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 >
THE 13TH CONTINUUM by Jennifer Brody
Released: April 19, 2016

"Derivative and half-baked. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
A teenager discovers something very wrong in her post-apocalyptic deep-sea colony. Read full book review >
ORIGINAL FAKE by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Released: April 19, 2016

"Inky comics washed and textured with bright orange are interspersed throughout—a fine embellishment in this distinctive, smart novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Loner artist Frankie struggles with his family when he helps a street artist renowned in his hometown near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Read full book review >
EXTREME BATTLEFIELDS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"A bit unfocused but unusual of theme and gratifyingly broad of both historical and geographical scope. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Ten tales of wartime peril and heroism during huge storms, amid trackless mountains, and in the face of other natural barriers and disasters. Read full book review >
CARAVAGGIO by Mark David Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Late Renaissance Italy comes to life in this upper-middle-grade novel featuring the painter Caravaggio and a young friend. Read full book review >
HALF-TRUTHS AND BRAZEN LIES by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2016

"Yes, sometimes lies grease the wheels—'society would collapse if we told the truth all the time,' say some experts. You wouldn't want that to happen, so let Vermond be your guide. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
We all lie. We can't help it. Read full book review >
YOU GOT THIS! by Maya S. Penn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 12, 2016

"There's no doubt Maya will continue to change the world for the better, and those who can follow her advice might have a shot at joining forces. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
If every teenager were as together as author Penn, the world would be a much different place. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >