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Book Recommendations for the 2014 Teen Reading Club
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Young Adult Fiction (Authors A - O)

Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult Fiction section (unless otherwise noted).

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Adams, Douglas

(Located in Science Fiction)

The cosmic road-trip continues in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe!

Feed

Andersen, M.T.

Speak

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Ship Breaker

Bacigalupi, Paolo

Like this book? Don't miss the companion book: The Drowned Cities!

Raised by Wolves

Barnes, Jennifer Lynn

Find your pack in the Raised by Wolves novels!

Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator

Berk, Josh

Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury, Ray

(Located in Science Fiction)

The Dark Unwinding

Cameron, Sharon

Ender’s Game

Card, Orson Scott

(Located in Science Fiction)

The saga continues in the Ender Quartet!

Etiquette & Espionage

Carriger, Gail

Sophronia returns in Curtsies & Conspiracies!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Carson, Rae

Destiny awaits in the Girl of Fire and Thorns series!

Fire

Cashore, Kristin

Prefer the ebook version?

Like this book? Don't miss the companion book: Graceling!

Catching Fire

Collins, Suzanne

See how Katniss' adventure began in The Hunger Games!

Matched

Condie, Ally

Or match up with the ebook version!

Break free with the Matched series!

Janie Face to Face

Cooney, Caroline B.

See how it all began with The Face on the Milk Carton!

The Chocolate War

Cormier, Robert

The Way We Fall

Crewe, Megan

I'm also available as a downloadable audiobook!

After the Snow

Crockett, S. D.

What Happened to Goodbye

Dessen, Sarah

On the road? Check out the ebook version!

Wither

DeStefano, Lauren

Travel down a dark path in the Chemical Garden Trilogy!

The Tears of the Salamander

Dickinson, Peter

Pirate Cinema

Doctorow, Cory

The City of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne

(Located in J Fiction)

Journey into the unknown with the City of Ember series!

The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery

Ferguson, Alane

Don't miss the other Forensic Mysteries!

Blue Flame

Grant, K.M.

Hunger

Grant, Michael

Kids rule in the Gone series!

This series is also available in ebook format!

Turnabout

Haddix, Margaret Peterson

Enna Burning

Hale, Shannon

Like this book? Try the other Books of Bayern!

Seraphina

Hartman, Rachel

Crash and Burn

Hassan, Michael

Crater: A Helium-3 Novel

Hickam, Homer

Crater returns in Crescent!

Magisterium

Hirsch, Jeff

Go Big or Go Home

Hobbs, Will

Pay It Forward

Hyde, Catherine Ryan

(Located in Adult Fiction)

The Big Burn

Ingold, Jeanette

Howl’s Moving Castle

Jones, Diana Wynne

Prefer an ebook version?

The adventure continues in Castle in the Air!

Ungifted

Korman, Gordon

Take it anywhere: Try the ebook version!

Rebel Fire

Lane, Andy

Don't miss young Sherlock Holmes' first adventure: Death Cloud!

Proxy

London, Alex

I'm also an ebook!

The Giver

Lowry, Lois

(Located in J Fiction)

Find your place in the Giver Quartet!

Rot and Ruin

Maberry, Jonathan

The Fire Opal

McBride, Regina

Cinder

Meyer, Marissa

Stay up past midnight with the Lunar Chronicles!

Makeovers by Marcia

Mills, Claudia

The Candy Shop War

Mull, Brandon

(Located in J Fiction)

Want a virtual treat? Try the ebook version!

Like this book? Don't miss Arcade Catastrophe!

The Girl Who Owned a City

Nelson, O. T.

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

The Knife Of Never Letting Go

Ness, Patrick

Travel light with the ebook version!

Delirium

Oliver, Lauren

Love's worth fighting for in the Delirium Trilogy!
 

Young Adult Fiction (Author P - Z)

Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult Fiction section (unless otherwise noted).

A Single Shard

Park, Linda Sue

(Located in J Fiction)

The Fire

Patterson, James

Find out how Wisty and Whit became a Witch and Wizard!

Maximum Ride: The Manga

Patterson, James

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Steel Trapp: The Challenge

Pearson, Ridley

Want to listen to the action? Try the Playaway version!

Streams of Babel

Plum-Ucci, Carol

Don't miss the sequel: Fire Will Fall!

Starters

Price, Lissa

Virals

Reichs, Kathy

Take a walk on the wild side with the Virals series!

A Million Suns

Revis, Beth

Prefer an ebook version?

Amy's journey begins in Across the Universe!

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel

Riordan, Rick

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

See the story unfold with Percy Jackson & the Olympians graphic novels!

Framed!

Rose, Malcolm

Follow the clues in the Traces series!

Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars

Royal Diaries

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Ryan, Carrie

Want more zombies? Keep reading the Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy!

The Crazy Things Girls Do for Love

Sheldon, Dyan

Or is the ebook version more your type?

Lockdown

Smith, Alexander Gordon

Make your Escape from Furnace!

Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo

Smith, Greg Leitich

Born Wicked

Spotswood, Jessica

Enjoy the magic of the Cahill Witch Chronicles!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Taylor, Laini

Karou shapes her destiny in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series!

The Spectacular Now

Tharp, Tim

Numbers

Ward, Rachel

Seeing is believing in the Num8ers series!

Skinned

Wasserman, Robin

Like this book? Don't miss Crashed and Wired!

Partials

Wells, Dan

Kira's journey continues in Fragments!

This series is also available in ebook format!

Variant

Wells, Robison E.

Don't miss the sequel: Feedback!

Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott

Fight for a beautiful future in the Uglies series!

Pandemonium

Wooding, Chris

(Located in YA Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

 

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.

005.8

Computer Forensics Jumpstart
Solomon, Michael

027.009

Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History
Polastron, Lucien X.

303.342

Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
Heinrichs, Jay

303.483

Physics of the Future: How Science will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Kaku, Michio

Prefer the ebook version?

333.72

Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
Sivertsen, Linda

333.7516 M637

The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet
Robbins, Jim

363.37

Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara
Busch, Colleen Morton

J 507.8

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments that Make Science Fun
Spangler, Steve

509.4

The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
Dolnick, Edward

J 541.361

Kaboom!: Explosions of All Kinds
Richardson, Gillian

572.4358

Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions That Glow
Sitarski, Anita

Going somewhere? Try the downloadable audiobook!

J 578.65

Zombie Makers, True Stories of Nature’s Undead
Johnson, Rebecca L.

J 600

Cool Stuff 2.0 and How It Works
Woodford, Chris

609.22

The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time
Curley, Robert

Like this book? Try The 100 Most Influential Scientists Of All Time!

611

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Roach, Mary

J 623.441

The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery
Gurstelle, William

636.0889 W582

Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo
White, Betty

J 662.1

Pyrotechnician
Firestone, Mary

J 731.42

Cool Clay Projects
Scheunemann, Pam

Try the ebook version!

738.1

The Potter's Complete Studio Handbook: The Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists
Müller, Kristin

748.85

Making Glass Beads
Jenkins, Cindy

J 977.311

The Great Fire
Murphy, Jim

Listen and learn with the downloadable audiobook!

979.461

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Winchester, Simon

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