BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
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The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books “Rosie Revere, Engineer” and “Iggy Peck, Architect” are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world
ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST
by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Abrams Books for Young Readers, September 2016
Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should.
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts are the creators of “Iggy Peck, Architect”, “Rosie Revere, Engineer”, and “Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau”, among other award-winning children’s books.
6 new titles to publish in the same universe
Another beautiful ode to life lived in harmony with nature, and by the labor of one’s own hands, from an artist of great warmth and clarity
“Lavish with words and images in a story that is a worthy heir to Robert McCloskey’s work… The sense of place is so rich that it seems possible to smell the air and hear the gulls.” — Publisher’s Weekly
For one young boy, it’s a perfect summer day to spend at the beach with his family. He scours the high tide line for treasures, listens to the swizzling sound of barnacles, and practices walking the plank. But mostly he waits for high tide. Then he’ll be able to swim and dive off the log raft his family is building. While he waits, sea birds and other creatures mirror the family’s behaviors: building and hunting, wading and eating. At long last the tide arrives, and human and animal alike savor the water.
Nikki McClure is the author and illustrator of “Collect Raindrops”, “In”, “Mama”, “Is It Summer Yet?”, “To Market, To Market”, “Apple”, and “How to Be a Cat”. She is also the illustrator of “All in a Day” by Cynthia Rylant and “May the Stars Drip Down” by Jeremy Chatelain.
A little girl and her beloved stuffed owl
OLIVIA LOVES OWL
by David McPhail
Abrams Appleseed, August 2016
Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special.
David McPhail is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including “Waddles”, “Water Boy”, and “When Sheep Sleep”.
A whip-smart, heart-wrenching debut YA novel about first love, first loss, and filmmaking that will delight fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven
In the movie version of Amelia’s life, the roles have always been clear. Her older brother, Toby: definitely the Star. As popular with the stoners as he is with the cheerleaders, Toby is someone you’d pay ten bucks to watch sweep Battle of the Bands and build a “beach party” in the bathroom. As for Amelia? She’s Toby Anderson’s Younger Sister. She’s perfectly happy to watch Toby’s hijinks from the sidelines, when she’s not engrossed in one of her elaborately themed Netflix movie marathons. But recently Toby’s been acting in a very non-movie-version way. He’s stopped hanging out with his horde of friends and started obsessively journaling and disappearing for days at a time. Amelia doesn’t know what’s happened to her awesome older brother, or who this strange actor is that’s taken his place. And there’s someone else pulling at her attention: a smart, cute new boyfriend who wants to know the real Amelia—not Toby’s Sidekick. Amelia feels adrift without her star, but to best help Toby—and herself—it might be time to cast a new role: Amelia Anderson, leading lady.
Emma Wunsch has written movie reviews for The Washington Free Press, worked in a used bookstore, taught college-level writing, and published short fiction and journalism in a variety of publications.
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From one of Germany’s most important authors of children’s novels and novels for young adults
It’s only a few sentences in a yet unpublished manuscript seventeen-year-old Vita finds in her father’s study… Soon after that she and her friends start on a trip across Europe and accidentally find themselves in a small and picturesque village: Viagello, the very spot mentioned in her father’s manuscript.
Vita is strangely attracted to the village, even more so when the tightrope artist Luca literally lands in front of her. He will guide her on a journey deep down into her memories that will end with something that happened in Viagello – in that longest night of all…
900.000 copies of Isabel Abedi’s titles have been sold worldwide.
A love story
Nia saves Aaron’s life by donating an organ to him. So will Aaron now be indebted to her for life? The cynical young man doesn’t like that idea at all. When Nia inherits a cottage in the Outback of Australia and doesn’t dare to travel there, Aaron seizes his chance: He will pay Nia back for saving his life so he can find closure. And to do so, he’ll take Nia to the end of the world if that’s what it takes…
Kira Gembri is the author of WENN DU DICH TRAUST. With EIN TEIL VON UNS, she has written another love story with a sicklit touch in the cheerful voice her readers love.
As fluffy as candy cotton and bursting with the joy of living
ZWEI WIE ZUCKER UND ZIMT
Zurück in die süße Zukunft
(Two Like Sugar and Spice
Back to the Sweet Future)
by Stefanie Gerstenberger and Marta Martin
Charlotte, called Charles, is outraged! How can anyone be as pliable as Marion, her mother? And then it happens: One morning after an argument Charles suddenly wakes up in Marion’s teen room. Charles jumped back to the past and finds herself in the presence of her fifteen-year-old mother! Marion wears ugly dungarees, swims naked and goes with the flow in the wild Eighties. At first Charles is bewildered – then she’s fascinated. Will she ever make it back to the future? And does she really want to?
Stefanie Gerstenberger and Marta Martin are mother and daughter; they present their first joint novel with ZWEI WIE ZUCKER UND ZIMT.
CHILDREN’S BOOKS SEQUELS
DAS REINSTE KATZENTHEATER
The Number One on the bestseller lists celebrates a new addition to the family! Cheyenne’s little brother, Rocco, makes for a new and (usually) adorable character in the Lotta verse and causes plenty of squealing, screaming and laughter.
ALLE PFLAUMEN FLIEGEN HOCH
Being a poet, Linni McLeft could have the whole world at her feet. But there are constantly new tasks that force the little celebrity to show her talents. This time it’s going to be sport, as Linni’s famous great-grandmother Emilie thinks. It doesn’t matter whether it is soccer, miniature golf or elephant polo.
VIER FREUNDINNEN UND EIN ABENTEUER AUF ACHT PFOTEN
Fortunately Tamtam is the world’s best animal trainer, and right away the Muffin Club is thrilled about Turbo and Bacon. But when they get to go on a trip to the dinosaur museum, none of the four friends wants to watch the dogs. And things get even worse: Suddenly Turbo and Bacon disappear without a trace …
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Awaken. See who you are. Use your skills. Fight!
(Die Diamantkrieger-Saga #1)
(The Diamond Warrior Saga #1)
by Bettina Belitz
Cbt, April 2016
17-year-old Sara has sold her soul to the Hydra – that sinister underworld she works for as a highly talented master thief and, thanks to her unique instincts, steals valuable diamonds one night after the other. Sara is not interested in what happens to the diamonds – until the enigmatic Damir appears in the catacombs of the underworld. Everything about him suggests that he, too, is acting on behalf of the Hydra. The more often Damir and Sara meet up, the more intensive the almost magic power of attraction between the two of them becomes, and in Sara’s human body it awakens superhuman gifts that are slumbering deep within her: the skills of a diamond warrior. Damir is not a master thief. He belongs to the secret lodge of the diamond warriors that declared war on the Hydra centuries ago and has been given the task of « awakening » Sara as one of the lodge. Not on any account, however, must he fall in love with Sara, nor she with him.
Bettina Belitz has started writing stories when she was still a child. After graduating from university she first worked freelance as a journalist and copywriter.
When dream and reality clash
Liz keeps dreaming of a good-looking boy she has never seen. He is standing on the cliffs and in the dream Liz is very happy. The dream is so realistic that she is afraid of losing her mind. How can you fall in love with a boy who isn’t even real? When in a hold-up she suddenly finds herself facing this very boy, she is gobsmacked. Not so much because he really does exist – although there is that to it as well – but because he is so completely different from what she had expected: not a gentle boy but the member of a dangerous gang. Liz is completely shocked. How come that the boy she thought was her soul mate is a petty criminal raiding a filling station?Against all reason, she wants to find out who he is and why he has been haunting her dreams. She does not realise that she has long since attracted his attention, for only she saw him in the raid and can therefore be a danger for him.
Jennifer Benkau was awarded the DeLiA literature prize for her dystopian novel “Dark Canopy” in 2013.
Absolutely normal but unique for each one of us
One of the most exciting steps on the path to adulthood which is frequently loaded with extremely high expectations is the « first time ». Doubts and fears are also part of it – is what I want really normal or am I a freak? For her final graduation project, student Sheeva wants to film a report about the first time and records interviews with twelve teenagers. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have very different attitudes to the first time. Some are in wait-and-see mode, while others reflect on what something they have already been through was like. But it is never too explicit or tactless. The experience for some was « wonderful » and for others, at the other extreme, « an absolute catastrophe », which proves one thing more than anything else: there is no such thing as a « normal » first time. For each person it is a unique experience and talking about it no reason to rush from the room blushing.
Brigitte Blobel has authored a considerable number of novels for teenagers and adults, many of them award-winning and translated into 22 languages.
A thrilling new series in which fantasy and futuristic worlds collide – literary!
LUNA UND DER KATZEN BÄR
Luna and the Cat-Bear
by Udo Weigelt, illustrated by Joëlle Tourlonias
VERTRAGEN SICH WIEDER #2
(Make Up Again #2)
Moving house is a lot of work, Luna thinks, not to mention all the unpacking. When Carlo suggests that she moves into his tree-house and he takes over her room, she is immediately all for it. They both embark on the task ahead of them with great enthusiasm. But imagine their disappointment when they enter their rooms and see that from now on Luna will be sleeping in a hammock and Carlo in a pink nightmare. And not only that. His favourite blanket – his security blanket – has shrunk in the washing machine to the size of a face cloth … Carlo is close to tears. Will the little Cat-Bear ever be able to forgive Luna?
LUNA UND DER KATZEN BÄR #1
(Luna and the Cat-Bear #1)
Never before has Luna felt so lonesome. She and her family have just moved into the new house. She had to leave all her playschool friends behind. And then Ninchen, Luna’s cuddly bunny, has disappeared! How will she ever be able to go to sleep without Ninchen to cuddle? If only she had a friend here. Luna blinks. Didn’t something move just now in one of the packing cases? She cautiously pulls out the jar with the gummi bears. There is something cuddly and soft in there …
Udo Weigelt has written about 50 children’s books for various publishing houses, several of which have been translated into 15 languages.
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The secrets of attraction
Cassidy Emmerich is reeling from a sudden, humiliating breakup. The last thing she wants to do is stick around and be reminded of her ex everywhere she goes. On impulse, she decides to spend the summer with her father and his family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. A different scene and a new job working as a camp counselor seem like the perfect recipe for forgetting Gavin as quickly as possible—not to mention for avoiding him until he leaves for college. Bryan Lakewood is sick of nevers. You’ll never walk. You’ll never surf. You’ll never slow dance with a girl and have her put her head on your shoulder. Last year he made one false move—now he’s paralyzed and needs to use a wheelchair. But he’s back at his camp job and determined to reclaim his independence—and his confidence. Cass is expecting two months of healing her broken heart, Bryan is expecting a summer of tough adjustments, neither is expecting to fall in love…
Robin Constantine is the author of “The Promise of Amazing” and “The Secrets of Attraction”.
A new middle grade series from award-winning author, Courtney Sheinmel
by Courtney Sheinmel
Sleeping Bear Press, November 2015
Zack doesn’t have a lot of friends. But that’s OK – he has Uncle Max. So when Zack’s toe starts itching on his tenth birthday, an itch that just won’t go away, he turns to Uncle Max. And Uncle Max’s explanation is definitely not what Zack was expecting. Zack is a genie, descended from a long line of genies. And before Uncle Max can tell Zack the secrets of geniehood, Zack is whisked away on his first genie assignment. But he doesn’t know what he is supposed to do, or how to use his powers. He needs to figure out both soon, if he ever wants to get home.
Courtney Sheinmel is the author of “Edgewater”, “All the Things You Are”, and the “Stella Batts” series for young readers. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Sequoyah Award (Positively), a National Parenting Publication Awards honorable mention (the Stella Batts series), and have appeared on recommended lists, including the ABC Best Books for Children.
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In this “Groundhog Day” meets “The Shining”, Halen returns to her family’s isolated resort island off the coast of Virginia only to discover that someone or something is trying to kill everyone on the island and that she is stuck in a time loop repeating the same fatal day
THE BREAKING TIDE
by Katie Alender
Putnam Children’s, Summer 2017
I remembered the salt air and pleasant repetitive rumbling of the waves from the previous night, the cold weight of the sand moving over my feet, the feeling of Alton’s mouth on my mouth, his hands on my cheeks…sliding down to my neck…the pressure of his fingers ever so slightly growing…and growing, until the firmness turns to tightening, and for a second I can’t tell what’s happening—only that in this instant, everything has changed…
Katie Alender is the author of the BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE series from Disney-Hyperion, THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL, and MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER.
Told through a collage of letters, emails and clippings, LOVE FROM THE FUNNY FARM is a thoughtful, nuanced story about identity, sex, friendship, and the bridges we cross (and burn) as we grow into ourselves
LOVE FROM THE FUNNY FARM
by Jenny Fran Davis
St. Martin’s Press, Spring 2017
Flora Goldwasser is private school perfection—all wrapped up in a vintage Grace Kelly dress. But when she leaves elite Manhattan for an academy of unwashed hippies and ironic hipsters in the Hudson Valley, Flora discovers that when it comes to popularity and approval there is no commutative property. Her love of Maison Kayser pastries, perfect French conjugation, Jackie Kennedy sunglasses, and Audrey Hepburn movies make her the ultimate outsider in a land of kale, quinoa, and tattered tunics… A budding Marxist, a bipolar Quebecois, and a jacked dude named Agnes come together with a vending machine full of vintage accessories as Flora throws off the mantle of expectations, assumptions, and perfection—the trappings of her old life. A mix of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, this is an offbeat, modern YA novel with emotionally rich and compelling characters.
Jenny Fran Davis is a 20-year-old junior at Wesleyan University, which gives her writing a wonderful “boots-on-the-ground” quality as she handles friendships, modern hook-up culture, and the pressures of high school. She is the recipient of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ National Gold Medal for novels. Last summer, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference based on an excerpt from LOVE FROM THE FUNNY FARM.
In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Feed and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, Unplugged is the first in a provocative and compelling new series from acclaimed author Donna Freitas
The Wired Trilogy (#1)
by Donna Freitas
Harperteen, June 2016
Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye is a virtual teenager, surrounded by glamorous apps and expensive downloads—yet she’s never felt like she fits in, and all she wants is to see her mother and sister again.Skye is desperate and ready to risk everything to unplug from the App World. But she soon learns that the only person she can trust—in either world, including friends and family—is herself.
Donna Freitas is the author of several young adult and middle grade novels. She is also the author of adult nonfiction. She has written for national newspapers and magazines about religion, sex, hookup culture, and life on a college campus today, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.
Next titles in this series: THE BODY MARKET (March 2017) and THE MIND VIRUS (Fall 2017)
Think of the Dark Intercept as an emotional Taser, a 22nd century version of Orwell’s Room 101, where not just your fears and your worst nightmares, but all of your most powerful emotions can be used against you as a way to police the state…by the state
Like all the other good citizens of Skybridge, 16-year old Violet, secretly in love with 19 year old Danny—who is also hiding a much darker secret of his own—are implanted with the Dark Intercept Protocol: a way to prevent crime and monitor citizens by assaulting them with their most powerful lacerating memories. Most of all though, the Dark Intercept prevents the poor – who have been abandoned in SubCit, or Old Earth—from traveling to the New Earth, Skybridge, a place inhabited by only the rich and those hand picked to join them.
Will Violet and Danny ever be able to be together, and where should their loyalties belong—with the rulers of Skybridge (including Violet’s father, it’s most powerful politician) or with the rebels who seek to destroy the Dark Protocol to restore personal freedom, and who have mastered the art of thwarting the Protocol? The future of Skybridge hangs in the balance, together with the fate of all the citizens on either side of the divide.
Julia Keller spent twelve years as a reporter and editor for the Chicago Tribune, where she won a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of the acclaimed teen novel Back Home, the adult crime fiction series, featuring protagonist Bell Elkins (published by Minotaur) and the non-fiction book Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel.
A collection of dramatic, fast-moving nonfiction narratives for upper middle-grade readers. Each book tells the story of a journey gone wrong
THE LOST SERIES
by Tod Olson
Each book tells the story of a journey gone wrong: eight men stranded on rafts in the middle of the Pacific with nothing but four oranges to eat; the crew of Apollo 13 forced into a race against asphyxiation 100,000 miles from Earth; a 17-year-old girl lost in the rainforest after miraculously surviving a 10,000-foot fall from a plane. Who will survive and who will die? What kind of ingenuity will it take to come out alive? How do people react when pushed to extremes? These are well-researched, meticulously sourced stories that are rich in historical context, yet written with the storytelling momentum of a gripping novel. They are books designed to get fiction lovers reading nonfiction.
October, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean on a top secret mission: Deliver Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s greatest living war hero, deep into the war zone. Canton Island, a tiny refueling stop, should be just below. But when the plane angles toward a landing, there is nothing but water.
The bomber is lost, sending a desperate SOS into the empty air. There is one choice left. Fifteen tons of metal are headed for a vast tarmac of rolling swells, twice the height of a man. If the crew survives the impact, they will be left adrift hundreds of miles from nowhere.
Eight men. Three inflatable rafts. Sixty-eight million square miles of ocean. A story of survival that would captivate a nation at war.
Tod Olson is author of the historical fiction series, How to Get Rich (Booklist Best Series Nonfiction for Youth), as well as numerous books for the school/library and classroom market.
Next titles in this series: LOST IN SPACE (Spring 2017) and LOST IN THE AMAZON (Fall 2017)
With energetic rhyming text, dazzling art, and loads of fun, a little girl learns that good things come to those who say « please »!
PLEASE SAY YES
by Kyle T. Webster
Scholastic, August 2016
Do you shout « I want! » to get your way?
Or do you say « please » each and every day?
Kyle T. Webster is an international award-winning illustrator who has drawn for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Nike, and many other distinguished editorial, advertising, publishing and institutional clients. In addition to his illustration work, he has designed two ‘Top 50’ mobile games for Apple, created the world’s top-selling digital art brushes for Photoshop (KyleBrush.com), and served on the board of directors for the world’s largest illustration conference, ICON
How can Piper break the story of a lifetime if it could destroy the boy she just might love?
by Brodi Ashton
Balzer & Bray, September 2016
Piper Baird has always dreamed of becoming a journalist. So when she scores a scholarship to exclusive Chiswick Academy in Washington, DC, she knows it’s her big opportunity. Piper isn’t at Chiswick for two days before she witnesses the intense competition in the journalism program—and the extreme privilege of the young and wealthy elite who attend her school. The key to the whole story lies with Rafael Amador, the son of the Spanish ambassador—and the boy at the center of the most explosive secrets and scandals on Embassy Row. Rafael is big trouble—and when he drops into her bedroom window one night, asking for help, it’s Piper’s chance to get the full scoop. But as they spend time together, Piper discovers that despite his dark streak, Rafael is smart, kind, funny, and gorgeous—and she might have real feelings for him…
Brodi Ashton is also the author of the “Everneath” series. Her previous books have sold in 9 countries.
A twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves
ADDIE BELL’S SHORTCUT TO GROWING UP
by Jessica Brody
Delacorte, Spring 2017
Seventh grader Addie Bell can’t wait to grow up. Her parents won’t let her have her own phone, she doesn’t have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn’t at all interested in makeup or boys. Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie makes a wish on a magic jewelry box to be sixteen . . . and wakes up to find her entire life has been fast-forwarded four years! Suddenly she has everything she’s always wanted: A driver’s license, a phone, and a closet full of cool clothes! But Addie soon discovers a lot more has changed than she expected—including her friendship with Grace. Can Addie turn back time and take back her wish . . . or has she lost the chance to experience what could have been the best years of her life?
Jessica Brody is the author of several books for teens and tweens including “The Karma Club”, “52 Reasons to Hate My Father”, the “Unremembered” trilogy. The author’s previous books have sold in 14 foreign territories.
Engaging with questions of social responsibility, the nature of peace and violence, and the value (and danger) of nationalism, Drake’s debut is as thought-provoking as it is fast-paced and surprising, a heart-pounding and heartbreaking story of strength and survival
THE CONTINENT #1
by Keira Drake
Harlequin, January 2017
For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of the vast, frozen land. But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.
THE CONTINENT is Keira Drake’s debut.
Next books in this series: UNTITLED #2 (January 2018) and UNTITLED #3 (January 2019)
“One of the best YA writers working today” – New York Times Book Review
STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO
by A.S. King
Dutton, Fall 2016
Sarah can’t draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has « done the art. » She thinks she’s having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she explores the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she’s finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can’t quite recall. After decades of staying together « for the kids » and building a family on a foundation of lies and violence, Sarah’s parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original —and yet it still hurts.
Printz Honor winner A.S. King is the author of “I Crawl Through It” (which made the best of 2015 lists at Booklist, Horn Book, and Bookpage), “Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future”, “Reality Boy”, “Ask the Passengers”, “Everybody Sees the Ants”, “Please Ignore Vera Dietz”, and “The Dust of 100 Dogs”. Her books have received a widespread acclaim: Printz Honor, Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner, New York Times Editor’s Choice, Cybils Award Nomination in Speculative YA, and YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, among many others.
With her trademark dark humor and gorgeous, creepy writing, Morris Award-winning author Stephanie Kuehn has written this psychological thriller set at a cult compound in northern California
THE SMALLER EVIL
by Stephanie Kuehn
Dutton Children’s, June 2016
17-year-old Arman Dukoff can’t remember life without anxiety and chronic illness when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He’s taken a huge risk—and two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather—for a chance to « evolve, » as Beau, the retreat leader, says. Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Arman’s not sure, but more than anyone he’s ever met, Beau makes Arman feel something other than what he usually feels—worthless. Arman is certain he’s failing everything. But Beau disagrees. And then, in an instant Arman can’t believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. And maybe dangerous. As the mysteries and paradoxes multiply and the hints become accusations, Arman must rely on the person he’s always trusted the least: himself.
William C. Morris Award winner Stephanie Kuehn is also the author of “Charm & Strange”, “Complicit”, and “Delicate Monsters”. She won the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship for THE SMALLER EVIL.
