Released: May 1, 2015

"An absorbing mystery enhanced by its intriguing backdrop. (Historical mystery. 10-14)"
The Axelrods take readers to World War I-era New York City for a tale of magic, mystery and crime. Read full book review >
Released: April 28, 2015

"For Stine fans, this new edition is a must, especially with that movie on the horizon. (Autobiography. 9-14)"
The king of chapter-book chillers updates his 1997 autobiography. Read full book review >

STRANGE SKIES by Kristi Helvig
Released: April 28, 2015

"A tepid, disappointing sequel. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
After a hasty exodus from a sun-ravaged Earth, a girl finds herself on a beautiful, lush planet only to discover she's still fighting the same old fight. Read full book review >
VALIANT by Sarah McGuire
Released: April 28, 2015

"A charming, satisfying first novel. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this retelling of "The Brave Little Tailor," a young woman comes to the rescue of a city that's besieged by giants. Read full book review >
LYING OUT LOUD by Kody Keplinger
Released: April 28, 2015

"Fierce, fresh, total fun. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Keplinger breathes new life into what it means to LOL. Read full book review >

LIFE UNAWARE by Cole Gibsen
Released: April 28, 2015

"This well-intentioned story would have profited from a more delicate touch. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The persecutor becomes the persecuted when personal texts and emails are leaked, outing Regan Flay as the scheming mean girl she really is. Read full book review >
THE REPLACED by Kimberly Derting
Released: April 28, 2015

"The book suffers somewhat from middle-book syndrome, but it is still solid enough to keep fans reading. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
The second entry in the Taking trilogy finds Kyra mixing it up with a group of fellow Returned and searching for her lost love. Read full book review >
Released: April 28, 2015

"A solid follow-up to Exile that will leave readers clamoring for the final installment. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Summer and the band she manages, Dangerheart, are still searching for the lost songs of Eli White in this sequel to Exile (2014).Read full book review >
GROUNDED by Megan Morrison
Released: April 28, 2015

"Readers will be eager for more episodes of the intrepid team of Rapunzel and Jack. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
"Stop calling her that witch. She's Witch," Rapunzel insists; she enjoys her easy life in a tower—and Witch's frequent, apparently loving, visits—until Jack Beanstalker tricks Rapunzel into leaving. Read full book review >
Released: April 28, 2015

"Offering a provocative spin on the typical teen-with-cancer plotline, Reed risks her protagonist's likability to explore the aftermath of life-altering second chances. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Evie, 17, bravely faces terminal illness along with her fellow teen sufferers, until fate intervenes; unlike Stella and Caleb, Evie miraculously recovers: "There has been a mistake. Or a miracle." Read full book review >
ROOK by Sharon Cameron
Released: April 28, 2015

"Full of derring-do and double crosses, this romantic adventure is thoroughly engrossing. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
A clever homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel, set in a post-apocalyptic future Europe. Read full book review >
EDEN WEST by Pete Hautman
Released: April 28, 2015

"Ultimately, this is no more than a surface-level exploration of nontraditional religious faith. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jacob's faith and commitment to his cult's restrictive lifestyle waver when he meets two outsider teens who introduce ideas from the outside world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >