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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.

March 2019

Hardcover

Cold Day in the Sun by Sara Biren - Family, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Books | 9781419733673 | Published March 12, 2019

Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame, but there’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.

Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer by Emily Arnold McCully - Biography, Fiction, Technology, Women's History, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763693565 | Published March 12, 2019

Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums and scientific discovery. At 17, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost 200 years. 

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis - Contemporary Fiction, Social Issues, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062847195 | Published March 12, 2019

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run.The painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there. With a new circle of friends, Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

Poppy | 9780316415385 | Published March 12, 2019

Izzy, a practical-minded teen who intends to become a doctor, isn't happy about her recent move from the Lower East Side across the river to Brooklyn. Tristan is a chess prodigy who lives with his aunt and looks up to his cousin, Marcus, who has watched out for him over the years. This fast-paced novel is at once a gripping tale of first love and a sprawling epic about the bonds that tie us together and pull us apart and the different cultures and tensions that fill the contemporary American landscape.

Meet Me in Outer Space by Melinda Grace - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250154330 | Published March 12, 2019

Edie Kits has a disability that impacts her learning. Edie thinks she has her disability under control until she meets her match with a French 102 course and a professor unwilling to help her out. Edie finds herself caught between getting the help she needs and convincing her professor that she isn't looking for an easy out. Luckily for Edie, she has an amazing best friend, Serena, who is willing to stitch together a plan to ensure Edie's success. And then there's Hudson, the badly dressed but undoubtedly adorable TA in her French class who finds himself pulled into her orbit...

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin - Adventure, Gay & Lesbian, Horror, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Greenwillow Books | 9780062408914 | Published March 12, 2019

When the women from the house at the end of the lane went missing, none of the townspeople knew what happened. A tragedy, they called it. Only twins Mae and Rossa know the truth about that fateful summer. Only they know about the owl in the wall, the uncanny cat, the insidious creatures that devour love and fear. Only they know the trials of loving someone who longs for power, for freedom, for magic. Only they know what brought everything tumbling down around them. And they’ll never, ever breathe a word.

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson - Autobiography, Memoir, Mental Health, Nonfiction, Poetry, Social Issues

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780670012107 | Published March 12, 2019

Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since SPEAK was first published 20 years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. SHOUT speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice --- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

Squad by Mariah MacCarthy - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374307509 | Published March 12, 2019

Jenna Watson is a cheerleader. And her team is at the top of their game. But all that changes when Jenna’s best friend stops talking to her. Suddenly, she’s not getting invited out with the rest of the quad. While grappling with post-cheer life, Jenna explores things she never allowed herself to like, including LARPing and a relationship with a trans guy that feels a lot like love. When Jenna loses the sport and the friends she’s always loved, she has to ask herself: What else is left?

The Tesla Legacy by Kristina Pérez - Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Tor Teen | 9781250084897 | Published March 12, 2019

A fateful encounter in the Tesla Suite of the New Yorker Hotel unlocks Lucy's dormant electrical powers. As Lucy struggles to understand her new abilities through scientific experimentation, she is thrust into a centuries old battle between rival alchemical societies. One side wants her help and the other wants her dead, but both believe she is the next step in human evolution. Unfortunately, carriers of the genetic mutation --- including Nikola Tesla --- have a greatly reduced life expectancy. Even if Lucy can outrun her enemies, she can’t outrun herself.

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780525581161 | Published March 12, 2019

The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirageat the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. When Rhea's and the Witch's paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?

Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Flatiron Books | 9781250312761 | Published March 12, 2019

When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants to do is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer The Dying Girl. But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn...

When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry - Fiction, Friendship, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Razorbill | 9780451480712 | Published March 12, 2019

Almost everyone in Splendor, Ohio was affected when the steel mill exploded. Five years after, Franny still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma. In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of friends that calls themselves The Ordinary. They spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. Until one evening, they film a bright light, something massive hurtling toward them from the sky. And when it crashes and the teens go to investigate...everything changes.

Beast Rider by Antony Johnston and Mari de Rhoads - Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Social Issues, World History, Young Adult 13+

Amulet Books | 9781419733635 | Published March 19, 2019

Twelve-year-old Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a “beast rider” --- someone who hops on a train. The first time he tries, he is stopped by the Mexican police. When he tries again, he is attacked by a Mexican gang. Just when Manuel is ready to turn back, he finds new hope. Villagers clothe and feed him, help him find work and eventually boost him back onto the train. When he finally arrives in LA and is reunited with his brother, he is elated. But the longer he’s there, the more he realizes that something isn’t right.

