offers a mystery set in the present.Read full book review >
WHERE I BELONG by Tara White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2015

"Though stories of contemporary Indian youth are badly needed, this one fails to engage. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A Mohawk girl adopted into a white family gets in touch with her heritage against the backdrop of the 1990 Oka crisis in Quebec. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY H. by Barrie Summy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 12, 2015

"Magic exposes the extent of vicious school bullying in this arresting middle school mystery. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old who sees memories tackles the mystery of a missing girl. Read full book review >
Released: March 10, 2015

"Though Andraka's test and other inventions remain years away from real-world use, his evident delight in science and his rocky adolescence furnish plenty of role-model material—and not just for STEM savants. (Memoir. 11-15)"
Meet the gay geeky high school genius who won top prize at the world's most prestigious science fair with a revolutionary test for early signs of pancreatic cancer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >