• New Arrivals

    • Vietnam There and Here
      Mabie, Margot C. J.
      Vietnam There and Here
      Mabie, Margot C. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Asian History
      In Vietnam There and Here, Margot C. J. Mabie discusses the war in Vietnam, the turmoil it caused in the United States, and the issues it raised that still remain a source of conflict.… More
    • Taking Care of Your Girls : A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-betweens
      Friedman, Isabel, Weiss, Marisa C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 2, 2008
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Health & Diet
      The real facts about your “girls” and how to take care of them“Well, all my friends think they will never have breasts—and it’s not funny—because a lot of girls feel this way.” —Elena, 13“I went up two sizes over summer break! I started seventh grade with a ‘C’ cup. Then my breasts got weird pink stripes on the side. What happened?” —Veronica, 12Girls are as anxious and confused about their breasts as ever. That’s why Marisa Weiss, M.D., an oncologist and breast health specialist, and her teenage daughter, Isabel, decided to create Taking Care of Your “Girls.” Together, they polled more than three thousand girls and their moms and came up with a surprisingly huge list of worries and misconceptions. Based on their research, you’ll get answers to questions like:• How do I know when I need to get my first bra—and what kind should I get?• Do big breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer than small ones?• How do I get rid of stretch marks?• When will my breasts stop growing?• How do I examine my own breasts?• Will the size of my breasts even out?• Do tanning, antiperspirants, wearing a bra at night, and talking on a cell phone cause breast cancer?A groundbreaking book for both mothers and daughters, Taking Care of Your “Girls” is a practical guide to breast care and a girl-to-girl conversation about the feelings and emotions that come with the territory.“This all-in-one, indispensable breast health guide captures exactly what teen girls and their moms really need: practical, easy-to-read, great advice. It’s one of the best gifts you can give to your girl.”—Harvey Karp, M.D., F.A.A.P., author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block, board member of Healthy Child, Healthy WorldFrom the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Book Jumper
      Gläser, Mechthild
      Book Jumper
      Gläser, Mechthild
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      While visiting her mother's childhood home in Scotland, Amy discovers that she is able to jump into books and experience their stories firsthand, but peril arises when she is confronted by a dangerous adversary who is stealing from the books she visits and threatening her life, in a first U.S. translation by an award-winning writer from Germany. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Traitor's Kiss
      Traitor's Trilogy
      Beaty, Erin
      Traitor's Kiss
      Traitor's Trilogy
      Beaty, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 9, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war. With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a proper lady—which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for a suitable marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls—and on the soldiers escorting them.As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust—and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom. With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, Erin Beaty's The Traitor’s Kiss is full of intrigue, espionage, and lies.An Imprint Book"One of the most hotly anticipated young adult fantasy reads of 2017” —Bustle "An action-packed, expertly plotted story, drenched in double crosses and intrigue, with an irresistible heroine and a sweet and sexy romance.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review "Complex characterization, deftly layered adventure story, and [a] balanced blend of political maneuvering, romantic interludes, and action scenes." —Kirkus Reviews "Beaty balances a taut web of deceit...readers will be carried away by the mystery." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)… More
    • Internet Famous
      Stone, Danika
      Internet Famous
      Stone, Danika
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 6, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      A teen blogger must decide if her online romance can survive the stress of real life in this new contemporary YA from the author of All the Feels.… More
    • Game on : Video Game History from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
      Game on
      Hansen, Dustin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 22, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Computers, Games
      Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted.Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game).Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about, Game On! is the book for you!… More
    • Hunchback of Notre Dame
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cerasini, Marc
      Hunchback of Notre Dame
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cerasini, Marc
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Classics
      Before the huge crowd that packed the cathedral square, La Esmeralda stood between two executioners. Suddenly Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, rushed at the executioners and felled them with his enormous fists. He snatched the gypsy girl in one arm and ran with her into the church. A moment later he appeared at the top of the bell tower. Holding the girl above his head, he showed her triumphantly to all of Paris while his thunderous voice roared savagely to the sky: “Sanctuary! Sanctuary! Sanctuary!”Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831 and remains one of the most thrilling stories of all time.From the Paperback edition.… More
    • Demon 1
      Demon
      Shiga, Jason
      Demon 1
      Demon
      Shiga, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      An Eisner Award winner and LA Times Book Prize finalist!No matter how hard he tries, Jimmy Yee cannot die.A noose around his neck, a razor across his wrist, and even a bullet to his head all yield the same results: he awakes from each suicide attempt, miraculously unharmed, in his shabby room at the Sunbeam Motel.Has he gone mad? Or has he truly died and found himself in hell? Jimmy is willing to tear the world down around him to get at the truth. Highly analytical and utterly unscrupulous, he is uniquely suited to unraveling this bizarre mystery.From the brilliant and profane mind of Jason Shiga, known for his high-concept graphic novels, comes Demon: a four-volume magnum opus about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world—and the astronomical body count he leaves behind.… More
    • When the Moon Was Ours
      McLemore, Anna-Marie
      When the Moon Was Ours
      McLemore, Anna-Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Winner of the 2016 Tiptree Award!Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's LiteratureStonewall Book Award Honor“McLemore’s second novel is such a lush surprising fable, you half expect birds to fly out of the pages… McLemore uses the supernatural to remind us that the body’s need to speak its truth is primal and profound, and that the connection between two people is no more anyone’s business than why the dish ran away with the spoon.”--Jeff Giles, New York Times Book ReviewAnna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple “Best YA Novels” lists. Now, McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic.To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. Atmospheric, dynamic, and packed with gorgeous prose, When the Moon was Ours is another winner from this talented author.… More
    • Gypsy Moth Summer
      Fierro, Julia
      Gypsy Moth Summer
      Fierro, Julia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 6, 2017
      Categories: Adult, Fiction
      "Fierro doesn't just observe, she knows. Like all great novelists, she gives us the world." - Amy Bloom, bestselling author of Away and Lucky UsIt is the summer of 1992 and a gypsy moth invasion blankets Avalon Island. Ravenous caterpillars disrupt early summer serenity on Avalon, an islet off the coast of Long Island--dropping onto novels left open on picnic blankets, crawling across the T-shirts of children playing games of tag and capture the flag in the island's leafy woods. The caterpillars become a relentless topic of island conversation and the inescapable soundtrack of the season. It is also the summer Leslie Day Marshall—only daughter of Avalon’s most prominent family—returns with her husband, a botanist, and their children to live in “The Castle,” the island's grandest estate. Leslie’s husband Jules is African-American, and their children bi-racial, and islanders from both sides of the tracks form fast and dangerous opinions about the new arrivals.Maddie Pencott LaRosa straddles those tracks: a teen queen with roots in the tony precincts of East Avalon and the crowded working class corner of West Avalon, home to Grudder Aviation factory, the island's bread-and-butter and birthplace of generations of bombers and war machines. Maddie falls in love with Brooks, Leslie’s and Jules’ son, and that love feels as urgent to Maddie as the questions about the new and deadly cancers showing up across the island. Could Grudder Aviation, the pride of the island—and its patriarch, the Colonel—be to blame? As the gypsy moths burst from cocoons in flocks that seem to eclipse the sun, Maddie’s and Brooks’ passion for each other grows and she begins planning a life for them off Avalon Island.Vivid with young lovers, gangs of anxious outsiders; a plotting aged matriarch and her husband, a demented military patriarch; and a troubled young boy, each seeking his or her own refuge, escape and revenge, The Gypsy Moth Summer is about love, gaps in understanding, and the struggle to connect: within families; among friends; between neighbors and entire generations.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • Butter
      Lange, Erin Jade
      Butter
      Lange, Erin Jade
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      A lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He's going to eat himself to death live on the Internet - and everyone will watch. When he makes this announcement online, he expects pity, insults, or possibly sheer indifference. Instead, his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan. But as their dark encouragement grows, a few voices begin to offer genuine support and Butter starts to have doubts. His suicidal threat brought his newfound popularity--and a taste of what life could hold for him--but can he live with the fallout if he decides not to go through with his plan? Emotionally raw and darkly humourous, this is an all-consuming look at one teen's battle with himself. … More
    • Hole in My Life
      Gantos, Jack
      Hole in My Life
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 26, 2002
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Becoming a writer the hard wayIn the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison.In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections.Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
    • Written in the Stars
      Saeed, Aisha
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      "Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met"--… More
    • Sad Perfect
      Elliot, Stephanie
      Sad Perfect
      Elliot, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can’t eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her, one that dictates what she can eat, what she does and who she socializes with. This monster is growing and controlling more than just her food issues – it’s causing anxiety, depression and thoughts that she doesn’t want to have. When she falls crazy-mad in love with Ben, she hides her disorder from him, pretending that she’s fine. At first, everything really does feel like it’s getting better with him around, so she stops taking her anxiety and depression medication. And that's when the monster really takes over her life. Just as everything seems lost and hopeless, Pea finds in her family, best friend, and Ben the support and strength that she needs to learn that her eating disorder doesn’t have to control her. SAD PERFECT is a heart-wrenching debut from Stephanie Elliot.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
    • Winner's Curse
      Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Winner's Curse
      Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      Winning what you want may cost you everything you love They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other. Set in a new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart. … More
    • This Side of Home
      Watson, Renée
      This Side of Home
      Watson, Renée
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 3, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      Identical twins Nikki and Maya have been on the same page for everything -friends, school, boys and starting off their adult lives at a historically African-American college. But as their neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, suddenly filled with pretty coffee shops and boutiques, Nikki is thrilled while Maya feels like their home is slipping away. Suddenly, the sisters who had always shared everything must confront their dissenting feelings on the importance of their ethnic and cultural identities and, in the process, learn to separate themselves from the long shadow of their identity as twins. In her inspired YA debut, Renee Watson explores the experience of young African-American women navigating the traditions and expectations of their culture. … More
    • Bang
      Lyga, Barry
      Bang
      Lyga, Barry
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 18, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      A decade after accidentally shooting and killing his infant sister when he was four years old, Sebastian is haunted by the guilt and horror of the incident and bonds with a new friend before resolving to get another gun in the hope of rectifying his past. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing.… More
    • Stalking Jack the Ripper
      Maniscalco, Kerri
      Stalking Jack the Ripper
      Maniscalco, Kerri
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Ghost Stories, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      A #1 New York Times Bestseller! Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.… More
    • Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Daughter of Smoke & Bone
      Taylor, Laini
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
      Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?… More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Night of Cake & Puppets
      Daughter of Smoke & Bone
      Taylor, Laini
      Night of Cake & Puppets
      Daughter of Smoke & Bone
      Taylor, Laini
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 26, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
      In this new stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor comes the story of a romantic, funny, and fantastical first date. In Night of Cake & Puppets , Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy--the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it's the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy's not going to know what hit him. … More
    • Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 23, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Ava, a contracted hit man who can start fires with her mind, hits the road with her friends, desperately trying to escape the Coterie, a magical mafia, while keeping the murder to a minimum after she is asked to kill a family friend by Venus, who killed Ava's mother.… More
    • Locked
      Witter, Parker
      Locked
      Witter, Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 19, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      It had always been the three of us, and then it was the two of us-Ed and August. There was not, nor had there ever been a chance of a Noah and August. And that was fine. Because the truth was I had known Noah forever but I still had no idea who he really was. Especially not now. In this sizzling novella, one girl must choose between loyalty and love. August had the two best guy friends a girl could ask for in Noah and Ed. Then Ed confessed he felt more for her - and their new relationship changed everything. She had hoped it would be Noah that she'd end up with someday, but it's clearer than ever that Noah's just not interested in being a one-girl guy. When the small seaplane the three of them are on crashes, August finds herself injured and marooned on an island with ... Noah. Unsure of what's become of Ed, August and Noah do their best to not lose hope as they fight to survive on an island that is not as deserted as they first believed. But fighting the elements - and their attraction to each other - becomes a losing battle. Soon, a secret from Noah's past that could bind them to the island forever is revealed, and August must choose between giving into her feelings for him, or struggling to make it back home. … More
    • Searching for Sky
      Cantor, Jillian
      Searching for Sky
      Cantor, Jillian
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 13, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Adventure
      Sky and River have always lived on Island, the only world they've ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she's just met. Here the rules for survival are different. People rely on strange things like cars and cell phones. They keep secrets from one another. And without River, nothing makes sense. Sky yearns for her old life where she was strong and capable, not lost and confused. She must find River so they can return to Island, but the truth behind how they ended up there in the first place will come as the biggest shock of all. … More
    • Beast of Cretacea
      Strasser, Todd
      Beast of Cretacea
      Strasser, Todd
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A futuristic reimagining of Moby Dick finds 17-year-old Ishmael awakening aboard a ship on an unpolluted faraway planet where he harvests resources for a depleted Earth before witnessing his captain's growing obsession with an elusive great sea creature. By the best-selling author of The Wave.… More
    • Raft
      Bodeen, S. A.