Between the Water and the Woods written by Simone Snaith and illustrated by Sara Kipin - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Holiday House | 9780823440207 | Published March 19, 2019

When Emeline's little brother breaks all three of their village's rules, she is forced to use her family's forbidden magic to rescue him from the dark things he awakens, the Ithin. Now that the Ithin are afoot in the land, she must, by law, travel to the royal court and warn the king. But the only way she and her family can make the journey to the capital is with the protection of a sour magister and a handsome, whip-wielding Lash Knight. Will Emeline survive in a city where conspiracies swirl like smoke and her magic is all but outlawed?

Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern - Adventure, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Health, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374305475 | Published March 19, 2019

Everyone has a fear of missing out on something --- a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on? When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when --- and if --- a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it’s real. To see if it’s worth it. For fear of missing out on everything.

Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781534426139 | Published March 19, 2019

The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved --- it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests. But the girls’ carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there --- and who they really are --- the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back.

Internment by Samira Ahmed - Dystopian, Fiction, Human Rights, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316522694 | Published March 19, 2019

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, 17-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, INTERNMENT challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Tor Teen | 9780765396730 | Published March 19, 2019

Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries --- until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them. First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price --- and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.

Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Love & Romance, Music, Young Adult 13+

Dial Books | 9780735228771 | Published March 19, 2019

Ruby has always been a future classical pianist and daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after her horrendous audition, it's clear that music has dumped her. Oscar is a musical genius. But while he might be the type who'd name himself when asked about his favorite composer, Oscar is not the type to jeopardize his chance to study under the great Martin Chertok --- not for a crush. But as the New York City summer heats up, so does the spark between Ruby and Oscar. Can two people still figuring themselves out figure out how to be together? Or will the world make the choice for them?

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner - Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062422316 | Published March 19, 2019

Robin of Locksley is dead. Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian’s fiancé. Marian never meant to tread in Robin’s footsteps --- never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Swoon Reads | 9781250192356 | Published March 19, 2019

Babe should be thrilled to have the whole summer at her fingertips. She loves living in her lighthouse home in a sleepy Maine beach town and being a barista, but she’s totally freaking out about her two best friends going to college in the fall. When a reckless kiss causes all three of them to break up, she may lose them a lot sooner. Plus, her ex-girlfriend is back in town. And then there’s Levi Keller, the cute artist who’s spending all his free time at the coffee shop where she works. Babe knows better than to fall for a tourist who will leave when summer ends, but she can’t stop herself from wanting to know him. 

The Next to Last Mistake by Amalie Jahn - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Light Messages Publishing | 9781611532647 | Published March 19, 2019

Tess's life in Iowa is sheltered and uncomplicated. But when her veteran father reenlists in the Army, Tess is forced out of her comfort zone into a world she knows nothing about. Tess approaches their move as she would a new game of chess, but she quickly discovers how ill-equipped she is to navigate the societal challenges she encounters. When Leonetta is assigned as her mentor, she becomes Tess's unexpected guide through the winding labyrinth of cultural disparities between them. As the pieces move across the board of her upended life, will Tess find the acceptance she so desperately desires?

The Universal Laws of Marco by Carmen Rodrigues - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Simon Pulse | 9781442485099 | Published March 19, 2019

In the summer before eighth grade, Marco Suarez kissed his best friend Sally Blake. This was his first spark. At the end of that year, she disappeared, leaving in that way that people sometimes leave. Now in their senior year, Sally unexpectedly returns and Marco is shaken. Still, he holds tightly to his carefully choreographed life. But as Marco navigates the final days of high school, he learns that leaving home is never easy and a first spark is hard to ignore.

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum - Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Imprint | 9781250101631 | Published March 19, 2019

Ryann dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park. Then one day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. Every night, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And now it’s up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof, until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more.

The Wizenard Series: Training Camp created by Kobe Bryant and written by Wesley King - Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Sports, Young Adult 10+

Granity Studios | 9781949520019 | Published March 19, 2019

Magic doesn’t seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They’re the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. When a new coach named Professor Wizenard arrives on the first day of training camp, every player experiences unique and strange visions --- visions that challenge everything they thought they knew about basketball, and about their lives and their secrets off the court. To survive the increasingly intense ordeals of training, the Badgers will need to take unimaginable risks, learn to trust their teammates and confront the darkness within themselves.