THE 13TH CONTINUUM by Jennifer Brody
Released: April 19, 2016

"Derivative and half-baked. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenager discovers something very wrong in her post-apocalyptic deep-sea colony. Read full book review >
ORIGINAL FAKE by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Released: April 19, 2016

"Inky comics washed and textured with bright orange are interspersed throughout—a fine embellishment in this distinctive, smart novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Loner artist Frankie struggles with his family when he helps a street artist renowned in his hometown near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Read full book review >

EXTREME BATTLEFIELDS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"A bit unfocused but unusual of theme and gratifyingly broad of both historical and geographical scope. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Ten tales of wartime peril and heroism during huge storms, amid trackless mountains, and in the face of other natural barriers and disasters. Read full book review >
CARAVAGGIO by Mark David Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Late Renaissance Italy comes to life in this upper-middle-grade novel featuring the painter Caravaggio and a young friend. Read full book review >
HALF-TRUTHS AND BRAZEN LIES by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Yes, sometimes lies grease the wheels—'society would collapse if we told the truth all the time,' say some experts. You wouldn't want that to happen, so let Vermond be your guide. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
We all lie. We can't help it. Read full book review >

YOU GOT THIS! by Maya S. Penn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"There's no doubt Maya will continue to change the world for the better, and those who can follow her advice might have a shot at joining forces. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
If every teenager were as together as author Penn, the world would be a much different place. Read full book review >
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Fascinating reading for both browsers and those seeking a more thorough understanding of immigration. (appendix, timeline, source notes, bibliography, credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
As timely as the latest newspaper headline and political debate, Osborne's latest nonfiction volume offers historical context for the issue of immigration. Read full book review >
AFTERLIGHT by Rebecca Lim
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will hold out hope for a second installment set in Lim's richly imagined world. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)"
A misfit Australian teen reluctantly pursues a strong connection with the dead to solve a murder. Read full book review >
UPSTAGED by Patricia McCowan
Released: April 12, 2016

"A nifty story for theater fans. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A stage-struck girl accustomed to getting the lead must face real competition when her dad moves her to Toronto. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The devastating superstorm arrives without warning at night, destroying the bridge connecting Haven, a New Jersey barrier island, to the mainland and isolating residents from one another; with her mother and fragile little brother on the other side, Mira Banul, 17, must cope alone. Read full book review >
LADY RENEGADES by Rachel Hawkins
Released: April 12, 2016

"Mythic adventure at the country club. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Adolescent Alabama belles have taken on the magical powers of ancient Greek heroes and mystics, with complicated results. Now they try to resolve it all in this third installment of the Rebel Belle series. Read full book review >
PAWS OF COURAGE by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"The photographs will make this highly appealing to dog lovers who will also find the brief text and short chapters easy to manage. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Myriad canines loyally serve in a variety of roles aiding their human companions; National Geographic portrays the efforts of 24 working dogs. 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 >