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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

August 2015


Perdita by Faith Gardner - Suspense, Thriller, Youth Fiction

Merit Press | 9781440588112 | Published August 1, 2015

Sure, Arielle won't deny that she has a vivid, even wild, imagination. Sure, it sometimes runs away with her. And yes, it's true that she never recovered from the drowning death of her older brother, Justin, ten years ago, when Arielle was a little child. She almost hopes that ghosts are real, so that she might see Justin again. But ever since the misty morning when Arielle stumbles on the macabre sight of the body of her sister Casey's best friend, Perdita, being lifted from a nearby pond, ghostly images begin to appear to Arielle. 

She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World by Michael Elsohn Ross - Nonfiction, Women's History, Young Adult 12+

Chicago Review Press | 9781613730263 | Published August 1, 2015

A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, SHE TAKES A STAND highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers’ rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. 

After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Robert DeFranco, and Peter Facinelli - Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316406031 | Published August 4, 2015

One day Deedra comes across a beautiful boy named Rose struggling to cross the river --- a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is somehow able to find comfort and life from their dying planet. But just as the two form a bond, it is quickly torn apart after the Magistrate's son is murdered and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Little do Deedra and Rose know how much their relationship will affect the fate of everyone who lives on the planet.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written and illustrated by Don Brown - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544157774 | Published August 4, 2015

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under 20 feet of water; property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion; and 1,833 people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism and courage --- and also of incompetence, racism and criminality. Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir written by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Edel Rodriguez - Culture, Literary, Memoir, Nonfiction

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 9781481435222 | Published August 4, 2015

In this poetic memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita’s worlds collide in the worst way possible. How can the two countries she loves hate each other so much? And will she ever get to visit her beautiful island again?

From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan - Mystery, Thriller, Youth Fiction

Soho Teen | 9781616955540 | Published August 4, 2015

The past holds many secrets, and they come to light as Kara faces an anonymous terror: Someone is leaving her handwritten notes. Someone who knows exactly where she is and what she’s doing. She starts to catch glimpses of her dead sister. If Kara doesn’t figure out who her stalker is, and soon, she could lose everything. Her chance of escape. 

Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine - Youth Fiction

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781442483613 | Published August 4, 2015

In the year since the collapse of the slaughterhouse where Wen worked as her father’s medical assistant, she’s held all her secrets close. She works in the clinic at the weapons factory and sneaks away to nurse Bo, once the Ghost, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine. Their strange, fragile friendship soothes some of the ache of missing Melik, the strong-willed Noor who walked away from Wen all those months ago --- but it can’t quell her fears for him.

The Girl at the Center of the World by Austin Aslan - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Wendy Lamb Books | 9780385744041 | Published August 4, 2015

In this fast-paced, exhilarating sequel to the acclaimed THE ISLANDS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, Leilani and her family on the Big Island of Hawai’i face the challenge of survival in the world of the Emerald Orchid, a green presence that appeared in the sky after a global blackout. 

The Sixth Man (The Triple Threat #2) by John Feinstein - Fiction, Sexuality, Sports, Young Adult 10+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385753500 | Published August 4, 2015

When Max comes out as gay, not everyone on the basketball court takes the news in stride. Snide comments and cold shoulders escalate into heated protests and an out-and-out war with the school board. While controversy swirls around them, the Lions have to decide: Will personal issues sink their season, or can they find a way to stand together as a team?

This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron - Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780670014620 | Published August 4, 2015

Moreau wants Boy to join his army of animal/human hybrid creatures and help him overthrow human society. Boy will do anything to save this broken, wondrous world from the war that threatens to split it in two. But how much will he have to give up? And is the world worth saving?

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly - Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Kathy Dawson Books | 9780525428404 | Published August 4, 2015

When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude and he treats her like a book he's already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby --- annoying, brilliant and somehow attractive? --- has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi - Romance, Youth Fiction

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492614401 | Published August 4, 2015

It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She's fun and energetic --- and doesn't know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate.

Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond - Graphic Novel, Young Adult 12+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626722064 | Published August 11, 2015

Walter Wilcox has never been in love. That is, until he meets Naomi, and sparks, and clever jokes, fly. But when his cop dad is caught in a racial profiling scandal, Walter and Naomi, who is African American, are called out at school, home, and online. Can their bond (and mutual love of the Foo Fighters) keep them together?

Reawakened by Colleen Houck - Fantasy, Romance, Youth Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780385376563 | Published August 11, 2015

When 17 year old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.

Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood - Humor, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Poppy | 9780316242165 | Published August 11, 2015

Nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a whole heap of problems, including a reversal of family fortune, moving, new-school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and a massive crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess, but for now he's narrowed it down to just six impossible things… In this charming story of one guy's efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible to forget.

A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz - Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Chronicle Books | 9781452129426 | Published August 18, 2015

Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now there is tension between the immortal fairies, the subterranean gnomes and the mysterious tightropers who arrived to liberate the fairies. But when Beckan's clan is forced to venture into the gnome underworld to survive, they find themselves tentatively forming unlikely friendships and making sacrifices they couldn't have imagined.

Beyond Clueless by Linas Alsenas - Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419714962 | Published August 18, 2015

Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile, at their local public school, her best friend, Jimmy, comes out of the closet and finds himself a boyfriend and a new group of friends. Can Marty and Jimmy keep up their friendship? And is Marty’s new beau everything he appears to be? Or is Marty too clueless to figure it all out before it’s too late?

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott - Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316364195 | Published August 18, 2015

Away from her family Jessamy can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors --- one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy --- causes heads to turn. 

Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales written and illustrated by Julie Paschkis - Picture, Poetry

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 978-1627791038 | Published August 18, 2015

All sorts of animals flutter and hum, dance and stretch, and slither and leap their way through this joyful collection of poems in English and Spanish. Julie Paschkis's poems and art sing in both languages, bringing out the beauty and playfulness of the animal world.

Into the Dangerous World by Julie Chibbaro and Jean-Marc Superville Sovak - Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780803739109 | Published August 18, 2015

Ror finds herself pulled in different directions. Her father wanted her to make classic art. Noise Ink insists she stay within their lines. Her art teacher urges her to go to college. What does she want? What kind of artist am I? Ror’s journey is a seamless blend of words and pictures, cinematic in its scope--a sharp-edged, indelible work of art that will live inside your head.

Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals) by Eleanor Herman - Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373211722 | Published August 18, 2015

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains, and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedon's 16-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world, but finds himself drawn to a newcomer… 
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke - Horror, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Dial Books | 9780803741737 | Published August 18, 2015

For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror. A host of the smartest young adult authors came together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA author April Genevieve Tucholke.

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar - Humor, Young Adult 12+

Dutton Books for Young Readers | 9780525429708 | Published August 18, 2015

Scott Hudson has somehow managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle - Youth Fiction

Kathy Dawson Books | 9780525429487 | Published August 18, 2015

Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season --- when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17 --- is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy - Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481418867 | Published August 18, 2015

Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again. Now Stella is 17, and she’s over it. Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work.