to change school policy and his life.
Roar (Book One, Stealing Storm
series) by Cora Carmack (June, unabridged
CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-3828-6).
Though Aurora comes from one of the
oldest Stormling families in existence and
is heir to her kingdom, she has yet to show
any sign of the storm magic that can protect her people.
Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl (Apr.,
unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-
4551-3664-3). Sixteen-year-old Bentley
Royce is tasked with saving season six of
her family’s reality TV show in this
tongue-in-cheek Hollywood tale.
The Breaking Light by Heather Hansen,
read by Lauren Ezzo (Apr., unabridged
CD, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5366-1510-4).
In a stratified society where contact with
the sun is a luxury reserved for the elite,
those kept prisoner in the darkness will
do anything to find the light.
Bronze and Sunflower by Cao
Wenxuan, read by Emily Woo Zeller
(Mar., unabridged CD, $16.99, ISBN
978-1-5366-6179-8) is a tale about the
trials of poverty and the power of love
and loyalty to overcome hardship.
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R.
King (June, unabridged CD, $14.99,
ISBN 978-1-5366-3067-1). In this fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into
a warrior who summons the courage to
upend tradition, overthrow an empire,
and reclaim her life.
Who Killed Christopher Goodman?
by Allan Wolf (Mar., unabridged CD,
$16.99, ISBN 978-1-5366-6199-6).
Inspired by true events from the past,
Wolff examines the circumstances of one
boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful
summer leading up to it.
Beastly Brains by Nancy F. Castaldo,
read by Charon Normand-Widmer (Feb.,
unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-
5200-6488-8) offers a look inside the
minds of animals, exploring animal
empathy, communication, tool use, and
social relationships via interviews with
experts and historical anecdotes.
Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac
Newton, Reveal’d by Mary Losure, read
by Steven Crossley (Feb., unabridged CD,
$39.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-6524-3)
depicts Newton’s early development as a
great thinker, spending his childhood
living in an apothecary’s house, experimenting with alchemy and building
The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith,
read by Colleen Pendergast (Feb.,
unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-
5200-6584-7). Shy 13-year-old Jess
transforms into a brave warrior when she
discovers she can talk to the dead and is
sucked into Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly to fight demons and
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg,
read by Pete Cross (Mar., unabridged CD,
$39.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-6677-6). Rafe
has been out since eighth grade, but starts
his junior year at a new school hoping he
can just be a regular guy instead of “the
Bang by Barry Lyga (Apr., unabridged
download, $23.98) features a boy living
with the guilt of his worst mistake: a
tragic gun accident.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, read
by Kasey Lee and Nate Begle (Apr.,
unabridged download, $22.98, ISBN
978-1-4789-1538-6) is an epic and
romantic YA sci-fi space adventure
exploring what it means to be human.
Pottymouth and Stoopid by James
Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (June,
unabridged CD, $18, ISBN 978-1-4789-
4115-6) introduces two bullied underdogs
who win the day when their troubles
inspire a hit TV show.
Sci-Fi Junior High by John Martin
and Scott Seegert, read by Nate Begle
(Feb., unabridged CD, $18, ISBN 978-1-
4789-4075-3) is a space adventure about
friendship, accepting our differences, and
the fight against evil bunnies.
100 Hours by Rachel Vincent, read by
Kyla Garcia (Mar., unabridged download,
$24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266170-8). A
spring break getaway on an exotic beach
becomes a terrifying survival story when
six Miami teens are kidnapped and
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno, read by
Erin Spencer (Apr., unabridged download,
$24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266182-1).
Olivia, a star in training, and her level-headed best friend Dana are both discovered at an audition for a singing group.
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral,
and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales
and Sophie Houser, read by the authors
(Mar., unabridged download, $24.99,
ISBN 978-0-06-266162-3) is the true
story of two teenage tech phenoms whose
video game Tampon Run went viral and
made them famous. Includes bonus content to help listeners start coding.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas,
read by Bahni Turpin (Feb., unabridged
download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-
267708-2). Sixteen-year-old Starr wit-nesses the fatal shooting of her childhood
best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a
police officer in this novel inspired by the
Black Lives Matter movement.
Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by
Melissa de la Cruz (Apr., unabridged CD,
$40, ISBN 978-0-525-49201-6).
Alexander Hamilton, a young colonel in
Washington’s army, delivers bad news to
the prominent Schuyler family in 1777
Albany, N. Y., and falls in love with
youngest daughter Eliza.
The Castle in the Mist by Amy
Ephron, read by Laraine Newman (Feb.,
unabridged CD, $27, ISBN 978-1-5247-
5020-6). In the English countryside, Tess
discovers an ornate key that opens a gate
to the grounds of a castle filled with wonders, a carnival where games are paid for
in wishes, and a boy just her age.
Girling Up: How to Be Strong,
Smart and Spectacular by Mayim Bialik,
read by the author (May, unabridged CD,
$30, ISBN 978-1-5247-8038-8). Bialik
shares her insights and knowledge from
her neuroscience background about how