2024 Notable Paperbacks

2024 Notable Paperbacks

Looking for new books to add to your library collection? Browse a selection of bestselling, award-winning 2024 paperback releases, including picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult crossover books!

2024 Notable Paperbacks
Picture BooksMiddle Grade BooksYoung Adult Books

Peach Heaven by Yangsook Choi

Peach Heaven by Yangsook Choi

Available in paperback July 9th, 2024

The peaches grown in Bucheon are the best in all of South Korea, and a rare treat for a young Yangsook. She dreams of a peach orchard where she can play and eat as much of the delicious fruit as she wishes. Then one day, after hours of a sudden heavy downpour, the sky begins to rain peaches. Yangsook finds herself in peach heaven until she remembers the farmers who have lost their harvest and decides she must help them.

Fully revised and re-illustrated, Peach Heaven is a timeless ode to human kindness and childhood wonder based on the author’s early life.

“The colored-pencil artwork, full-and double-page spread, has an appealing simplicity.Booklist

“Yangook’s vision of peace and harmony mirrors Choi’s personal experiences, and her thoughtful main character embodies the same pensive tone found in the soft brownish-greenish peachy palate, making the whole experience one tasty bite.” Kirkus Reviews

Northwind by Gary Paulsen

Northwind by Gary Paulsen

Available in paperback January 9th, 2024

This stunning New York Times Bestseller from the survival story master, set along a rugged coastline centuries ago, does for the ocean what Hatchet does for the woods, as it relates the story of a young person’s battle to stay alive against the odds, where the high seas meet a coastal wilderness.

  • A voyage both singular and universal, marked by sharply felt risks and rewards and deep waters beneath.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • Spare, survival-oriented prose keeps the reader immersed in scenes difficult and wondrous, offering a glimpse of the sheer awesomeness of nature, showcasing the beauty of the sea and its inhabitants, and regaling readers with a timeless and irresistible adventure that has resilience at its heart.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Call this posthumously published novel The Young Man and the Sea… [A] splendid story… Beautifully written, it’s classic Paulsen at his best.” Bookliststarred review
  • [A] mesmerizing modern-day epic… The tale of man versus nature is as old as time, but Paulsen, who died in 2021, goes beyond the genre by exploring the complex perspectives of animals… Narrative devices like kennings and repetitious phrasing hark back to epic sagas such as Beowulf and the Poetic Eddas: tides become moon-currents, silence becomes non-sound and memories become thought-pictures. But possibly the most compelling aspect of the work is the lesson Leif learns along his journey: ‘Don’t go to a place. Go to be. Just to be.’” Shelf Awarenessstarred review
  • “What a gem . . . This accessible, captivating adventure story is destined to become another Paulsen classic . . . An essential purchase for libraries serving middle grade and YA readers.” School Library Journalstarred review

  • Nowhere Better Than Here by Sarah Guillory

    Nowhere Better Than Here by Sarah Guillory

    Available in paperback March 19th, 2024

    In her stunning debut middle grade novel, Sarah Guillory has written a lush story about an indomitable girl fighting against the effects of climate change.

    In a town slowly being destroyed by rising tides, one girl must fight to find a way to keep her community’s spirit from drowning.

  • “Come for gumbo and jambalaya; stay for the phenomenal hero with a powerful growth story.Kirkus Reviews, starred review

  • A poignant and emotional exploration of a people and place worth preserving.” School Library Journal, starred review

  • “Necessity and nostalgia clash in a small Louisiana town, where 13-year-old Jillian Robichaux fears the loss of her enclave and her Cajun identity in this timely story.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • “An involving, heartening novel of growth and change.Booklist, starred review

  • Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards by Susan Tan

    Ghosts, Toast, and Other Hazards by Susan Tan

    Available in paperback April 23rd, 2024

    From APALA Honor award-winning author Susan Tan, a middle-grade novel about a girl who must overcome her worries to find the truth behind her town’s urban legend.

