THE FORBIDDEN STONE by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Equal parts edge-of-your-seat suspense and heartfelt coming-of-age. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Four precocious preteens and a distracted astrophysicist travel to Europe to unravel a mystery that has already claimed several lives. Read full book review >
NOT IN LOVE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Another chapter book that will readily brighten the day of emergent readers—or adults offering an extended read-aloud. (Fiction. 5-8)"
The trouble with girls is that they are prone to falling in love—and then they want to get married. Read full book review >

THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch. (Verse fiction. 9-12)"
Basketball-playing twins find challenges to their relationship on and off the court as they cope with changes in their lives. Read full book review >
HE LAUGHED WITH HIS OTHER MOUTHS by M.T. Anderson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Layered, beautiful, smart and achingly funny. In a word, brilliant. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
The thrills continue as Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut, goes into the deepest regions of space in search of his long-lost father. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT GARDENER by Jonathan Auxier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Lots of creepiness, memorable characters, a worthy message, Arrasmith's atmospheric drawings and touches of humor amid the horror make this cautionary tale one readers will not soon forget. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Replete with engaging figurative language and literary allusions to works ranging from the Bible to Paradise Lost, Auxier's creepy Victorian ghost story is an allegory on greed and the power of stories. Read full book review >

MORRIS MICKLEWHITE AND THE TANGERINE DRESS by Christine Baldacchino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Sensitive and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Morris definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer. Read full book review >
BURIED SUNLIGHT by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations and impressive, urgent scientific explanation. (Nonfiction.7-12)"
This fourth in Chisholm and Bang's series about the sun's relationship to life on Earth explores its ancient stores of fossil fuels and the effect of intense and rapid consumption of these in recent human history. Read full book review >
AUDREY (COW) by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. Read full book review >