Back Teens | April Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
The Last True Poets of the Sea

Julia Drake · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From a stunning new voice in YA literature comes an epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life.
"Profound and page-turning." --Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times best-selling...
Read More check catalog
The Sleeper and the Spindle

Neil Gaiman · HarperCollins
Pages: 66
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (

Read More check catalog
Mighty Jack

Ben Hatke · First Second
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. But he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk....

Read More check catalog
P.S. I Like You

Kasie West · Point
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Signed, sealed, delivered...

While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging...
Read More check catalog
Shuffle, Repeat

Jen Klein · Random House
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

When Harry Met Sally for YA romance readers. This opposites-attract love story is perfect for fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han.

June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year's glory days. They could have...
Read More check catalog
South Africa

Sheelagh Marie Matthews · Weigl Publishers
Format: Hardcover

South Africa, a country named for its location on the African continent, is known as the Rainbow Nation because people of all colors live there. Learn more about South Africas fascinating history, culture, geography and more in South Africa, an Exploring Countries book.
Read More check catalog
Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

Rush Limbaugh · Threshold Editions; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

America's #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the second book in a series for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with...
Read More check catalog
This Broken Wondrous World

Jon Skovron · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"My fellow monsters," said Moreau. "No longer will we hide in the shadows, cringing, cowardly, hiding our true potential. You see, the humans do not view us as people. We must force them to expand their view of personhood to include us. By any means necessary."A year...
Read More check catalog
The Names They Gave Us

Emery Lord · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 249
Format: Hardcover

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters-in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses"...

Read More check catalog
The Merciless

Danielle Vega · Razorbill
Format: Hardcover

"The Merciless is chilling...think 'Mean Girls' meets 'The Exorcist.'" -"Pretty Little Liars fans, get a sneak peek at your new favorite book The Merciless ... a nail biting thriller." - Seventeen MagazineDanielle Vega delivers blood-curdling...
Read More check catalog
The Art of Not Breathing

Sarah Alexander · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets...
Read More check catalog
Written in the Stars

Aisha Saeed · Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA)
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila's fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?

Naila's conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear...
Read More check catalog
Tess of the Road

Rachel Hartman · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman.

"Surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent, shame, and female empowerment."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Not to be ignored....
Read More check catalog
Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volume 6: Finest Hour

Bryan Lee O'Malley · Oni Press
Format: Hardcover

Scott Pilgrim has faced down six of Ramona Flowers's evil exes. But now that the happy couple is no more, was it even worth it? And if Scott and Ramona aren't together, then why do the ominous messages from Gideon Graves keep coming? This the end of the Scott Pilgrim saga like...
Read More check catalog
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks: Over 100 Essential Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills

Christopher Hart · Drawing with Christopher Hart
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

The third title in Christopher Hart's bestselling Master Guide to Drawing Anime series is essential for all anime artists who want to fine-tune their skills. This is the guide that all anime and manga artists - of any level - need! Chris Hart delves deep into the specifics of drawing...
Read More check catalog