From New York Times bestselling author Tilar J. Mazzeo comes the extraordinary and long forgotten story of Irena Sendler—the “female Oskar Schindler”—who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II—now adapted for a younger audience
by Tilar J. Mazzeo
Margaret K. McElderry Books, September 2016
Irena Sendler was a young Polish woman living in Warsaw during World War II with an incredible story of survival and selflessness. And she’s been long forgotten by history. Until now. This young readers edition of IRENA’S CHILDREN tells Irena’s unbelievable story set during one of the worst times in modern history. With guts of steel and unfaltering bravery, Irena smuggled thousands of children out of the walled Jewish ghetto in toolboxes and coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through the dank sewers and into secret passages that led to abandoned buildings, where she convinced her friends and underground resistance network to hide them.
Tilar J. Mazzeo is the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestselling author of books that include “The Widow Clicquot”, “The Secret of Chanel No. 5”, and “Hotel on the Place Vendôme”. The adult version of this title will be published in 15 territories.
From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes ALL IN PIECES, a heartrending new novel of contemporary YA fiction
ALL IN PIECES
by Suzanne Young
Simon Pulse, November 2016
“Anger-management issues.” That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center. The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Life with Evan is a constant challenge, but he’s also the most important person in the world to Savvy. With her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together. But she’s not sure how much tighter she can be pulled before she breaks completely.
Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Program” series, “A Need So Beautiful”, and “Hotel Ruby”.
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A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosh, the bestselling author of the Secret Series
THE BAD BOOKS
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
BAD LUCK (#2)
At Earth Ranch, things can get a little magical (some might say strange). Intrepid readers will discover a runaway boy, fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings, dragon-like footprints, and other mysteries that Clay and his friends need to solve. Danger, adventure, mischief, mystery, llamas, and a delightfully irreverent and hilarious narrator make bestselling author Pseudonymous Bosch’s anticipated new novel irresistible.
BAD MAGIC (#1)
As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that’s what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks. When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for « troubled » kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there. But at Earth Ranch, there is one strange surprise after another, until Clay no longer knows what to expect. Is he really talking to a llama? Did he really see a ghost? What is the scary secret hidden in the abandoned library?
Pseudonymous Bosch is the internationally bestselling author of “The Secret Series”, which have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide
Where is home when you were born in the stars?
THE MAGONIA SERIES
by Maria Dahvana Headley
Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend Jason is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world. As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground.
When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently-escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, The Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever.
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.
Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.
M.D. Headley is the New York Times bestselling co-editor (with Neil Gaiman) of the YA monster anthology “Unnatural Creatures”. She is also the author (on the adult side) of the fantasy series “Queen of Kings” and the internationally bestselling memoir “The Year of Yes”.
A new Middle Grade novel from the acclaimed author of “The Secret Tree” and “Switched at Birthday »
THE ONLY GIRL IN THE SCHOOL
by Natalie Standiford
Scholastic, January 2016
When Claire’s best friend, Bess, moves away, she becomes the only girl left in her entire school. At first, she thinks she’ll be able to deal with this – after all, the girls’ bathroom is now completely hers, so she can turn it into her own private headquarters and draw on the walls. When it comes to soccer games or sailing races, she can face off against any boy. The problem is that her other best friend, Henry, has begun to ignore her. And Webby, a super-annoying bully, won’t leave her alone. And Yucky Gilbert, the boy who has a crush on her, also won’t leave her alone.
It’s never easy being the only one — and over the course of a wacky school year, Claire is going to have to make it through challenges big and small. The boys may think they rule the school, but when it comes to thinking on your feet, Claire’s got them outnumbered.
Natalie Standiford is the author of “How to Say Good-Bye in Robot”, “Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters”, “The Secret Tree”, The Boy on the Bridge”, and “Switched at Birthday”.
A debut YA thriller with a setting that is “Hogwarts” meets “The Bourne Identity”
by Sonja Stone
Holiday House, January 2016
Sixteen-year-old Nadia Riley is delighted to earn a spot at an elite, government funded boarding school. Nothing sounds better than leaving behind her fraught relationship with her ex-boyfriend and moving to faraway Arizona for a spot at Desert Mountain Academy. But the Academy is more than Nadia bargained for: it’s a covert CIA program training high-achieving students for the Black-Ops. Nadia struggles to keep up in her new classes while gaining the trust of her assigned teammates. Things get worse when news leaks that there is a double agent on campus, and someone is framing Nadia. Nadia discovers dark secrets about her fellow teammates and learns one of them is the deserter.
Sonja Stone collected intel on psychology and creative writing from Washington College.
An action-packed fantasy series with classic appeal, a resourceful heroine, a host of magical creatures, and no shortage of narrow escapes–perfect for fans of “Story Thieves”,”Coraline”, “Inkheart”, and “Harry Potter”
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY
by Django Wexler
Kathy Dawson Books
A busy continuing saga filled with fantastical drama and feisty finagling – Kirkus Review
THE PALACE OF GLASS (#3)
For Alice, danger threatens from inside the library as well as out. Having figured out the role her master and uncle, Geryon, played in her father’s disappearance, Alice turns to Ending—the mysterious, magical giant feline and guardian of Geryon’s library—for a spell to incapacitate Geryon. But, like all cats, Ending is adept at keeping secrets and Alice doesn’t know the whole story. Once she traps Geryon with Ending’s spell, there’s no one to stop the other Readers from sending their apprentices to pillage Geryon’s library. As Alice prepares to face an impending attack from the combined might of the Readers, she gathers what forces she can—the apprentices she once thought might be her friends, the magical creatures imprisoned in Geryon’s library—not knowing who, if anyone, she can trust.
THE MAD APPRENTICE (#2)
When Alice’s mysterious Uncle Geryon sends her to help capture a rogue apprentice–a boy who has the same ability Alice has to Read himself into stories–she knows to expect a wild and unpredictable trip. But even though Alice has visited the magical realms inside libraries before, this adventure is far more dangerous. Because Torment, the magic creature holding this library together, has gone mad.
But he might also have information about Alice’s missing father.
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY (#1)
When Alice’s father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon–an uncle she’s never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it’s hard to resist. Especially if you’re a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within.
It seems her uncle is more than he says he is. But then so is Alice.
Django Wexler is the author of “The Thousand Names”, the first in an adult epic fantasy series that Penguin will be publishing in July 2013. THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY is his debut Middle Grade novel.
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Danger, intrigue, a dash of romance, and a good, hard look at ethical dilemmas – Kirkus Review
by Susan Adrian
Saint Martin’s Griffin
THE DARK AT THE END (#2)
Jake thinks he has only one more step and he’ll be free: he just has to meet with Vladimir, his grandfather’s Russian friend, and get the serum to stop his power for good. But when they get to Florida Vladimir is dead, and there’s no sign of the serum. Then someone takes Myka and his mom. With the government and the terrifying Mr. Smith still after him while he has his power, he doesn’t have anywhere to turn. What will Jake do to get his mom and little sister back? Anything.
TUNNEL VISION (#1)
Romance and action come crashing together when a teenage boy with incredible powers is brought to the attention of the government.
Jake Lukin just turned 18. He’s decent at tennis and Halo, and waiting to hear on his app to Stanford. But he’s also being followed by a creep with a gun, and there’s a DARPA agent waiting in his bedroom. His secret is blown. When Jake holds a personal object, like a pet rock or a ring, he has the ability to « tunnel » into the owner. He can sense where they are, like a human GPS, and can see, hear, and feel what they do. It’s an ability the government would do anything to possess: a perfect surveillance unit who could locate fugitives, spies, or terrorists with a single touch…
The first book in a new series
by Elizabeth Briggs
Albert Whitman & Company, April 2016
Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life–or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can’t say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she’ll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.
Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She’s the author of the adult “Chasing The Dream” series.
Next book in this series: FUTURE THREAT (September 2016)
Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom
SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS
Twelve Love Stories
Edited by Stephanie Perkins
Saint Martin’s Griffin, May 2016
Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Foreign rights sold so far to Pan Macmillan (UK), Ciela Norma (Bulgaria), Otwarte (Poland), and Albatros (Czech Republic).
Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.
Filled with tons of romance, rivalry, and passive aggressive dog walking, Amy Spalding delivers a hilariously relatable high school story that’s sure to have you falling for The New Guy
Neurotic overachiever Jules McCallister-Morgan has her senior year all planned out: become the editor of her prestigious LA private school’s revered and long-standing newspaper, and get into Brown. But on only her second day, a wrench is thrown into her plan for perfection. Her duties as school Reception Committee liaison lead her to welcoming a very special new student, Alex Powell. Alex is smart and funny… and only two years ago had the number one song in the country with his viral video sensation boy band, Chaos 4 All.
After getting over the initial shock that someone like Alex could possibly like like her, Jules accepts that having a boyfriend could be a nice addition to her senior year. That is until Alex commits the ultimate betrayal by joining Talon–the school’s brand-new TV news show that’s scooping all of the paper’s leads. It’s a war between old and new media, and Jules isn’t going down without a fight. But what’s really more important–college applications, or happiness and love?
Amy Spalding is also the author of KISSING TED CALLAHAN (AND OTHER GUYS), THE REECE MALCOLM LIST, and INK IS THICKER THAN WATER.
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National Book Award finalist Arcos introduces an unlucky-in-love boy with a penchant for poetry (but an inability to write his own) who falls harder than he ever thought possible for an elusive girl and wonders if his luck may finally be changing
CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL
by Carrie Arcos
Philomel Books/Penguin Random House, February 2017
When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding « the one » should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.
Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his better half in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.
But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love –and art – in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that real love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized – and riskier, too, than simply saying the words. A refreshing perspective on love that is anything but a love story, this is a story for anyone who’s ever fought for that hard-won happily ever after.
Carrie Arcos is the author of “Out of Reach”, a National Book Award finalist, and the critically acclaimed novel, “There Will Come a Time”.
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An epic ensemble piece in the vein of “Fame” and “Let’s Get Lost”, the latest contemporary novel of Una LaMarche is a eulogy for a friendship that captures the excitement, pain, longing, and melancholy surrounding transitions
YOU IN FIVE ACTS
by Una LaMarche
Razorbill, November 2016
In the high-pressure months leading up to the performance that will determine their futures, a group of friends at a performing arts school look back on when an unexpected event upended everything. The moment that changed their relationships, their friendships, and their lives forever. Una LaMarche paints an intricate portrait of five friends connected by one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second semester, senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses among them: Their time together is running out.
Diego hopes to get out of the friend zone. Liv wants to escape, losing herself in fantasies of the new guy. Ethan conspires to turn his muse into his girlfriend. Dave pines for the drama queen. And Joy needs to finally appreciate what’s been right in front of her all along.
Una LaMarche is the acclaimed author of “Five Summers”, “Like No Other”, and “Don’t Fail Me Now”.
The first book in a new and utterly original sci-fi series that’s perfect for fans of “Under the Never Sky” and “The Darkest Minds”, about the strange, strong bond between two sisters, one of whom cannot speak or understand any human language
by Sasha Stephenson
Razorbill, December 2016
Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can’t say « I love you » back. In fact, Callie can’t say anything at all. Because Callie is an Iceling–one of hundreds of teens who were discovered sixteen years ago on a remote Arctic island, all of them lacking the ability to speak or understand any known human language. Mysterious and panicked events lead to the two sisters embarking on a journey to the north, and now Lorna starts to see that there’s a lot more to Callie’s origin story than she’d been led to believe. Little does she know what’s in store, and that she’s about to uncover the terrifying secret about who–and what–Callie really is.
Sasha Stephenson‘s quirky, voice-driven take on a squarely sci-fi concept makes ICELING a truly unique specimen in the YA landscape. Fans of quirky contemporary YA will fall in love with Lorna’s voice and the mysterious magic Callie brings to the world, while the eerie, chilling, and conspiracy-packed plot will hook devotees of sci-fi and speculative stories.
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For fans of Stephanie Perkins, a fresh, romantic debut loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Dr. Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West–and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing–down to number four. Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben’s, including give up sleep and comic books–well, maybe not comic books–but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it’s time to declare a champion once and for all. The war is Trixie’s for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben’s cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie’s best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they’re on–and they might not pick the same side.
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU is Lily Anderson’s debut novel.
An emotional and poignant young adult romance debut!
Ash Gupta is having an amazing senior year, hanging out with his tight circle of friends and cranking out the grades his wealthy, immigrant Asian-Indian parents expect. A model student in every way, Ash is on track to earn every school honor there is… except one. It looks as if valedictorian will go to the anti-social, foul-mouthed girl who has been a thorn in his side throughout high school, and that’s just not a part of Ash’s—or his parents’—plan. Eden Moore’s biggest goal is to escape the poverty that haunts her family. When she’s not babysitting a special needs boy, managing the high school website, or attending classes, she’s studying her ass off. To both of their surprise, when Eden and Ash are forced to work together on a school project, sparks fly. As they spend more time together, antagonism changes to romance.
THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE is Julia Day’s debut YA contemporary romance.
He’s a struggling musician. She’s an academic golden girl. They’re best friends. But over the course of one year, could they become more?
WE ARE STILL TORNADOES
by Michael Kun
St. Martin’s Griffin, November 2016
It’s the summer of 1982 and for best friends Scott and Cath, everything is about to change. Heading off to college, Cath suddenly finds herself in a world of weird roommates, frat parties, exams and the struggles of being away from home for the first time. While Scott, who’s stayed in their hometown, faces his own growing pains while he figures out what he wants to do with his life and pursues his music dreams. Through it all, at least they have the letters they write each other every week, especially as life gets more complicated. Friends forever, Scott and Cath start to realize that maybe friends is not all they are to each other…but can they make a relationship work off the page and in real life?
Michael Kun is the author of five novels, a short story collection, and several non-fiction books. WE ARE STILL TORNADOES is Susan Mullen’s first novel and first collaboration with Michael.
In this next book in R.L. Stine’s re-booted Fear Street series he tells the frightening tale of teenage love—and how it can go terribly, murderously wrong
Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn’t care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Colin. When Caitlin sees Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead—and she has killed him. But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party? Terrifying from the first page to the last, THE DEAD BOYFRIEND is a heart-racing young adult novel from the master of teen screams himself.
Before R. L. Stine made his name as the Stephen King of children’s literature, he was the author of humorous fiction and an editor of Bananas magazine. He is the bestselling author of more than three hundred books, including the phenomenally bestselling “Goosebumps” series.
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Secrets. Obsession. Murder. Victoria is about to discover just how dangerous it can be to lose yourself
by Cyn Balog
Victoria Zell doesn’t fit in, but she’s okay with that. All she needs is the company of her equally oddball boyfriend, Andrew. She doesn’t care what anyone else thinks…until magnetic, charming, mysterious Z comes into her life, and she starts lying to everyone she knows in an effort to unravel his secrets.