  • “A realistic and deeply moving portrayal of a family’s journey through a challenging life transition.” Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

  • “Tan’s narrative employs rich sensory details that immediately hook readers and don’t let go until the very last sentence.” Horn Book, starred review

  • “Tan’s prose captures Mo’s preteen mindset perfectly, wavering between profound anxiety and bravery, and bordering on carelessness… A poignant, deeply personal adventure for thoughtful readers.” School Library Journal, starred review
  • “Mo’s sincere first-person narrative portrays the way that finding emotional safety via attending therapy, and bonding with Uncle Ray over music gives way to a feeling of peace.” Publishers Weeklystarred review

  • Greenwild by Pari Thomson

    Greenwild by Pari Thomson

    Available in paperback April 30th, 2024

    The Secret Garden meets A Wrinkle in Time in Greenwild, the first book in the most extraordinary new fantasy series the perfect gift for the holiday season!

    Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself…

  • “The start of a dazzling series about a girl’s determination to find her mother, Thomson’s debut blooms with gorgeous wildlife descriptions that shape Greenwild’s world-building and its diverse inhabitants… aspiring young explorers will happily spend time in this emotionally gripping adventure.”  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
  • A superbly written, exciting debut that will leave fantasy lovers wanting more… With its clever worldbuilding, high-stakes plot, and well-developed characters, this first novel in the Greenwild series is a must-purchase.” School Library Journalstarred review

  • Skating on Mars by Caroline Huntoon

    Skating on Mars by Caroline Huntoon

    Available in paperback May 7th, 2024

    A heartwarming debut from author Caroline Huntoon about a young figure skater discovering who they are on and off the ice.

  • “Huntoon… writes beautifully with authority and insight, creating in Mars a fully realized, memorable character; this first novel is an important contribution to the slender body of nonbinary literature, which belongs in every library.”  Booklist, starred review
  • “Mars’ identity is examined with nuance, given depth and consideration as life on and off the ice grows both more euphoric and increasingly complicated… a strong sports story and an earnest coming-of-age tale in one.”  Kirkus Reviews

    “Mars’s passion for figure skating is infectious, and their fight to stake out their own place in a system not built for them proves both gently affirming and joyful.”  Publishers Weekly

    Unbreakable: The Spies Who Cracked the Nazis' Secret Code

    Unbreakable: The Spies Who Cracked the Nazis’ Secret Code by Rebecca E.F. Barone

    Available in paperback May 14th, 2024

    Unbreakable is the edge-of-your seat true story of the codebreakers, spies, and navy fighters who helped defeat the Nazis and turned the tide of World War II perfect for fans of The Imitation Game, Alan Gratz, and Jennifer Nielsen.

  • A riveting true-life adventure story combining brains, courage, and heart.” Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

  • Engagingly told as a grim race against time, deeply researched, and with ample space for the play of differing perspectives and outsized personalities... highly recommended.” School Library Journalstarred review
  • “ Suspenseful writing… Highly recommended.” Bookliststarred review
  • A breathlessly told account of clandestine operations whose success contributed to the war’s end.” Publishers Weeklystarred review
  • Barone delivers another impressive feat of narrative nonfiction storytelling.Horn Bookstarred review

  • Every Bird A Prince by Jenn Reese

    Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

    Available in paperback May 14th, 2024

    A girl’s quest to save a forest kingdom is intertwined with her exploration of identity in Every Bird a Prince, a gorgeous middle-grade contemporary fantasy by Jenn Reese, the award-winning author of A Game of Fox & Squirrels, perfect for fans of Josephine Cameron and Barbara O’Connor.

    “Reese’s splendid story skillfully combines everyday experiences with a fantastical world, and though the talking birds and ferocious frostfangs are a surface-level treat, they’re also thoughtful explorations of selfdoubt and asexuality. A powerful testament to self-knowledge and boldly living in your truth.Booklist

    “Using frostfangs as a metaphor for the debilitating effects of self-doubt, this contemporary fantasy realistically examines Eren’s confusion, fear of alienation, and suffocation as she grapples with her true sexuality. Multidimensional supporting characters with their own identity issues and vulnerabilities add veracity and depth..” Kirkus Reviews

    In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington

    In the Key of Us by Mariama J. Lockington

    Available in paperback May 21st, 2024

    From the author of the critically acclaimed novel For Black Girls Like Me, Mariama J. Lockington, comes a coming-of-age story surrounding the losses that threaten to break us and the friendships that make us whole again.

