NOGGIN by John Corey Whaley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A satisfyingly oddball Frankenstein-like tale of connectivity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The madcap story of a boy who loses his head and finds it again. Read full book review >
PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES by Chris Oxlade
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Nevertheless, a valuable reference tool, a solid contribution to the literature of technology for teens and blissful eye candy for transportation enthusiasts. (Nonfiction. 6-14)"
This oversized book comprises not pages but a 6 1/2-foot-wide foldout poster, with illustrations of 100 iconic aircraft, spacecraft, trains, cars, bikes and boats. Read full book review >

UNCERTAIN GLORY by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 4, 2014

"A worthy and entertaining trip back through time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Joe runs his own newspaper, quite an accomplishment for a 14-year-old, even in 1861. With the Civil War beginning and a young spiritualist in town, he's got lots to write about. Read full book review >
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
Released: April 2, 2014

"Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love. Read full book review >
THE INSIDER by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

The Kingdom Keepers saga concludes with the final battle between the forces of good and evil.

Three years have passed since the Keepers last had to squash the efforts of the Overtakers (Dark Passage, 2013), but not much has changed when it comes to this series. Read full book review >


FILE UNDER by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Fans can still look forward to Volume 3 of All the Wrong Questions, coming in October 2014: fabulous (which here means "very good" rather than "not real"). (Mystery/short stories. 8-14)"
How many mysteries lurk in the no-longer-seaside town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea? Thirteen. Read full book review >
THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers captivated by the setting may enjoy this novel-length setup; they will hope for more plot in the next installment. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of five teens intersect in turn-of-the-20th-century London, the capital of the Franco-British Empire. Read full book review >
THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS by Bill O'Reilly
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insofar as the reading level of the book for adults is on a par with this effort—for the most part, only the substance has been simplified—it's hard to see the value of this iteration. (source list, recommended reading) (Biography. 12-15)"
This distillation of the best-selling Killing Jesus: A History (2013) retains the original's melodramatic tone and present-tense narration. Also its political agenda. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER EXPERIMENT by Cathie Pelletier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Still, the science-fiction theme provides an interesting twist to a heartfelt depiction of a summer of emerging self-realization. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After huge craft that might be alien spaceships appear in the skies above remote Allagash, Maine, 11-year-old Roberta investigates. Read full book review >
SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS by Bethany Crandell
Released: April 1, 2014

Constance "Cricket" Montgomery is horrified when, as a semipunishment, her wealthy father nixes her vacation to Maui and sends her to work at Camp I Can "with a bunch of retards" and a strict counselor who knows Cricket mysteriously well.

The only thing keeping her sane in a "[h]andicapped hell" of "[s]mashed-in, dog-faces who can actually use the toilet" is Quinn, a Zac Efron look-alike who sees beyond her privileged upbringing and spurs her to notice the funny and poignant "moments" that highlight the campers' human qualities. Read full book review >

WICKED HUNGER by Delsheree Gladden
Released: April 1, 2014

"The pairing of a formulaic start and formula-breaking ending makes the book ideal for paranormal-romance readers seeking a new spin on the familiar. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Teenage siblings with a dark secret find their lives complicated by the arrival of a mysterious girl. Read full book review >
MOON AT NINE by Deborah Ellis
Released: April 1, 2014

"A harsh introduction to a disturbing moment in Iran's recent history. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In a novel based on a true story, two teen girls fall in love and face harsh political fallout in post-revolution Iran. Read full book review >