And then something terrible happens. Someone is dead and it’s time for Victoria …
Cyn Balog is the author of a number of young adult paranormal novels. She lives outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters.
In the captivating launch of this darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price…
THE BONE WITCH #1
by Rin Chupeco
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her both respected and ostracized by her community. Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha—one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
THE BONE WITCH is Rin Chupeco’s debut.
There may only be one killer, but none of them are innocent in this new thriller from Natasha Preston
by Natasha Preston
When Mackenzie treks to a secluded cabin in the woods with six friends, she expects a fun weekend of partying, drinking, and hookups. But when they wake to find two of their own dead and covered in blood, it’s clear there’s a killer among them.
As the police try to unravel the case, Mackenzie launches her own investigation. Before long secrets start to emerge…
UK native Natasha Preston is the author of “The Cellar” and “Awake”
Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous.Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything
ONE WAS LOST
by Natalie Richards
Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful. Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? …
After years as a professional paper- pusher, Natalie D. Richards decided to trade in reality for a life writing YA fiction. This is her fourth novel.
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The first book in a true middle grade science fiction epic, a powerful, emotional, non-stop adventure unlike any you’ve read before
LAST DAY ON MARS
Chronicle of the Dark Star #1
by Kevin Emerson
Harpercollins, Summer 2017
It is Earth year 2241—but, of course, there is no Earth anymore. Not since it was burned up by the sun, which is slowly going nova, consuming the solar system. The human race has emigrated to Mars, but that is only a temporary solution, and now everyone who is left is preparing for a one-hundred-and-fifty-year journey to a distant planet called Aaru-5—our best guess at a world that might become our new home.
Liam Saunders-Chang is one of the last humans left on Mars. The son of two terraforming scientists who have been gathering raw data on how to ensure our survival on a hostile planet, he, along with his friend Phoebe, will be on the last starliner to leave the solar system before Mars is destroyed in a solar radiation storm. Or so he thinks. Because before this day is over, Liam and Phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space, and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a desperate struggle for survival—and far from the most important.
Kevin Emerson is the author of the “Atlanteans” series, the “Oliver Nocturne” series and “Carlos is Gonna Get It”. A former elementary school science teacher, Kevin continues to work with kids and teens at 826 Seattle, Richard Hugo House, and with the Writers in the Schools program of Seattle Arts and Lectures. He is in a rock band.
In her usual elegant voice-driven style, Reinhardt introduces us to a new cast of characters that will both make us laugh and break our hearts
TELL US SOMETHING TRUE
by Dana Reinhardt
Wendy Lamb Books, June 2016
River Dean is shocked when his long-time girlfriend Penny Brockaway dumps him. His whole high school identity is linked to Penny’s, so who is he without her? While walking in Los Angeles, a city where no one walks, River sees a sign above a doorway advertising “A Second Chance.” Upon entering, River finds a group of troubled teens talking about their various addictions. Wanting acceptance and needing an outlet for his grief over the break-up, River makes up a story about his own drug addiction. As River falls for a girl in the group, his lies compound and he gets himself into a huge mess. If he comes clean, will he lose the new love of his life? But how can he build a new relationship that started based on a lie?
Dana Reinhardt is the author of “A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life”, “Harmless”, “How to Build a House”, “The Things a Brother Knows”, “The Summer I Learned to Fly”, “Odessa Again”, and “We Are the Goldens”.
A haunting story, full of atmosphere and awakening, crafted by one of today’s most startling literary talents
Teenage sisters Audra and Vivian live in the sleepy suburbs of Portland, Oregon, just around the corner from Klickitat Street, the home of Beverly Cleary’s famous Beezus and Ramona. Frustrated with what she deems the robotic existence of their parents and community, Audra studies wilderness survival skills in preparation for a life off the grid while the sickly Vivian watches, anxious to remain close to her increasingly anarchic older sister. When Audra disappears, having spoken of a mysterious and helpful male companion, Vivian awaits a signal to join her. The waiting is interrupted by the arrival of cryptic messages in an old notebook—messages not unlike the disembodied voices on the airwaves of her father’s ham radio—that speak to Vivian’s isolation and point to a world beyond her own. Audra soon reappears to collect her sister, but as runaways their relationship is strained, colored by the presence of Audra’s boyfriend and by a growing sense of spiritual unease.
KLICKITAT is award-winning novelist Peter Rock’s young adult debut.
Obert Skye is back with a new series!
LOST AND FOUND (#2)
Locked inside the walls of Witherwood Reform School, high upon a mysterious mesa, Charlotte and Tobias Eggers are still looking for a way out. There are distractions, however. The very ground is shaking, and the creatures that protect the school are revolting. When one of their only friends goes missing, a devastating secret is revealed. But there is hope. There are other students who have clear minds and are also fighting to get out. Luckily for everyone, Tobias has a plan. It’s a dangerous one, but if the plan works, it could forever change the fates of all the students and destroy Witherwood’s future.
REFORM SCHOOL (#1)
When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family’s California vineyard estate. Here, she’s meant to stay out of trouble. Here, she’s meant to do a lot of things. But it’s hard. She’s bored. And when Sadie’s bored, the only thing she likes is trouble.
Emerson Tate’s a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother. All he wants his senior year is to play basketball and make something happen with the girl of his dreams. That’s why Emerson’s not happy Sadie’s back. An old childhood friend, she knows his worst secrets. The things he longs to forget. The things she won’t ever let him.
Obert Skye is the author of the bestselling children’s fantasy adventure series “Leven Thump”. He is also the author of the “Creature From My Closet” series, among other works.
What can you do when your new best friend is too loud, too weird and too colorful, but all you want is to fit in?
LET’S PRETEND WE NEVER MET
by Melissa Walker
Harpercollins, Summer 2017
It’s not easy to move from NC to PA in the middle of 6th grade because your beloved grandmother is getting frailer and needs family nearby.11-year-old Mattie Markham is crazy nervous about being the new girl…until she meets her next door neighbor. Agnes is a fast friend—she’s curious, hilarious, smart and makes up the best games. But when winter break ends and school starts, Mattie realizes something: She’s been hanging out with the weird kid that no one likes. Caught up in her desire to fit in, and maybe even be popular this year, Mattie bails on Agnes during the school day and it’s only when they meet at home in the afternoons that they resume their kindred friendship. As some hard stuff surfaces—including Mattie’s grandmother’s failing memory and her parents’ stress about money, not to mention Agnes’s “anxiety disorder”—Mattie has to figure out what Agnes means to her, and how brave she’s willing to be.
Melissa Walker is the author of eight young adult novels, and LET’S PRETEND WE NEVER MET is her debut middle grade. In the non-fiction world, she is a magazine editor and writer and the co-founder of iheartdaily.com.
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For fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett comes a hilarious new space and time adventure
A TOASTER ON MARS
by Darrell Pitt
Neo City, 2509.
After a series of operational bungles, as well as the accidental death of his partner, special agent Blake Carter’s career at the Planetary Bureau of Investigation is in trouble. To make matters worse, he’s just been assigned a new partner—and the beautiful and brilliant Nicki Steel happens to be a cyborg. When universe-famous criminal Bartholomew Badde steals a weapon capable of destroying whole planets at a time, Blake and Nikki must work together to recover it, an investigation that takes them to all corners of the weird and wonderful galaxy. But things get serious when Badde kidnaps Blake’s teenage daughter, Lisa. Can Blake prove he’sstill a first-rate agent—not to mention father—and save Lisa in time?
Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky.
