to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically, and socially.
The Trials of Apollo, Book Two:
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
(May, unabridged CD, $50, ISBN 978-1-
5247-3583-8) continues the earthbound
efforts of outcast Apollo—in the form of
a 16-year-old mortal—to reclaim his
place on Mount Olympus.
The Whole Thing Together by Ann
Brashares (Apr., unabridged CD, $50,
ISBN 978-1-5247-0941-9) spotlights a
fractured family trying to cope with their
circumstances as they spend time together
at their summer house on Long Island.
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom, read by
Therese Plummer (Feb., unabridged CD,
$39.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-8324-5).
When Gwendolyn’s father vanishes, she
must travel under a new identity in a
world of assassins, spies, and criminals to
bring him back to life.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by
Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead,
read by Jim Dale (May, picture book and
CD set, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-
8722-9). When Amos the kindly zoo-keeper is too sick to make it to the zoo,
his animal friends come and care for him.
The Survivors Club: The True Story
of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
by Michael Bornstein and Debbie
Bornstein Hollinstat, read by Fred
Berman (Mar., unabridged CD, $29.99,
ISBN 978-1-4272-8318-4). Bornstein,
famously rescued from Auschwitz as a
four-year-old in 1945, uses his own recollections and interviews with relatives and
survivors who knew the family to tell his
inspirational Holocaust survival story.
Includes bonus interview with the authors,
father and daughter.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by
Jenny Han, read by Laura Knight Keating
(Apr., unabridged download, $24.99,
ISBN 978-1-5019-5260-9). During her
senior year, Lara Jean faces big decisions
about college and her boyfriend, while
she helps plan her dad’s wedding.
Jack and the Geniuses: At the
Bottom of the World by Bill Nye and
Gregory Mone (Apr., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-5265-4)
kicks off a new series that blends real-world
science with action and mystery.
Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy
(Mar., unabridged download, $24.99,
ISBN 978-1-5019-5691-1). Fifteen-year-old Lucy is stunned to learn she has
an eight-year-old illegitimate brother
living in the same town.
Restart by Gordon Korman (May,
unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN
978-1-5019-5694-2). A bully gets a new
start after an accident causes him to lose
The Unexpected Life of Oliver
Cromwell Pitts by Avi (May, unabridged
download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-
5253-1). A boy struggles to survive as he
searches for his missing father and sister
in 1724 England.
Goosebumps Slappyworld #1: Slappy
Birthday to You! by R.L. Stine, read
by Joe Fria and Lucien Dodge (Feb.,
unabridged download, $17.99, ISBN
978-1-338-11910-7) launches a new
Goosebumps arc narrated by the most
iconic and evil character of the series,
Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg,
read by Dan Bittner (Mar. unabridged
download, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-338-
11913-8) is a companion to Openly Straight.
Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very
Horizon (Horizon, Book 1) by Scott
Westerfeld, read by Johnathan McClain
(Mar., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN
978-1-338-11919-0). In the first title of
a new multiplatform series, eight young
survivors step out from the wreckage of
a plane crash in the Arctic and find
themselves not in snow, but lost in a
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma
Donoghue, read by Thérèse Plummer
(Mar., unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN
978-1-338-11966-4). Author of adult
bestseller Room introduces an unruly
family of four parents, children both
biological and adopted, and a menagerie
of pets living in their house, Camelottery.
Night Witches: A Novel of World
War Two by Katherine Lasky, read by
Ilyana Kadushin (Mar., unabridged CD,
$34.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11949-7)
sheds light on the war’s unsung heroes:
daredevil girls who took to the skies to
fight for their country.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle
van Arsdale, read by Candace Thaxton
(Feb., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN
978-1-5082-3106-6). In this fantasy
debut, a girl with a secret talent must
save her village from the encroaching
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra
Clare (May, unabridged CD, $49.99,
ISBN 978-1-4423-5713-6). In this
sequel to Lady Midnight, shadowhunter
Emma Carstairs confronts a love triangle and a coming threat from the
Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs
(Apr., unabridged download, $17.99,
ISBN 978-1-5082-3462-3). When the
truck transporting Li Ping, a rare giant
panda, to FunJungle arrives, its precious
cargo has vanished, and Teddy Fitzroy
is on the case.
Point Guard by Mike Lupica, read by
Kirby Heyborne (Apr., unabridged CD,
$29.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2741-0).
Gus wonders if he can stay friends with
his best bud Cassie when she joins the
basketball team. ;