1. The Silent Unseen
    by Amanda McCrina
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
    Apr 05, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
    Hardcover
    The Silent Unseen
    by Amanda McCrina
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
    Apr 05, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Holocaust
    Hardcover

    A mesmerizing historical novel of suspense and intrigue about a teenage girl who risks everything to save her missing brother.

    Poland, July 1944. Sixteen-year-old Maria is making her way home after years of forced labor in Nazi Germany, only to find her village destroyed and her parents killed in a war between the Polish Resistance and Ukrainian nationalists. To Maria’s shock, the local Resistance unit is commanded by her older brother, Tomek—who she thought was dead. He is now a “Silent Unseen,” a special-operations agent with an audacious plan to resist a new and even more dangerous enemy sweeping in from the East.

    When Tomek disappears, Maria is determined to find him, but the only person who might be able to help is a young Ukrainian prisoner and the last person Maria trusts—even as she feels a growing connection to him that she can’t resist.

    Tightly woven, relentlessly intense, The Silent Unseen depicts an explosive entanglement of loyalty, lies, and love during wartime, from Amanda McCrina, the acclaimed author of Traitor, a debut hailed by Elizabeth Wein as “Alive with detail and vivid with insight . . . a piercing and bittersweet story.”

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  2. Operation Do-Over
    by Gordon Korman 'Canada'
    Scholastic Canada
    Mar 01, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
    Hardcover
    Operation Do-Over
    by Gordon Korman 'Canada'
    Scholastic Canada
    Mar 01, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
    Hardcover
    Gordon Korman’s new novel poses the question: what would you do if you were given the chance to do things over?

    Mason and Ty have been best friends since they were old enough to form thoughts. But one day an atomic warhead walks into their seventh-grade classroom ready to annihilate their friendship: Ava Petrakis, the new transfer student from New York.

    Mason finds himself competing against his best friend for the first time in his life, and it’s not pretty. So they make a pact: a non-Ava treaty. If it worked for the Romulans and the Klingons, it has to work for them. At least that’s what Mason thought until he realized Ava might actually like him back. Before he realizes it, he’s kissing Ava beside the wrecked Tilt-a-Whirl sign in the middle of a freak storm, and his friendship with Ty is obliterated.

    Five years later, Mason’s life is a mess. He has no friends, no girlfriend, his dog has been hit by a Roto-Rooter truck, his parents are divorced and he has just been expelled from school in his senior year. Everything has gone wrong and he can trace all of it back to that one day by the Tilt-a-Whirl sign. If he could go back he would do everything differently. That’s exactly what he’s thinking when his Volkswagen crashes into a furniture van.

    When he wakes up, he’s 12 years old again. This is his chance for a do-over. Will Mason be able to fix everything, or are some things just a matter of fate?

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  3. A Magic Steeped in Poison
    by Judy I. Lin 'Canada'
    Feiwel & Friends
    Mar 29, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Hardcover
    A Magic Steeped in Poison
    by Judy I. Lin 'Canada'
    Feiwel & Friends
    Mar 29, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Hardcover

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
    A 2022 PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Summer!

    Judy I. Lin's sweeping debut A Magic Steeped in Poison, first in a duology, is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.


    I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."


    For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.

    When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom's greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making—she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning's only chance to save her sister's life.

    But between the backstabbing competitors, bloody court politics, and a mysterious (and handsome) boy with a shocking secret, Ning might actually be the one in more danger.

    Praise for A Magic Steeped in Poison:

    A USA Today Bestseller
    A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
    An ABA Indie Bestseller
    An ABA Indies Introduce Selection
    An ABA Indies Next Pick


    "Beautifully written, from the setting to the magic system, A Magic Steeped in Poison is sure to enchant both fantasy lovers and cdrama aficionados. I’ll be inhaling whatever Judy I. Lin brews up next." —Joan He, New York Times-bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

    "Ning’s unforgettable voice and the lush, atmospheric settings will enchant readers in this high-stakes story of deadly magic. ... Lin blends Chinese folklore with a thrilling mystery. It's the perfect recipe for a page-turner." —Booklist, starred review

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  4. Hotel Magnifique
    by Emily J. Taylor
    Razorbill
    Apr 05, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
    Hardcover
    Hotel Magnifique
    by Emily J. Taylor
    Razorbill
    Apr 05, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
    Hardcover
    Hotel Magnifique opened the door to a sumptuous and glittering world of magic and mysteries and left me enchanted. Perfect for fans of Caraval and The Night Circus.” –Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows and Small Favors

    Decadent and darkly enchanting, this lavish YA fantasy debut follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique.


    All her life, Jani has dreamed of Elsewhere. Just barely scraping by with her job at a tannery, she’s resigned to a dreary life in the port town of Durc, caring for her younger sister Zosa. That is, until the Hotel Magnifique comes to town.

    The hotel is legendary not only for its whimsical enchantments, but also for its ability to travel—appearing in a different destination every morning. While Jani and Zosa can’t afford the exorbitant costs of a guest’s stay, they can interview to join the staff, and are soon whisked away on the greatest adventure of their lives. But once inside, Jani quickly discovers their contracts are unbreakable and that beneath the marvelous glamour, the hotel is hiding dangerous secrets.

    With the vexingly handsome doorman Bel as her only ally, Jani embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa—and the other staff—from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d’hôtel. To succeed, she’ll have to risk everything she loves, but failure would mean a fate far worse than never returning home.
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  5. The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel
    by Dan Santat
    Graphix
    Mar 15, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
    Lexile measure GN270L
    Hardcover
    The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel
    by Dan Santat
    Graphix
    Mar 15, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
    Lexile measure GN270L
    Hardcover
    Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!

    Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia's world is turned upside down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park's research lab.

    To her amazement, Sophia discovers that the aquanaut is not what it seems -- inside lives a band of four goofy sea creatures! And when they all realize that Aqualand has evolved into something much darker than Sophia's dad had envisioned, Sophia is determined to help the aquanaut crew free the park's captive marine life before it's too late.

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  6. All My Rage
    by Sabaa Tahir
    Razorbill
    Mar 01, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
    Hardcover
    All My Rage
    by Sabaa Tahir
    Razorbill
    Mar 01, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
    Hardcover
    An INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
    An INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER!

    "All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.


    Lahore, Pakistan. Then.
    Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.

    Juniper, California. Now.
    Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding.

    Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever.

    When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.

    From one of today’s most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness—one that’s both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity.
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  7. Wrong Side of the Court
    by H.N. Khan 'Canada'
    Penguin Teen Canada
    Mar 15, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
    Hardcover
    Wrong Side of the Court
    by H.N. Khan 'Canada'
    Penguin Teen Canada
    Mar 15, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
    Hardcover
    Fifteen-year-old Fawad has big dreams about being the world's first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA. A first-generation Pakistani coming-of-age story for fans of David Yoon and Ben Philippe.

    Fifteen-year-old Fawad Chaudhry loves two things: basketball and his mother's potato and ground beef stuffed parathas. Both are round and both help him forget about things like his father, who died two years ago, his mother’s desire to arrange a marriage to his first cousin, Nusrat, back home in Pakistan, and the tiny apartment in Regent Park he shares with his mom and sister. Not to mention his estranged best friend Yousuf, who's coping with the shooting death of his older brother.

    But Fawad has plans: like, asking out Ashley, even though she lives on the other, wealthier side of the tracks, and saving his friend Arif from being beaten into a pulp for being the school flirt, and making the school basketball team and dreaming of being the world’s first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA. All he has to do now is convince his mother to let him try out for the basketball team. And let him date girls from his school. Not to mention somehow get Omar, the neighborhood bully, to leave him alone . . .
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  8. Agents of SLAM
    by Dave Scheidt
    Oni Press
    Apr 26, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Action & Adventure
    Paperback
    Agents of SLAM
    by Dave Scheidt
    Oni Press
    Apr 26, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Action & Adventure
    Paperback
    "This brilliantly animated, wonderfully written comic is such a fun read! I loved it and highly recommend it." — Rebecca Quinn aka Becky Lynch, Professional Wrestler

    DING DING DING! Enter the wrestling ring in this all-new graphic novel from Wrapped Up creators Dave Scheidt and Scoot McMahon!

    The Agents of S.L.A.M. aren’t your average professional wrestlers. They’re led by the fearless and famous Bruno Bravado and work for the president of the United States to protect people from all kinds of threats—both on Earth and in space! And they’ve just been joined by their newest recruit, Katie Jones, a twelve-year-old wrestling vlogger who just might know more about wrestling than the wrestlers themselves. S.L.A.M. will need Katie’s knowledge and skills if they’re going to keep protecting Earth, especially when their toughest rival challenges them!
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  9. Middle School Misadventures: Dance Disaster
    by Jason Platt
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Apr 05, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
    Hardcover
    Middle School Misadventures: Dance Disaster
    by Jason Platt
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Apr 05, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous
    Hardcover
    Newell’s perfectly comfortable life is turned upside down when Mrs. Hendricks announces the upcoming school dance (Fart.) and he discovers his dad is dating his math teacher (Double Fart!), forcing Newell to embrace change and grow.

    At first, Newell is excited when Mrs. Hendricks announces a school dance! The seventh grade dance last year was awesome, and Newell used it to invent his signature move: The Shake and Slide. But when Newell realizes this dance is for the entire school, not just the eighth grade, he starts to stress about his friends coupling up and the dance ultimately breaking up the gang. Things go from bad to worse when Skyler jinxes Newell: he stubs his toe, breaks his arm, and even misses Mr. Todd slip across the cafeteria on a banana peel! And if that wasn’t enough, Newell’s dad has started dating again...and specifically starts dating Newell's math teacher, Miss Tanner!

    Newell is on a desperate mission to keep his life from changing too much, will he succeed or embrace the dance of life?

    Don't miss the rest of the Middle School Misadventures series:
    Middle School Misadventures
    Middle School Misadventures: Operation Hat Heist
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  10. All the Best Liars
    by Amelia Kahaney
    Flatiron Books
    Apr 05, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense / Psychological
    Hardcover
    All the Best Liars
    by Amelia Kahaney
    Flatiron Books
    Apr 05, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense / Psychological
    Hardcover

    Amelia Kahaney's All the Best Liars is a dark, modern psychological thriller and coming-of-age story about obsession, manipulation, and the intensity of those first friendships that take hold of you and never let go

    Tic-tac-toe, three girls in a row. Nine years old and inseparable. Friends for life, or so they think . . .

    Best friends Syd, Rain, and Brie grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the stifling California desert, desperately wishing for a way out.

    When a deadly fire is set two weeks before the end of high school, nothing will ever be the same. In the end, each of them will escape—but not in the way any of them expects. One will do it by dying, another by lying, a third by taking the fall.

    With gorgeous, taut prose and twists to the very last page, All the Best Liars alternates between the present and the past to unravel the truth behind the fire and the cost of the secrets at the heart of their friendship.

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