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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The May Books!

The Lucky 13s* are offering up some super reads in May  to kickstart your summer, from dystopian sci-fi to fun mystery and fantasy to page-turning contemporaries. The sand is calling, blogfrogs! Load up those beach bags.

The Path of Names by Ari Goelman
May 1 (Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic)
MG mystery / magic

 Coda by Emma Trevayne
May 7 (Running Press Kids)
YA science fiction / dystopia

The End Games by T. Michael Martin
May 7 (HarperCollins)
YA horror

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
May 7 (Simon Pulse)
YA contemporary

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
May 7 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
YA historical mystery

Reboot by Amy Tintera
May 7 (HarperTeen)
YA  science fiction / dystopian

Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe
May 8 (Flux)
YA contemporary

Oh My Godmother: The Glitter Trap by Barbara Brauner & James Iver Mattson
May 14 (Hyperion Books)
MG fantasy

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
May 14 (Disney/Hyperion)
YA contemporary thriller

Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green
May 14 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
YA contemporary thriller

The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
May 21 (Disney/Hyperion)
MG science fiction / dystopian

Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie A. Swenson; illustrated by David Walker
May 28 (Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers)
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* What's a Lucky 13? An author lucky enough to be publishing his or her very first book for kids or teens in 2013! Each month, I'll introduce a new crop of fabulous debut fiction. Search for the tag 2013 debuts to see more, and read the Lucky 13 blog right here.


  1. My daughter and I are enjoying reading the Lucky 13's this year(well at least the ones age appropriate for a 10 year old). What a great group of books!!!! Congratulations on the May debuts!

    1. There are so many fun books coming up this spring/summer! They should keep you busy. :)