themselves time to goof off, but they
didn’t count on other kids joining in the
mistaken belief the club is dedicated to
doing good deeds.
What Elephants Know by Eric
Dinerstein (May, unabridged download).
In the late 1970s, in the threatened
jungle of the Borderlands between Nepal
and India, an orphaned boy discovers his
fate as a great elephant driver.
Audacity Jones to the Rescue by
Kirby Larson, read by Lyssa Browne
(Feb., unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-
0-545-91097-2), begins a series that follows the adventures of an 11-year-old
orphan enrolled at Miss Maisie’s School
for Wayward Girls.
Drag Teen by Jeffery Self, read by
the author (May, unabridged download,
$24.50, ISBN 978-1-338-04596-3).
An insecure high school senior competes
in a drag teen competition for a college
Everland by Wendy Spinale (May,
unabridged download, $24.50, ISBN 978-
0-545-94591-2) is a steampunk retelling
of Peter Pan.
The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie
Lloyd, read by Kate Simses (Mar.,
unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-
545-91031-6). Emma tries to solve the
mystery of a family secret that just may
allow her to communicate with her dead
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky,
read by Barrett Wilbert Weed (May,
unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-
545-91104-7), presents the story of four
superfan friends whose devotion to a
boy band takes a darkly comic and
potentially murderous turn.
Meet the Bobs and Tweets (Bobs
and Tweets #1) by Pepper Springfield
(July, unabridged download, $6.99). The
Bobs who are messy and the Tweets who
are neat are two strange families who live
on Bonefish Street.
The Memory of Light by Francisco X.
Stork, read by Frankie Corzo (Feb.,
unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-
545-91093-4). When Vicky wakes up in
a mental ward following a suicide
attempt, she forges a fragile bond with a
supportive doctor and fellow patients,
unsure if she has the strength to carry on.
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy
Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal
Bascomb (June, unabridged CD, $34.99,
ISBN 978-0-545-94402-1) is a true story
of WWII espionage involving Norwegian
commandos on skis in the snowy
The Secret Language
of Sisters by Luanne Rice,
read by Kate Rudd and
Brittany Pressley (Mar.,
unabridged CD, $42.99,
3). Tilly grapples with
guilt over sending the text
message that caused the
car accident that landed her sister Roo in
the hospital, seemingly in a coma,
though no one knows she can see, hear,
and understand those around her.
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham,
read by the author (Mar., unabridged
download, $30, ISBN 978-0-545-94590-
5). Katie learns more about herself and
the secrets and lies in her family when
she helps care for her estranged grandmother who has dementia.
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Fallout by Ellen Hopkins, read by
Candace Thaxton, Rebekkah Ross,
Jonathan Todd Ross, and Kirby Heyborne
(Feb., unabridged download, $17.99,
ISBN 978-1-5082-1428-1) is the final
book in Hopkins’s Crank trilogy.
The Great American Whatever by
Tim Federle, read by the author (Mar.,
unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-
4423-9500-8). An aspiring screenwriter
grieving his sister’s death falls hard for a
guy when a friend drags him to his first
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
(Mar., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-
1-4423-5710-5) launches the Dark Artifices
series, starring Clare’s characters, the
Shadowhunters of Los Angeles.
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and
Alison McGhee (Mar., unabridged CD,
$29.99, ISBN 978-1-4423-9435-3) is a
fantasy told in the alternating voices of
a girl whose sister has disappeared and a
fox cub born in the shadow world at the
time of the disappearance.
Locker Hero (The Misadventures of
Max Crumbly #1) by Rachel Renée
Russell (June, unabridged CD, $14.99,
ISBN 978-1-4423-9380-6) kicks off a
series starring a boy who is entering a
public middle school for
the first time after years of
being homeschooled by
Savage by Thomas E.
$23.99, ISBN 978-1-
and her friends must find
the origin of the storm that has turned all
the animals near their small island home
into savage beasts.
Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat by Gary
Paulsen (May, unabridged CD, $14.99,
ISBN 978-1-4423-9978-5). Six students
sheltering in a school bathroom during a
storm enter as strangers and leave as
The Way I Used to Be by Amber
Smith, read by Rebekkah Ross (Mar.,
unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-
4423-9598-5). In this debut, a high
school student struggles to find strength
after she is raped by her brother’s best
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara
Sullivan, read by J.D. Jackson (Feb.,
unabridged CD, $39.99), focuses on two
brothers who are tricked into forced labor
in the Ivory Coast when they try to help
their impoverished family.
How to Like Yourself: A Teen’s
Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic
and Building Lasting Self-Esteem by
Cheryl M. Bradshaw (Apr., unabridged
download, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62461-
345-6) provides practical advice to help
teens become more confident. ;