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AGENT 9: MIND CONTROL! de James Burks

New threats, new foes…and a new partner?! This hilarious, action-packed spy series—from the creator of Bird & Squirrel—is perfect for readers who love funny crime-fighting stories like The InvestiGators, The Bad Guys, and Dog Man!

AGENT 9: MIND CONTROL!
by James Burks
Razorbill/Penguin YR, August 2022

Agent 9 is back in action at the Super-Secret Spy Service, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The next assignment? Stopping the Wolf, a cunning canine who’s been hired by the sinister organization DiViSiON to hunt down the final pieces of a mind-control device. It’s a mission of such paramount importance that Nine must do the unthinkable—work with a partner!
S4 teams up Agent 9 with Traps, a mouse who specializes in covert operations (and knitting too). Unfortunately, the partnership gets off to a rocky start. And despite their best efforts, the Wolf always seems to be one step ahead. With time running out and DiViSiON’s plans to take over the world nearly complete, can Nine overcome the toughest challenge yet: being part of a team?

James Burks is a master of disguise. He’s spent over twenty years working undercover in the animation industry on movies and television shows, including Bravest Warriors, Space Jam, Treasure Planet, The Emperor’s New Groove, and The Iron Giant. He’s also the mastermind behind the popular Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series. He lives with his family in a secret base hidden on an ordinary street somewhere in Southern California.

CHAOS & FLAME de Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland

From New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland and Tessa Gratton comes the first book in a sprawling YA fantasy duology featuring ancient magic, warring factions, and a romance between the two people in the world with the most cause to hate one another.

CHAOS & FLAME (Book 1)
by Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland
Razorbill/Penguin YR, March 2023

Darling Seabreak cannot remember anything before the murder of her family and the bloody fall of House Sphinx, but she does know she owes her life to House Kraken—most especially the adoptive father who liberated her from the sewers where she spent her childhood. So when her father is captured in battle, Darling proves willing to do anything to save him—even killing each and every last member of House Dragon.
Talon Goldhoard has always been a dutiful Dragon and a brave warrior to boot, leading the elite troops o fhis brother, the High Prince Regent, in battle. But as a war general, Talon must split his time between the front lines and the home front, where his brother’s erratic rule threatens to undo a hundred years of House Dragon’s hard work. So when Talon encounters a ferocious girl who looks exactly like the one his brother has painted obsessively, repeatedly, for years, Talon knows he must capture her alive.
Together, Darling and Talon must navigate the treacherous waters of House politics, caught up in the complicated game the High Prince Regent is playing. The unlikeliest of allies, they’ll have to put aside the blood-soaked history of their Houses, and learn to tolerate—even trust—one another in order to survive.

Justina Ireland is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels and four anthology contributions, including Dread Nation and Deathless Divide. She is a former editor in chief of FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, for which she won a World Fantasy Award, and her work has been shortlisted numerous times for state and literary awards. She holds a BA in History from Georgia Southern University and an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University.

Tessa Gratton is the author of adult SFF The Queens of Innis Lear and Lady Hotspur, as well as several YA series and short stories. Her most recent YAs are Strange Grace and Night Shine, from McElderry Books. Her novels and short stories have been translated into twenty-two languages and nominated twice for the Tiptree Award. She’s associate director of Madcap Retreats, and has worked as a lead writer on Serial Box’s Tremontaine series. 

THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY: THE SECRET OF THE HIMALAYAS by Adam Gidwitz & Hena Khan

The newest adventure in the bestselling Unicorn Rescue Society transports readers to the Himalayan mountains in Northern Pakistan!

UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY: THE SECRET OF THE HIMALAYAS
by Adam Gidwitz & Hena Khan
illustrated by Hatem Aly
Dutton/Penguin BYR, paperback edition in June 2022
Ages 7-10

When Uchenna and Elliot’s classmate publishes an article in the school newspaper about the Schmoke Brothers, Professor Fauna notices something alarming in a photo. Mounted on the wall of the Schmoke’s living room is a single spiral horn that he’s certain could have come from only one animal—a unicorn! To save these magical creatures—and to finally see a unicorn themselves—the Unicorn Rescue Society heads to the rugged mountains of Pakistan.
Hena Khan, the critically acclaimed author of
Amina’s Voice, joins Newbery Honor-winner Adam Gidwitz for the Unicorn Rescue Society’s most dramatic, action-filled mission yet!

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing his Newbery Honor-winning The Inquisitor’s Tale, including a year living in Europe. Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.
Hena Khan is a Pakistani American writer. She is the author of the middle grade novels Amina’s Voice, Amina’s Song, and More to the Story, and picture books Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Under My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George, among others. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her basketball-loving family.
Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. His illustrated work includes the Newbery Honor winner The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, the Unicorn Rescue Society series, also by Adam Gidwitz with several amazing contributing authors, the Story Pirates book series with Geoff Rodkey and Jacqueline West, early readers series Meet Yasmin with Saadia Faruqi, and How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller. He has more upcoming books and projects in the works.

SETON GIRLS de Charlene Thomas

A smart and twisty debut YA that starts off like Friday Night Lights and ends with the power and insight of Dear White People.

SETON GIRLS
by Charlene Thomas
‎ Dutton/Penguin BYR, August 2022

Seton Academic High is a prep school obsessed with its football team and their thirteen-year conference win streak, a record that players always say they’d never have without Seton’s girls. What exactly Seton girls do to make them so valuable, though, no one ever really says. They’re just « the best. » But the team’s quarterback, the younger brother of the Seton star who started the streak, wants more than regular season glory. He wants a state championship before his successor, Seton’s first Black QB, has a chance to overshadow him. Bigger rewards require bigger risks, and soon the actual secrets to the team’s enduring success leak to a small group of girls who suddenly have the power to change their world forever.

When she isn’t writing, Charlene Thomas works as a marketer. SETON GIRLS is her first novel.

WHO WE WERE IN THE DARK de Jessica Taylor

For fans of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls and Genuine Fraud, this coming-of-age story with a dash of mystery/thriller asks, How do you find someone you never really knew?

WHO WE WERE IN THE DARK
by Jessica Taylor
Dial/ Penguin BYR, July 2022
Age: 14+

Donner Lake is famous for its dazzling waters, dramatic mountains, and the travelers trapped there long ago who did unspeakable things to survive. But for lonely Nora Sharpe, Donner was where a girl named Grace glided into her life one night and exploded her world. After that, every summer, winter, and spring break, Nora, her brother, Wesley, the enigmatic Grace, and their friend Rand left behind their real lives and reunited at Donner Lake. There, they traded truth and lies. They fell in love. They pushed each other too far. They came to know one another better than anyone in some ways, and not at all in others. But two years later, something has happened to destroy them. Grace is missing. And Nora must find her way through the unspoken hurts and betrayals of the last two years—and find her way back to Wesley and Rand—to figure out what exactly happened to Grace, the girl she thought she knew.

Jessica Taylor is the author of the critically-acclaimed A Map for Wrecked Girls. She adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California with a few degrees she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.