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.

To save space and keep this site loading quickly, I will delete all New Releases posts after 10 weeks.

It is absolutely crazy how many new releases are coming out this week! I have featured 53 titles here, and there were about 30 more that didn't make the cut.New Release Spotlight--April 4, 2017
It is absolutely crazy how many new releases are coming out this week! I have featured 53 titles here, and there were about 30 more that didn't make the cut. It's not that those other 30 titles are not good or recommended; rather, I just couldn't stand to write up any more this week! I see a huge trend in family tragedy this week--lots of books about death, broken families, and neglectful parents.

New Release Spotlight--March 28, 2017
Some beautiful new releases this week! I'm most excited about Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer, Jake the Fake (for Wimpy Kid fans!), and Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel. Genevieve's War looks interesting, too, and I think it would be popular with my readers who look for more WWII books.

New Release Spotlight March 21, 2017
This week's list is much shorter than it has been over the past few weeks. I'm most excited about all four of the YA choices, all of which sound unique. And--hello?!--we have another teen space opera!!!! Also, check out the two picture books I've featured: one is a picture book biography of J.R.R. Tolkein; the other has the word "Catawumpus" in the title. Can't pass up either of those!

New Release Spotlight March 14, 2017
It looks like March is going to be a big month for new releases (sort of like May and September!). Last week, I featured 41 new releases; this week we have 40 on the list.

New Release Spotlight March 7, 2017
I think this might be my longest new releases post yet! We have 41 new releases this week, many of them receiving starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publisher's Weekly. Lots of great stuff including Wonderful Feels Like This and You're Welcome, Universe for teens, Forever, or a Long, Long Time for middle school, and Over and Under the Pond in picture books. Whew, a long list!

New Release Spotlight February 28, 2017
We have lots of new releases this week--35 in total! To me, the YA choices look the best (but I love YA, so they always look best to me!). Expect to see a huge hit in The Hate U Give by debut author Angie Thomas. For adventure, I'm excited to read Daughter of a Pirate King. And The Beast is an Animal sounds a lot like the movie The Village. For younger readers, we have two series that I think could be readalikes for students who love Junie B. Jones.

New Release Spotlight February 21, 2017
This week, we have 22 new releases, most of which are YA or elementary. I also added one picture book that was released last week, but I wanted to make sure no one missed it since it is the companion to the super-cute picture book, Gaston. This week, I'm most excited for Dreamland Burning, Long May She Reign, and of course, the third Hilo graphic novel.

New Release Spotlight February 14, 2017
Libraries looking to add diverse titles won't want to miss American Street and Piecing Me Together. Both are strong additions to literature featuring African-American girls. I also think Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up looks cute, sort of like that Jennifer Garner movie 13 Going on 30.

New Release Spotlight February 7, 2017
This is a big week for YA, with several highly-anticipated titles like King's Cage, Empress of a Thousand Skies, and Starfall. We have two beautiful space operas this week--LOVE THAT!

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.


  1. Just wondering if you are still posting reviews. I haven't seen any in a few weeks and I miss them. Thanks

    1. Hi, Wendy,
      I haven't posted any new release lists since April 11. I've just needed a long-overdue break from blogging! I have been doing some new release posts and commentary each week on my FaceBook page if you want to follow there. I do not know when or if I will pick the New Release lists up again. It may be something where I can just spotlight my top 5 or 10 titles each week. Hope that helps!

  2. Thanks for letting me know. Of course, I understand, but I really find them so helpful. I will check your facebook page. Is it under Mrs. ReaderPants too?


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