IT'S CATCHING by Jennifer Gardy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Infectious. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A slim volume about a small protagonist. Read full book review >
HOPE IS A GIRL SELLING FRUIT by Amrita Das
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

""We're all in this together," Das writes, "lost, but not quite." Older, Western children and teens may well feel they've found an unexpected comrade. (afterword on the art) (Picture book. 11-16)"
Das debuts with illustrations done in a distinctive Indian style paired to a brief meditative text—part memoir, part artist's statement, part rumination—on women's personal journeys. Read full book review >

THE FOUNDRY'S EDGE by Cam Baity
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"An edgy, fast-moving, Seuss-ian political allegory for a new generation. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A spoiled 12-year-old girl discovers that her country stands on a metal foundation "built from the bones of a murdered world." Read full book review >
DREAMER, WISHER, LIAR by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amusing, heartfelt time travel about friends and wishes—old and new. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Bracing for a lonely summer, Ash is surprised when the little girl she babysits and some unexpected time travel open new horizons. Read full book review >
EARTH STAR by Janet Edwards
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amaz—simply amaz. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
This far-future science-fiction sequel skips tired genre tropes to offer a fresh and thrilling adventure about hazardous archaeological excavation, a mystery in the sky and a potential threat to all of humanity. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW by Natalie Whipple
Released: April 15, 2014

"With unwavering BFFs, stolen kisses, red herrings and a variety of spells, there's something for chick-lit, romance, mystery and fantasy fans alike. (Supernatural romance. 13-18)"
If being an adolescent already feels like a curse, try life as a modern teenage witch. Read full book review >
FLUFF DRAGON by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A Bieber joke at about the 100-page mark justifies the entire book. It will be dated by the end of the year, but by then, readers will be eagerly waiting for the next volume. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
This is a book that shouldn't work. Read full book review >
BUGGED by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Tailor-made for epidemiologists-in-the-making and connoisseurs of the gross. (glossary, multimedia information sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
From the creators of Poop Happened! (2010), a swarm of bug-driven disasters suffered through the centuries. Read full book review >
SEKRET by Lindsay Smith
Released: April 15, 2014

"A sudden cliffhanger sets up this fast-paced thriller (full of blaring brass and pounding drums) for a sequel. (historical note) (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Cold War espionage smoothly blended with psychic romance. Read full book review >
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler
Released: April 15, 2014

"Working in the grand tradition of children's fantasy, Wexler's off to a promising start. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Being a Reader comes with significant challenges in this fantasy filled with ever-changing library stacks, enchanted books and talking cats. Read full book review >
FROZEN by Erin Bowman
Released: April 15, 2014

"A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it's an almost grueling read. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Fans of dystopian-adventure tale Taken (2013) can follow protagonist and narrator Gray on his dangerous mission to find potential allies in Group A, inhabitants of a distant experimental village/prison. Read full book review >
THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME by Jennifer E.  Smith
Released: April 10, 2014

"Truth about love always gets our attention, and this book will catch readers'. (Fiction. 12-18)"
As she did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012), Smith fashions long-distance travel into a metaphor for the leaps of faith that love demands. Read full book review >