    “Navigating sensitive topics like body image, mental health, racism, grief, and healthy relationships with a gentle hand, this moving coming-of-age story is perfect for tweens and young teens.” School Library Journalstarred review

  • “Alternating the two perspectives with verse interstitials, Lockington (For Black Girls Like Me) weaves an exploration of mental health, self-harm, and microaggressions with a love letter to music, the importance of representation, and the work of sticking up for the person one dreams of becoming.” Publishers Weeklystarred review
  • “Told in Andi’s and Zora’s alternating perspectives, the well-paced coming-of-age narrative is sprinkled with contemporary references that bolster its authenticity as it sensitively explores topics such as racism and self-harm and offers a touching portrayal of young queer love… Vivid writing and relatable characters make this a worthwhile read.” Kirkus Reviewsstarred review
  • Lockington elevates what is already an insightful middle-grade romance to a moving portrayal of two girls working toward themselves and each other, carrying the weight of other people’s expectations and the pain of past traumas… An authentic look at how identity and relationships transform under shifting middle grade dynamics, this is a must-have for fans of Paula Chase and Frances O’Roark Dowell.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Booksstarred review
  • “Lockington skillfully and delicately incorporates into her middle-grade romance anxiety, self-harm, coming out as LGBTQ+, microaggressions and the reality of how difficult life can be for children of color. In the Key of Us ultimately sends a message of hope and freedom that underlines the importance of children and teens letting the world see them for who they really are.Shelf Awarenessstarred review

  • Second Chance Summer by Sarah Kapit

    Second Chance Summer by Sarah Kapit

    Available in paperback May 21st, 2024

    Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it’s with your best friend. Can these two ex-besties survive summer camp together?

  • Readers who enjoy nuanced character studies will be entranced, and those who think friendship is always a simple thing will be left with much to ponder.” Booklist, starred review
  • “[The main characters are] each figuring things out about themselves, and what seems a simple case of an unbalanced friendship reveals itself to be more complex.” Horn Book

    “A sincere exploration of friendship’s ups and downs.Kirkus Reviews

    The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

    The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

    Available in paperback May 28th, 2024

    From the author of Nowhere Boy called “a resistance novel for our times” by The New York Times – comes a brilliant middle-grade survival story that traces a harrowing family secret back to the Holodomor, a terrible famine that devastated Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s.

    A National Book Award Finalist

  • “A natural selection for fans of Alan Gratz and a stepping stone to the work of Ruta Sepetys, this sobering and important story will be an excellent addition to classroom and library collections.Booklist, starred review

    “A moving presentation of a long-suppressed piece of history.
    Kirkus Reviews

  • Buzzkill by Brenna Maloney; illustrated by Dave Mottram

    Buzzkill: A Wild Wander Through the Weird and Threatened World of Bugs by Brenna Maloney; illustrated by Dave Mottram

    Available in paperback June 25th, 2024

    The praying mantis is the only animal on Earth with one ear and it’s in the middle of its chest. Aphids are born pregnant. Moths can’t fly during an earthquake. If you didn’t know these things, you soon will. Packed full of jaw-dropping facts, Buzzkill presents the big picture on bugs. You might think ew, gross. Insects are icky. Or scary. Or dangerous. They can be. But there’s so much more you need to know.

    Insects play a critical role on our planet, from sustenance to pollination to medicines and more. Brenna Maloney tackles both the wacky and weird, as well as threats to insects and their habitats, their possible extinction, and ways that everyday people, like you, can prevent their decline.

