SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 15, 2010

"An extensive bibliography provides books and websites for middle- and high-school readers as well as their teachers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
On an inhospitable Hawaiian mountaintop, using one of the most powerful optical telescopes in the world, astronomer Dr. Geoffrey Marcy and others search for planets outside our solar system. Read full book review >
FALLING IN by Frances O’Roark Dowell
FANTASY
Released: March 9, 2010

"Dowell spreads her wings and soars. (Magical adventure. 10-14)"
A master at capturing the emotional lives of modern kids in realistic fiction proves equally adept with fantasy. Read full book review >

Released: March 9, 2010

"Fast-paced despite the mawkish romance, it will be gobbled up by fans of the first volume like brains. (Horror. 12-14)"
Decades after the events of The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009), teenager Gabry lives in relative safety. Read full book review >
ROY MORELLI STEPS UP TO THE PLATE by Thatcher Heldring
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2010

"With plenty of well-described baseball action and a protagonist to care about, this will be a hit with young baseball fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A .370 average is great in baseball but not so great in history class, and since Roy Morelli is failing history, his parents won't allow him to play for the Pilchuk All-Star team; he has to get a tutor and raise his grades first. Read full book review >
RIDING INVISIBLE by Sandra Alonzo
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2010

"The tale's many weaknesses are made up for by Yancy's engaging writing style, alternating adolescent poems, narrative and comics. (Fiction. 13-15)"
When Yancy's older brother threatens Yancy's horse Shy, running away seems the only answer. Read full book review >

MAX CASSIDY by Paul Adam
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"It's a bit slow to start and slips the bonds of reality near the end, but literate thriller readers, especially those interested in escapology, will enjoy and likely ask for the next installment. (Thriller. 8-14)"
Two years ago, Max Cassidy's father, a famous escapologist, vanished while performing in the small Central American country of Santo Domingo. Read full book review >
THE CARBON DIARIES 2017 by Saci Lloyd
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Captivating. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Two years have passed since the Carbon Diaries 2015 (2009), and Laura just wants to play punk music. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"While this topic may not be on most tweens' radar, the kinds of problems addressed, from unfair curfews to unsafe streets, are surely familiar to many, and the book's straightforward examination may empower them to take positive action. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Dyer believes that kids have an important stake in how public space is used because they do not have their own truly private spaces. Read full book review >
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Unexpectedly rich. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
When your novel's heroine opens the story as a popular, mean highschooler, the story will be one of two things: a paean to Dolce & Gabbana or a tale of redemption. Read full book review >
MY LIFE WITH THE LINCOLNS by Gayle Brandeis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"In her first novel for young readers, the author goes beyond usual stories of the civil-rights movement, demonstrating well-intentioned but tone-deaf gestures of white supporters and the discomfort of change. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Mina Edelman is convinced that her family is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln's. Read full book review >
THINK AGAIN by JonArno Lawson
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2010

"An entirely rewarding combination. (Poetry. 9-14)"
More than 40 introspective poems and accompanying illustrations explore the complexity of close relationships. Read full book review >
THE BATBOY by Mike Lupica
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2010

"A pennant winner. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Brian loves baseball. 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 >