This April there are plenty of great new releases for older readers, including new additions to beloved series! If you have a littler one be sure to check out our list of new picture books, but if you need a new novel to grab your primary schooler or teen – look no further. Click on the titles or cover images below for more information!
While you’ll have to wait a bit longer for another addition to Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s miraculous ‘Treehouse series,’ you can read about all kinds of puzzles, games, and fun activities in their new Treehouse Fun Book! With the team’s special brand of wacky humour, any treehouse fan will get into this one. Anh Do’s ‘Weirdo’ series has a 6th addition, Crazy Weird, and Weirs is off on new adventures – this time with braces. Emily Rodda has returned to the always exciting world of Deltora in Towers of Illica, the third book in the ‘Star of Deltora’ series. Will Britta of Del be able to face her fate?
Two time Newbery award winner Kate DiCamillo, bestselling author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, is back with her seventh novel. In Raymie Nightingale, ten year old Raymie has a plan – a plan that will fix everything. All she needs to do is win the Little Miss Central Florida pageant and her dad will (hopefully) come back. But along the way Raymie make some unlikely new friends in unexpected places. All of these reads would be great for mid to late primary schoolers (although even younger kids will certainly get a kick out of the Treehouse Fun Book).
For teenagers there are some thought-provoking new novels. In When We Collided by Emery Lord, whose realistically flawed yet loveable central couple will be a hit with John Green fans, we met vivacious Vivi and introverted Jonah in Verona Cove, California. They fall fast and hard, but both have shadows hanging over th
em. Then there’s Frankie. In Shivaun Plozza’s debut novel, Frankie is angry. You can ask… pretty much anyone. But some new people walk into her life, and suddenly everything seems to be changing…
In A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater we meet Finlay, who is struggling to overcome his stutter and the bullying and hurt it seems to cause him. One source of happiness comes from playing Scrabble online, but his new opponent, Alex, seems to want something different. And it’s back to the glitz and glamour of old school Hollywood in Girl About Town. A little bit of love, a little bit of the Mafia and plenty of excitement in this mysterious new YA novel by famous director/producer Adam Shankman.
Let us know which books you and your family are excited to get into this April in the comments below!