THE PAIN EATER by Beth Goobie
Released: March 7, 2017

"Powerfully written, this is not just a story about trauma, but also one of healing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A thoughtful and sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)"
Michael was only 4 when he miraculously survived the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945. Read full book review >

A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >
PAYBACK by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Action-packed, high-speed fun. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this trilogy closer, the four escaped clones from Project Osiris are still on the run, trying to avoid capture, discover the truth behind their criminal origins, and rescue the rest of the clones from the clutches of the evil Dr. Hammerstrom. Read full book review >
ARMSTRONG & CHARLIE by Steven B. Frank
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unforgettable, well-drawn titular characters are the heart of this deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny story about family, friendship, integrity, and navigating differences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Two sixth-grade boys from different worlds are brought together by school desegregation in 1970s Los Angeles. Read full book review >

THE GREAT PURSUIT by Wendy Higgins
Released: March 7, 2017

"A tepid, formulaic fantasy that fails to sufficiently interrogate the issues it raises. (Fantasy.13-18)"
Following duology opener The Great Hunt (2016), Princess Aerity and her people face another brutal threat in the form of angry Lashed citizens, who are tired of being punished for their ability to do magic. Read full book review >
FOREVER, OR A LONG, LONG TIME by Caela Carter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Poetic and meditative, this emotionally enthralling novel undresses assumptions with purpose and hope. (Fiction 8-12)"
Flora and Julian are a team. They have to be: after moving from foster home to foster home, the only permanence is in each other. Read full book review >
THE OTHER F-WORD by Natasha Friend
Released: March 7, 2017

"Those facing similar quests to find birth parents will find this story comforting. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens that share a sperm donor go on a quest to find their father. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF A HIGH SCHOOL DISASTER by Emma Chastain
Released: March 7, 2017

"Awkwardness, drama, and a pinch of burgeoning self-awareness. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The chronicles of Chloe Snow's journey from self-absorbed high school freshman to slightly less self-absorbed sophomore. Read full book review >
HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES by Paul Tobin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of How to Capture an Invisible Cat (2015) will find an agreeable extension of its high jinks. (Science fantasy. 8-12)"
Having "stabilized Nothingness" with gravity waves, supergenius Nate Bannister has created an Infinite Engine, and the nefarious Red Death Tea Society is naturally out to get it. Read full book review >
CAVERN OF SECRETS by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"The nail-biting adventure, relevant moral dilemmas, and complex characters will leave readers eager for the final installment. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Forest of Wonders (2016), hero Raffa applies his apothecary skills to thwart the Chancellor of Obsidia's malevolent plot to treat wild animals with botanicals and use them against her own people. Read full book review >
TEAM AWKWARD by Katy Birchall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"Frothy, funny klutziness. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A viral video makes Anna famous for falling into a potted plant in this sequel to The It Girl (2016). 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 >