  • “Nearly every page of this volume has a fabulous fact or story to relate. The tone is informatively jocular, with a waggishness sure to appeal to middle-grade readers but content sophisticated enough to intrigue and educate teens. As entertaining as these stories are, scientific research is the foundation of this superb book. Fresh, lively, funny, and very, very informative”  Kirkus Reviewsstarred review
  • “In this wide-ranging, amusing, and informative investigation of the insect world, Maloney features the ways in which insects are remarkable unto themselves as well as in relation to humans and the environment… If readers are not already inspired by Maloney’s antics, the final chapter provides an exhaustive list of ways to take action and preserve insect species.”  Horn Bookstarred review
  • Back matter includes organizations to contact, books to read, and actions to take to help support insect populations…An approachable text on a wide range of insect lore, this title has high appeal for those curious about bugs and would also be helpful for research”  School Library Journal, starred review
  • From the first page, the author delights with fascinating details in a jaunty, conversational style, periodically accompanied by funny cartoon spot art…A buzzy account for budding entomologists that’s sure to fly off the shelves.”  Booklist, starred review

  • How to Stay Invisible by Maggie C. Rudd

    How to Stay Invisible by Maggie C. Rudd

    Available in paperback June 25th, 2024

    My Side of the Mountain meets How to Steal a Dog in this high-stakes and heartfelt middle-grade story of a young boy and his dog surviving on their own in the woods.

  • A worthy match for My Side of the Mountain and Hatchet.Horn Bookstarred review
  • Rudd weaves an uplifting tale of connection and found family.Publishers Weeklystarred review
  • The Outsiders meets Hatchet in this story that follows Raymond’s ordeal to both survive in the winter woods of North Carolina and attend middle school without anyone finding out how he lives… Completely devoid of cheap drama, this tightly written, understated narrative tells its story through finely drawn characters, intensely realistic atmosphere and setting, and a protagonist who will capture readers’ hearts with both his courage and his creative survival skills.” Kirkus Reviewsstarred review

  • Wild Bird

    Wild Bird by Diane Zhaler

    Available in paperback July 2nd, 2024

    Get lost in a sweeping middle-grade adventure following Rype, an abandoned girl in fourteenth-century Europe, as she walks from Norway to England looking for safety from the plague.

    A Junior Library Guild Selection

    Something special. Don’t miss it.” Karen Cushman, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Midwife’s Apprentice and Newbery Honor-winning Catherine, Called Birdy

    A quick-paced treasure.” Donna Jo Napoli, author of In a Flash

    A deeply moving tribute to the power of art and memory.” Laurel Snyder, author of My Jasper June and National Book Award longlist Orphan Island

    Becoming Madeleine by Charlotte Jones Volklis and Lena Roy

    Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

    Available in paperback August 6th, 2024

    This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L’Engle written by her granddaughters.

  • “A publishing event… [Madeleine’s granddaughters] do her proud, organizing the information well, presenting it clearly, and drawing on her journals for the lively excerpts that make this book so very readable… A fine tribute to a legendary writer, 100 years after her birth.”  Booklist, starred review

  • No Place Like Home by James Bird

    No Place Like Home by James Bird

    Available in paperback August 13th, 2024

    A middle-grade novel by James Bird about homelessness and hope.

    “Author Bird crafts this deeply felt ode to familial love with authoritative prose… Opin’s palpable fears, joys, and unrelenting hope buoy this tale of resilience.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

    “James Bird, who has been homeless and is of Ojibwe descent, writes with rare authority, insight, and compassion that invites deep empathy from readers. He has done a beautiful job of creating an unforgettable family, who, as Inde says, “may be broke, but we’re not broken.” Booklist, starred review

    Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

    Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

    Available in paperback September 17th, 2024

    From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life.

  • “Employing flawlessly simple, candid prose that belies deeper messages, Newbery Medalist Applegate again considers the complex relationship between humans and the natural world… Fiercely protective Willodeen is easy to champion, and her belief that “nature knows more than we do” is a message worth sharing.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • Applegate’s gentle yet honest tale mixes magic with very real environmental messaging, both warning of human-caused harm and pointing to nature’s resilience and interconnectedness… Applegate empowers her young characters by not only granting them courage but also ensuring they earn the respect of their elders.” Booklist, starred review

  • All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

    All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson

    Available in paperback January 16th, 2024

    In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

  • “This title opens new doors, as the author insists that we don’t have to anchor stories such as his to tragic ends: ‘Many of us are still here. Still living and waiting for our stories to be told to tell them ourselves.’ A critical, captivating, merciful mirror for growing up Black and queer today.Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • “An absolute necessity… the personal stories and the healing and reconciliation of self in this title are all undeniably honest and relatable a reminder of our shared imperfection and humanity.” Booklist

    “The conversational tone will leave readers feeling like they are sitting with an insightful friend… This young adult memoir is a contemporary hallmark of the blossoming genre. Johnson anchors the text with encouragement and realistic guidance for queer Black youth.” School Library Journal

    We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

    We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride

    Available in paperback January 30th, 2024

    They Both Die at the End meets The Bell Jar in this haunting, beautiful young adult novel-in-verse from Amber McBride about clinical depression and healing from trauma.

