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.

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.

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.

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