Young Adult

Rooftoppers

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By Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442490581
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2013

At only a year old, Sophie was rescued from a shipwreck by an eccentric bachelor named Charles who raised  her to draw on the walls, use books as plates, and wear bright red trousers when all the other Victorian girls around her wear skirts. Never ignore the possible, says Charles, and when she turns twelve, Sophie starts to think it might just be possible her mother survived the shipwreck. So with a welfare agency intent on separating them on their tail, Sophie and Charles flee to Paris to begin searching for her mother with the only clue they have--the address on the inside of the cello case Sophie washed ashore in. Whimsical, magical, and wildly charming, this book will make you pine to scramble across Parisian rooftops.

Mackenzie


The Lost Sun

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ISBN: 9780307977465
Availability: Hard to Find--Check Back in the New Year
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2013

In the United States of Asgard, Norse gods walk among presidents, and Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the long shadow of his warrior father's battle-frenzied death. But when the popular god Baldur (son of Odin) disappears, Soren is thrust into a quest that may prove his berserker inheritance inescapable. Perfect for fans of Norse mythology, The Lost Sun is Percy Jackson for the teenage reader.

Rebecca


Dr. Bird's Advice For Sad Poets

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ISBN: 9780547928531
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

16-year-old James hugs trees, YAWPs like Walt Whitman, and talks to an imaginary pigeon in order to cope with chronic depression and a tough situation at home. Equally heartbreaking and heartwarming.

Susannah B


Tin Star

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ISBN: 9781596437753
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 25th, 2014

Being beaten up and kicked off the spaceship by the head of your colony is bad enough. But now Tula's stuck on a space station out in the galactic boondocks. As a human, she's only a minor species there, practically below notice. She knows how to survive, and that means she's ready to take her revenge.

Sarah


Twisted Myths

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By Maura McHugh, Jane Laurie (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780764166204
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Published: Barron's Educational Series - October 1st, 2013

This collection highlights the darker side of mythology and has absolutely amazing illustrations. And by “amazing” I mean BRUTAL IN THE MOST AWESOME WAY POSSIBLE! Entertaining and informative for mythology buff and, surprisingly, a fantastic coffee table book for the heavy metal fan in your life.

Josh


How I Live Now

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ISBN: 9780553376050
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse: Not Guaranteed for the Holidays
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2006

When war breaks out in England against an unnamed Enemy, fifteen year old Daisy and her four cousins are left alone on their isolated farm, at first blissfully unaffected by the deterioration of the world around them - until the war comes to them, and their idyllic adventures turn into a fight for survival, hope, and each other. Daisy's engaging voice and stream of consciousness narration give a dreamlike feel to the harsh realities they face and the strange ways that people change and come together in the face of hardship. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Katie


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