For yet another year, robust sales of digital audio have helped buoy the publishing industry. As the audio market continues to blossom, we welcome some new and some growing players, and many new voices, to our seasonal list. The range and style of recordings also keeps expanding—from tried-and-true genres including mystery and biography to short fiction, inspirational, audio originals, and full-cast performances—ensuring plenty of choice for listeners and retailers.
We’ve compiled some of the highlights from publishers’ spring offerings to provide a peek at the plethora of listening material available in the coming months. Happy listening!
Note: All titles listed are available as digital downloads, and many are available in multiple formats. Unless otherwise noted, prices and ISBNs are for digital editions.
Ghetto Klown by John Leguizamo, read by the author (Mar., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4177-7), is a recording of the graphic novel adaptation of Leguizamo’s one-man stage show. The actor improvised the bridge text and recorded sound effects on subway cars and the streets of New York City.
Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988–2018 by Peter Schjeldahl, read by the author (May, $28, ISBN 978-1-4197-4742-7), presents a group portrait of many of the world’s most significant artists. At 77 years old, Schejeldahl recorded the 15-hour audiobook in just 22 hours, taking breaks to regale the director and engineer with tales from the art world.
Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette by Judith Martin, read by Bina Martin (Apr., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5835-3) is a modern guide to modern manners.
The Multi-hyphen Life by Emma Gannon (Apr., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5838-4) explains how technology allows us to work whenever, wherever and design our own working lives to be more fulfilled and financially healthy.
Creeping Jenny by Jeff Noon, read by Toby Longworth (Apr., $19.95, ISBN 978-0-85766-881-3). In 1959, PI John Nyquist faces the dark lore of a small village, where he has arrived in search of answers about the disappearance of his father years ago.
Forgetting English: Stories by Midge Raymond, read by the author (Feb., $18, ISBN 978-1-61822-086-8). Raymond’s collection features characters who encounter the unexpected as they travel to far-flung locales.
The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben, read by Steven Weber (Mar., $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-5436-6125-5). A man who 30 years ago was found living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past, is asked to help find a teenage girl who has gone missing in the same area.
The Cactus League by Emily Nemens, read by Vivienne Leheny, Malcolm Hillgartner, and a full cast (Feb., $36.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-7997-2663-0). During spring training for the Los Angeles Lions in Arizona, star outfielder Jason Goodyear is coming apart at the seams, and a cast of coaches, writers, girlfriends, fans, and others who follow his every move try to figure out why.
The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore (June, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-9786-1721-6) chronicles Moore’s harrowing journey fleeing the First Liberian Civil War, adjusting to life as an immigrant in Texas, and eventually returning to Liberia.
He’s Making You Crazy: How to Get the Guy, Get Even, and Get over It by Kristen Doute and Michele Alexander (June, $36.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-7997-7121-0). Vanderpump Rules star Doute, and Alexander, who cowrote How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, serve up a humorous guide to embracing one’s “crazy” and not giving up on love.
Hitching for Hope: A Journey to the Heart and Soul of Ireland by Ruairí McKiernan (Mar., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60358-959-8) captures the stories, dreams, and struggles of ordinary citizens in the wake of one of Ireland’s worst economic recessions.
Cross Country: A 3,700-Mile Run to Explore Unseen America by Rickey Gates (Apr., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-419-2). Professional runner Gates shares first-person essays and interviews featuring the people and places he encountered during his 2017 run from South Carolina to San Francisco.
I Know This to be True: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: On Equality, Determination & Service by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday (June, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-031-6) helps launch a series created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and featuring figures from a variety of backgrounds sharing their stories and guiding ideals. The U.S. Supreme Court justice reflects on her many years of service to the law as well as on her family and personal life.
The Poetry of Kabir by Kabir, read by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner et al. (Mar., $5.99, ISBN 978-1-83967-089-3), is a collection by the mystic poet that embraces themes of social equality and Hindu tenets, as well as Muslim beliefs.
Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic by Harry Wiland, read by Adam Barr (Feb., $49.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-69055-621-3). This tie-in to the PBS miniseries investigates the history and truth behind America’s rampant opioid crisis.
The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg (May, $49.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-69058-864-1) is a memoir of a woman whose sexual orientation one day became complicated.
Here We Are by Graham Swift (Apr., $59.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-69058-858-0) tells a tale focused on the intertwined lives of three friends starring in a seaside variety show in 1959 Brighton, England.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, read by Angus King (Feb., $59.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-69056-458-4), follows young Shuggie, who struggles to take care of his alcoholic mother in their rundown public housing in 1980s Scotland.
Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter by Alison Wearing, read by the author (Mar., $20.99, ISBN 978-1-77305-543-5). Wearing’s memoir about growing up with a gay father in the 1980s pays tribute to the power of truth, humor, acceptance, and familial love.
The World More Full of Weeping by Robert Wiersema, read by Bruce Marshall (Mar., $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77305-553-4). Eleven-year-old Brian spends all his time in the mysterious woods behind the house where he lives with his father. One day, Brian disappears among the trees, just as his father had 30 years earlier.
God and Guns in America by Michael W. Austin, read by Trevor Thompson (May, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8028-7643-0). Ethicist Austin provides a
biblical response to how Christians should think and act with respect to guns and gun ownership.
Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother by Barry Sonnenfeld, read by the author (Mar., $25.98, ISBN 978-1-5491-1289-8). Sonnenfeld traces his life from an idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, to film school and breaking into the industry as cinematographer for the Coen brothers, to his career as a director of such films as Men in Black and Get Shorty. This program contains original music written and performed by actor Jeff Daniels.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin, read by Robin Miles (Mar., $25.98,
ISBN 978-1-5491-1973-6). Five New Yorkers must come together to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first of a contemporary fantasy trilogy.
Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony, read by Matt Amendt (Mar., $24.98, ISBN 978-1-5491-2801-1). A young Republican congressman struggles to save his career after a mysterious gigantic taxidermied aardvark is delivered to his townhouse.
The Last Trial by Scott Turow (May, $40 CD, ISBN 978-1-5491-1814-2). An 85-year-old criminal defense attorney at the end of his career defends his lifelong friend, a Nobel Prize–winning doctor who has been accused of murder.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, read by Grace Gummer (Mar., $44.99 CD, ISBN 978-0-06-298380-0), explores the psychological dynamics and repercussions from an affair 17 years ago between precocious and naive 15-year-old Vanessa and her magnetic and manipulative 42-year-old English teacher.
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, read by the author (Mar., $44.99 CD, ISBN 978-0-06-298385-5), is inspired by the life of Erdrich’s grandfather, who worked as a night watchman in rural North Dakota and brought the fight against Native dispossession all the way to Washington, D.C.
This Is What America Looks Like by Ilhan Omar, read by the author (June, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-0-06-300327-9), is a memoir from the trailblazing Omar, the first refugee, first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.
Untitled 50 Cent audio original by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, read by the author (July, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295386-5). The hip-hop star and media executive shares his insights and the secrets of his success from his self-help/advice title Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter.
Get Out of Your Own Way by Dave Hollis, read by the author (Mar., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-1544-7), offers advice for men on how to abandon phony ideas about how “real men” behave and start living the best version of their lives.
Living in Color: What’s Funny About Me by Tommy Davidson with Tom Teichol, read by Davidson (Feb., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68457-751-4). Comedian Davidson shares his perspective on making it in Hollywood and behind-the-scenes stories from the groundbreaking sketch show In Living Color.
Chasing the Light: Writing, Directing, and Surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the Movie Game by Oliver Stone, read by the author (July, $28, ISBN 978-0-358-39493-8). The controversial director recounts episodes from his formative years, sharing his triumphs and struggles as a Hollywood insider in the 1970s and ’80s.
Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy by Larry Tye (May, $36, ISBN 978-0-358-31661-9). This definitive biography is based on exclusive access to the senator’s personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door congressional hearings.
The Patient by Jasper DeWitt (June, $23, ISBN 978-0-358-31126-3). In DeWitt’s debut thriller, a young psychiatrist offers, via a series of online posts, his harrowing account of working with a mysterious patient at a mental hospital in New England.
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes by Adam Hochschild, read by Lisa Flanagan (Mar., $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-0-358-30953-6), relates the story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married a prominent, wealthy businessman and philanthropist and became a writer, socialist activist, feminist, and birth control advocate in the early 20th century.
A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias by Megan Carnarius, read by the author (Feb., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64411-188-8), offers insights into care and the spiritual dimensions of Alzheimer’s and other mental conditions.
The Magian Tarokstet by Stephen E. Flowers, read by Nick McDougal (Mar., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64411-191-8) explores the historical roots and mythology of the tarot.
