18 Amazing New YA Books Coming in April

Here are 18 of the upcoming titles for teens that have gotten lots of buzz this spring. Lots of favorite authors along with new authors to love.

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Dustborn by Erin Bowman

The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal

The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures by Christian Allaire

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

Thirty Talks Weird Love by Alessandra Narvaez Varela

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – April 2


8 fun facts about The Monster at the End of This Book – Mental Floss

10 extraordinary children’s books that inspire the best in all of us – Booktrib

18 books to help grieving children and teens heal – KQED

Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels – The Guardian

Chris Van Dusen talks about the process illustrating children’s books (video) – News Center Maine

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, embarks on second virtual tour this spring – CBC

Joan Walsh Anglund obituary: Her children’s books captured the innocence of youth – The Irish Times

Judy Blume shares the advice Beverly Cleary gave her, even though they never met – Today

Remembering the first Indian author who won America’s top children’s literature prize – Scroll.in

Scholastic halts distribution of book by ‘Captain Underpants’ author – The New York Times


Build America’s Libraries – Intellectual Freedom Blog

Libraries are key tools for people getting out of prison, even during a pandemic – Maine Public

Readers rejoice: Madison’s public libraries could reopen next month – Wisconsin State Journal


5 new YA books to pick up for Trans Day of Visibility – Book Riot

10 of the most notable YA books of 2021 (so far) – Forbes

March 2021’s 12 best YA books, including Leigh Bardugo’s latest – PopSugar

Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses is headed to Hulu – Tor

To All the Boys spinoff series in development at Netflix – ComingSoon.net

VIZ originals take manga mainstream – Publishers Weekly