THE ROAD TO WINTER is an unforgettable novel about survival, honour, friendship and love. It announces an extraordinary new talent in young-adult fiction
THE ROAD TO WINTER
by Mark Smith
Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company.
He has stayed alive for two winters—hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage.
But Finn’s isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley—an asylum seeker—and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick and in need of Finn’s help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back—at any cost.
Mark Smith works with teenage boys in his job running an outdoor education residential campus on the west coast of Victoria. His writing has won a number of awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction and the Big Issue. THE ROAD TO WINTER is his first book. He is currently writing a sequel.
The winner of the 2015 TEXT Prize for young adult and children’s writing is an exciting adventure story for fans of historical fantasy
THE BOOK OF WHISPERS
by Kimberley Starr
Tuscany, 1096 AD. Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons: red-eyed leathery monsters that follow people everywhere and attach to their items of greatest value. Since no one else can see the demons, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees, or risk another exorcism by the nefarious priest Ramberti.
Luca also has dreams—dreams that seem to predict the future. When Luca sees his father murdered in one such dream, he vows to stop it coming true. Even if he has to go against his father’s wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands.
When Luca is given an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power, he knows he’s been thrown into an adventure that will lead to places beyond his understanding. But with the help of Suzan, the beautiful girl he rescues from the desert, he will realise his true quest: to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world.
Kimberley Starr is a teacher and author based in Melbourne. Her debut novel, « The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies », won the 2003 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Emerging Author.
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A new middle grade three book series
THE BAT CHRONICLES
by Elana K. Arnold
Harper Children’s, May 2015
Bixby Alexander Tam (usually called Bat) is a peculiar child with a unique perspective . . . like all children. A cross between Ramona Quimby and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper, Bat is nonetheless one of a kind.
A BOY CALLED BAT (#1)
BAT AND THE WAITING GAME (#2)
BAT AND THE END OF EVERYTHING (#3)
An Aspergian with a veterinarian mother and engineer father (divorced), Bat navigates the everyday struggles and triumphs of childhood, including dividing his time between households, negotiating sibling relationships with big sister/social butterfly Janie, and carving out a place for himself among schoolmates. Bat is kind of a funny kid, even though he isn’t trying to be funny—the way he sees the world, the way he interacts with family and friends, and his askew perspective on social relationships often get him into trouble but will endear him to readers, parent and child alike.
Bat isn’t good at waiting for other people. But when his sister Janie gets a lead in the school musical, suddenly Bat has to do a whole lot of waiting. Even worse than waiting is knowing that Thor the skunk is home all alone. So on Opening Night, Bat sneaks Thor into the audience. But a skunk in a school theater turns out to be not such a great idea. In the second Bat Book, the boy called Bat has to learn to balance his desires with those of his family and friends, how to make up for big mistakes, and what actually does remove the smell of one very nervous skunk.
Everything is changing for Bat. Summer is nearly over, and Bat knows that it will be time to release Thor soon. But after a fight with his friend Israel and the unsettling news that his dad has a new “lady friend,” Bat doesn’t know if he can handle any more changes. And, when the big day comes, will Bat be able to release Thor? How can he say goodbye to the best friend he’s ever had?
Fans of Kendare Blake will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters—triplets—separated at a young age, who must fight to the death to become queen
THREE DARK CROWNS
by Kendare Blake
HarperTeen, September 2016
Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.
Kendare Blake is the acclaimed author of “Anna Dressed in Blood”.
Rights sold in: U.K./ANZ (Macmillan); Brazil (Globo); Germany (Blanvalet); Italy (Newton Compton); Spanish worldwide (Nuevo Extremo), Taiwan (Faces)
This title will be followed by ONE DARK THRONE (tba)
THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly’s new crossover fantasy novel
It’s 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city’s magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters’ crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer’s shine. Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an offer to work for DC’s most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang, when her family’s home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws… A CRIMINAL MAGIC casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties.
Lee Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and NYU School of Law, and has practiced entertainment law.
The first of an epic, multiple-POV fantasy series set on an island of rising tides, where tribes battle for resources, unexpected alliances are forged, and love bends to the whims of war
GIVEN TO THE SEA (#1)
by Mindy McGinnis
Putnam Children’s, April 2017
Loyalties collide, friendships are tested, and romance blooms in a dying world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped. Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water. Her body is to prevent a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before being Given, Khosa must produce an heir. Vincent is third in line to inherit the throne, a lesser prince in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom and a long wait. When Khosa arrives without an heir, Vincent knows his father will ensure that she fulfill her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent must find a plan that will allow him to keep Khosa and the kingdom . . . or decide what he’s willing to sacrifice. Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra—fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before—are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.
Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land—and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.
Mindy McGinnis is the author of NOT A DROP TO DRINK (2013), IN A HANDFUL OF DUST (2014), the Edgar-Award nominee A MADNESS SO DISCREET (2015), and THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES (2016), all published or forthcoming by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.
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A truly unique, literary, philosophical, standalone middle-grade novel
by Lisa Bunker
Viking, Summer 2017
Felix is thirteen. When he was four, a science experiment went wrong and fused him at the atomic level with a hyper-intelligent fourth dimensional being named Zyx, who communicates by using Felix’s fingers to type. The story opens a month away from a risky procedure which will either separate the two of them again or kill them both. Counting down to ZeroDay we meet Felix’s piano-genius sister, his pansexual mom, his gender-variant grandparent, an Estonian chess grandmaster, and all sorts of other fascinating folk. There’s also a bullying, writing, chess, jazz, family revelations, pronouns, train-hopping, whimsy. This book has it all, and Felix discovers that even when death is at your door, life keeps happening.
FELIX YZ is Lisa Bunker’s debut.
A thrilling new series in which fantasy and futuristic worlds collide – literary!
BROKEN SKY CHRONICLES
by Jason Chabot
Harpercollins Canada and Turner Publishing (USA)
The first of three volumes in this thrilling series opens on the barren plains of Below, where a teenage boy named Hokk lives in isolation amid the remnants of our modern age. On the floating islands in the skies of Above, Elia and her family are enslaved in endless drudgery. To Elia, the island’s edges are borders no one dares cross until the ritual burial that sends their dead Below. But a natural disaster is rumbling through Above, bringing both worlds—and Hokk and Elia—ever closer, until the day the earth crumbles below Elia’s feet and she falls. When Hokk rescues the girl who miraculously survives plunging into the sea, he realizes she might be the key to finally ending his exile…
Hokk is a criminal outcast who has been scavenging the bodies that fall from the sky to Below for meagre treasures to help him survive. Elia hails from the floating kingdoms in the skies of Above, where the islands’ edges are borders no one dares to cross except for the ritual burials that send their dead to Below. Together, these teens embarked on a quest to return to the homes they’ve lost-but now their journeys have diverged, and their futures are more uncertain than ever. Without Hokk, does Elia have any hope of returning to Above and rescuing her family? Without Elia, will Hokk become just another lost soul roaming the endless plains of Below?
Next title in this series: BEYOND (April 2017)
A full color graphic novel from the creator of the DIARY OF A SIXTH GRADE NINJA
Recess Warriors (#1)
by Marcus Emerson
S&S, May 2015
The story of a seemingly ordinary recess on an ordinary playground in an ordinary game of “war”, but the reader is drawn into an epic battle of good and evil as we see what the kids see (cowboys, ninjas, zombies, pirates!).
Marcus Emerson is the author of DIARY OF A SIXTH GRADE NINJA, a self-published series whose rights have been sold in Germany (Schneiderbuch), Turkey (Epsilon), Hungary (Konyvmolykepzo), Italy (Il Castoro), Czech (BB Art) and Portugal (Precensa)
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia, a contemporary romance full of loss, love and redemption…
THE LOVELY RECKLESS
by Kami Garcia
Imprint (Macmillan), October 2016
Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?
Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker–nominated author and the coauthor of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and DANGEROUS CREATURES novels. Her solo series, the Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller UNBREAKABLE and its sequel, UNMARKED.
An extraordinary debut
THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
by Jeff Giles
Dial, January 2017
For seventeen-year-old Zoe, this past year has not been easy. Still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a cave diving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home, she questions if there’s anyone, or anything, she can still count on. Zoe’s mother is holding down multiple jobs just to get by, and her little brother’s ADHD is off the charts. Then… on a terrifyingly sub-zero, blizzardy night, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods. Luckily, that’s when Zoe meets X for the first time. Mysterious, handsome, and tormented by a fate he doesn’t understand, X is a bounty hunter of evil souls from a special kind of hell called the Lowlands. X and Zoe were never meant to meet, but their paths cross when X comes to claim his next victim, the attacker at the cabin. Hopelessness, punishment, and pain are all X has ever known… until Zoe shows him there may be another way. But escaping his duty and the ties that bind him might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both.
Jeff Giles was Deputy Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly, where he oversaw all coverage of movies and books, including the magazine’s championing of YA fiction. Jeff has written for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Book Review. He also co-authored “The Terrorist’s Son”, a nonfiction book that won an Alex award from the American Library Association.
In this heart-warming and funny middle-grade novel by the beloved author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer stock Wizard of Oz
by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Dial, January 2017
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. This is the summer she gets cast as a munchkin in a regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but she is instantly enamored of the director, Shawn Barr, who notices her can-do attitude and who believes in the potential of his munchkin chorus–a motley crew of kids (plus the only three actual little people who were available). As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive–an adult with dwarfism who doesn’t let her size define her–and with a deeply artistic neighbor named Mrs. Chang, her own sense of herself as an artist grows, and Julia finds that she no longer wants to fade into the background. It’s a lucky break, then, when Shawn Barr chooses her to also play the role of one of the flying monkeys! Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.
Holly Goldberg Sloan is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and New York Times bestselling novelist.
A boy and his ghostly twin sister work together to pass messages from the beyond in this funny paranormal debut
A GUIDE TO THE OTHER SIDE
A Beyond Baylor novel
by Robert Imfeld
Aladdin, October 2016
There are a few things you should know about Baylor Bosco: He’s thirteen-years-old, he has a twin sister, and he really does NOT like ghosts…which is problematic because he’s a medium and sees ghosts everywhere. Oh, and his twin sister, Kristina? She’s a ghost too… They’ve been working as a pair for years, expertly relaying messages from ghosts to their still-living loved ones. Baylor’s even managed to come up with an introductory phrase—one that he has to use far too often. But when a strange ghost shows up close to Halloween, a grown man, covered in a sheet, with only his black leather shoes showing from the bottom, Baylor starts to wonder if something else has taken notice of him. And when his sister goes missing, somehow ghost-napped, he’s forced to figure out the truth about the Sheet Man and his sister’s disappearance, all without his usual ghostly ambassador.
Robert Imfeld works in marketing for Abrams Books and A GUIDE TO THE OTHER SIDE is his first novel.
The hunt for a dinosaur skeleton buried in the Badlands, bitter rivalries, and a forbidden romance come together in this beautifully written new novel that’s Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones
EVERY HIDDEN THING
by Kenneth Oppel
Simon & Schuster, October 2016
When professor of archaeology Michael Cartland publicly humiliates the brilliant but hotheaded Professor Bolt, the embarrassing brawl that follows is broken up by none other than Samuel Bolt and Rachel Cartland, the teenage children of the rival academics. Both closely assist their fathers, and Samuel, smooth-talking and handsome, is just the type of boy that Rachel, introverted and “plain,” knows best to avoid. But when Professor Bolt is offered a chance to redeem his reputation in the form an anonymous package containing a single black bone, the rivalry reignites. The race to uncover the remainder of the specimen, known only as the “Black Beauty,” is on—and before the train even reaches the Wild West, Rachel and Samuel discover something far more fearsome than the tempers of their fathers or even the ruthless, Sioux-ridden trails to their dig sites: love.
Kenneth Oppel’s award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide, and has been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. His most recent novel, THE NEST, received 6 out of 6 possible starred reviews.
A new series with truly laugh-out-loud moments, like a younger DORK DIARIES, but under the sea
THIRD GRADE MERMAID (#1)
by Pete Raymundo
Scholastic, February 2017
Life beneath the sea is pretty hectic! Cora is desperately eager to try out for the greatest, most popular, most glamorous swim team in the sea: The Singing Sirens! But annoying road—er, seablocks keep getting in her way. For one thing, her grades are suddenly falling thanks to Cora’s Achilles heel—spelling… Not to mention her rival for the coveted Singing Sirens spot, that awful Vivian Shimmermore, who already swims around the school like she owns the place! Can Cora conquer spelling, swimming AND keep one step ahead of *that* Vivian!? THIRD GRADE MERMAID is, as Cora herself might say, “Shellfishalicious!”
Peter Raymundo began his career at Walt Disney Studios in Orlando, FL, as part of their Feature Animation division, where he worked on films including Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, and The Princess and the Frog.
Next title in this series: UNTITLED #2 (February 2018)
After the unexpected loss of his girlfriend, a teenage boy suffering from delusions is convinced that he can travel through time to save her, in this gripping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis
A WORLD WITHOUT YOU
by Beth Revis
Razorbill, July 2016
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have « superpowers. » At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.
Beth Revis’ other books are New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Sold at auction for six figures, this exceptionally bizarre but wonderfully refreshing and commercially-friendly new series is like TWIN PEAKS meets PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
WE KNOW IT WAS YOU
The Strange Truth Series (#1)
by Maggie Thrash
Simon Pulse, Fall 2016
It’s better to know the truth. At least sometimes. Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague—dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot—hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River. Just like that, she’s gone. Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.
Maggie Thrash is a staff writer for Rookie (where Benny and Virginia first appeared in short story form), a popular online magazine for teenage girls. HONOR GIRL was her first book and received 4 starred reviews.
Next title in this series: UNTITLED #2 (Fall 2017)
In the tradition of Nicholas Sparks, A WALK IN THE SUN is the story of a boy and a girl from opposite sides of the country with one thing in common: uncertain futures
A WALK IN THE SUN
by Michelle Zink
Harpercollins, May 2016
Rose Darrow never wanted to spend her life working on her family’s farm. But when her family is rocked by an unexpected tragedy she has no choice but to put her plans for the future—and dreams of escaping her small town—on hold. Bodhi Lowell left home as a kid and hasn’t looked back. Years of working farm jobs has given him the one thing he wants most: freedom to travel without answering to anyone. He’s already looking past his job at Darrow Farm and plans on leaving in September—until he meets Rose. Neither Rose nor Bodhi can deny the sparks flying between them, but with the end of summer looming, they must decide if it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all….
Michelle Zink’s first novel, Prophecy of the Sisters, was chosen as one of ALA Booklist’s Top Ten Novels for Youth of 2009 and as one of the Chicago Public Library’s Best Books for Young Readers. It has also been listed on the New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age and the Lone Star Reading List.