DAEMON HALL by Andrew Nance
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An unexpectedly optimistic ending concludes this gentle horror tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Famous author Ian Tremblin has chosen five teenagers to spend the night in his haunted mansion. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"But her turnabout and subsequent actions feel too abrupt to be real, and while the book has the outward trappings of Judaism, it lacks the spirituality underneath. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Determined to "take eighth-grade by social storm" by finally becoming a member of the elite crowd, 13-year-old Stacy Friedman leaps for the heavens and falls flat on her toches. Read full book review >

FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"This splendid read will both satisfy and tantalize lovers of the first book and send newly introduced readers to look for it. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Three teen heroes of Seeker (2006) leave the Nomana within days of each other. Read full book review >
INTO THE WILD by Sarah Beth Durst
Released: June 1, 2007

"Deeper than most rewritten fairy tales, this existential story is chunked with big ideas about the fairy-tale genre, yet the story is lightened with touches that will connect with its audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Imagining something called "The Wild," which might eat your shoes while living under your bed, might be easier for a 12-year-old than an adult. Read full book review >
A PORTRAIT OF PIA by Marisabina Russo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"While missing a few dramatic opportunities by recounting action that's already occurred, this sensitively showcases the anguish of siblings of the mentally ill. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Russo pens a thoughtful story of a family's troubles and triumphs. Read full book review >

FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"A noble effort, but may struggle to find an audience. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A one-footed ex-thief and a homeless orphan with a ruined hand figure prominently in this ambitious tale of a town that unites to rebuild a clipper ship. Read full book review >
HOW TO TAKE THE EX OUT OF EX-BOYFRIEND by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"Fast-paced and funny, Rallison's latest will satisfy faithful fans and will encourage new ones to join the fun. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Caught between her popular boyfriend, Jesse, and her headstrong twin, Dante, Giovanna (16) is forced to take sides in the upcoming student-council election. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE BILLBOARD by Susan Gates
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

Thirteen-year-old Firebird Tucker lives with her father, grandmother and twin brother in a swamp—a magical, spooky wilderness endangered by the growth of the nearby city and rising waters. Read full book review >
ELVIS PRESLEY by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2007

"Young people who want to know who the King was will find out, and their parents and grandparents will rediscover their sorrow that 'Elvis has left the building.' (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
A deeply engaging biography, written by someone who clearly loved Elvis and wants to share his story with a new generation. Read full book review >
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 22, 2007

"By the last page of this exhilarating journey, it's delightfully clear that the ending is merely the beginning. (Fiction. 11-15)"
This first in a planned series borrows characters from history, legend and mythology, but is set in modern time. Read full book review >
LEEPIKE RIDGE by N.D. Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"While not the best option for reluctant readers, this is still a strong choice for every type of library. (Fiction 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Tom Hammond is not happy with his mother's choice of a possible future fiancé; Mr. Veatch is not only a teacher, but he's pretty gross. Read full book review >
FERRET ISLAND by Richard W. Jennings
ADVENTURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"Terrific, vintage stuff. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From an author who fairly defines "quirky" comes a downright loopy journey into territory both mythic and gleefully ridiculous. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >