2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Children's 12 and Up.

Here are our recommendations for readers ages 12 and up.

Phantom Limbs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763682057
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 13th, 2016

This refreshingly original story about a tragic accident told with a unique voice is filled with characters who jump from the pages.


Ghostly Echoes: A Jackaby Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616205799
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 23rd, 2016

A rollicking read filled with all the thrills, chills, and romance of a dime novel but the writing of a literary one.


Hour of the Bees Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763679224
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 8th, 2016

A hauntingly beautiful book that examines the balance of life and death, and the role story plays in both.


Tin Star Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250057006
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Square Fish - February 24th, 2015

Tula learns to survive the underworld of a space station when she gets left behind by her colony ship.


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Peas and Carrots Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553512816
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2016

Hope and Dess have nothing in common—except that Dess is the latest foster child at Hope’s house. The two girls deal with everything from race and class to nail polish and sweatpants as they learn to accommodate each other.


And I Darken Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553522310
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 28th, 2016

What if Vlad Dracul, the Wallachian prince who inspired the Dracula myth, had been a girl? Vlad becomes Lada in this YA novel of Ottoman intrigue and family loyalty.


Every Hidden Thing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481464161
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

Based on the real conflict between two 19th-century paleontologists, this YA novel stars the teenage children of two rival scientists searching for dinosaur bones.


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Scythe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442472426
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 22nd, 2016

In a near-utopian future all natural causes of death have been solved, leaving Scythes to select who lives and dies. But there is dissension within the ranks...


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Outrun the Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175411
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2016

A Chinese-American girl takes control of her own destiny against the backdrop of the Great San Francisco Earthquake.


The Knife of Never Letting Go Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780763676186
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - July 22nd, 2014

Patrick Ness In a world where everyone can hear each other's thoughts, Todd and his loyal dog Manchee stumble upon a dangerous secret. An addictive page-turner built on surprisingly dark and serious themes.


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Finnikin of the Rock Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780763652920
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 9th, 2011

Ten years earlier, the royal family of Lumatere was murdered and a curse cast over the kingdom, cutting it off from the outside world. Now Finnikin and the mysterious novice Evanjalin set out to reclaim Lumatere in this dark and gritty fantasy that explores identity, guilt, and the meaning of home for refugees living ten years in exile.


My Sister Rosa Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616956745
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Published: Soho Teen - November 15th, 2016

What do you do when your little sister is a psychopath? Che’s always been Rosa's rock, protecting her from the world. Now, the world might need protection from her.


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Conviction Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423197386
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 19th, 2015

When Braden's father, a popular televangelist, is put on trial for murder, Braden must decide what version of the truth he can live with.


Heartless Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250044655
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 8th, 2016

Dark, delicious, and devious. Venture down the rabbit hole and get lost in this tragic tale of the Queen of Hearts before she was queen.


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The Singing Bones Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780545946124
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 11th, 2016

Simply magnificent! Tan gives small snippets of Grimm's fairy tales, each accompanied by a photograph of an exquisite sculpture.


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The Midas Flesh Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Ryan North, Braden Lamb (Illustrator), Shelli Paroline (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781608864553
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Published: Boom Box - December 23rd, 2014

Dinosaur astronauts + space battles + King Midas’s golden touch, weaponized. Seriously, what’s not to love?


In Real Life Cover Image
By Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596436589
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: First Second - October 14th, 2014

A compelling story that examines the real-world implications of online gaming, In Real Life is a winning combination of thought-provoking story and phenomenal art.


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Compass South Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374300432
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - June 28th, 2016

This high-seas adventure—complete with pirates, separated twins, and lost treasure—will take you from NYC to New Orleans, around Cape Horn, and even through the jungle. If you enjoy Tintin’s adventures, pick this up!


Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062387622
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 4th, 2016

An immersive history of forensic science for all aspiring detectives.


Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721328
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Published: Amulet Books - September 13th, 2016

A harrowing memoir about growing up and surviving in North Korea.


Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596439528
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 22nd, 2015

Written like a thriller, this is the true story of Daniel Ellsberg, who released secret Pentagon papers on the Vietnam War and became known as “the most dangerous man in America.”