      Raft
      Bodeen, S. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, but the real terror begins when the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft.… More
    • Novice : Summoner: Book One
      The Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      Novice : Summoner: Book One
      The Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      He can summon demons. But can he win a war? Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands. … More
    • Altered
      Altered
      Rush, Jennifer
      Altered
      Altered
      Rush, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      Seventeen-year-old Anna finds herself on the run from her father's enigmatic Branch, along with the four teen boys the Branch had been experimenting on, as they try to make sense of erased memories, secret identities, and genetic alteration.… More
    • Stung
      Wiggins, Bethany
      Stung
      Wiggins, Bethany
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      Waking up from a bizarre sleep to discover that her entire world has been transformed into a broken and barren wasteland, Fiona wonders about a strange tattoo on her wrist linked to the collapse of the honeybee population and a worldwide pandemic that was countered with a deadly bioengineered cure.… More
    • Pirate Ambush
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Pirate Ambush
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! Having returned from their last mission unscathed, Peri, Diesel and the crew finally earn their STAR FIGHTER badges. Now as fully fledged pilots they are given their first real mission. When the Intergalactic Force Space Station was destroyed by the Xions, a notorious space pirate, Jaxx, escaped. Their new mission is to capture and return Jaxx so that he can stand trial. But known space is vast and Peri and Diesel must use all their cunning to locate the wily pirate.… More
  • Biographies

    • Autobiography and Other Writings
      Franklin, Benjamin
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 29, 2008
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Political Science, Literary Criticism, Biography & Memoir
      This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman.Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.… More
    • La Audacia de la Esperanza / The Audacity of Hope : Reflexiones Sobre C=mo Restaurar El Sue±o Americano
      Vintage Espanol
      Obama, Barack
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Political Science
      The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.… More
    • Laughing at My Nightmare
      Burcaw, Shane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 14, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease. … More
    • Episodes : My Life As I See It
      Ginsberg, Blaze
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2009
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      EPISODES is a memoir like no other. Debut writer, Blaze Ginsberg, offers a unique perspective on his life as a highly-functioning autistic 21 year old. Inspired by the format of the Internet Movie Database, Blaze organizes his life events as a collection of episodes. Some episodes are still running, some are in syndication, and some have sadly come to an end. With an innovative style and approach that is all its own, EPISODES reinvents the traditional memoir; and it will inspire young readers to see the world as they've never seen it before. … More
    • Bullies
      Abramovich, Alex
      Bullies
      Abramovich, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      The powerful account of one writer's unlikely friendship with his childhood bully, now the president of a motorcycle club in one of America's most dangerous cities . Once upon a time, Alex Abramovich and Trevor Latham were mortal enemies: miniature outlaws in a Long Island elementary school, perpetually at each other's throats. Then they lost track of each other. Decades later, when they met again, Abramovich was a writer and Latham had become President of the East Bay Rats, a motorcycle club in Oakland. In 2010, Abramovich moved to California to immerse himself in Latham's world - one of fight clubs, booze-filled nights, and beat-downs on the city's streets. But dangerous, dysfunctional Oakland was also becoming one of America's most rapidly gentrifying cities, and the questions Abramovich had arrived with were thrown into brutal relief: How do we live with the burden of violence? How do we overcome it? Do we overcome it? As Trevor, the Rats, and the city they live in careen between crises and moments of renaissance, Abramovich explores issues of friendship, family, history, and destiny - and looks at what happens when those things fail. Bullies is at once a vivid, visceral narrative of an unusual friendship and an incisive portrait of a beautiful, terrible city. … More
    • In the Country We Love : The True Story of a Family Divided
      Guerrero, Diane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Political Science
      The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin , was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as... … More
    • Symphony for the City of the Dead
      Anderson, M. T.
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 22, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      An account of the Siege of Leningrad reveals the role played by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony in rallying and commemorating their fellow citizens. By the National Book Award-winning author of Feed.… More
    • Eyes of the World : Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism
      Budhos, Marina, Aronson, Marc
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History, Travel
      The authors of Sugar Changed the World present a narrative account of the heroic achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, describing how as young Jewish refugees they took powerful photographs throughout the Spanish Civil War to witness the tragedies and document the fight against Fascism. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Just Write : Here's How!
      Myers, Walter Dean
      Just Write : Here's How!
      Myers, Walter Dean
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Biography & Memoir
      Practice, practice, practice. Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process. Includes: Examples from his writing and reading experiences Walter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfiction Excerpted pages from Walter's own notebooks An afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's teen coauthor of kick Writing tips from both Walter and Ross Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers! … More
    • Inferno : A Doctor's Ebola Story
      Hatch, Steven, M.D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 7, 2017
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Medical, Social Sciences
      "Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician's memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again."--… More
  • Fantasy

    • Captivate
      Need
      Jones, Carrie
      Captivate
      Need
      Jones, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 15, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.… More
    • Between the Sea and Sky
      Dolamore, Jaclyn
      Between the Sea and Sky
      Dolamore, Jaclyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 25, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      Esmerine, a mermaid, grows close to her childhood playmate Alander, a winged man, when they join forces to find her sister Dosia, who has reportedly eloped with a human despite the sisters' vow to always keep the sea and its people first in their hearts.… More
    • Stravaganza : City of Swords
      Hoffman, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 21, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance
      When a talisman transports her to the Talian city of Fortezza, Laura finds herself falling in love with a young Talian man named Ludo. But soon a rivalry erupts between two factions in Fortezza, and Laura and Ludo find themselves on opposite sides! Secret meetings and divided loyalties drive the sixth book in the Stravaganza series to its satisfying conclusion. … More
    • Faerie Lord
      The Faerie Wars Chronicles
      Brennan, Herbie
      Faerie Lord
      The Faerie Wars Chronicles
      Brennan, Herbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy
      Two years after leaving the Faerie Realm, Henry Atherton finds a middleaged Pyrgus and his new wife, Nymph, in Mr. Fogarty's backyard. They explain that a terrible plague has taken hold of the Faerie Realm, causing faeries to age so rapidly that Pyrgus had to flee in order to save himself. Determined to help his friends, Henry returns to the realm, hoping to find a cure and perhaps win his way back into the heart of Queen Holly Blue. But the plague isn't what it seems, and when the treacherous villains of the Faerie Realm are involved, anything is possible. Readers are guaranteed to find themselves enmeshed in this final heart-stopping adventure from fantasy master Herbie Brennan.… More
    • Beauty of Darkness
      Remnant Chronicles
      Pearson, Mary E.
      Beauty of Darkness
      Remnant Chronicles
      Pearson, Mary E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 2, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      The third and final book in the New York Times- bestselling Remnant Chronicles. Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it. With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down. In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy that started with The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal , traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. New York Times -bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and action makes this a riveting YA page-turner for teens. Read all of The Remnant... … More
    • Silver on the Tree
      The Dark Is Rising Sequence
      Cooper, Susan
      Silver on the Tree
      The Dark Is Rising Sequence
      Cooper, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
      In the Welsh hills Will Stanton, youngest of the immortal Old Ones, joins forces with Merriman, Bran, and the mortal Drew children in a quest through space and time against the powers of evil known as the Dark.… More
    • Demon Chick
      Kaye, Marilyn
      Demon Chick
      Kaye, Marilyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 15, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      Jessica may not have the warmest relationship with her mother, aspiring presidential candidate Margaret Hunsucker, but it still comes as a shock when she discovers that her mother has sold her to the devil. Will she have to spend eternity in hell with one of Satan’s minions, a demon named Brad? Brad takes pains to explain that they live in one of hell’s better neighborhoods, and he seems like a nice enough guy—but still! And things only get worse when Jessica learns the full extent of her mother’s evil plans. Can she and Brad come up with a plan to save the world? These and other pressing questions are all answered in Marilyn Kaye’s delightfully satirical Demon Chick . … More
    • City's Son
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      City's Son
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 5, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
      Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets.When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she meets Filius Viae, London's ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St. Paul's Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love.The City's Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne-a story about family, friends, and monsters, and how you can't always tell which is which.… More
    • Temple Boys
      Buxton, Jamie
      Temple Boys
      Buxton, Jamie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      In Jerusalem, year zero, Flea belongs to a gang of teenage vagrants living in the shadow of the Temple, surviving on their wits and what they can beg or steal. When a man called the Magician arrives, bringing talk of miracles and revolution, events accumulate and powerful forces gather . … More
    • Dead Girls Detective Agency
      Cox, Suzy
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 18, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
      When Charlotte is pushed in front of the F train, she wakes up as the newest member of the Dead Girls Detective Agency and learns that she must solve her own murder before she can pass to the Other Side. Original. 50,000 first printing.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Knife Edge
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      Knife Edge
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 8, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Teen Sherlock battles a monstrous adversary on a mission to Ireland with his brilliant brother, Mycroft. Young Sherlock is thrown into a tangled web involving a spiritualist whose powers have attracted the attention of governments around the world. At the castle where the medium is demonstrating his "gift," Sherlock finds a household in turmoil. Servants and some of the guests are frightened but who--or what?--has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to bear in unraveling his greatest mystery yet. Sherlock Holmes: Think you know him? Think again. … More
    • Hired Girl
      Schlitz, Laura Amy
      Hired Girl
      Schlitz, Laura Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force. Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself—because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of—a woman with a future. Inspired by her own grandmother’s journal, Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan’s journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.… More
    • Guerrilla Season
      Hughes, Pat
      Guerrilla Season
      Hughes, Pat
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 12, 2003
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      The Civil War in Missouri In 1863, at fifteen, Matt Howard is old enough to join the Southern guerrillas and help protect Missouri from Union forces. But Matt would rather farm than fight – tending his beloved pa's land is the next best thing to having him still alive. What’s more, to safeguard her six children, Matt’s mother insists that the family take a neutral position. In Missouri's Civil War, which pits neighbor against neighbor, armed men often bang on doors in the middle of the night, shouting "Union or Secesh?" The wrong answer can get a civilian killed. Matt’s mother is from the North, and when Ma decides to move them back, Matt is torn: Should he abandon his farm or his family? And what about his friend Jesse, who has no doubts about joining the guerrillas? What will Jesse say if Matt runs away? In this large, gripping examination of the Civil War in Missouri, a boy bewildered by the madness around him wrestles with questions about family ties, friendship, and loyalty. Guerrilla Season is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Trained to sniff out bombs and traps, Cracker the German Shepherd is prepared for action in Vietnam, but when she is teamed up with Rick, a young man whose family doubts he can handle infantry life, the new soldier must find a way to build trust between the two so that they can do their jobs well and make it back alive. Reprint.… More
    • Under a Painted Sky
      Lee, Stacey
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 17, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From the author of Outrun the Moon, Stacey Lee's debut novel is a powerful story about love, friendship, and sacrifice. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. “This moving novel will captivate you.”—Buzzfeed.com  All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, which was difficult enough being a Chinese girl in Missouri, 1849. Then her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave she met at the scene of her crime, the two flee town for the unknown frontier.     But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, two boys heading for the California gold rush, each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. Until they merge paths with a band of cowboys turned allies, and Samantha can’t stop herself from falling for one. But the law is closing in on them and new setbacks come each day, and the girls will quickly learn there are not many places one can hide on the open trail.         Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick An Amelia Bloomer Book … More
    • Braid
      Frost, Helen
      Braid
      Frost, Helen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Two sisters, Jeannie and Sarah, tell their separate yet tightly interwoven stories in alternating narrative poems. Each sister – Jeannie, who leaves Scotland during the Highland Clearances with her father, mother, and the younger children, and Sarah, who hides so she can stay behind with her grandmother – carries a length of the other's hair braided with her own. The braid binds them together when they are worlds apart and reminds them of who they used to be before they were evicted from the Western Isles, where their family had lived for many generations. The award-winning poet Helen Frost eloquently twists strand over strand of language, braiding the words at the edges of the poems to bring new poetic forms to life while intertwining the destinies of two young girls and the people who cross their paths in this unforgettable novel. An author's note describes the inventive poetic form in detail.The Braid is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
    • Blaze of Silver
      Granville Trilogy
      Grant, K. M
      Blaze of Silver
      Granville Trilogy
      Grant, K. M
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Can a knight sacrifice everything he holds sacred in service to his king? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â King Richard is being held for ransom in Germany, and England is in chaos without a sovereign. The de Granvilles must deliver the treasure that will win their King's freedom. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â But the Old Man of the Mountain, leader of the Assassins, is ready to take his revenge on Kamil. To do so he will orchestrate a great betrayal, and his tentacles of treachery reach far and deep. Kamil is determined to prevail-the Old Man must not win. But when all trust has been shattered, who can he turn to for help? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The fate of a king, the bonds of a friendship, and the depth of an enduring love will all be in jeopardy as Will, Ellie, Kamil, and Hosanna face the ultimate loyalty test, and their final battle. … More
    • Hurricane Dancers : The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Quebrado has been traded from pirate ship to ship in the Caribbean Sea for as long as he can remember. The sailors he toils under call him el quebrado --half islander, half outsider, a broken one. Now the pirate captain Bernardino de Talavera uses Quebrado as a translator to help navigate the worlds and words between his mother's Taíno Indian language and his father's Spanish. But when a hurricane sinks the ship and most of its crew, it is Quebrado who escapes to safety. He learns how to live on land again, among people who treat him well. And it is he who must decide the fate of his former captors. Latino interest. … More
    • Little Blog on the Prairie
      Bell, Cathleen Davitt
      Little Blog on the Prairie
      Bell, Cathleen Davitt
