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  Cover Art: Trapped : How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2 000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert Aronson, Marc
Trapped : How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2 000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
"A middle grade nonfiction title about thirty-three miners trapped in a copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile and how experts from around the world, from drillers, to astronauts, to submarine specialists, came together to make their remarkable rescue possible"-- Provided by publisher.
134 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mostly True Story of Jack Barnhill, Kelly
The Mostly True Story of Jack
Jack is practically invisible at home, but when his parents send him to Hazelwood, Iowa, to spend a summer with his odd aunt and uncle, he suddenly makes friends, is beaten up by the town bully, and is plotted against by the richest man in town.
323 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chime Billingsley, Franny
Chime
In the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.
361 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wrapped Bradbury, Jennifer
Wrapped
Seventeen-year-old Agnes Wilkins is about to make her debut into 1815 London society at a lavish party, where she meets Lord Showalter, a wealthy and eligible man who collects Egyptian antiquities and who is hiding a dangerous secret.
309 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: How They Croaked : the Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous Bragg, Georgia
How They Croaked : the Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
184 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Beauty Queens Bray, Libba
Beauty Queens
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition. Watch an interview with the author about the book. book trailer.
396 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Adventures of Mark Twain By Huckleberry Finn Burleigh, Robert
The Adventures of Mark Twain By Huckleberry Finn
Mr. Mark Twain! An interesting character, he was, even if he did sometimes get all gussied up in linen suits and even if he did make it rich and live in a house with so many tiers and gazebos that it looked like a weddin' cake. All that's a little too proper and hog tied for our narrator, Huckleberry Finn, but no one is more right for the job of telling this picture book biography than Huck himself.
1v. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Flawless Chapman, Lara
Flawless
In this modern take on the Cyrano story, brilliant and witty high school student Sarah Burke, who is cursed with an enormous nose, helps her beautiful best friend try to win the heart of a handsome and smart new student, even though Sarah wants him for herself.
255 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Clockwork Angel Clare, Cassandra
Clockwork Angel
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. Watch the book trailer! Watch the book trailer.
479 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Shattering Healey, Karen
The Shattering
When a rash of suicides disturbs Summerton, an oddly perfect tourist town on the west coast of New Zealand, the younger siblings of the dead boys become suspicious and begin an investigation that reveals dark secrets and puts them in grave danger.
314 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Good Behavior Henry, Nathan L.
Good Behavior
Jailed at age 16 for armed robbery, Nate Henry spent one year behind bars. His crime was the climax of a life lived on the edge: guns and drugs, sex and violence, all set against the ordinary backdrop of a one-stoplight town in rural Indiana.
262 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Enemy Higson, Charles
The Enemy
After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace. Watch the book trailer.
440 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shine Myracle, Lauren
Shine
When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town. Watch the book trailer!
359 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Akata Witch Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi
Akata Witch
Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
349 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Delirium Oliver, Lauren
Delirium
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love. Watch the book trailer!
441 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Glow Ryan, Amy Kathleen
Glow
Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences. Watch the book trailer! book trailer.
307 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Drawing from Memory Say, Allen
Drawing from Memory
"Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist. Drawing from memory is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father."
63 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London Warren, Andrea
Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London
After his family went into debt and he found himself working at a shoe-polish factory, Dickens soon realized that the members of the lower class were no different than he, and, even worse, they were given no chance to better themselves. It was then that he decided to use his greatest talent, his writing ability, to tell the stories of those who had no voice.
156 p. 2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Leviathan Westerfeld, Scott
Leviathan
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. Watch the book trailer! book trailer.
440 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp Yancey, Richard
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.
339 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
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