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The Great Unknowable End

by Kathryn Ormsbee Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 19, 2019)

From the author of Tash Hearts Tolstoy comes a funny, moving novel about the lengths we’ll go to make dreams our dreams come true that’s perfect for fans of Shaun David Hutchinson and Rainbow Rowell.

Slater,...


Spectacle

by Jodie Lynn Zdrok Tom Doherty Associates (February 12, 2019)

Spectacle is a YA murder mystery from debut author Jodie Lynn Zdrok in which a young reporter must use her supernatural visions to help track down a killer targeting the young women of Paris.

Paris, 1887.

Sixteen-year-old...


The Circus Thief

by Alane Adams & Lauren Gallegos SparkPress (November 06, 2018)

The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing...


Carols and Chaos

by Cindy Anstey Feiwel & Friends (October 09, 2018)

From the author of Suitors and Sabotage comes a swoonworthy Christmas adventure, perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.

1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country...


Journey of the Pale Bear

by Susan Fletcher Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 02, 2018)

A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported from Norway to London in this lyrical and timeless adventure story about freedom, captivity, and finding a family.

The polar bear is a royal bear,...


When We Caught Fire

by Anna Godbersen HarperTeen (October 02, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe series comes a lush, romantic novel about the love triangle that started Chicago’s infamous Great Fire.

It’s 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take...


The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Montague Siblings #2

by Mackenzi Lee Katherine Tegen Books (October 02, 2018)

In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming...


Call of the Wraith

by Kevin Sands Aladdin (September 25, 2018)

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this fourth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher Rowe has no idea who he is. After being shipwrecked...


A Secret Diary of the First World War

by Gill Arbuthnott & Darren Gate Kelpies (September 20, 2018)

What was the First World War really like? Step into the boots of 14-year-old James Marchbank and experience the most important, incredible, peculiar, poignant, remarkable and revolting bits of World War 1.

Inspired...


The Colors of the Rain

by R. L. Toalson little bee books (September 18, 2018)

This historical middle grade novel written in free verse, set against the backdrop of the desegregation battles that took place in Houston, Texas, in 1972, is about a young boy and his family dealing with loss...


Love to Everyone

by Hilary McKay Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 18, 2018)

A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018

A Horn Book Best Book of 2018

“Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity

“The best children’s book...


Pride

by Ibi Zoboi Balzer + Bray (September 18, 2018)

Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.

Zuri Benitez...


Mucking About

by John Chambers Little Island Books (September 06, 2018)

We are in Ireland and it’s an awfully long time ago – centuries and centuries. Manchán’s mother wants to make a monk of Manchán, but Manchán isn’t having any of it. He’d much rather be mucking about...


In Another Time

by Caroline Leech HarperTeen (August 28, 2018)

“A glowing story of friendship, growth, and a steadfast first love, as teenage Maisie negotiates the forests of the heart and of World War II Scotland with equal determination.” —Elizabeth Wein, New York...


Spies

by Brian Gallagher The O'Brien Press (August 13, 2018)

Orphan Johnny Dunne has fled Balbriggan, where he spied for the rebels in Ireland’s War of Independence. Now he has a new and even more dangerous mission. Rebel leader Michael Collins engages in a cut-throat...


Jazz Owls

by Margarita Engle & Rudy Gutierrez Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 08, 2018)

From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front...


Once Upon a Time in Norfolk

by Isabelle King & John McKeever The History Press (May 03, 2018)

From the author of The Norfolk Story Book comes this book of delightful stories. Set sail for adventure on the stormy seas of Yarmouth, discover enchanting tales woven by strangers in Elizabethan Norwich, journey...


Rosa Parks

by Lisbeth Kaiser & Marta Antelo La courte échelle (April 24, 2018)

Petite, Rosa Parks était déjà sensible aux injustices dont les Noirs étaient victimes dans le sud des États-Unis. Alors que les Blancs prenait l’autobus pour aller à leur grande école, elle devait -marcher...


The Boy with the Bronze Axe

by Kathleen Fidler Kelpies (April 19, 2018)

Kathleen Fidler's classic story is set in the ancient Stone Age village of Skara Brae on Orkney. This is a fascinating and vividly portrayed story of life nearly 3,000 years ago.

Kali and Brockan are in trouble....


Suitors and Sabotage

by Cindy Anstey Feiwel & Friends (April 17, 2018)

Two young people must hide their true feelings for each other while figuring out who means them harm in this cheeky Regency romance from the author of Love, Lies and Spies and Duels & Deception.

Shy aspiring...


Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 17, 2018)

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better....


A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

by Jacqueline Kelly Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 10, 2018)

In this story in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series, Callie must help the family dog out of a prickly situation.

When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly—and...


Zombie Abbey

by Lauren Baratz-Logsted Entangled Publishing, LLC (April 03, 2018)

1920, England

And the three teenage Clarke sisters thought what they'd wear to dinner was their biggest problem…

Lady Kate, the entitled eldest.

Lady Grace, lost in the middle and wishing she were braver.

Lady...


Dread Nation

by Justina Ireland Balzer + Bray (April 03, 2018)

New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviews

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on...


Artie Conan Doyle and the Vanishing Dragon

by Robert J. Harris Kelpies (March 29, 2018)

One day Arthur Conan Doyle will create the greatest detective of all -- Sherlock Holmes. But right now Artie Conan Doyle is a twelve-year-old Edinburgh schoolboy with a mystery of his own to solve. Artie and...


The Beloved Wild

by Melissa Ostrom Feiwel & Friends (March 27, 2018)

A debut YA American epic and historical adventure from Melissa Ostrom about striking out for your own destiny.

She's not the girl everyone expects her to be.

Harriet Winter is the eldest daughter in a farming...


Survival Tails: The Titanic

by Katrina Charman Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 20, 2018)

Lovable animals band together to survive historic disasters in this thrilling new series, perfect for fans of the I Survived books.

When loyal dog Mutt discovers that his owner and best friend Alice is set to...


Mollie On The March

by Anna Carey The O'Brien Press (March 05, 2018)

Mollie Carberry is a suffragette! Well, sort of. Mollie and her best friend Nora have been bravely fighting for women’s rights – even though no one else really knows about it. But when they hear a big protest...


All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories Of Queer Teens Throughout The Ages

by Saundra Mitchell HQ Young Adult (February 27, 2018)

Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding...


Hamilton and Peggy!

by L. M. Elliott Katherine Tegen Books (February 13, 2018)

Drawing from historical journals and letters, New York Times bestselling author Laura Elliot weaves a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander...


The Tyrant and the Squire

by Terry Jones Unbound (February 08, 2018)

Deep in the Crusades, Tom has run away from home to discover what the noble life of a knight is really like. But now that his dreams have come true and he has been knighted, all is not as rosy as he'd hoped....


Unveiling Venus

by Sophia Bennett Stripes Publishing (February 08, 2018)

Hoping to get over her first love, Felix, Mary heads with her socialite friend Kitty to Venice. There she finds herself faced with a terrible dilemma when Kitty's aristocratic fiancé, Arthur Malmesbury, declares...


Another Quest for Celeste

by Henry Cole Katherine Tegen Books (February 06, 2018)

Celebrated author and illustrator Henry Cole uses stunningly detailed black-and-white artwork to illuminate a tale of friendship between an adventurous mouse and a boy who would become one of America’s greatest...


Checked

by Cynthia Kadohata & Maurizio Zorat Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (February 06, 2018)

“Kadohata’s slapshot is the heart-swelling narrative of a father and son…Truly powerful.” —Jason Reynolds

“A deeply poignant story about a boy sorting out his priorities.” —Publishers Weekly...


