RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Once again, DiCamillo demonstrates the power of simple words in a beautiful and wise tale. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Ten-year-old Raymie Clarke of Lister, Florida, has a plan to get her father to come back home. Read full book review >
FINDING HOPE by Colleen Nelson
Released: April 12, 2016

"A double story that draws readers in. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Hope misses her brother Eric, a former star hockey player who has become a meth addict. Will leaving home for a boarding school in the city help ease the pain? Read full book review >

THE LAST MONSTER by Ginger Garrett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"An uneven but entertaining approach to mixed mythologies. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Introspective Sofia, a recent cancer survivor midway through seventh grade, acquires both a prosthetic leg and an unlooked-for role: Guardian of monsters. Read full book review >
DEFENDER by Graham McNamee
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tense, fast-moving, and atmospheric. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Finding a long-dead body in the basement of her run-down Toronto apartment building sends Tyne searching for uncomfortable truths. Read full book review >
WAYBOUND by Cameron Baity
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"A brainy, action-packed fantasy outing even more complex and sophisticated than series opener Foundry's Edge (2015). (glossary) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Phoebe Plumm and Micah Tanner bravely search for the mysterious Occulyth, which they hope will resolve all of their challenges in this second of the Books of Ore. Read full book review >

TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >
MY SEVENTH-GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS by Brooks Benjamin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"An earnest first novel with a solid message about finding out who you are on your own terms. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dillon's dad wants him to play football, his crew wants him to freestyle, but all he wants to do is dance, dance. Read full book review >
LOVE & GELATO by Jenna Evans Welch
Released: April 12, 2016

"Seasoned with luscious descriptions of Renaissance architecture and Italian food, a sure bet for fans of romance fiction and armchair travel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Her life already upended by her mother's short illness and death, Lina, 16, moves to Tuscany to live with the father she's never met. Read full book review >
DREAMOLOGY by Lucy Keating
Released: April 12, 2016

"Formulaic teen romance decorated with science-fiction mishmash. (Romance. 13-16)"
When Alice starts at a new high school, she finds the boy she's been dreaming of her entire life. Read full book review >
KLICKITAT by Peter Rock
Released: April 12, 2016

"Brooding, evocative, mysterious; a tale for mature readers to dig into—and then discuss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivian, 15, who struggles with anxiety, feels her older sister, Audra, 17, a strong-willed free spirit, pulling away from her; before Audra vanishes, she promises Vivian she'll come back for her. Read full book review >
THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry
Released: April 12, 2016

"Immersive and mesmerizing. (character list, historical note, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fantasy. 14-17)"
A girl matchmaker in 13th-century southern France meets a mystic on the run from the Inquisition. Read full book review >
COUNTING THYME by Melanie Conklin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"Thyme's remarkable perseverance and resilience will inspire readers of Conklin's compassionate tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Her younger brother's critical illness and a transcontinental move create upheaval in 11-year-old Thyme's life. 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 >