I CAN HEAR YOU WHISPER by Lydia Denworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2014

"All parents will recognize the moments of both terror and pride that mark the journey; parents of deaf children will garner both information and insights."
A science journalist and mother of a child born with a congenital deformity of the inner ear brings both perspectives to bear on this account of her journey into the science of hearing and the world of the deaf. Read full book review >
BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT EERIE by Gordon McAlpine
Released: April 17, 2014

"A lightweight gumbo of jokes, codes, treasure, history, mystery and assorted literary references. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The psychically linked twins lay a pair of New Orleans ghosts to rest while surviving a new threat to their lives in this second episode. Read full book review >
AUNT DIMITY AND THE WISHING WELL by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 17, 2014

"Lori's latest is perfect for those who prefer charmingly low-key puzzles to blood-soaked chills and thrills."
The discovery of a wishing well turns a quiet Cotswold village into a hotbed of seething resentment. Read full book review >
CHOP CHOP by Simon Wroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2014

"For British readers, David Nicholls meets Guy Ritchie; for Americans, Dave Eggers channels Anthony Bourdain."
A British university graduate sets out on a journey of self-discovery when he's forced to break a sweat in an asylumlike kitchen in Camden Town. Read full book review >

HANGING BY A HAIR by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 18, 2014

"Marla seems to have the learning curve of a slug, since, as of her 11th outing, she still hasn't figured out that accusing folks of murder will make some of them want to kill you."
A new home spells nothing but trouble for newlyweds Marla and Dalton Vail (Shear Murder, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
GONE AND DONE IT by Maggie Toussaint
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 18, 2014

"Toussaint takes a break from her Cleopatra Jones series (Dime if I Know, 2013, etc.) for a brisk plunge into the paranormal."
A landscaper uses her psychic powers to solve murders old and new. Read full book review >
A FLAME IN THE WIND OF DEATH by Jen. J. Danna
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 18, 2014

"A tricky mystery rich in intriguing suspects and forensic detail."
Witches are suspected of murder in modern-day Salem, Mass. Read full book review >
LOST IN THOUGHT by Cara Bertrand
Released: April 18, 2014

"For genre fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This debut sends a paranormally afflicted teen to a posh school with a secret in this familiar-feeling series opener. Read full book review >
BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >
THE BIG BOOK OF SLUMBER by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 18, 2014

"Mary Logue's Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (2013), and Mem Fox's classic Time for Bed, illustrated by Jane Dyer (1993), explore the same territory with greater success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the crowded field of won't-you-please-go-to-sleep books, this visually pleasing but awkwardly rhymed story fails to forge any new paths into dreamland. Read full book review >
OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >