Even in lean times, there's no shortage of galley giveaways at BEA. Here are some to look out for.
Brave New Worlds
Alphas by Lisi Harrison (Little, Brown/Poppy) is a Clique spinoff set at an elite island boarding school, starring Clique's Skye Hamilton.
The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible i by Stella Lennon (HarperTeen). Four students try to locate their missing friend in this novel with an Internet component.
Candle Man, Book One: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance by Glenn Dakin (Egmont) introduces a hero with a mysterious legacy, set in a world with steampunk elements.
Day of the Assassins: A Jack Christie Novel by Johnny O'Brien, illus. by Nick Hardcastle (Candlewick/Templar). A schoolboy and his friend travel back to the start of WWI.
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Disney-Hyperion) kicks off a trilogy starring a reformed thief and a princess heir.
Dog Whisperer: The Rescue by Nicholas Edwards (Macmillan/Square Fish) starts a middle-grade series from the author of Santa Paws.
The Hunting, Book One: Z. Rex by Steve Cole (Philomel). A man-eating dinosaur pursues teenage Adam, as he seeks his kidnapped father.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, illus. by Keith Thompson (Simon Pulse). The author of the Uglies series sets his new novel in 1914 at the brink of WWI, in an alternate world with fantastic machines.
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith (FSG). Wrongly convicted of murder, Alex plans a prison escape; first in a new series and the author's U.S. debut.
Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle (Abrams/Amulet) launches a middle-grade series about four fifth-grade friends, who are all named after flowers.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (S&S). Assistant to a monster-hunting doctor, Will uncovers a terrifying threat to the world.
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One) by Michael Buckley (Abrams/Amulet). Unpopular kids run a spy network from their elementary school.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press). Grace meets Sam, who is a wolf during certain times of the year.
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet (Little, Brown). Two imprisoned siblings must discover their powers and save the world.
Callie’s Rules by Naomi Zucker (Egmont). Callie challenges some of the Town Council’s rules and comes up with a few of her own.
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Houghton). Girl meets boy (who has hooks for hands) in this Beauty and the Beast reimagining.
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson (Clarion). A Muslim family of Albanian refugees starts over in Vermont.
The Doom Machine by Mark Teague (Scholastic/Blue Sky). In this illustrated novel, clueless aliens descend on a quiet town.
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire, edited by Tricia Telep (Running Press), collects vampire stories by Holly Black, Melissa de la Cruz, Cassandra Clare and others.
Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster by Berkeley Breathed (Philomel). Framed by a jealous poodle, a show dog dachshund endures life on the streets.
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (Little, Brown), collects short stories from more than two dozen top YA authors, including M.T. Anderson, Cassandra Clare and David Levithan.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Delacorte). A teen with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease sets out on a road trip with a dwarf.
Liar by Justine Larbelestier (Bloomsbury) is a thriller with an unreliable teenager narrator—a compulsive liar.
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Yoko Tanaka (Candlewick), is a fable about a boy's search for his sister.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Delacorte). Thomas finds himself with a group of ragged boys in a dystopian world.
Metamorphosis: Junior Year by Betsy Franco, illus. by Tom Franco (Candlewick). In the children’s author's first YA novel, teenage Ovid records dramas at home and at school.
Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica (Philomel). A teen with an incredible arm has a chance at a football throw worth one million dollars.
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (Clarion). Descended from witches, Tamsin, who lacks magic herself, uncovers family secrets.
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown). For a 15-year-old girl, personal and local tragedies run parallel.
The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott (Holiday House). During the French Revolution, a spoiled, aristocratic teenager faces her dividing society.
Riot by Walter Dean Myers (Egmont). Written in screenplay format, this historical novel is set during the 1863 draft riots in New York City.
Stealing Death by Janet Lee Carey (Egmont). In this fantasy, Kipp, a young farmer, challenges Death to save the life of a princess.
Tombstone Tea by Joanne Dahme (Running Press). A girl discovers her ability to communicate with the dead.
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins (S&S/McElderry) tells the story of five teenagers who fall into prostitution.
We Were Here by Matt de la Pena (Delacorte) follows a boy’s journey through California as he seeks self-forgiveness.
Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser (Egmont). High school students disappear after being mentioned in an anonymous blog.
Alienated by David O. Russell and Andrew Auseon (S&S/Aladdin). Two boys discovers aliens in their town, in a story from film director Russell and author Auseon (Funny Little Monkey).
Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (Candlewick). This debut by a brother-sister team follows five students with dark powers at an elite academy.
Ash by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown). A re-imagining of the Cinderella tale, in which Prince Charming is a girl.
Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) is a middle-grade novel set in a world where magic has been banned.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown) is a paranormal romance set in a gothic southern town.
Candor by Pam Bachorz (Egmont). In the perfect town of Candor, well-behaved teenagers are controlled by subliminal messages.
The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda (Disney-Hyperion) follows a modern-day Knight Templar as she tries to prevent a plague.
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (Houghton). A teen is caught between two girls—his girlfriend and a good friend.
Freefall by Ariela Anhalt (Harcourt). A team initiation ends in a death, and Luke must decide what he saw that night.
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb (Razorbill). For Oliver, world domination might come easier than the class presidency.
The Midnight Charter by David Whitley (Roaring Brook). This U.S. debut is set in a world where everything can be bought and sold.
The Pharaoh’s Secret by Marissa Moss (Abrams/Amulet). Siblings visiting Egypt uncover a plot to erase evidence of an ancient woman pharaoh.
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink (Little, Brown). Twin sisters are part of an ancient prophecy that pits them against each other.
Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron (Abrams/Amulet). Amid personal crises, Sammy and his indie rock band try to win a Battle of the Bands.
The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow by Tim Kehoe (Little, Brown). A young mastermind invents toys in his attic laboratory.
Adult Authors Enter the Kids' Market
Back Home by Julia Keller (Egmont). In Pulitzer-winning Keller's story, Rachel and her family cope with her injured father's return from Iraq.
Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen (Walker). Nikki discovers her father is a demon king; from the author of the adult series Immortality Bites.
Eli the Good by Silas House (Candlewick). In this YA debut from the author of Clay's Quilt, a boy's war-torn family endures a tumultuous summer.
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (Egmont). From the author of Hungry, the struggles of an overweight teenager.
The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley (Knopf). The Pulitzer-winning author tells of a girl more comfortable with horses than people.
School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari, illus. by Carrie Gifford (Little, Brown). Four 12-year-olds attend a strange school to eradicate their fears.
Secret Society by Tom Dolby (HarperTeen). Three teenagers enter a secret group that promises them everything, but getting out isn't easy.
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani (HarperTeen) is the bestselling author's first YA novel, about an aspiring filmmaker stuck at boarding school.
The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan, illus. by Yoko Tanaka (Holt/Ottaviano). This first novel is a retelling of Hansel and Gretel.
Latest and Greatest
Adam Canfield: The Last Reporter by Michael Winerip (Candlewick) is the third adventure in this series.
Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko (Dial). In this sequel to the Newbery Honor—winning Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose may have to return the favor paid him in the first book.
bff: a girlfriend book you write together by Lauren Myracle (Abrams/Amulet) is an interactive companion book to ttyl, ttfn and l8r, g8r.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.
Everything for a Dog by Ann M. Martin (Feiwel and Friends) follows a stray dog, the brother of the dog in A Dog's Life.
Exposure by Mal Peet (Candlewick) is a soccer-themed mystery following Keeper and The Penalty.
Fire by Kristin Cashore (Dial). Human-shaped monster Fire stars in this companion to Graceling.
Front and Center by Catherine Murdock (Houghton) is the final book in the Dairy Queen trilogy.
Forest Born by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury) is the fourth title in the Books of Bayern series.
Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga (Houghton). Kyra returns from six months in a mental health facility in this sequel.
The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum/Jackson) concludes the Sea of Scrolls trilogy.
Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Kurt Cyrus (S&S/Beach Lane), follows Whales on Stilts and The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen.
Kingdom Keepers III by Ridley Pearson (Disney-Hyperion), third in the series, takes place at Epcot Center.
Meet Rebecca by Jacqueline Dembar Greene (American Girl) introduces Rebecca Rubin, a nine-year-old living in 1914 New York City with her large Jewish family.
Murder at Midnight by Avi (Scholastic Press). Forces seek to overthrow King Claudio in this prequel to Midnight Magic.
Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Disney-Hyperion) is the fourth Peter and the Starcatchers novel.
The Sisters Club: Rule of Three by Megan McDonald (Candlewick) is a theater-centric sequel to The Sisters Club (2003).
Zoo Break by Gordon Korman (Scholastic Press). This sequel to Swindle finds Griffin trying to rescue maltreated zoo animals.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Lerner/Carolrhoda), is the true story of an African-American hero of the Wild West.
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy, edited by Leonard S. Marcus (Candlewick), features interviews with 13 famously funny children's authors.
Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala (Roaring Brook/First Second). In this graphic novel, K. resumes her cat-burglaring to discover her new school's secrets.
Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by James McMullan (Little, Brown), contains nearly 150 poems and a CD.
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Kroscozka (Knopf). A graphic novel about a crime-fighting lunch lady.
A Pop-up Book of Nursery Rhymes: A Classic Collectible Pop-up by Matthew Reinhart (S&S/Little Simon) features such favorites as "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Lane Smith (Random/Schwartz & Wade), follows a floating princess.
Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Teresa Murfin (Lerner/Carolrhoda). In this picture book, Terry learns how to have a perfect Thanksgiving.
The 3-2-3 Detective Agency by Fiona Robinson (Abrams/Amulet). Five animal sleuths tackle a mystery in this humorous graphic novel, first in a series.