The Secret Diary of Thomas Snoop, Tudor Boy Spy

by Philip Ardagh & Jamie Littler Nosy Crow (February 01, 2018)

THOMAS SNOOP is in training to become a SPY. Entrusted with a TOP SECRET mission by the mysterious Lord Severn, right-hand man to the Tudor king, Thomas must travel to the magnificent Goldenhilt Hall - in the...


Early Man

by Aardman Animation Ltd Sky Pony (January 30, 2018)

The official novelization of the major stop-motion children's movie!

Based on the hotly anticipated new stop-motion feature film Early Man, from director Nick Park (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken...


Purple Hearts

Soldier Girl #3

by Michael Grant Katherine Tegen Books (January 30, 2018)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes the gritty and powerful conclusion to the Front Line series and evokes the brutal truth of World War II: War is hell. An epic tale of historical reimagining,...


Blood and Sand

by C. V. Wyk Tom Doherty Associates (January 16, 2018)

FORGED IN BATTLE...

FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA...

A LEGEND WILL RISE

The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic—and gave rise to the...


Lexi and Marie Curie

by Marian Keen, Jodie Dias & Wendy Weston Keen Ideas Publishing (January 14, 2018)

According to myth, cats have nine lives, and Alexander Catt II (also known as Lexi) has spent his former lives with scientists of medicine throughout history. In these adventures, Lexi witnesses medical breakthroughs...


Lexi and Imhotep

by Marian E Keen, Jodie Dias & Wendy Weston Keen Ideas Publishing (January 14, 2018)

According to myth, cats have nine lives, and Alexander Catt II (also known as Lexi) has spent his former lives with scientists of medicine throughout history. In these adventures, Lexi witnesses medical breakthroughs...


The Liberty Boys of '76: The Liberty Boys' Gunpowder Plot

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (March 22, 2018)

The Liberty Boys of '76 was a weekly magazine containing stories of the American Revolution. The stories were based on actual facts and give a faithful account of the exciting adventures of a brave band of American...


Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 02, 2018)

An Indie Next List Pick

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.”...


Lexi and Hippocrates

by Marian Keen, Jodie Dias & Wendy Weston Keen Ideas Publishing (December 29, 2017)

According to myth, cats have nine lives, and Alexander Catt II (also known as Lexi) has spent his former lives with scientists of medicine throughout history. In these adventures, Lexi witnesses medical breakthroughs...


The Stolen Crown

League of Archers #2

by Eva Howard Aladdin (December 05, 2017)

Ellie Dray and her League of Archers are keeping Robin Hood’s legacy alive by stealing from the rich to help the poor, but when they discover someone is trying to steal the crown, they learn that some things...


The Santa Thief

by Alane Adams SparkPress (November 07, 2017)

• Total print sales in the US rose 2% in 2014, but children’s books were the key driver, with 13% growth. • The book includes lushly drawn illustrations. • A heartwarming tale of 1920s America. • Historical...


The Slithers

by Philip Caveney Fledgling Press (October 30, 2017)

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After the death of his mother and the end of his father's high-powered career, Zach and his Dad have come to the north of Scotland to live rent-free in Grandfather Alistair's cliff-top cottage. Dad...


Star by Star

by Sheena Wilkinson Little Island Books (October 26, 2017)

Stella has always looked forward to changing the world. It’s what she was brought up to do, by a suffragette mother who knew all about fighting and rebellion. But it’s November 1918. The great flu pandemic...


Different Days

by Vicki Berger Erwin Sky Pony (October 17, 2017)

Twelve-year-old Rosie is fiercely proud to be an American, and has a happy life with her family in their comfortable home in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.

Then, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed...


The Player King

by Avi Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 17, 2017)

“Swiftly moving and utterly engrossing.” —Shelf Awareness

Parents’ Choice Recommended

From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter...


The Librarian of Auschwitz

by Antonio Iturbe & Lilit Thwaites Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 10, 2017)

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.

Fourteen-year-old Dita is...