THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM by Shane Peacock
Released: May 3, 2016

"This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds. (Historical thriller. 12-16)"
A young Victorian is haunted and hunted by monsters from the era's darkest literature in Peacock's spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >
QUIET POWER by Susan Cain
Released: May 3, 2016

"Standard-issue self-help: worthy enough but wordy and heavily earnest, addressed to a broad audience but unlikely to attract one. (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 13-17)"
The author of the bestselling Quiet (2012) collaborates with Mone and Moroz to bring her message of empowerment for quiet types to teen readers.Read full book review >

WANDERING WILD by Jessica Taylor
Released: May 3, 2016

"Uneven yet enjoyable. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Talia and Wen's nomadic life with the Wanderers is all they've ever known. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fleischer's primer tenders a wealth of insight in a generous and welcoming manner. (resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Neither the American electoral nor political process is simple. And if you think so, you've likely got it wrong. Read full book review >
TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >

ALICE AND THE FLY by James Rice
Released: May 3, 2016

"A flawed novel examining a worthy subject. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A schizophrenic English youth is destined for tragedy. Read full book review >
THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers who are willing to suspend disbelief will enjoy this action-packed psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Boston-area high school junior Wylie Lang is in danger of losing everything she loves. Read full book review >
WILD SWANS by Jessica Spotswood
Released: May 3, 2016

"For anyone who suffers from too-heavy expectations, Ivy will ring true in this engaging, nearly flawless coming-of-age novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles against the expectations and messy history of her family. Read full book review >
LOST IN LOVE by Susane Colasanti
Released: May 3, 2016

"Readers who enjoyed City Love (2015) will appreciate the contemporary urban vibe and the promise of more teen adventures to come. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The second novel in Colasanti's series about the continuing adventures of three girls spending the summer before college in the Big Apple is aptly named, since there is a clear difference in tone from the first book. Read full book review >
THE BLOOD BETWEEN US by Zac Brewer
Released: May 3, 2016

"Brewer weaves sexuality and identity into the story but does not make them the engine for it; the result is a rich, authentic read. (Mystery. 13-18)"
Adrien can't get away from his wicked sister fast enough after his adoptive parents die in a horrific accident; it takes something huge to get him back in the same city as his sister, his past, the ghosts he's been trying to outrun, and danger he doesn't see coming. Read full book review >
ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann
Released: May 3, 2016

"Abortion is a life-altering choice, but this book doesn't go there. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Can a good Catholic girl be pro-choice? Read full book review >
TRAITOR ANGELS by Anne Blankman
Released: May 3, 2016

"Like Elizabeth, this story never stands still. Readers will love the journey and learn much on the way. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
Blankman weaves religion, science, literary genius, poetry, and romance into a mystery that, if solved, could turn the world upside down. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >