New Releases


If you've read my blog for awhile now, you probably know how much I LOVE lists! When I saw how many exciting new books were being released in May 2016 (OMG, so many!), I thought I would do a feature where I spotlighted my favorites each week. This has been so popular with my teacher and librarian readers that I've kept it as a regular weekly feature every Monday.

New Release Spotlight January 31, 2017
So many great YA releases this week, particularly for YA and middle grades. I've already read a few of them, but I'm still excited to read Wait for Me (I'm reading it now!) and Wires and Nerve.

New Release Spotlight January 24, 2017
Not too many new releases this week, but several of them really look good. I've seen a huge increase of the number of realistic fiction and mystery titles for tweens and teens over the past year or so, and this list is no different. Almost all of this week's titles are mysteries or realistic fiction.

New Release Spotlight January 17, 2017
The big news this week is the release of Veronica Roth's new series, Carve the Mark, which will no doubt be a huge hit in my school. I am also excited about History Is All You Left Me, since I am always on the look-out for GLBT novels for high school boys.

New Release Spotlight January 10, 2017
This week, I am most excited about our new YA titles! I've already read two (almost) of the five featured YA titles, and I am super-excited to read the other three as well. Hideout (MG) also looks really interesting!

New Release Spotlight January 3, 2017
Now that we've made it through December, we actually have lots of new releases this week! This week features a diverse lot of narrators: a blind boy, an agoraphobic girl with OCD, and a Trinidadian boy in love with a Manhattan socialite. There are also several civil rights historical fiction and narrative nonfiction titles. What a great list to start the new year!

New Release Spotlight December 20-27, 2016
Due to a serious dearth of new releases last week, I have combined the December 20th and 27th new releases lists.

New Release Spotlight December 13, 2016
Another slow week, but there are some good choices! The biggest excitement for my students will be Crystal Storm, which is book 5 of the popular Falling Kingdoms series. Also, the new James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein title will be a surefire hit with my humor readers. And in picture books, Chicken Story Time promises to be a fun intro to storytime for school and public libraries. Enjoy this week's list!

New Release Spotlight December 6, 2016
Before I started writing these New Release lists, I had no idea how few books were released in near the end of the calendar year. This week is another disappointment; there are only a small handful of new titles worth talking about.

New Release Spotlight November 29, 2016
I'm starting to wonder if the Christmas season isn't a great time to release a new book. I found only 14 new releases this week, a far cry from the 60+ I was finding back in September and October.

New Release Spotlight November 22, 2016
This week is a weird one because I only found new releases for YA and picture books. Really, nothing new for middle grades or lower elementary? November has had far fewer new releases than October and September in general, actually. So what's hot this week? Well, I'm totally psyched about Scythe, the new dystopia from Neal Shusterman. Of Fire and Stars looks pretty good, also. For picture books, Leonard's Beard looks like one I might get for my older readers.

New Release Spotlight November 15, 2016
This week's releases are heavy in the YA and picture book categories. I am most excited about three YA mysteries this week: the missing person mystery The Girl in the Picture, the creepy psychological thriller My Sister Rosa, and despite it's ridiculous cover, the whodunnit murder mystery, This is Our Story. Enjoy!

New Release Spotlight November 8, 2016
Could it be the presidential election? The post-Fall-Back-weekend hangover? The early-November-is-it-Christmas-yet confusion? I'm not sure why there aren't many new releases this week, but I didn't find nearly as many as I normally do. Usually, I have to make tough decisions about what to include, but this week, I included everything I could find. 24 titles this week!

New Release Spotlight November 1, 2016
Last week's list only had a few books I was excited about, but this week's list has a whole bunch! This week, the 19 YA titles catch my eye the most, with titles like Diabolic, The Sun Is Also A Star, Dear My Blank, Aftermath, Heartless, and Blood for Blood.

New Release Spotlight October 25, 2016
This week's new releases have me most excited about the picture books.

New Release Spotlight October 18, 2016
I am super-psyched this week to see THREE Christmas fiction novels for teens!

New Release Spotlight October 11, 2016
Forty-eight new titles spotlighted this week! I didn't want to go over 30 this time, but once again, it was really hard to narrow down so many great titles. I am most excited about Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee, The Singing Bones, Spy Ski School, and The Boy and the Bindi.

New Release Spotlight October 4, 2016
This week's spotlight includes 38 new titles, about half of which are YA. I'm most excited about Nemesis, Our Chemical Hearts, Replica, When the Moon Was Ours, and A Bike Like Sergio's. I've added lots of these to my next book order!

 photo new-releases-sept-27-2016_1.pngNew Release Spotlight September 27, 2016
New titles by Lisa McMann, Kay Honeyman, Jordan Sonnenblick, Leigh Bardugo, Rae Carson, Scott Westerfeld, and Rosamund Hodge.

September 20, 2016

September 13, 2016

September 6, 2016

August 30, 2016

August 23, 2016

August 16, 2016

August 9, 2016 (all one list from now on)

August 2, 2016
Young Adult
Middle Grade

July 26, 2016
Young Adult
*no MG list this week--I just didn't get to it*

July 19, 2016
Young Adult
Middle Grade

July 12, 2016
Young Adult
Middle Grades

July 5, 2016
Young Adult
Middle Grades

June 28, 2016
Young Adult
Middle Grade

June 21, 2016
Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books

June 14, 2016
Young Adult
Middle Grade

June 7, 2016:
Young Adult
Middle Grade

May 31, 2016:
Young Adult
(no middle grade list this week--none really caught my eye)

May 24, 2016:
Young Adult
Middle Grade

May 17, 2016:
Young Adult & Middle Grade (& one picture book!)

May 10, 2016:
Young Adult
Middle Grade

May 3, 2016:
Young Adult releases
Middle Grade releases

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