THE GREAT WAVE OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"This exciting, fast-paced, satisfying finale to the Tamarind trilogy does not disappoint. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seven years after siblings Maya, Simon, and Penny visited the mysterious island of Tamarind in The Secrets of Tamarind (2011), Penny, now 12, returns alone on her own perilous, life-changing adventure. Read full book review >
DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL by Eva Darrows
Released: March 28, 2017

"Another smart, savage winner from the author of The Awesome (2015). (Fiction. 13-16)"
What begins as a dark comedy, with a viciously cruel cheerleader found dead (clad only in a coconut-shell bra and a grass miniskirt), takes a surprise flashback turn into raw emotional honesty. Read full book review >

RADIO SILENCE by Alice Oseman
Released: March 28, 2017

"A smart, timely outing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Two teens connect through a mysterious podcast in this sophomore effort by British author Oseman (Solitaire, 2015). Read full book review >
JUST FLY AWAY by Andrew McCarthy
Released: March 28, 2017

"A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel that, despite a too-tidy ending, will appeal broadly to teen readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Lucy's world is rocked when her father confesses to her and her sister that they have a half brother, the result of a brief affair. Read full book review >
NIGHT WITCHES by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite quibbles, it's sure to satisfy fans of Carolyn Meyer, Dear America, and Lasky's own previous World War II fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A rarely told story of sisterhood, passion, and survival during World War II. Read full book review >

JUST A GIRL by Carrie Mesrobian
Released: March 28, 2017

"An authentic, smart read for older teens. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior whose mother has given her an ultimatum that she must leave home immediately after graduation struggles to decide what she will do next. Read full book review >
OVERTURNED by Lamar Giles
Released: March 28, 2017

"An utterly compelling whodunit. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fast-paced mystery uncovers a truth hidden by the bright lights of Las Vegas. Read full book review >
HONESTLY BEN by Bill Konigsberg
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fresh, insightful, inspiring take on what it means to come out. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Not your average boarding school drama. Read full book review >
HEAR THE WOLVES by Victoria Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Short but powerful, with edge-of-your-seat suspense, this is one journey that should remain in readers' memories. (Adventure. 8-14)"
A 12-year-old girl tries to fight off hungry wolves in this survival story. Read full book review >
BRACED by Alyson Gerber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Comparisons to Judy Blume's Deenie (1973) might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Both the literal and figurative senses of the word "spine" form the backbone of Gerber's debut. Read full book review >
BLOOD FAMILY by Anne Fine
Released: March 21, 2017

"A powerhouse of a story about a boy who survives. (Fiction. 14-18)"
By the time he's 7, Eddie and his mother have been locked in an apartment in the north of England by abusive drunk Bryce Harris for four years. Read full book review >
PYROMANTIC by Lish McBride
Released: March 21, 2017

"Gruesome, snarky high jinks, with just the right amount of feels. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Giant snails, terrified kelpies, and supernatural knitting: this is life for the teenagers running supernatural law enforcement in small-town Maine. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >