STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND THEN LEAVE by John Boyne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2014

"A vivid, accessible tale of the staggering price war exacts from those who had no voice in waging it. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Another child's-eye view of war from the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2006); here the child is working-class, the conflict, World War I. Read full book review >
THE CRACKS IN THE KINGDOM by Jaclyn Moriarty
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not for the impatient or new reader, but otherwise even better than the first. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Moriarty's latest draws this world and Cello ever closer. Read full book review >

CAMINAR by Skila Brown
Released: March 25, 2014

"A promising debut. (glossary, author Q&A) (Verse/historical fiction. 10-14)"
The horrors of the Guatemalan civil war are filtered through the eyes of a boy coming of age. Read full book review >
STELLA by Helen Eve
Released: March 25, 2014

"A fizzy, fashionable, schoolgirl rivalry with depth. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A clash between boarding school rivals becomes a platform for a thought-provoking, in-depth dual character study. Read full book review >
HIDDEN LIKE ANNE FRANK by Marcel Prins
Released: March 25, 2014

"Terrifying, haunting and powerful. (foreword, glossary) (Collective memoir. 12 & up)"
Dutch survivors of the Holocaust remember their years as hidden children. Read full book review >

SILVER by Chris Wooding
Released: March 25, 2014

"It's just all kinds of white-knuckle fun. (Horror. 12 & up)"
When strange insects assault a remote boarding school in England, the kids try to save the day in this tense page-turner. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF LETTING GO by Gae Polisner
Released: March 25, 2014

"Both hopeful and careful—like Francesca herself. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Four years after her younger brother, Simon, drowned in the ocean, Francesca Schnell meets a child she thinks might be his reincarnation. Read full book review >
SAVING BABY DOE by Danette Vigilante
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 20, 2014

"Overall, a fairly appealing tale of urban friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A middle-grade novel that chronicles the problems a boy and his friend encounter after finding an abandoned baby. Read full book review >
STARLING by Fiona Paul
Released: March 20, 2014

"Formulaic, anachronistic, undemanding. (Historical mystery. 14 & up)"
Cass and Luca return to Venice to clear their names and put an end to the Order of the Eternal Rose once and for all in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >
SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >
LOST GIRL FOUND by Leah Bassoff
Released: March 18, 2014

"Moving and necessary. (timeline, glossary, maps) (Fiction. 12-14)"
Much ink has been worthily spent calling attention to the harrowing experiences of the Lost Boys of Sudan. So what of the girls? Read full book review >
REMNANTS OF TOMORROW by Kassy Tayler
Released: March 18, 2014

"A heroine who places herself in the back seat during a revolution makes for an unsatisfying end to the series. (Steampunk. 14-16)"
The conclusion to the Ashes of Twilight trilogy misses the potential of its promised revolution, focusing on pining over punches. Read full book review >