23 MINUTES by Vivian Vande Velde
Released: April 5, 2016

"A gripping page-turner for time fantasy enthusiasts. (Speculative fiction. 12-17)"
Blue-haired Zoe Mahar ducks into a bank to escape a downpour and comes face to face with a robber who's not afraid to use his gun. Read full book review >
WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

THE NEW GUY (AND OTHER SENIOR YEAR DISTRACTIONS) by Amy Spalding
Released: April 5, 2016

"Far too little kissing. Far too much fussing. (Fiction. 13-16)"
For years, every minute in Jules McAllister-Morgan's day has been carefully scheduled and committed to a single cause: getting accepted at Brown University. Read full book review >
SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Another mystery presents itself on Moon Base Alpha. Read full book review >
SCAR by J. Albert Mann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sobering characterization of not only a historical battle, but war itself. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The Revolutionary War forces a sheltered but determined boy to come of age. Read full book review >

FOREST OF RUIN by Kelley Armstrong
Released: April 5, 2016

"A plot-poor but melodrama-rich series closer. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Twins try to help the empire strike back when a dark force takes hold. Read full book review >
CICI RENO by Kristina Springer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A surprisingly successful, suspenseful, and engrossing take on the Cyrano story with a contemporary twist. (Fiction. 11-14)"
To help her good-looking but painfully tongue-tied best friend, Aggie, land Drew, the boy of her dreams, Cici pretends to be Aggie online. Read full book review >
TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum
Released: April 5, 2016

"Within the standard-issue teen romance is a heartfelt, wryly perceptive account of coming to terms with irrevocable loss when life itself means inevitable change. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jessie's unassimilated grief over her mother's death makes her dad's abrupt marriage to Rachel, a wealthy widow he met online, and their subsequent move from Chicago to her mansion in Los Angeles feel like betrayal. Read full book review >
BUBONIC PANIC by Gail Jarrow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A richly detailed exploration of a fascinating subject. (glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, source notes, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
Following Fatal Fever (2015) and Red Madness (2014), Jarrow explores America's experience with the bubonic plague. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A DREAM by Liz Braswell
Released: April 5, 2016

"A surprising and clever twist on a beloved tale. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
What if Disney's Sleeping Beauty never woke up? Read full book review >
FIONA by Meredith Moore
Released: April 5, 2016

"Scotland, romance, terror—a mostly solid combination. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
An atmospheric thriller features an orphan searching for a home. Read full book review >
CHARLOTTE CUTS IT OUT by K.A. Barson
Released: April 5, 2016

"An engaging if somewhat heavy-handed exploration of the need for a personal makeover on all levels. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A controlling teen grows up. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >