THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman (Young Adult-HarperCollins) The ghosts of a graveyard raise a young boy after his family is murdered by a killer still on the loose.
JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW by Nathan Bransford (Middle Grade-Dial) A boy and his two friends blast out of Earth from a spaceship, accidentally break the universe, and must navigate through outer space to return home. Check out my author interview.
WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin (Middle Grade-Little, Brown) In this Newbery award-winning book, a Chinese girl goes on a quest to find the Man of the Moon, hoping to learn how she could reverse her family's luck.
CRIMES OF THE SARAHS by Kristen Tracy (Young Adult-Simon Pulse) A 16-year-old girl struggles with her membership in a clique run by a controlling and manipulative leader.
ONE by Kathryn Otoshi (Picture Book-KO Kids) In a book about colors, counting, and bullying, blue learns to stand up to red, who is a bully.
THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens (Middle Grade-Alfred A. Knopf) Three siblings with MIA parents find a magical book that transports them back in time.