EARTH GIRL by Janet Edwards
Released: March 5, 2013

"Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
A disabled teen archaeologist works in fascinating, hazardous conditions on a far-future Earth. Read full book review >
THE OUTCAST ORACLE by Laury A. Egan
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Simply delicious fun from start to finish. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this brilliantly written novel, a girl who lives with her con-artist grandfather after her parents have gone wandering hopes to lead a more honest life but must scheme to get by when he dies suddenly. Read full book review >

FIREBORN by Toby Forward
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Terrifying, moving, inspiring and enthralling. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Prequel to Dragonborn (2012), this haunting fable interweaves stories about magic with the magic of stories. Read full book review >
NOWHERE TO RUN by Claire J. Griffin
Released: March 1, 2013

"This brief debut packs a serious punch and will leave readers stunned with Calvin's grim options. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
From the first taut page, it's clear that this isn't going to be a happy story. Read full book review >
WILL & WHIT by Laura Lee Gulledge
Released: May 7, 2013

"Quirky, clever and insightful; a must-read for fans of Raina Telgemeier. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
After the untimely death of her parents, an artistic girl living with her aunt must face her fears. Read full book review >

RAPTURE PRACTICE by Aaron Hartzler
Released: April 9, 2013

"A hilarious first-of-its-kind story that will surely inspire more. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
An eye-opening, autobiographical account of growing up waiting for the rapture. Read full book review >
ROMEO AND JULIET by Gareth Hinds
Kirkus Star
adapted by Gareth Hinds, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As thrilling and riveting as any staging. (author's note) (Graphic drama. 12 & up)"
Shakespeare's tragic lovers receive star treatment in this spellbinding graphic-novel production. Read full book review >
THE COUNTERFEIT FAMILY TREE OF VEE CRAWFORD-WONG by L. Tam Holland
Released: July 23, 2013

"While characters with mixed heritages are increasingly visible in teen literature, their experience in a rapidly shifting cultural landscape is seldom explored in depth. This first-rate debut does exactly that. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A school assignment to research his family tree sends Vee (named for the letter) on a journey of discovery, real and metaphorical, hilarious and moving, that's as much about the future as the past. Read full book review >