JESUS JACKSON by James Ryan Daley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Smart and sweet, comforting and moving. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When high school football hero Ryan Stiles is found dead at the bottom of a ravine, the only person not consumed by grief is his younger brother. Read full book review >
VANGO by Timothée de Fombelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Beautiful writing, intricate plotting, and breathless reveals—plus several plucky female leads—make this a must-read. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Minutes from joining the priesthood in 1934, Vango, who was found washed ashore on a tiny Italian island as a toddler, must suddenly avoid both arrest and a simultaneous assassination attempt. Read full book review >

EXQUISITE CAPTIVE by Heather Demetrios
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers will wish they had a jinni to grant them the next book in the series. (Fantasy. 15 & up)"
Nalia lives in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, a glittering world of parties and fast cars. She can have anything she wants—except her freedom. Read full book review >
EARTH STAR by Janet Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amaz—simply amaz. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
This far-future science-fiction sequel skips tired genre tropes to offer a fresh and thrilling adventure about hazardous archaeological excavation, a mystery in the sky and a potential threat to all of humanity. Read full book review >
EYES WIDE OPEN by Paul Fleischman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"For high schools that assign one book for all students to read and discuss: This is the one. (source notes, bibliography, suggested resources, glossary, acknowledgements, image credits, index, website) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
With simple, matter-of-fact language, an attractive layout and an abundance of references, this compact guide to addressing climate change is a must-read for millennials and for all who seek solutions to global warming. Read full book review >

Released: July 8, 2014

"A remarkable human story, told with clarity and confidence. (bibliography, Web resources, source notes, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Fleming examines the family at the center of two of the early 20th century's defining events. Read full book review >
THE CARNIVAL AT BRAY by Jessie Ann Foley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Powerfully evocative. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In 1993, 16 year-old Maggie and her family move from Chicago to small-town Ireland with the latest of her mother's romantic partners. Read full book review >
TWO GIRLS STARING AT THE CEILING by Lucy Frank
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Riveting, humanizing and real. (Verse fiction. 13-17)"
Using innovative page design, Frank crafts an unflinching look at illness. Read full book review >