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, performed by Eddie Cahill, Rosie Fellner, and a full cast (Mar., $29.95 CD, ISBN 978-1-68266-105-5). At a prestigious think tank, Hilary develops a novel experiment to prove that humans are inherently altruistic, and the results are something she never anticipated.
Bamboozled by Jesus by Yvonne Orji, read by the author (May, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-250-75151-5). Insecure actor Orji offers 20 life lessons gleaned from personal experience and from her favorite source of inspiration, the Bible.
Hideaway by Nora Roberts, read by January LaVoy (May, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-250-75240-6) is a suspense novel featuring a legacy of Hollywood royalty and a family ranch in Big Sur, Calif.
Hollywood Park: A Memoir by Mikel Jollett, read by the author (May, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-250-75761-6). Jollett’s debut details his troubled childhood growing up in the dangerous and abusive Church of Synanon cult in California, then adjusting to an equally broken life outside after escaping with his mother and brother.
The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel, read by Ben Miles (Mar., $59.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-4272-8951-3), follows the final years of Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to King Henry VIII, closing out the trilogy Mantel began with Wolf Hall.
The Woman Who Saved the Children by Clare Mulley, read by Joely Richardson (Feb., $37, ISBN 978-1-78198-338-6), profiles Eglantyne Jebb, who founded Save the Children and originated the concept of children’s human rights. Save the Children ambassador Richardson narrates.
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts (Apr., $29.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-64091-416-2) launches the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series, which officially expands upon the author’s original canon and is appearing in audio for the first time.
Women and C.S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today’s Culture by Carolyn Curtis, read by Mary Pomroy Key (June, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64091-386-8), gathers essays, opinion pieces, and interviews from academics and writers exploring critics’ accusations over the years that Lewis was a sexist.
All Adults Here by Emma Straub, read by Emily Rankin (May, $40 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-16671-0), chronicles the life cycle of one family, in which matriarch Astrid worries about the
consequences of her less-than-perfect parenting as experienced by her now-grown children and her grandchildren.
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, read by Kidd and Mozhan Marnò (Apr., $40 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-21282-0), imagines a rebellious, daring, and brilliant young woman named Ana, who becomes the wife of Jesus in first-century Galilee.
Deacon King Kong by James McBride, read by Dominic Hoffman (Mar., $35 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-16697-0), relates a humorous and compassionate story that follows what happens to the people affected by a shooting in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969.
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer, read by the authors (May, $40 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-10738-6). Netflix cofounder Hastings reveals the unorthodox culture at his successful company.
Ruins of the Galaxy by J.N. Chaney, read by R.C. Bray (Apr., $29.99, ISBN 978-1-77424-080-9), is the first entry in a new military sci-fi series that places the fate of the galaxy in the hands of a Republic Marine and a diplomat.
RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO
Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang and Gabe Ulla, read by Chang (Apr., $20, ISBN 978-0-593-20838-0). The chef behind Momofuku and Netflix’s Ugly Delicious reflects on his life and career trajectory and shares the principles that guide him.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates (June, $17.50, ISBN 978-0-593-21575-3). Gates reveals insights from his study of climate change and maps out a strategy for building the tools needed to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions.
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout and Rona Munro, performed by Laura Linney (Feb., $20, ISBN 978-0-593-16947-6), is a recording of Laura Linney’s performance of the Broadway stage production by Munro, which is adapted from Strout’s 2016 novel about a woman reflecting on her difficult childhood and relationship with her parents.
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler, read by MacLeod Andrews (Apr., $35 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-17073-1). Meticulously organized Micah’s life is thrown off course when a teenager shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his son.
18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner and the Invention of Modern Forensics by Bruce Goldfarb, read by Nan McNamara (Feb., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-980014-85-0), follows the transformation of a young and ambitious 19th-century socialite into the mother of modern forensics, whose methods are still used today.
Actress by Anne Enright (Mar., $29.99, ISBN 978-1-980071-73-0). When Norah follows the career path of her legendary actress mother, she becomes entangled in long-kept damaging secrets—both her mother’s and her own.
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (Apr., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-980077-94-7) tells the tale of an immigrant writer whose life takes a turn after her
husband dies suddenly, her unstable sister disappears, and an undocumented teenager appears on her doorstep.
Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace: 3 Soothing Guided Meditations for Deep Stress Relief, Effortless Sleep and Renewed Energy (2nd ed., revised and expanded) by Susie Mantell (May, $19.95 CD, ISBN 978-0-9650724-2-7) is an update of the author’s wellness program, which has sold more than 175,000 copies.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
To Hell and Back: My Life in Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, in the Words of the Last Man Standing by Walter Lure with Dave Thompson (Mar., $26.50, ISBN 978-1-4930-5587-6). Former Heartbreaker member Lure draws from his journals to take listeners on a journey to the clubs and dive bars of New York City and London recalling the heyday of the 1970s New York rock scene and the birth and rise of U.K. punk.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner (May, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-79710-839-1) is a tale of friendship and forgiveness set on Cape Cod during the disastrous
wedding of an old friend.
Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs, read by Linda Emond (Mar., $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-79710-324-2), finds forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan dealing with a faceless corpse and its connection to a decade-old missing child case.
Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda (June, $29.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-79710-588-8) is a psychological suspense tale about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma, who wakes up one night to find a corpse at her feet.
If It Bleeds by Stephen King (May, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-79710-479-9) is a collection of four new novellas by the author.
Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents by Margaret Kimberley, read by the author (Feb., $18, ISBN 978-1-58642-260-8), explores America’s relationship with race through the lens of the presidents who’ve been elected to represent all its people.
The Age of Football: Soccer and the 21st Century by David Goldblatt, read by the author (Feb., $59.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-5414-3008-2), explores society, politics, and economics in the 21st century through the prism of soccer.
Hunting the Unabomber by Lis Wiehl with Lila Pulitzer (Apr., $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-9262-7) provides an account of the longest pursuit in FBI history, the quest to locate and capture domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski.
My Name Is Tani... and I Believe in Miracles by Tanitoluwa Adewumi, with Kayode Adewumi, Oluwatoyin Adewumi, and Craig Borlase (Apr., $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-3275-9), introduces eight-year-old Tani, whose family escaped from the horrors Boko Haram brought to their native Nigeria and struggled to make a life in New York City, where Tani shocked the chess club world by winning the New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only one year.
The June Boys by Court Stevens (Mar., $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-2192-0). When her cousin goes missing, Thea has reason to believe he’s a victim of a notorious local serial kidnapper and begins to wonder if the criminal could be someone she knows.
You Can’t Do It! by Marcus Johns, read by the author (June, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-310-35886-2). Actor, musician, and social media star Johns uses lighthearted insights to encourage listeners to change discouraging obstacles into powerful motivators.
CHILDREN’S & YA
Rules of the Ruff by Heidi Lang, read by Jessie Gill (Mar., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4128-9). During a summer spent at her aunt and uncle’s house, 12-year-old Jessie convinces a grouchy neighborhood dog walker to take her on as his apprentice.
The Ghost Network: The Complete Series by I.I. Davidson, read by Andrew Eiden (Apr., $25.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5973-2). In a three-volume adventure tale, young hackers work together to fend off a tech icon who seeks to control their bodies and minds.
Out of Breath by Blair Richmond, read by Midge Raymond (Mar., $19, ISBN 978-1-61822-087-5). The first in a trilogy following 19-year-old Kat, who falls in love with an otherworldly local in the mysterious Pacific Northwest town of Lithia.
Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas (Mar., $21.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76980-4). Following the death of her beloved Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents, 17-year-old aspiring chef Isabella moves in with her father and stepmother in Lyon, France, where she competes in an international kitchen apprenticeship and tries to get her life back on track.
Gold Rush Girl by Avi, read by Sarah Naughton (Mar., $26.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-7997-3102-3). In a wild 1848 San Francisco, Tory embarks on a treacherous search for her kidnapped younger brother.
This Boy by Lauren Myracle (Apr., $28.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-9786-6564-4). Over four years of high school, Paul navigates the highs and lows of friendship, love, loss, and addiction.
We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian (Mar., $28.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-7997-6039-9). Coach changes the game plan for his high school field hockey team’s beloved initiation tradition in a suspenseful tale told from six different perspectives over a 24-hour span.
The First 7 by Laura Pohl, read by Cynthia Farrell (Mar., $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-69056-362-4), concludes the Last 8 duology, in which Clover and the Last Teenagers on Earth head toward a distress signal from their former home planet.
Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion by Andrea Beatty (May, $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-69058-882-5). Architect Iggy is blown away when his pal Ada Twist’s aunt inherits an old house filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods.
