The Black Reckoning by John Stephens (April 7th)
I had this book on my list last year, but the publication date has been pushed back so many times that it made my list for this year, as well! This is the third installment in John Stephens’ Books of Beginning series. It comes out on April 7th… I hope. We’ve been waiting for SO LONG. You can put it on hold as my preferred audiobook here (Jim Dale narrates).
From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot (May 19th)
As I mentioned in my post of teen books coming out this year, it’s the 15th anniversary of Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, and therefore a great time to celebrate Mia Thermopolis! AND now we can celebrate her long-lost half-sister, too, introduced in this first book from a new series. You can put it on hold here.
Jessica Darling’s It List 3: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Stressing, Obsessing & Second-Guessing by Megan McCafferty (June 9th)
I’ve been loving this new Jessica Darling series, set back when she was in middle school. I thought the second installment was even better than the first, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where McCafferty takes Jessica’s story next. You can find all the books about Jessica Darling here.
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead (August 4th)
I’m a huge fan of Rebecca Stead; I’ve loved all three of her children’s books. I can’t wait for this one, with some slightly older characters and slightly heavier issues. August 4th can’t come quickly enough! It’s not in the system yet, but it should be soon– check back here to put it on hold.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (October 6th)
We knew the Norse gods wouldn’t be safe from Rick Riordan for long, and I for one am glad about that! I like everything Scandinavian, and it will be fun to see what Rick Riordan does with the culture’s lore. The book is not in our system yet, but keep an eye out for it this fall!