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Young Adult Fiction

Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult section.


Best Foot Forward

Bauer, Joan

Realistic Fiction

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Bray, Libba

Like this book? Try the sequels: Rebel Angels & The Sweet Far Thing

Supernatural Fiction

Code Talker: a Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Bruchac, Joseph

Historical Fiction
Adventure Ficton

Love, Football and Other Contact Sports

Carter, Alden R.

Realistic Fiction

The Naming

Croggon, Alison

Don't forget the rest of the Pellinor series!

Fantasy Fiction

Bucking the Sarge

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Realistic Fiction

Just Listen

Dessen, Sarah

Realistic Fiction

A Northern Light

Donnelly, Jennifer

Historical Fiction
Mystery

An Abundance of Katherines

Green, John

Humor
Realistic Fiction


The Minister's Daughter 

Hearn, Julie

Historical Fiction


Stormbreaker

Horowitz, Anthony

Don't miss the other Alex Rider adventures!

Adventure Ficton


Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes

Johnson, Maureen

Realistic Fiction

If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?

Kantor, Melissa

Humor
Romantic Fiction

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

Lubar, David

Humor
Realistic Fiction

Not the End of the World

McCaughrean, Geraldine

Historical Fiction

Twilight

Meyer, Stephenie

The saga of Edward and Bella continues in New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

Romantic Fiction

Bound

Napoli, Donna Jo

Fairy Tales
Historical Fiction

The Will of the Empress

Pierce, Tamora

Fantasy Fiction

Eragon

Paolini, Christopher

The adventure continues in the Inheritance series!


Fantasy Fiction

The River Between Us

Peck, Richard

Historical Fiction

Eyes of the Emperor

Salisbury, Graham

Historical Fiction

Flavor of the Week

Shaw, Tucker

Romantic Fiction

I was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader

Scott, Kieran

Humor
Romantic Fiction

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

Sones, Sonya

Realistic Fiction

Fake ID

Sorrells, Walter

Mystery

Hard Hit

Turner, Ann Warren

Realistic Fiction

Full Service

Weaver, Will

Historical Fiction
 

Highlight

This Month's Notable Book

Foul Trouble

Feinstein, John

YA Fiction

 

  

 

YA Graphic Novels

Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by title in the Young Adult Graphic Novel section.

Bleach

Kubo, Tite

Supernatural Fiction
Adventure Ficton

Chrono Crusade

Moriyama, Daisuke

 Supernatural Fiction

Daniel X, Alien Hunter

Patterson, James

Daredevil, the man without fear!: Essential Collection

Lee, Stan

 Adventure Ficton

Fullmetal Alchemist

Arakawa, Hiromu

Adventure Ficton 

 

Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances

Tsuda, Masami

Humor
Romantic Fiction

Naruto

Kishimoto, Masashi

Adventure Ficton 

Papillon

Ueda, Miwa

Romantic Fiction

Rurouni Kenshin

Watsuki, Nobuhiro

Adventure Ficton
Historical Fiction

Vampire Knight

Hino, Matsuri

Supernatural Fiction

xxxHolic

Clamp

This series crosses over with Clamp's Tsubasa.

Supernatural Fiction

 

 

Non-Fiction

Titles with a J before the call number are located in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section. Titles without a J are located in the Adult
Non-Fiction section.

537

Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity
Bodanis, David

579

Invisible Allies: Microbes that Shape Our Lives
Farrell, Jeanette

796.3326

Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Bissinger, H.G.

797.2 C877

Grayson
Cox, Lynne

J 811.54 N428

A Wreath for Emmett Till
Nelson, Marilyn

2006 Printz Honor Book

943.086

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

2006 Newbery Honor book

958.1047

Come Back to Afghanistan: a California Teenager's Story
Akbar, Said Hyder

 

Featured Genre: Science Fiction

Science Fiction Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult section.

The Diary of Pelly D

Adlington, L.J.

Skybreaker

Oppel, Kenneth

Like this book? Try Airborn, the first Matt and Kate adventure!

Double Helix

Werlin, Nancy

Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott

Check out other books in the Uglies series!

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