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March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of March 19th and March 26th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of March 19th in Hardcover

March 20th

PINCH HIT by Tim Green
Trevor is a Hollywood star who wishes he could play baseball like a real kid. Sam is a real kid who wouldn’t mind taking a swing at acting. It seems everything might work out if the boys switch places. That is, if they can get away with it.
HarperCollins * 9780062012463

Helen’s parents are brutally murdered. On top of that, she finds out she’s an angel charged with protecting the world’s past, present and future. Now, torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation is hard to resist, even for an angel.
Dial * 9780803737266

Lucien, the son of a French diplomat, brings out a whole new, exciting side of Tessa. But her infatuation with Lucien might have been hasty, as the qualities about him that once excited her take on an increasingly dark undercurrent.
Simon Pulse * 9781442442290

March 23rd

Kate Egan
This is the definitive, full-color guide to Panem. Gorgeous photographs from the movie make this a rich visual dictionary for the incredible world that Suzanne Collins created and that has come to life on the big screen. It showcases the major players and participants in The Hunger Games, the life and home of Katniss Everdeen, and the perils of the Games themselves.
Scholastic Inc. * 9780545425124

On Sale the Week of March 19th in Paperback

March 20th

STAY by Deb Caletti
Clara has little time to say goodbye after high school graduation, when she is swept away with her father to the Washington coast for the summer. Though she thinks it's for the best, it may be harder to escape her demons than she first thought. The troubling memory of her obsessive ex-boyfriend is still felt, and it doesn’t help that the town is rumored to be haunted by its own ghosts.
Simon Pulse * 9781442403741

THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell
Amelia van den Broek is haunted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she only has at sunset --- visions that offer glimpses of the future. When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, those around her begin to wonder if she’s not just the seer of dark portents, but the cause.
Graphia * 9780547721934


Lucien, the son of a French diplomat, brings out a whole new, exciting side of Tessa. But her infatuation with Lucien might have been hasty, as the qualities about him that once excited her take on an increasingly dark undercurrent.
Simon Pulse * 9781442430310

On Sale the Week of March 26th in Hardcover

March 27th

AFTER THE SNOW by S. D. Crockett
In the haunting and barren landscape of a new ice age, 15-year-old Willo, left parentless, is flung into an icy journey of survival, adventure, friendship and self-discovery, with only the dog spirit inside his head to guide him.

Feiwel & Friends * 9780312641696

ANOTHER JEKYLL, ANOTHER HYDE by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
An elusive stalker is targeting kids at Marlowe --- and something unearthly has gotten into its wealthiest student --- as Daniel and Dina Nayeri's Another series builds up to a fiendish finale.
Candlewick * 9780763652616

CHOMP by Carl Hiaasen
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he has grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. He can handle the critters. It's his father who's the unpredictable one.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * 9780375868429

D. J. MacHale's trilogy speeds toward resolution in a final showdown between best friends Marshall and Cooper and the terrifying villain Damon, who is more determined than ever to break down the walls between the worlds of the living and the dead.
Aladdin * 9781416965183

SLIDE by Jill Hathaway
People say Vee is narcoleptic, but only she knows the truth. When she passes out, she slides into the consciousness of other people and sees the world through their eyes. She didn’t worry about no one believing her before --- that is until she finds herself in the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over her sister’s friend Sophie’s body.
Balzer + Bray * 9780062077905

Sophomore Cammie Bliss has long been labeled a stalker by her peers, but when a cute new boy named Toby arrives at her small town high school, Cammie has a chance to be "normal." Unfortunately, she can't really help herself and she's up to her old tricks of "intense observation and following" pretty quickly.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374371807

April 1st

ABOVE by Leah Bobet
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the harsh city Above --- like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers. But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows.
Arthur A. Levine Books * 9780545296700

THE LIST by Siobhan Vivian
It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up. This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly."
Push * 9780545169172

TAKE A BOW by Elizabeth Eulberg
For Emme, Sophie, Ethan and Carter, seniors at a performing arts school, the Senior Showcase recital is a huge opportunity to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. But more than just their careers are on the line.
Point * 9780545334747

On Sale the Week of March 26th in Paperback

March 27th

JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
Charlie Bucktin, a bookish 13-year-old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie’s help. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper’s horrible discovery --- and everything changes.
Ember * 9780375866272

NIGHT STAR: The Immortals, Book 5 by Alyson Noël
Ever’s aunt is going over the edge with worry for her ward. As a result, every time the two meet up at home, a battle erupts. As Ever begins her senior year, she is preparing for a huge confrontation with her former friend, Haven, that promises to be a fight to the death --- which for an immortal means an eternity in Shadowland.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250005946

THREE BLACK SWANS by Caroline B. Cooney
Missy and her cousin Claire are best friends who finish each other’s sentences and practically read each other’s minds. It’s an eerie connection --- so eerie, in fact, that they decide to use a school project to uncover the truth.
Ember * 9780385738682

April 1st

NUMBERS #2: THE CHAOS by Rachel Ward
Adam is cursed. Who would want to look into the eyes of a friend and not only see the date of their death, but feel the pain of it as well? At first, it was Jem's death day. Now, Adam has moved to London with his great-grandmother, Val, and there's a new number that's showing up: 01012027 --- New Year's Day.
The Chicken House * 9780545263559

STOLEN by Lucy Christopher
Lucy Christopher’s debut novel explores the dark themes of obsession, abduction alienation, and survival, as experienced from the perspective of Gemma, an English teen who is kidnapped by a stalker and brought to the Australian Outback.
The Chicken House * 9780545170949
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