New Releases for Younger Readers: week of March 17

Many new books for children, young readers and teens were released this week. Reach out to your customers–parents and educators–with these recommendations.

Ages 3 – 5

  • Sprout Helps Out by Rosie Winstead – Sprout is a little girl with big intentions… and a very big heart.
  • Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett – A sweet look at the relationship between a child and her pet.
  • How to Cheer Up Dad by Fred Koehler – A very funny look at the roles played in father/child relationship.
  • Oliver’s Tree by Kit Chase – A sweet story about three animal friends who play nice to adapt to all the the friends’ limitations.
  • Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak – A non-fiction picture book that demonstrates the difference between bird calls and the quiet of the nesting bird.

Ages 7 – 12

  • Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell – In this third installment, Eleanor and Pearl experience growing pains in their friendship.
  • Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante – A young Latino boy tries to make a difference in the life of an abandoned baby.
  • The Last Wild by Piers Torday – In a world where animals don’t exist (or do they?), a boy is in a home for troubled children and cannot speak. (Or can he?)

Ages 12 and up

  • The Slanted Worlds by Catherine Fisher – Genre-bending fantasy described as “part Dr. Who, part Blade Runner, and part A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry – A girl searches for her father in a land filled with exiles whose characteristics make them not accepted in modern society.

Ages 14 and up

  • Starling by Fiona Paul – The conclusion to the Secrets of the Eternal Rose trilogy.
  • Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam – A story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world.
  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy – A young girl is diagnosed with leukemia and starts a very public bucket list, only to find out she’s in remission.
  • The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle – A reluctant hero realizes no one can save her until she saves herself.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay