CAPRICIOUS by Gabrielle Prendergast
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sensitive and compelling. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
This verse novel follows a girl juggling two boyfriends and trying to cope with her rival at school. Read full book review >
CHASING CHEETAHS by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another winning combination of elegant design, thoughtful organization and fascinating information. (bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A trusted pair of wildlife observers introduce Namibian cheetahs and a woman who has taken on the responsibility for saving them. Read full book review >

WHISPER by Chris Struyk-Bonn
Released: April 1, 2014

"A thoughtful dystopian drama. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Struyk-Bonn's debut offers a darkly hopeful take on the universal themes of family and identity.   Read full book review >
DEAR NOBODY by Gillian McCain
Released: April 1, 2014

"While the voice is authentic, this book is an experience, not a crafted narrative. (Memoir. 14-18)"
The posthumous memoir of a drug-abusing teen who died of cystic fibrosis. Read full book review >
DEATH SPIRAL by Janie Chodosh
Released: April 1, 2014

"This science-heavy mystery isn't as smart as it would like to be. (Mystery. 12-17)"
When a junkie dies, no one bothers to ask questions—except her daughter. Read full book review >

DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS by Laini Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Despite being speeded to resolution, an ambitious, gorgeously edgy drama lit up by its coruscating characters and prose. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Destiny and love commingle despite, it sometimes seems, the author's best efforts to prevent them in this culmination to the 1,000-year war between angelic beasts and bestial angels. Read full book review >
ITCH ROCKS by Simon Mayo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A satisfying continuation of Itch's adventures as an element-hunter superhero. (Adventure. 10-15)"
Itchingham "Itch" Lofte is back and ready to prove that sometimes kids are better than adults at saving the world. Read full book review >
WORLD WAR I FOR KIDS by R. Kent Rasmussen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a horrific war that unfortunately didn't turn out to be "the war to end all wars." (timeline, resources, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A comprehensive study of the Great War, emphasizing the changes the war brought and how it shaped our modern world. Read full book review >
JASMINE AND MADDIE by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"While no new ground is covered in Pakkala's novel, the spot-on cover will entice readers who will identify with the pain of middle school, enjoy the well-developed secondary characters and applaud the girls' growth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can two seemingly opposite girls become friends? Read full book review >
EARTHRISE by Edgar Mitchell
Released: April 1, 2014

"This fascinating insider account of astronaut training and the transformative experience of traveling to the moon will especially appeal to readers with an interest in astronomy and space travel. (chronology, websites, bibliography) (Memoir. 12-16)"
A member of the Apollo 14 mission and the sixth person to walk on the moon chronicles his life experiences leading up to that defining event and how it changed him forever afterward. Read full book review >
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers will empathize as April displays spunk and resilience in addressing her mistakes and remaining true to herself. (Fiction. 11-14)"
April's much-anticipated eighth-grade year rapidly devolves into a debacle. Read full book review >
A MATTER OF SOULS by Denise Lewis Patrick
Released: April 1, 2014

Eight short stories with long memory cut to the quick—all the more as they could be true.

Patrick's tales from the distant and not-so-distant past shed fresh light on interracial and intraracial conflicts that shape and often distort the realities of African-Americans. Read full book review >