Spring Teen & Young Adult Book Buzz

Presented by: CamCat Books, Image Comics, Yen Press, Mad Cave Studios' Maverick imprint, and School Library Journal
Event Date and Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT


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Join us as CamCat Books, Image Comics, Yen Press, and Mad Cave Studios' Maverick imprint unveil their latest teen and YA releases for spring and summer, offering a tantalizing glimpse into captivating stories, diverse characters, and thought-provoking themes that will resonate with today's youth. From gripping thrillers to heartwarming romances and empowering coming-of-age tales, discover a treasure trove of new titles that are sure to ignite the imaginations and passions of your young patrons this spring and beyond! 

Featured Titles:

The Perks of Being an S-Class Heroine, Vol. 1 by Irinbi, illustrated by Grrr 

From cooking to alchemy to even brewing tea, Ailette Rodeline is a certifiable child prodigy—but she’s got a secret weapon on her side: she’s a transmigrator! Having purchased an insurance package at the moment of her untimely death, Ailette has the perks of a top-tier support system and item shop to fall back on…and she’s going to need all the help she can get! Will Ailette be able to survive in the world of a notoriously brutal time-loop novel or will she rise to the challenge and prove herself to be an S-class heroine?

A Misfortune of Lake Monsters by Nicole M. Wolverton. 

An ambitious teen girl is forced to continue her family’s legacy of secretly impersonating the town’s famous lake monster, but suddenly finds a real monster in the lake who wants to eat its way through the populace.  

Petrol Head, Volume 1 TP by Rob Williams, illustrated by Pye Parr

The Iron Giant meets Mad Max: Fury Road in this pedal-to-the-metal, action-packed sci-fi series.

In a climate crisis-ravaged future metropolis, an old, grumpy, obsolete, smoke-belching, cigar-chomping, HOTROD-RACING ROBOT is one 12-year-old girl’s only hope. Together, can they outrace the chasing Robo-Cops with an invention that might just save humanity?

Navigating With You by Jeremy Whitley

In this heartwarming POC-led WLW romance, follow Neesha, a disabled community activist, and Gabby, an optimistic surfer, as they embark on a journey across North Carolina in search of the missing volumes of their favorite manga, Navigator Nozomi, discovering the highs and lows of friendship, and love along the way.



Abigail Miles, Sales & Marketing Associate, CamCat Publishing

Chloe Ramos, Book Market & Library Sales Manager, Image Comics

Maya Lopez, Marketing Manager, Mad Cave Studios

Mark de Vera, Sales and Marketing Director, Yen Press


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