GREAT FALLS by Steve Watkins
Released: April 26, 2016

"A gripping, moving, disturbing tale of homecoming. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two brothers try to flee their demons on a canoe trip. Read full book review >
THE INCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE by Laura McNeal
Released: April 26, 2016

"Expert pacing will keep readers turning the pages until they know Thisbe's fate. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl disappears after last being seen standing on a bridge: she must have jumped…right? Read full book review >

LOVE BOMB by Jenny McLachlan
Released: April 26, 2016

"A sweet mother-daughter tale. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Betty, just turning 15, lost her mother to cancer when she was a toddler. Now she thinks she's in love for the first time. Can she still get advice from Mum? Read full book review >
DOWN WITH THE SHINE by Kate Karyus Quinn
Released: April 26, 2016

"Contemporary fiction with a touch of magic and a hint of horror, Quinn's latest defies traditional labels and offers readers a different sort of fictitious escape. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Lennie Cash hasn't had it easy. Read full book review >
POISON IS NOT POLITE by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 26, 2016

"A first-rate whodunit, reminiscent of a game of Clue and terrific preparation for the works of Agatha Christie. (Historical mystery. 10-14)"
Wells and Wong return in a classic country-estate mystery. Read full book review >

TRIAL BY FIRE by Norah McClintock
Released: April 19, 2016

"A solid mystery with social overtones. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This latest Riley Donovan mystery takes Riley to a small town that doesn't want to accept an immigrant farmer. Read full book review >
LEGGINGS REVOLT by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Thin but nevertheless intriguing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eric has just moved to a new school with a strict principal. However, Mr. Germinato seems most concerned with the school dress code, which applies only to girls. Read full book review >
PRIDE by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"This attractive work will be welcomed by readers searching for guidance and hope. (glossary, references, resources, index, acknowledgments, author's note) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
LGBTQ culture and rights are covered through the prism of Pride in this timely work. Read full book review >
#STATIC by Eric Laster
Released: April 19, 2016

"The posthumous bond formed between the brothers is touching and the mystery a genuine surprise, but too much of the humor falls flat, unnecessarily distancing readers from the tale.(Paranormal mystery. 14-18)"
Curtis receives phone calls from his recently deceased older brother that make him suspect his death may not have been accidental. Read full book review >
MR. FAHRENHEIT by T. Michael Martin
Released: April 19, 2016

"Undercooked. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Teens on the cusp of leaving their sleepy town shoot down a flying saucer. Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE by Brian Farrey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 19, 2016

"Heart-rending and genuine, this magical coming-of-age story is not to be missed. (Fantasy 10-14)"
The queen is dying, a strange menace lures townspeople to places unknown, and Princess Jeniah's only hope for saving her monarchy lies in the one place prophesied to bring about its destruction. Read full book review >
SCARLETT EPSTEIN HATES IT HERE by Anna Breslaw
Released: April 19, 2016

"A sparkling, unabashedly feminist debut. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A self-described "dorky virgin" from a crushingly boring Central Jersey suburb, Scarlett Epstein feels both socially inferior and intellectually superior to everyone around her. 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 >