  • “Stunning… Readers will revel in the depth of Whimsy and Faerry’s relationship, all the while finding solace and relief in the calculated messiness of their search for wholeness.” Booklist, starred review
  • “This phenomenal novel-in-verse transports readers into an impassioned tale of heartache and hope that belongs on every bookshelf serving teens.” School Library Journal, starred review
  • Raw and poignant and promising hope, even when it seems there is no way out.” Shelf Awareness, starred review
  • “The choice of verse to tell this absorbing story is a strong one; readers are drawn along by the intense and vivid imagery, and the depictions of clinical depression, guilt, and grief are visceral. McBride explores the impact of the intersection between Blackness and mental illness… and the difficulties of two unusual young people finding refuge through friendship from the pressures the world exerts on them. Whimsy’s practice of Hoodoo and the empowerment she receives from the magic inside and around her help her contend with her depression and unravel her grief without negating a brutal, yet ultimately hopeful, reality. ..Important messages uniquely delivered.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • McBride makes exceptional use of the verse novel format, with some poems reading almost as detailed and descriptive prose, while other entries are just a few judiciously chosen lines that make readers slow down and work a bit to parse out full meaning.” Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books, starred review

  • We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

    We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

    Available in paperback February 6th, 2024

    Family secrets, a swoon-worthy romance, and a slow-burn mystery collide in We Deserve Monuments, a YA debut from Jas Hammonds that explores how racial violence can ripple down through generations.

    School Library Journal Best Book of 2022

  • “A breathtaking exploration of vital issues wrapped up in a mystery, challenging readers to reexamine their own truths. A must-purchase for all ­libraries serving high school readers.” School Library Journalstarred review
  • Hammonds seamlessly weaves together mystery, romance, and a town’s racist history, crafting a gripping and emotional story. A love story romantic and familial that is a must-read.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • [An] absolutely stunning debut… Written from a place of love and healing, Hammonds’ definitive standout will stay with readers.” Bookliststarred review
  • An expertly fleshed-out cast and a lushly described setting [that] thoughtfully examine questions of mortality and identity. This remarkable debut explores multigenerational trauma and how its effects leave severe wounds on the present while resonating into the future, making for a heartrending tale.” Publishers Weeklystarred review
  • “Life, identity, love, death it’s all here. We Deserve Monuments marks a noteworthy debut from a writer paving her own literary future. ” BookPagestarred review
  • “Hammonds’s debut is an outstanding. . . . When [all] truths are finally revealed, the abundance of heart-wrenching revelations will surely leave engrossed readers catching their breath.” Shelf Awarenessstarred review

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    Available in paperback February 27th, 2024

    With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy Legacy of Orïsha series debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Children of Blood and Bone conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.

  • Powerful, captivating, and raw Adeyemi is a talent to watch. Exceptional.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
  • “Adeyemi’s devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love.Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry. Perfect for fans of the expansive fantasy worlds of Leigh Bardugo, Daniel Jose´ Older, and Sabaa Tahir.” Booklist, starred review
  • A refreshing YA fantasy with an all–West African cast of characters that should be on every shelf.School Library Journal, starred review
  • This is an exceptional debut from the author and will have a huge audience desperately waiting for more. Children of Blood and Bone is perfect for fans of Nnedi Okorafor, Nancy Farmer, and Angie Thomas.” VOYA, starred review

  • Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu

    Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu

    Available in paperback April 2nd, 2024

    This smoldering enemies-to-lovers novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu puts a superstar global phenomenon and a hotshot young spy on a collision course with danger and Cupid’s arrow in an electric new series perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Ally Carter.

    The propulsive, high-stakes plot will hook any spy-novel fan.” Booklist

    The fantasy of a larger-than-life pop idol hero is balanced by Winter’s heart and vulnerability, and there’s depth and a great partnership between Sydney’s edgy Kim Possible and Winter’s pop star James Bond, both in the field and off.” The Bulletin Center for Children’s Books

    A lively action adventure full of espionage, mystery, and starry-eyed glamour.” Publishers Weekly

    An engrossing thriller that centers the characters at its heart.” Kirkus Reviews

    The Minus-One Club by Kekla Magoon

    The Minus-One Club by Kekla Magoon

    Available in paperback May 7th, 2024

    From the Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author of How It Went DownLight It Up, and Revolution In Our Time comes a moving contemporary YA novel about the bonds between a group of teens whose lives have been upended by tragedy.

  • “This timely and thoughtful novel makes room for the increasing depth and complexity of navigating
    adolescence alongside grief, religious dissent, and healing.” Booklist, starred review
  • “In award-winning author Kekla Magoon’s superbly written coming-of-age novel, a teenager tries to navigate life after the death of his sister… Magoon thoughtfully includes themes relating to depression, suicide, identity and religious expression as she compassionately builds Kermit’s complicated, sensitive inner life and depicts the various ways people might respond to the loss of a loved one.” Shelf Awareness, starred review

  • Icebreaker by A. L. Graziadei

    Icebreaker by A L Graziadei

    Available in paperback May 14th, 2024

    A L Graziadei’s Icebreaker is an irresistible YA debut about two hockey players fighting to be the best and the romance that catches them by surprise along the way.

    “Graziadei’s empathetic first novel is richly plotted and handles its gay themes and hockey action well, making it a natural read-alike for Ngozi Ukazu’s Check, Please! #Hockey (2018). The author shoots and scores!”  Booklist

    “A thoughtfully rewarding read for those who need one most.”  Kirkus Reviews

    “Debut author Graziadei clearly knows the sport, but even readers who don’t will enjoy a tale that’s more than just enemies-to-lovers . . . A complex read.”  Publishers Weekly

    The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur

    The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur

    Available in paperback May 14th, 2024

    After her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women, a teen returns home to pick up the trail in this YA historical mystery from the author of The Silence of Bones. Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur’s The Forest of Stolen Girls is a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page.

    A Junior Library Guild Selection

  • “A breathtaking journey through 1400s Korea… The mystery complements the setting perfectly, and the conclusion is well-plotted and satisfying… A must for all collections.” School Library Journalstarred review

  • Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

    Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

    Available in paperback May 28th, 2024

    In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake – but can they keep their worlds above water intact?

  • In characteristically majestic prose, McLemore crafts vivid magic... A beauty both bright and deep.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • An astonishingly beautiful love letter to neurodivergent and nonbinary teens cast amid a magical lake setting that will pull you in right along with the characters.” Booklist, starred review

  • Gilded by Marissa Meyer

    Gilded by Marissa Meyer

    Available in paperback July 9th, 2024

    In Gilded, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer returns to the fairytale world with this haunting tale.

    “Cornered by the wicked Erlking on the night of the wild hunt, Serilda claims that she can spin straw into gold, a lie that saves her life but lands her in the Erlking’s castle on the next full moon with a room full of straw and an impossible task. Fortunately, Gild, an impish (and attractive) poltergeist shows up, offering help in exchange for Serilda’s golden necklace. Gild easily fulfills his end of the bargain and does so a second time for Serilda’s ring; when the Erlking makes the third demand, however, Serilda has nothing left to give Gild, and the romance that has sparked between them only complicates things further.Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, recommended

    “Meyer explores the power of fiction in this inventive “Rumpelstiltskin” reimagining. Intricate worldbuilding and star-crossed romance help temper the Erlking’s brutality, and well-drawn characters will leave readers craving a sequel.Publishers Weekly

    “Meyer flips tradition with a simple question: What if the king whom the miller’s daughter marries is the villain, and Rumpelstiltskin is her only way out?… The queen of fairy tale retellings has spun what is sure to be another best seller.School Library Journal