All Ages

The Best Children’s and YA Books of March 2019

by the Brightly Editors

Spring is just around the corner, and we’ve gathered up March’s best new book releases to ring in the new season. From inspiring picture books to heart-pounding middle grade reads and YA titles that speak truth to power, your young readers are in for another great reading month.

  • YA

  • Field Notes on Love

    by Jennifer E. Smith

    When Hugo’s girlfriend dumps him, she graciously gives him the train tickets for their weeklong, cross-country trip — but they’re in her name, and can’t be transferred. Without much hope, he puts out an ad for another Margaret Campbell and finds Mae, who’s ready for a break from her own problems. The week-long whirlwind grows into something more, but will it last when the train makes its final stop?
    (On Sale: 3/5/19)

  • Superman: Dawnbreaker

    by Matt de la Pena

    In Matt de la Peña’s origin-story take on a superhero icon, Clark Kent discovers that people living in the undocumented worker community in Smallville are disappearing. With the help of his friend Lana Lang, Clark embraces his strength and compassion in equal measures, emerging into the Superman we know him to be.
    (On Sale: 3/5/19)

  • SHOUT

    by Laurie Halso Anderson

    Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson gave us Speak, a groundbreaking novel about a teenage girl reckoning with the aftermath of her sexual assault. Now, Anderson returns to continue advocating for survivors and condemning our society’s failures through a powerful memoir-in-verse — a rallying cry and love letter wrapped in one, and essential reading for all.
    (On Sale: 3/12/19)

  • The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

    by Ally Condie

    Seventeen-year-old Poe Blythe, a captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, is hell-bent on revenge. Two years ago, river raiders took everything she loved, and her grief is too wide and deep to traverse. But there might be a traitor on her ship, and the time is now for Poe to decide who she’s been and — perhaps more importantly — who she wants to become.
    (On Sale: 3/26/19)