Five questions for Cynthia Leitich Smith
Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, and Diabolical [Tantalize], all by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Candlewick, 13–16 years.
Feral Nights and Feral Curse [Feral], both by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Candlewick, 13–16 years.
YA fantasy you’ve been waiting for
A Corner of White and The Cracks in the Kingdom [Colors of Madeleine], both by Jaclyn Moriarty, Levine/Scholastic, 13–16 years.
Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress [Lunar Chronicles], all by Marissa Meyer, Feiwel, 13–16 years.
The Obsidian Blade, The Cydonian Pyramid, and The Klaatu Terminus [Klaatu Diskos], all by Pete Hautman, Candlewick, 13–16 years.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, all by Laini Taylor, Little, Brown, 13–16 years.
Big-city picture books
Count on the Subway written by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, Knopf, 3–5 years.
In New York written and illus. by Marc Brown, Knopf, 4–7 years.
City Cat written by Kate Banks, illus. by Lauren Castillo, Foster/Farrar, 4–7 years.
A Walk in Paris, A Walk in New York, and A Walk in London, all written and illus. by Salvatore Rubbino, Candlewick, 4–7 years.
April is National Poetry Month
My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts edited and illus. by Dacid McPhail, Roaring Brook, 2–5 years.
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Melissa Sweet, Candlewick, 4–7 years.
Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost written by Natalie S. Bober, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon, Ottaviano/Holt, 5–8 years.
A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost by Natalie Bober, Atheneum, 12–14 years.
Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents written by Marilyn Singer, illus. by John Hendrix, Disney-Hyperion, 6–10 years.
Life during wartime
Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne, Holt, 9–12 years.
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore, Bloomsbury, 9–12 years.
The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett, Candlewick, 10–14 years.
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Dial, 10–14 years.
These titles were featured in the April 2014 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.