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 24, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Camp Frontier promises families the "thrill" of living like 1890s pioneers. Gen will be thrilled if she survives the summer stuck in a cabin with her family and no modern amenities. But ever the savvy teen, Gen sneaks in a phone and starts texting about camp life. Turns out, there are some good points-like the cute boy who lives in the next clearing. But when her texts go viral as a blog and a TV crew arrives, Gen realizes she may have just ruined the best vacation she's ever had. … More
    • Sabotaged
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Sabotaged
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 24, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th-century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their heads: They’ve landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn’t seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission....… More
  • Mysteries

    • Edge
      Cadnum, Michael
      Edge
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A teenage boy searches for revenge on the streets of Oakland The battle is nearly over. The outsiders—who came to Oakland looking for excitement—are about to get back on the highway and go home. But they hurt 1 of Zach’s friends, and he can’t let that stand. He hurls a chunk of concrete at their car, starting a fight that turns into a riot. The police flood the streets with teargas, and Zach gets lost in the chaos. In the melee, he finds something someone left behind—something that will poison his life. It’s a .38 pistol, and once he picks it up, he can’t let it go.   Zach hates violence, but since he quit high school, he feels its power creeping into his life every day. When his father is shot during a robbery, Zach’s newly found pistol gives him the power to take revenge—if his heart will let him pull the trigger. … More
    • Blood Will Tell
      Point Last Seen
      Henry, April
      Blood Will Tell
      Point Last Seen
      Henry, April
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 16, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick's name before it's too late? April Henry weaves another page-turning, high stakes mystery in Blood Will Tell , Book 2 of the Point Last Seen series. … More
    • Illusive
      Illusive
      Lloyd-Jones, Emily
      Illusive
      Illusive
      Lloyd-Jones, Emily
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals. When the deadly MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers, and Americans suffering from these so-called adverse effects were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor. Some people chose a third option: live a life of crime. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist. She's also a thief. After crossing a gang of mobsters, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super powered criminals on a job that most would have considered impossible: a hunt for the formula that gave then their abilities. It was supposedly destroyed years ago--but what if it wasn't? Government agents are hot on their trail, and the lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race that could cost them their lives. … More
    • El rancho del misterio
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El rancho del misterio
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      La excéntrica tía Jane ya está muy mayor para cuidar sola el rancho. Los hermanos Alden traman un plan para ayudarla y reunir a la tía Jane y al abuelo Alden.  Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos. … More
    • Daughters of Eve
      Duncan, Lois
      Daughters of Eve
      Duncan, Lois
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 3, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Mystery
      The girls at Modesta High School feel like they're stuck in some anti-feminist time warp-they're faced with sexism at every turn, and they've had enough. Sponsored by their new art teacher, Ms. Stark, they band together to form the Daughters of Eve. It's more than a school club-it's a secret society, a sisterhood. At first, it seems like they are actually changing the way guys at school treat them. But Ms. Stark urges them to take more vindictive action, and it starts to feel more like revenge- brutal revenge. Blinded by their oath of loyalty, the Daughters of Eve become instruments of vengeance. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes?… More
    • Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      A young girl at a Maine school struggles to prove that her guardians aren't just manipulative—they're downright evil . . . After a spending Christmas vacation on Burning Fog Isle, Christina dreads going back to school and to her home away from home at the creepy Schooner Inne, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington, the principal and his wife. They have everyone convinced that Christina's dramatic stories of last semester were just far-fetched yarns. And without any real proof, it's her word against theirs. To make matters worse, Michael, Benji, and Anya—her fellow islanders at the boarding house—still seem to have no idea what's going on. Even Dolly, Christina's best friend from the island, can't see what the Shevvingtons are up to. The couple is winning whatever sick psychological game they're playing. But when a supernatural presence lures Christina down into the basement, the Shevvingtons might turn out to be the least of her... … More
    • Boy Nobody
      The Unknown Assassin
      Zadoff, Allen
      Boy Nobody
      The Unknown Assassin
      Zadoff, Allen
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Mystery
      They needed the perfect assassin. Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. He shows up in a new high school in a new town under a new name, makes a few friends, and doesn't stay long. Just long enough for someone in his new friend's family to die -- of "natural causes." Mission accomplished, Boy Nobody disappears, moving on to the next target. But when he's assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching. Because somewhere deep inside, Boy Nobody is somebody: the kid he once was; the teen who wants normal things, like a real home and parents; a young man who wants out. And who just might want those things badly enough to sabotage The Program's mission. In this action-packed series debut, author Allen Zadoff pens a page-turning thriller that is as thought-provoking as it is gripping, introducing an utterly original and unforgettable antihero. … More
    • Dance of Cloaks
      Shadowdance
      Dalglish, David
      Dance of Cloaks
      Shadowdance
      Dalglish, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 8, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller
      "Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets. Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless--everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father"--Page 4 of cover.… More
    • Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Mystery
      The different between life and death is only seconds. In order to get firsthand experience with emergency medicine—and an edge over the competition—before attending medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Meanwhile, Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER, hoping to save the world one patient at a time. The one thing these two college freshmen share is the desire to be part of the ER's action. One night, they'll get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth's adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives—and the lives of everyone in the emergency room—forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Knife Edge
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      Knife Edge
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 8, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Teen Sherlock battles a monstrous adversary on a mission to Ireland with his brilliant brother, Mycroft. Young Sherlock is thrown into a tangled web involving a spiritualist whose powers have attracted the attention of governments around the world. At the castle where the medium is demonstrating his "gift," Sherlock finds a household in turmoil. Servants and some of the guests are frightened but who--or what?--has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to bear in unraveling his greatest mystery yet. Sherlock Holmes: Think you know him? Think again. … More
  • Science Fiction

    • Adaptation
      Lo, Malinda
      Adaptation
      Lo, Malinda
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 18, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, 17-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is, according to Reese's friend Julian, connected with aliens and UFOs. 25,000 first printing.… More
    • Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Meet Jimmy—not your average kid, not your average assassinSome days are normal, and other days you realize you can handle more than you thought. But when Jimmy Coates wakes to find he can outrun, outjump, and outfight anyone—even the men in black suits that are after him—he knows this kind of overnight change doesn’t happen to normal people. And as it turns out, Jimmy isn’t normal at all.Now he’s on the run from men with mysterious green stripes on their cars and helicopters. He doesn’t have time to figure out who they are—or who he is. First, he’s got to survive, and he’s going to need every last bit of his newfound superpowers to do it.… More
    • Flying
      Flying Series
      Jones, Carrie
      Flying
      Flying Series
      Jones, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 19, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones introduces sassy alien-hunting cheerleader Mana in Flying , the launch of a sparkling new YA SF series. People have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. She's used to being coddled, being an only child, but it's hard to imagine anything could ever happen in her small-town, normal life. As her mother's babying gets more stifling than ever, she's looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while. But that night, Mana's life goes haywire. First, the hot guy she's been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. As a flyer on the cheerleading squad, she's always been a good jumper, but this is a bit much. By the time she gets home and finds her house trashed and an alien in the garage, Mana starts to wonder if her mother had her reasons for being overprotective. It turns out, Mana's frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she's missing--taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother--and maybe the world--and hope she's up to the challenge. … More