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert, read by Jeannette Illidge (Mar., $24.98, ISBN 978-1-5491-8427-7), tells the story of the only two black girls in a small town, who become friends and discover an old box of journals in an attic, leading to the revelation of painful secrets about the past.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, read by Reynolds (Mar., $25 CD, ISBN 978-1-5491-8448-2), shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas, and on ways listeners can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
They Went Left by Monica Hesse, read by Caitlin Davies (Apr., $24.98, ISBN 978-1-5491-0152-6). After she is liberated from a concentration camp in 1945, 18-year-old Zofia searches for her younger brother in Germany and Poland.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, read by Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte (May, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301181-6). Two sisters grieve the devastating loss of their father, having only learned about each other after his death, in this novel-in-verse.
The One and Only Bob by Katherie Applegate (May, $29.99 CD, ISBN 978-0-06-301264-6). This sequel to Newbery Medal–winner The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a feature film) stars Ivan’s friend Bob.
We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly, read by Ramon de Ocampo (May, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300482-5). In 1986, three seventh graders—siblings Cash, Fitch, and Bird—await the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger as they struggle with their own anxieties.
We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Change the World by Valentina Giannella, read by Harrie Dobby (Feb., $13.20, ISBN 978-1-5288-9189-9), delivers in-depth explanations and data about climate change, and encourages young readers to follow in the footsteps of climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper, read by Michael Crouch, Jonathan Davis, and a full cast (Feb., $23, ISBN 978-0-593-17115-8). Teen boys fall for each other when their parents’ participation in a NASA mission to Mars uproots their lives.
Influence by Sara Shepard and Lilia Buckingham (June, $50 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-20786-4). A teenage girl is thrown into the world of internet stardom when a video she makes goes viral in this novel by Pretty Little Liars author Shepard and 16-year-old social media personality Buckingham.
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead, read by Rachel L. Jacobs (Apr., $30 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-15535-6). Bea navigates the joy, surprises, and questions that come along as her father prepares to wed his boyfriend, Jesse, and she gains a new sister in Jesse’s daughter.
On the Horizon by Lois Lowry, read by the author (Apr., $15 CD, ISBN 978-0-593-15407-6). Lowry blends her own childhood memories in Hawaii and Japan with historical research to present a work in verse about the soldiers and civilians whose lives were lost or forever altered by the tragedies at Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
Anna K.: A Love Story by Jenny Lee (Mar., $32.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26088-8) reimagines Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in this tale of first love and first heartbreak featuring a Korean-American teen with a perfect life in Manhattan and the notorious playboy she meets at Grand Central Station.
A Traitor in Skyhold by John Bierce, read by Ralph Lister (Feb., $34.99, ISBN 978-1-77424-184-4). In the third Mage Errant book, Hugh and his friends at their magical academy root out a traitor on the Skyhold Council who is working with a vengeful demon.
The Book of Fatal Errors by Dashka Slater (July, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-980077-89-3) begins a middle grade fantasy duology about a boy and his cousin who spend their summer roaming the wilds of their grandfather’s mysterious estate, where they meet mischievous fairy-like creatures.
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter, read by Laura Knight Keating (Mar., $24.99, ISBN 978-1-980015-70-3). When 12-year-old orphan April learns that missing-and-
presumed-dead billionaire Gabriel Winterborne is actually living in the basement of Winterborne House sharpening his swords and looking for vengeance, she enlists her fellow orphans to help keep him alive.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (May, $44.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-338-63519-5) revisits the world of Panem with a story set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games.
Kent State by Deborah Wiles, read by Christopher Gebauer, Lauren Ezzo, Johnny Heller, and others (Apr., $39.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-338-63634-5), tells the story of the 1970 Kent State massacre in multiple voices from different vantage points.
Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Roxana Ortega (Mar., $29.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-338-56748-9). Max uncovers a buried family secret about an underground network of guardians who help people flee a neighboring country to safety, then sets off on a quest to learn more about his mother, who disappeared when he was a baby.
Rick by Alex Gino, read by the author (Apr., $20.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60583-9). Sixth grader Rick needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, read by Finty Williams (Mar., $49.99 CD, ISBN 978-1-4423-8640-2) kicks off a new fantasy trilogy in the Shadowhunters world.
You Too? 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories, ed. by Janet Gurtler, read by Allyson Ryan (Feb., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5414-3764-7), features essays inspired by the #MeToo movement from a roster of notable YA authors.
Straight Up by Trent Shelton, read by the author (May, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76554-7). Former NFL player and motivational speaker Shelton offers guidance on how young adults can establish healthy relationships and pursue their dreams.