Tuesday, December 01, 2015

New in December

A Song for Ella Grey
by David Almond

In this modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Northern England, the loss of Claire's best friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to what she feels when Ella is taken from the world.

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
by Jenn Bennett

Sparks fly when Beatrix Adams, seventeen, who strives to be a medical illustrator, meets Jack, one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. But even as Beatrix begins to uncover the secrets that have left Jack so wounded, her own family secrets threaten to tear them apart.

Of Dreams and Rust
by Sarah Fine

When the downtrodden Noor rebel in the West, Wen, overhearing a plan to crush the Noor with powerful war machines, leaves the ghostly Bo, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine, and journeys into the war zone to warn the Noor . . . and her great love, Melik.

What We Saw
by Aaron Hartzler

The story of a town torn apart by the rape of drunk girl at a house party, from the perspective of the partygoers who witnessed it happen.

For the Record
by Charlotte Huang

As the new lead singer of the band Melbourne, Chelsea has only the summer tour to make the band -- and their fans -- love her, or it is back to boring high school.

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light
by Ann Jacobus

A troubled American teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other -- dark, dangerous, and attractive -- urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

The House
by Christina Lauren

Told in their separate voices, Gavin, a loner outcast, and Delilah, back in small-town Kansas after years at a Massachusetts boarding school, reconnect their senior year, but as their relationship deepens, it is clear that the eerie house Gavin dwells in will do anything to keep the two apart.

by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

After several months in a government facility undergoing psychological testing related to his "warrior gene," seventeen-year-old Lucas has been approved to return to normal life -- but decides instead to go back into the facility to save a prisoner and reveal what is truly going on there.

The Girl with the Wrong Name
by Barnabas Miller

With no memory of a long ago traumatic night, a seventeen-year-old aspiring documentary maker uses her camera to keep the world at a safe distance, but her latest subject, a forlorn and mysterious boy, sends her into a perilous, mind-bending journey.

The Devil and Winnie Flynn
by Micol Ostow

While working as a production assistant on her aunt's television show about the paranormal, a seventeen-year-old girl discovers a psychic ability of her own, which may provide clues to her mother's death.

Out of Darkness
by Ashley Hope Perez

Loosely based on a school explosion that took place in New London, Texas, in 1937, this is the story of two teenagers: Naomi, who is Mexican, and Wash, who is black, and their dealings with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people.

This Ordinary Life
by Jennifer Walkup

Jasmine dreams of winning an internship at a radio station, but she is forced to put her plans on hold when she has to deal with her brother's seizures and her mother's addiction to alcohol.

The Next Big Thing
by Richard Faulk

We are always hearing about the "Next Big Thing." Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads loom large in the public mind. The impact that everyone thinks these "next big things" will have is often more important than the actual impact it generates. After all, if it fails, it will be almost immediately forgotten. The Next Big Thing searches through 3,000 years of Western culture to find the colorful and key steps (and missteps) that led us to where we are today.

Robin Williams: Comedic Genius
by the Associated Press

Remembered for his many live, film, and television roles from stand-up comedian to Mork & Mindy, to Good Morning, Vietnam to his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams is missed. The Associated Press follows his great career through the eyes of its reporters and cameras.

Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers
by Matt Nadel

Baseball teen star blogger Matt Nadel has written a book on the biggest stars, greatest games, and most amazing feats in baseball history. Richly illustrated, the text includes bios of the all-time greats; the history of classic ballparks and the game's great franchises; a section on the Negro Leagues, Japan, and women's baseball; and the expert lowdown on stolen bases, perfect games, triple crowns, and even baseball uniforms! Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers is the go-to resource for anyone looking to learn everything important about the history of America s greatest game, and learn it in a fast, fun way.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

New in November

by Sarah Crossan

Despite problems at home, sixteen-year-old conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are loving going to school for the first time and making real friends. But when a cardiac problem surfaces, the girls are forced to have separation surgery, which they never before considered.

The Rig
by Joe Ducie

Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig . . . no one, except for Drake.

The Distance from Me to You
by Marina Gessner

McKenna and her best friend planned to defer their freshman year of college to hike the Appalachian Trail all the way from Maine to Georgia. So when her friend backs out, McKenna embarks alone on a physical and emotional journey that will change her life forever.

Pretending to be Erica
by Michelle Painchaud

Violet has been preparing her entire life to step into the shoes of the missing heiress Erica Silverman, in order to pull of the biggest inside job in Las Vegas History. She doesn't count on having a conscience.

Faking Perfect
by Rebecca Phillips

In her senior year, Lexi realizes she can't keep her secrets about her parents and her visits from Tyler Flynn hidden from her friends anymore.

My Brother's Secret
by Dan Smith

In 1941, Karl is proud to be a member of the Hitler Youth. But when his father is killed on the Eastern Front, everything changes--his family moves to the country to live with his grandparents; he encounters a brutal Gestapo officer; and he begins to realize to that his elder brother has joined a group who opposes the Nazis.

by Lian Tanner

Living on an ancient icebreaker in a war-stricken world ruled by anti-machinists, Petrel hides a stowaway only to discover that her new friend has been sent to destroy a secret object.

Six Impossible Things
by Fiona Wood

Fourteen-year-old Dan's life is turned upside-down when his father announces he's gay and leaves Dan and his mother with nothing. Forced to move to an aunt's house, Dan's enrolled in public school, while his mother tries to start a business. But the top thing on Dan's to-do list is kidding Estelle, the girl next door.

Modern Monsters
by Kelly York

After reluctantly going to a party because of his best friend, Vic finds himself on trial when he is wrongly accused of raping a popular girl.

