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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.

September 2014


A Different Me by Deborah Blumenthal - Fiction

Albert Whitman Teen | 9780807515730 | Published September 1, 2014

Allie Johnston’s secret wish since the day she was twelve is to have her nose done. But she’s never told anyone --- not her parents, or even her best friend, Jen. But when she starts visiting a plastic surgery discussion board on the Web, she finds people who get her for the first time in her life. A sharply written, insightful book about learning to be happy with who we are.  

Beetle Boy by Margaret Willey - Contemporary Fiction

9781467726399 | Published September 1, 2014

When he was seven, Charlie Porter never intended to become the world's youngest published author. He just wanted his father to stop crying. So he told him a story about a talking beetle --- a dumb little story his mother made up to make him feel better. (That was before she left and feeling "better" became impossible.) But Charlie's story not only made his father stop crying. It made him start planning. The story became a book, and then it became school events and book festivals, and a beetle costume, and a catchphrase --- "I was born to write!"

Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry - Fiction

Albert Whitman Teen | 9780807531556 | Published September 1, 2014

Joy’s fifteen. Her normal life began just three months ago. Before that was another life that she doesn’t like to remember. When the police came, it was supposed to be all over. Joy’s got a whole list of reasons why she’s crazy --- the panic attacks, the meds she’s on, and the hard-to-breathe feeling she gets when she has to talk to someone new. Yet hope has a way of taking hold, and Joy just might find a way to hold on.

The Opposite of Love by Sarah Lynn Scheerger - Fiction

Albert Whitman Teen | 9780807561324 | Published September 1, 2014

Rose is the wild girl nobody really knows --- least of all her super-strict parents. Chase is trying to forget his past and is haunted by memories of his dad’s rage. Each has something the other one needs. Chase isn’t like the other guys Rose has been with --- in fact, he’ll do anything to be with her. Even when her mom forbids it. Even when it means trouble.
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith - Contemporary Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781442444959 | Published September 2, 2014

Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved. Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned --- and learn how to write their own destiny.

A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney - Supernatural, Youth Fiction

Greenwillow Books | 9780062334534 | Published September 2, 2014

Tom Ward is the Spook, the one person who can defend the county from bloodthirsty creatures of the dark. But he's only seventeen, and his apprenticeship was cut short when his master died in battle. No one trusts Tom's skill, not till he's proven himself. And a fifteen-year-old girl named Jenny wants to be Tom's first apprentice—even though a female spook is unheard of. Together, Tom and Jenny will uncover the grave danger heading straight toward the county, and they'll team up with a witch assassin to confront it.

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes - Contemporary Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062313645 | Published September 2, 2014

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair --- the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she's a freak. A mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA. After all, her father is from Romania. Everyone else in Nebraska is about as American as an apple pie . . . wrapped in a flag . . . on the Fourth of July. Spider stew. That's what Anika is made of. But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauser, first most popular girl in school, will make her life a living hell. 

Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon - Fantasy

Blink | 9780310742333 | Published September 2, 2014

In this sequel to DOON, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake in choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. To make everything worse, she's received her Calling --- proof she and Duncan are each other's one true love --- and it's pure torment, especially when visions of the very alluring Scottish prince appear right before she goes on stage. 

Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper by Elizabeth Kiem - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Soho Teen | 9781616954123 | Published September 2, 2014

When Lana’s friend and chief rival in the world famous Bolshoi ballet is brutally attacked, Lana is given her coveted solo --- an unlikely stroke of luck that makes Lana the chief suspect. When another young dancer is struck down on the day of her debut, Lana becomes the prime suspect in not one, but two attacks. On the run and still in the dark, Lana puts her trust in Levshik, a man who claims to know secrets about her mother's pas, and his alluring young bodyguard, Roma. 

The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts - Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780385754101 | Published September 23, 2014

People say when you take Heam, your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only eleven when dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. But Faye didn’t glimpse heaven—she saw hell. And Christian died.