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--July 18, 2017
I have picked out 11 featured titles this week, mostly YAs. Great news for space opera fans...there are TWO new space operas this week: Amid Stars and Darkness and What Goes Up. If you like creepy books, you'll want to check out The Special Ones. And for fantasy fans, The Last Magician is sure to fly off the shelves with that gorgeous cover and unique summary. Enjoy this week's list!

New Release Spotlight--July 11, 2017
This week, I am featuring 16 new titles for teens and tweens. I've seen so many contemporary romances lately, so unless your library is really starving for more romance, I wouldn't select this entire list. If you only pick one new romance this week, I suggest Lake Effect since it is from a boy's point of view.

New Release Spotlight--July 4, 2017
So I'm guessing that the July 4th holiday isn't the best time to release a new book because I couldn't find as many this week. Of all the new books I did find, I have selected only four as must-haves for school and public libraries. Maybe we'll have more next week?

New Release Spotlight--June 27, 2017
Twelve noteworthy new releases this week! Several are multicultural and/or set in non-Western countries, including: Ivory Coast, The 1400s Ottoman Empire, and North Korea.

Get the scoop on this week's hottest new books for teens and tweens!New Release Spotlight--June 19, 2017
I only found five noteworthy new releases this week, but I will be ordering all five of them for my library. This week's themes include autism, neglect, an unreliable narrator, an alternating reality, and the supernatural.

New Releases Spotlight for YA and MS readers...New Release Spotlight--June 13, 2017
Welcome back to my weekly new releases posts! I've taken a couple of months off to reassess the amount of time I spend writing these new releases lists each week. While they are fun to research, they take a considerable amount of time to put together each week. Being a wife, mom, and full-time school librarian, there are just not enough hours in the day.

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.


  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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