    • Infinity
      An Infinity Division Novel
      Accardo, Jus
      Infinity
      An Infinity Division Novel
      Accardo, Jus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 1, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life:One: Her army general dad is insanely overprotective.Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, is way too good-looking.Three: Everything she knew was a lie.Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life:One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions.Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret.Three: Someone wants her dead.The Infinity Division series is best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 InfinityBook #2 OmegaBook #3 Alpha… More
    • Eve and Adam
      Applegate, Katherine, Grant, Michael
      Eve and Adam
      Applegate, Katherine, Grant, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      In the beginning, there was an apple –And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother's research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die – not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won't he?… More
    • Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?… More
    • Secret Weapon
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Secret Weapon
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! Having located the notorious space pirate Jaxx in Book 7, the crew of the Phoenix discover the amazing truth - Jaxx is actually Selene's father, and he was set up! Now they must find the real space pirate and, when they do, recover the precious Heart of Mars gemstone that was stolen. Jaxx thinks he knows where the Heart of Mars has been hidden. If they attempt to retrieve it, the true pirate will have no choice but to come to them . . .… More
    • Host
      Meyer, Stephenie
      Host
      Meyer, Stephenie
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 26, 2010
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.… More
    • Flashfall
      Flashfall
      Moyer, Jenny
      Flashfall
      Flashfall
      Moyer, Jenny
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 15, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.… More
    • Time Machine
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Martin, Les, H. G. Wells
      Time Machine
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Martin, Les, H. G. Wells
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: March 28, 2012
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Illus. in black-and-white. When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay. Reading level: 2.4.  … More
  • Romance

    • Summer I Found You
      Perry, Jolene
      Summer I Found You
      Perry, Jolene
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 14-17, Fiction, Romance
      Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all? … More
    • Academie
      Dunlap, Susanne
      Academie
      Dunlap, Susanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. It doesn't take long for Eliza to figure out that the two French girls are mortal enemies - and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes. Loosely based on fact (the three girls really did attend finishing school at the same time), Eliza's coming of age provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and histories, loves and hopes of three young women against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and exciting periods in French history. … More
    • Romeo's Ex : Rosalind's Story
      Fiedler, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 19, 2006
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      Shakespeare's classic retold from another perspective Rosaline won't let anyone or anything get in the way of her future as a healer. That is, until she meets Benvolio. Where Romeo's words had been hollow and unfounded, Benvolio's are filled with sincerity and true love. Now Rosaline finds herself caught between her feelings, her ambition, and her family's long-standing feud with the Montagues. When Romeo turns his affections toward Ros's cousin, Juliet, their relationship brings the feud of the two houses to a new level. Rosaline and Benvolio hatch a plan to bring peace to the two families. But will they succeed? … More
    • Cured : A Stung Novel
      Wiggins, Bethany
      Cured : A Stung Novel
      Wiggins, Bethany
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      Now that Fiona Tarsis and her twin brother, Jonah, are no longer beasts, they set out to find their mother, with the help of Bowen and a former neighbor, Jacqui. Heading for a safe settlement rumored to be in Wyoming, they plan to spread the cure along the way--until they are attacked by raiders. Luckily, they find a new ally in Kevin, who saves them and leads them to safety in his underground shelter. But the more they get to know Kevin, the more they suspect he has ties to the raiders. He also seems to know too many details about Jacqui and her family--details that could endanger them all. For the raiders will do anything they can to destroy the cure that would bring an end to their way of life. Bethany Wiggins's reimagining of our world after an environmental catastrophe won't fail to stun readers. … More
    • These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction
      An adventure-filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London finds bored society lady Evelyn teaming up with the dashing Mr. Kent to rescue her kidnapped sister only to fall under the spell of the attractive and possibly mad Sebastian Braddock. Original. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • The A Circuit
      Bloomberg, Georgina, Hapka, Catherine
      The A Circuit
      Bloomberg, Georgina, Hapka, Catherine
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 24, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      A new series by the daughter of the New York City mayor introduces billionaire heiress Tommi, working student Kate and rock star daughter Zara, who compete in elite horse shows while dealing with rocky relationships and other complications in their disparate private lives. Simultaneous.… More
    • How to Love
      Cotugno, Katie
      How to Love
      Cotugno, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      For fans of Sarah Dessen and John Green, this is a breathtaking debut about a couple who fall in love...twice. Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember. But he's never noticed that Reena even exists...until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. Then Sawyer disappears without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind. After: Almost three years have passed, and there's a new love in Reena's life: her daughter. Reena's gotten used to life without Sawyer, but just as suddenly as he disappeared, he turns up again. Reena wants nothing to do with him, though she'd be lying if she said his being back wasn't stirring something in her. After everything that's happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again? … More
    • Just Like the Movies
      Fiore, Kelly
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 22, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      Pretty, popular Marijke Monti and over-achieving nerd-girl Lily Spencer have little in common--except that neither feels successful when it comes to love. Marijke can't get her boyfriend to say "I love you" and Lily can't get a boyfriend at all. When the girls end up at a late night showing of Titanic , sniffling along with the sinking ship, they realize that their love lives could--and should--be better. Which sparks an idea: Why can't life be like a movie? Why can't they create perfect romantic situations? Now they have a budding friendship and a plan--to act out grand gestures and get the guys of their dreams. It seems like fun at first, but reality turns out to be much more complicated, and they didn't take into account that finding true love usually requires finding yourself first. … More
    • Book of a Thousand Days
      Hale, Shannon
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Folklore, Romance, Fantasy
      When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren's refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment. As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. But the arrival outside the tower of Saren's two suitors--one welcome, and the other decidedly less so--brings both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows. With Shannon Hale's lyrical language, this forgotten but classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise. … More
    • Little Something Different
      Hall, Sandy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 26, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      The distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads proudly presents its first published novel--an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from 14 different viewpoints. The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common--they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different , chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint! … More
  • Fiction

    • Mick
      The Blue-eyed Son Trilogy
      Lynch, Chris
      Mick
      The Blue-eyed Son Trilogy
      Lynch, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Religious Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Does being loyal make you a hero or a coward? Fifteen-year-old, Irish-American Mick lives in the heavily segregated streets of Boston, where loyalty is paramount and straying from your roots is dangerous. After taking part in a racist attack during a crowded Saint Patrick’s Day parade, Mick, who is caught on a TV camera, is considered a hero by his alcoholic older brother and the barflys from his neighborhood pub. But his school becomes a battlefield when Mick becomes the target of every group that has ever wanted to get a fist on him. As Mick becomes more aware of the humanity behind color lines, he realizes that tormenting people for nothing more than the color of their skin is just plain wrong—but separating himself from his roots will be Mick’s biggest fight yet.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Little Women