Harry Potter: The Character Vault
by Jody Revenson

A comprehensive, full-color compendium of the key characters in all eight of the Harry Potter films, filled with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations, covering the costumes, makeup, weaponry, and behind-the-scenes story that brought each film to life on the big screen.

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
by Sonia Manzano

Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that's loving--and troubled. It's Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.

Sherlock Chronicles
by Steve Tribe

A visually-stunning guide to the hit BBC series, Sherlock: Chronicles tells the full story of the show as you've never seen it before. Packed with exclusive material, including interviews with the cast and crew, this is Sherlock from the ground up. Featuring over 500 images of concept artwork, costume and set designs, Sherlock: Chronicles is the ultimate celebration for Sherlock fans everywhere.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New in October

Vengeance Road
by Erin Bowman

When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysteriousjournal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers . . . and justice.

Took: A Ghost Story
by Mary Downing Hahn

A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is "took" to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years.

No True Echo
by Gareth P. Jones

Teenaged Eddie meets a new girl who is a Senior Echo Time Agent from the future, come to his town to investigate the origin of time travel. Soon Eddie is swept up in the investigation and in time. But time travel is dangerous business, and Eddie will learn more than he wants to know about his long-dead mother.

The Dead House
by Dawn Kurtagich

Told through journal entries, a psychotherapist's notes, court records, and more, this novel related the tale of Carly, a teen who was institutionalized after her parents' deaths but released to Elmbrige High School, where she is believed to have a second personality or soul named Kaitlyn, and/or be possessed by a demon.

Sweet Madness
by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

Bridget Sullivan, a maid in the Borden household, describes the events leading up to the murder of Andrew Borden and his second wife, and hose the youngest daughter, Lizzie, was put on trial for the crime.

Blood and Salt
by Kim Liggett

Seventeen-year-old Ash Larkin finds out her family is involved in a centuries-old saga of love and murder, alchemy and immortality when she follows her mother to an isolated settlement in the cornfields of Kansas.

Daughters Unto Devils
by Amy Lukavics

In the nineteenth century, the Verner family is forced to make a better life on the vast and lonely prairie. When they arrive at the house Pa chooses to be theirs, they find the interior ravaged and awash with blood.

Show and Prove
by Sofia Quintero

Friends Smiles and Nike spend the summer of 1983 in the South Bronx working a job at a summer camp, chasing girls, and break-dancing.

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
by April Tucholke

An anthology of stories inspired by classic horror tales featuring contributions by leading suspense and horror authors, including Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, and Kendare Blake.

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
by M.T. Anderson

For two and a half years, the city of Leningrad suffered bombardment and starvation, one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history, in which more than a million citizens perished. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write the Leningrad Symphony, a witness of courage that rallied and eulogized his fellow citizens and played a surprising role in strengthening the Grand Alliance against the Axis powers. A true story of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds, as well as a look at the power of music in beleaguered lives.

Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home
by Chris Woodward

Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms Under the Floorboards presents the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane) household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes.

This is Normcore: A Guide to Normcore and the Joys of Stylized Blandness
by Jo Hoare

Hipsters have once again turned convention on its head, embraced the mundane, and christened it Normcore. This hilarious guide offers advice for aspiring Norms, explaining how to be normal and the icons and idols of an average Normcore aficionado.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

New in September

Weird Girl and What's His Name
by Megan Brothers

Lula knows that she and Rory have no secrets from each other; but when Lula discovers that Rory tried out for the Hawthorne football team without telling her, but is also in a relationship with his middle-aged boss, Lula runs away to find her missing mother, whom she hopes will have some answers for her.

by Betsy Cornwell

A retelling of Cinderella about an indomitable inventor-mechanic who finds her prince, but realizes she doesn't want a fairy-tale ending after all.

by Mercedes Lackey

A teenage girl leaves home to join the legendary Hunters, who protect people from the terrifying monsters that have overrun their world.

Listen to the Moon
by Michael Morpugo

A tale inspired by the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I follows the experiences of a young British boy and his father, who take in a lost girl who is suspected of being a German.

by Julie Murphy

When an athletic boy appears to return her affections, Willowdean questions her plus-sized body for the first time, but enters the city's beauty pageant anyway, using her sassy styles and talents to compete against thinner contestants. 

by Cindy Pon

Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness, begins to notice troubling changes the day she turns sixteen. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell; despite a dark destiny, Skybright must find a way to retain a sense of self.

The Fall
by James Preller

In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.

Tonight the Streets Are Ours
by Leila Sales

Seventeen-year-old Arden of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City; but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believed him to be.
by Courtney Sheinmel

Lorrie Hollander lives with her unstable aunt Gigi in a decrepit eyesore of a mansion called Edgewater. But when Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator, takes an interest in Lorrie she's ashamed of her lifestyle . . . but learns that Charlie's family is hiding something, too, and that their family secrets are inextricably knotted together.

Orbiting Jupiter
by Gary Schmidt

Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph begins to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

Stand Off
by Andrew Smith

Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he tried to resist, including change.

Everything, Everything
By Nicola Yoon

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she beings a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.

Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir
by Maggie Thrash

All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort. Maggie Thrash as spent almost every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie's savant-like proficient at the camp's rifle range is the only think keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it's too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone understand.

It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!
by Chelsea Clinton

In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing is today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them---and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small--in their families, their communities, in our country, and across the world--this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, access to education, gender equality, epidemics, non-communicable diseases, climate change, and endangered species, this book encourages everyone to get going! You can make a difference. You can make a change. It's your world.

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
by Don Brown

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 bilion. One thouand, eight hundred and thirty three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage--and also incompetence, racism, and criminality.