ALIEN ESCAPE by Geronimo Stilton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"With a story like an old-fashioned episode of Star Trek, this is a wonderful science-fiction introduction for young readers. (the spacemice creed) (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)"
Explore space with Geronimo Stiltonix, futuristic analog of the familiar Geronimo Stilton. Read full book review >
CATCH A FALLING STAR by Kim Culbertson
Released: April 29, 2014

"Written with a sure hand and keen insight. (Romance. 12-16)"
When a movie company comes to shoot in a picturesque California town, the movie star's manager pays a local girl to pose as the star's girlfriend in this heartfelt romance. Read full book review >

SENSATION by Thalma Lobel
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intriguing look at how our sensory perceptions affect our language and ability to understand abstract concepts but can also sway judgment. Shelve alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely and others in the pop-psych realm."
Examination of how new experiments are revealing how we are "unconsciously influenced in the most amazing ways by the physical experiences our senses convey." Read full book review >
RULES OF SUMMER by Shaun Tan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Evocative, enthralling and with absolutely astounding artwork so good readers will wish that, like summer, it would last forever. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
One summer, two brothers live by mysteriously dire rules laid down by the older of the pair. Read full book review >
TARGET PRACTICE by Mike Maihack
Released: April 29, 2014

"Offer this winning adventure to young fans of Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl (2011). (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
This Cleopatra wasn't born to rule over Egypt—she has a galaxy to save! Read full book review >

SO MUCH TO DO by Richard Ravitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"For policy wonks and readers with a particular interest in New York."
An exemplary public servant recounts his eventful life at the intersection of business and politics. Read full book review >
RUBY by Cynthia Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"A very strong first novel that blends tough realism with the appealing strangeness of a fever dream."
Voodoo, faith and racism converge in an East Texas town—particularly within the troubled titular heroine—in this bracing debut novel. Read full book review >
BEYOND NEWS by Mitchell Stephens
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like the news itself, an analysis that must be read with a critical eye."
A professor makes what will seem to some a radical suggestion to disconnect journalism from news, but he belabors the obvious in making the argument and offers little suggestion for a business model that might support his vision of journalism's future. Read full book review >
THE TITANIC LOCKET by Suzanne Weyn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2014

"Mild goose bumps for readers who prefer their ectoplasm served up in buckets. (Horror. 8-10)"
Spectral voyagers practically outnumber the living ones on a re-enactment of the Titanic's cruise in this ghost-happy series opener. Read full book review >
THE KIDS WILL BE FINE by Daisy Waugh
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: April 29, 2014

"Whether or not you agree that parents deserve to hold on to vestiges of their pre-parenting years, for the most part, Waugh's message misses the mark."
A scattered book "in defense of mothers everywhere who have had enough of the constant commentary…and guilt-inducing advice on something we might do far more enjoyably (and far better) left to our own instinctively irritable and lazy but loving devices." Read full book review >
A VERY PRINCIPLED BOY by Mark A. Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A murky effort exacerbated by myriad shadowy agencies and a deeply unsympathetic protagonist."
An obscure wartime spy working for the OSS, the wartime precursor to the CIA, gets a thorough exposé by a government lawyer and former CIA officer. Read full book review >
PSYCHOS by Babe  Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Pithy, entertaining, inconsequential."
Fictional author Walker is back for more privileged and outlandish adventures in this follow-up to White Girl Problems (2012), the faux memoir based on her Twitter feed. Read full book review >