      Louisa May Alcott
      Little Women
      Louisa May Alcott
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton
      Published: December 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
      Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). Written and published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel follows the lives of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March — and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The first part of the book was an immediate commercial and critical success and prompted the composition of the book's second part, also a huge success. Both parts were first published as a single volume in 1880. The book is an unquestioned American classic. … More
    • Roomies
      Zarr, Sara, Altebrando, Tara
      Roomies
      Zarr, Sara, Altebrando, Tara
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 24, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      The countdown to college has begun. When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can't wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California. That first message comes as a surprise to Lauren in San Francisco; she had requested a single. But if Lauren's learned anything from being the oldest of six, it's that you can't always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy. Soon the girls are e-mailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they've never met. With childhood friendships and family relationships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives...and each other. With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl , and Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness , join forces for a novel about that time after high school when everything feels like it's ending just as it's beginning. … More
    • Possibility of Somewhere
      Day, Julia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Contemporary Romance
      Together is somewhere they long to be. Ash Gupta has a life full of possibility. His senior year is going exactly as he’s always wanted-- he's admired by his peers, enjoying his classes and getting the kind of grades that his wealthy, immigrant parents expect. There's only one obstacle in Ash's path: Eden Moore—the senior most likely to become class valedictorian. How could this unpopular, sharp-tongued girl from the wrong side of the tracks stand in his way? All Eden's ever wanted was a way out. Her perfect GPA should be enough to guarantee her a free ride to college -- and an exit from her trailer-park existence for good. The last thing she needs is a bitter rivalry with Ash, who wants a prized scholarship for his own selfish reasons. Or so she thinks. . .When Eden ends up working with Ash on a class project, she discovers that the two have more in common than either of them could have imagined. They’re both in pursuit of a dream -- one that feels within reach thanks to their new connection. But what does the future hold for two passionate souls from totally different worlds? … More
    • City of God : A Novel of the Borgias
      Holland, Cecelia
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A self-serving political player in sixteenth-century Rome is caught up in the ruthless and powerful Borgia family's deadly intrigues of murder and betrayal It is known as the City of God—but Rome at the dawn of the sixteenth century is an unholy place where opulence, poverty, and decadence cohabitate sinfully under the ruthless rule of Rodrigo Borgia, the debauched Pope Alexander VI. Englishman Nicholas Dawson is secretary to the ineffectual ambassador of Florence and, as such, finds himself linked to Borgias' murderous machinations, specifically the brutal power plays of the warlord Cesare, the pope's bastard son. A skilled liar, conspirator, spy, and manipulator—a man drawn to power and the pleasures of excess—Dawson coolly plays his part in Rome's draconian political dramas with an eye to personal gain and no true allegiance to any side or player. But his attraction to a beautiful and very dangerous young man soon threatens to bring Dawson's... … More
    • Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
      Henry, April
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      "Take her out back and finish her off." She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive, in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die . … More
    • Green Algae and Bubble Gum Wars
      Beacon Street Girls
      Bryant, Annie
      Green Algae and Bubble Gum Wars
      Beacon Street Girls
      Bryant, Annie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 21, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      Science isn't exactly Maeve's favorite subject, but she's still excited to be going to the Sally Ride Science Festival at MIT with her hunky tutor, Matt. Sure, the BSG and her annoyingly brilliant younger brother are going as well, but it's still almost kind of a date, isn't it? The festival gives the BSG a super idea -- an environmental science fair at Abigail Adams Junior High. But plans for a bubble gum factory nearby put Avery and Katani on opposite sides of an environmental issue -- and Avery finds herself in a bubble gum war with the Queens of Mean!… More
    • Legend of Sleepy Hollow
      Irving, Washington
      Legend of Sleepy Hollow
      Irving, Washington
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton Inc
      Published: October 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
    • Night of the Golden Butterfly
      The Islam Quintet
      Ali, Tariq
      Night of the Golden Butterfly
      The Islam Quintet
      Ali, Tariq
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 15, 2013
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Religious Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
      The Islam Quintet concludes with a powerful portrait of life and loveTariq Ali's epic quintet, which began on the streets of medieval Granada, culminates in present day with Night of the Golden Butterfly. The story darts between the past and present of Dara, a Lahore-born writer who now lives in London. Dara is called back to his homeland by an old friend, the hot-tempered and mysterious Plato, who, at seventy-five, has finally fallen in love. Dara is to help Plato's newfound inamorata to write a book about his friend's life. Dara retraces not only Plato's steps but also his own, meeting old f.… More
    • Hunchback of Notre Dame
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cerasini, Marc
      Hunchback of Notre Dame
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cerasini, Marc
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Classics
      Before the huge crowd that packed the cathedral square, La Esmeralda stood between two executioners. Suddenly Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, rushed at the executioners and felled them with his enormous fists. He snatched the gypsy girl in one arm and ran with her into the church. A moment later he appeared at the top of the bell tower. Holding the girl above his head, he showed her triumphantly to all of Paris while his thunderous voice roared savagely to the sky: “Sanctuary! Sanctuary! Sanctuary!”Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo’s masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831 and remains one of the most thrilling stories of all time.From the Paperback edition.… More
  • Nonfiction

    • Audacity of Hope : Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
      Obama, Barack
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 17, 2006
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Political Science, Philosophy
      The junior U.S. senator from Illinois speaks out to all Americans on how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can be adapted to such controversial issues as globalization, the function of religion in public life, and the struggle to bring people together in a nation torn by differences. 250,000 first printing.… More
    • Diplomacy in the Digital Age
      Stein, Janice Gross
      Diplomacy in the Digital Age
      Stein, Janice Gross
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Political Science
      Edited by Canada's premiere commentator on global affairs, this must-read for political junkies will show the quailty of M&S's new Signal imprint: for everyone who wants to be well informed about international relations and the nature of the diplomacy in the age of Wikileaks. Inspired by Allan Gotlieb's capacity to reshape diplomacy for the times, the contributors to this volume grapple with the challenges of a digital age where information is everywhere and confidentiality is almost nowhere. With an introductory essay by renowned political scholar, writer, and commentator, Janice Gross Stein, the work is divided into 4 sections: Diplomacy with the United States in the Era of Wikileaks; The Professional Diplomat on Facebook; Personal Diplomacy in the Age of Twitter; and Where is Headquarters? Contributors include professional diplomats, award-winning journalist Andrew Cohen, former Globe and Mail editor and author Ed Greenspon, and Allan Gotlieb's wife and partner in 'social diplomacy', Sondra Gotlieb.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Sally Ride : A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space
      O'Shaughnessy, Tam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Technology
      Years before millions of Americans tuned in to watch her historic space flight aboard the Challenger in 1983, Sally Ride stayed up late to watch Neil Armstrong become the first person to walk on the moon. The next morning, she woke up to win her first round singles match at a national junior tennis tournament. Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman Astronaut, is an intimate journey from her formative years to her final moments. Before she was an astronaut, Sally was a competitive tennis player who excelled at the game to such an extent that Billie Jean King told her she could play on the pro circuit. Before she earned a Ph.D. in physics, she was called an underachiever by her high school classmates. After her first historic space flight-she took a second in 1984-Sally continued to break ground as an inspirational advocate for space exploration, public policy, and science education, who fought gender stereotypes and opened doors for girls and women in all fields during the second half of the twentieth century. This vivid photobiography, written by Sally's life, writing, and business partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, offers an intimate and revealing glimpse into the life and mind of the famously private, book-loving, tennis-playing physicist who made history. … More
