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  Cover Art: Zombies Vs. Unicorns Zombies Vs. Unicorns
Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns. Watch the book trailer!
415 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Return to Sender Alvarez, Julia
Return to Sender
After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
325 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ship Breaker Bacigalupi, Paolo
Ship Breaker
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. Watch the book trailer!
326 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Absolute Value of -1 Brezenoff, Steven
The Absolute Value of -1
Four teenagers relate their experiences as they try to cope with problems in school and at home by smoking, drinking, using drugs, and running track. Watch the book trailer!
290 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Rise of Renegade X Campbell, Chelsea M.
The Rise of Renegade X
Expecting to become a supervillain on his sixteenth birthday, Damien Locke, son of one of Golden City's most notorious supervillains, is horrified to discover that he may instead be destined to become a superhero. Watch the book trailer!
340 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Heist Society Carter, Ally
Heist Society
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector. Watch an interview with the author about the book.
287 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Cosmic Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Cosmic
12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good. Watch the book trailer!
313 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Maze Runner Dashner, James
The Maze Runner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. Watch the book trailer!
375 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon M.
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blessing's Bead Edwardson, Debby Dahl
Blessing's Bead
In 1917, Aaluk leaves for Siberia while her sister Nutaaq remains in their Alaskan village and becomes one of the few survivors of an influenza epidemic, then in 1986, Nunaaq's great-granddaughter leaves her mother due to a different kind of sickness and returns to the village where they were born.
178 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Incarceron Fisher, Catherine
Incarceron
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape. Watch the book trailer!
442 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Silver Sea Golding, Julia
The Silver Sea
When pirates raid a village in ninth-century Norway, eighteen-year-old Toki is captured as a prize, while Freydis, his younger sister, is taken to a friendly village where she and her African slave, Enno, learn that their fates are linked by prophecy. Watch the book trailer!
334 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Enchanted Glass Jones, Diana Wynne
Enchanted Glass
After his grandfather dies, Andrew Hope inherits a house and surrounding land in an English village, but things become very complicated when young orphan Aidan shows up and suddenly a host of variously magical townsfolk and interlopers start intruding on their lives.
292 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Limit Landon, Kristen
The Limit
When his family exceeds its legal debt limit, thirteen-year-old Matt is sent to the Federal Debt Rehabilitation Agency workhouse, where he discovers illicit activities are being carried out using the children who have been placed there. Watch the book trailer!
291 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Eyes Like Stars Mantchev, Lisa
Eyes Like Stars
Thirteen-year-old Bertie strives to save Theater Illuminata, the only home she has ever known, but is hindered by the Players who magically live on there, especially Ariel, who is willing to destroy the Book at the center of the magic in order to escape into the outside world.
356 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Perkins, Lynne Rae
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.
352 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Cardturner : a Novel About a King a Queen and a Joker Sachar, Louis
The Cardturner : a Novel About a King a Queen and a Joker
When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.
336 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Crowfield Curse Walsh, Pat
The Crowfield Curse
In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud, and ancient secrets.
326 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Countdown Wiles, Deborah
Countdown
It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Twelve-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, DC, during the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amidst the pervasive threat of nuclear war, Franny must face the tension between herself and her younger brother, figure out where she fits in with her family, and look beyond outward appearances. For Franny, as for all Americans, it's going to be a formative year.--Publisher's website. Watch an interview with the author about the book.
377 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
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