    • Me Talk Pretty One Day
      Sedaris, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 4, 2009
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction
      In a new collection of essays, observations, and commentaries, the humorist and best-selling author of Naked describes his recent move to Paris, life as an American in Paris, his struggle to learn French, his family, restaurant meals, and more. 125,000 first printing.… More
    • Everyday Sexism
      Bates, Laura
      Everyday Sexism
      Bates, Laura
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 5, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Social Sciences
      Good Housekeeping has this to say about Everyday Sexism, "a new generation of women is shouting back against everyday sexism, and their leader, Laura Bates, is determined to change the world." In 2012 after having been sexually harassed on London public transport, Laura Bates started a project called Everyday Sexism. Astounded by the response from all over the world, she quickly realized that the situation was far worse than she'd initially thought. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism and www.everydaysexism.com), now in 19 countries, to come together and to encourage a new generation to recognize the problems that women face. In April of 2015, to commemorate the 100,000th entry, the author led a successful Thunderclap campaign that enabled the project to become the #1 internationally trending topic that day, gaining several million retweets to become the leading tweet in the English speaking world. … More
    • After Freedom : The Rise of the Post-apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa
      De Lannoy, Ariane, Newman, Katherine S.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: April 22, 2014
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, History, Social Sciences
      Anyone interested in the progress of the 'new' South Africa 20 years into its multiracial democracy need look no further than After Freedom—a powerful, well-researched, and thoroughly readable book. Newman and De Lannoy include hard demographic and economic data but it is their sustained and deeply personal interviews which prove both fascinating and discomforting." —Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of New News Out of Africa.… More
    • Wired for Story : The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
      Cron, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, Science, Reference & Study Aids
      "This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.… More
    • Hole in My Life
      Gantos, Jack
      Hole in My Life
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 26, 2002
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Becoming a writer the hard wayIn the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison.In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections.Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
    • Autobiography and Other Writings
      Franklin, Benjamin
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 29, 2008
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Political Science, Literary Criticism, Biography & Memoir
      This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman.Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.… More
    • Symphony for the City of the Dead
      Anderson, M. T.
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 22, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      An account of the Siege of Leningrad reveals the role played by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony in rallying and commemorating their fellow citizens. By the National Book Award-winning author of Feed.… More
  • All High School

    • Neptune's Tears
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      Neptune's Tears
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 25, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      London, 2218 A.D. Seventeen-year-old Zee is an intern empath. She’s focused on her job, poised for a great career—until one day an attractive patient undoes her hard-earned calm. As an empath, she cannot afford such distractions, but neither can she stay away from David, even when she discovers he’s one of a mysterious alien race. As London comes under attack by anarchist bombings, and as Zee struggles to get a handle on her unusually strong psychic abilities, David starts pulling away. Although Zee’s sure he’s attracted to her, David has secrets he cannot share. But it’s too late for Zee. In Neptune's Tears by Susan Waggoner, she’s losing her heart to the gray-eyed alien boy, and she’s determined to follow him—no matter how far it may take her. … More
    • Ready! Set! Hawaii!
      Beacon Street Girls
      Bryant, Annie
      Ready! Set! Hawaii!
      Beacon Street Girls
      Bryant, Annie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 4, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      Great new adventures in the bestselling series from Aladdin M!X! Just in time for summer reading, Aladdin M!X offers two brand-new Beacon Street Girls books. In The Great Scavenger Hunt, the BSG and their classmates discover some exciting surprises during a weekend adventure on Cape Cod; and the series’ sixth special adventure, Ready! Set! Hawaii! has the BSG enjoying a glamerous cruise vacation. Plus, two more backlist favorites get makeovers: Fashion Frenzy, in which Katani and Maeve travel to New York City for a teen fashion show, and Just Kidding. … More
    • Importance of Being Earnest
      Wilde, Oscar
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton Inc
      Published: December 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
    • Dusk of Demons
      Christopher, John
      Dusk of Demons
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF, Horror
      Ben must uncover the secrets of his home, the strange demons that lurk in dark corners, and his destiny as the Master of Old Isle in this adventure from the author of the Tripods series. Ben lives a carefree life on Old Isle, far away from horrible demons that terrorize the people on the mainland. He shares his home with Mother Ryan, Antonia, Paddy, and the Master. They’re not his real family, but they’re the only family he’s ever known. Then, in a single day, Ben’s quiet existence is turned upside down. After the Master dies and reveals a startling connection, Ben becomes the new Master of Old Isle. And when demons burn his house to the ground and his family leaves their home, Ben is forced to stay behind. Soon Ben manages to escape and begin a journey across the sea and the countryside to learn the secrets of his heritage. But he is being pursued by people who wish to use his power for their own selfish purposes, and time is running short for him to make things rights.… More
    • Fairest : The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Fairest : The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 27, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Science Fiction, Folklore
      Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the Fairest of them all? Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story--a story that has never been told . . . until now. New York Times -bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in Fairest , an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana's castle and an excerpt from Winter , the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles. … More
    • Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family. … More
    • Twilight
      The Twilight Saga
      Meyer, Stephenie
      Twilight
      The Twilight Saga
      Meyer, Stephenie
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 18, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Horror, Romance, Fantasy
      Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn. Young Adult.… More
    • Into White
      Pink, Randi
      Into White
      Pink, Randi
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 13, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn’t know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be “anything but black.”Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?Randi Pink’s audacious fiction debut dares to explore a subject that will spark conversations about race, class, and gender.… More
    • Swan Kingdom
      Marriott, Zoe
      Swan Kingdom
      Marriott, Zoe
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      A new voice in fantasy weaves a rich, entrancing tale of a girl with powerful healing gifts —- and the courage to use them to save her ailing kingdom. Shadows fall across the beautiful, lush kingdom after the queen is attacked by an unnatural beast, and the healing skills of her daughter, Alexandra, cannot save her. Too soon the widowed king is spellbound by a frightening stranger, a woman whose eyes reflect no light. In a terrifying moment, all Alexandra knows disappears, including her beloved brothers, leaving her banished to a barren land. But Alexandra has more gifts than she realizes as she confronts magic, murder, and the strongest of evil forces, and is unflinchingly brave as she struggles to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Fantasy lovers will be held in thrall by this tale full of visual detail, peppered with a formidable destructive force and sweetened with familial and romantic love.… More
    • Apple and Rain
      Crossan, Sarah
      Apple and Rain
      Crossan, Sarah
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 12, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels almost whole again. In order to heal completely, her mother will have to answer one burning question: Why did she abandon her? But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets her younger sister, Rain-someone more lost than she is- that she begins to see things for how they really are, allowing Apple to discover something that might help her to feel truly whole again. From the author of the acclaimed The Weight of Water comes a beautifully-crafted, moving novel about family, betrayal, and the ultimate path to healing. … More