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Poems about Cats book Poems about Cats

Surovec, Yasmine.

From Shakespeare to Blake to Rosetti to Wordsworth to classic nursery rhymes, cats have been celebrated in poetry for as long as they have been warming laps. Cats are mysterious, adorable, finicky, and cherished; and they have been beloved muses for some of our most renowned poets, writers, and artists. This inspired collection presents treasured poems and nursery rhymes illustrated with the whimsical, irresistible art of Yasmine Surovec.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

The game of Love and Death Teen Book The game of Love and Death

Brockenbrough, Martha, author.

Seattle, 1937: two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death. They must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

Bone Gap Teen Book Bone Gap

Ruby, Laura, author.

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

Waistcoats & weaponry Teen Book Waistcoats & weaponry

Carriger, Gail, author.

In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

Roller girl Juvenile Book Roller girl

Jamieson, Victoria, author.

A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

The girl with all the gifts book The girl with all the gifts

Carey, M. R., 1959- author.

Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, The girl with all the gifts is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

The lunch witch. #1 Juvenile Book The lunch witch. #1

Lucke, Deb, author, illustrator.

The witch Grunhilda takes a job in an elementary school lunchroom.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.

Instinct Teen Book Instinct

Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.

Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

Prudence book Prudence

Carriger, Gail, author.

Twenty-year-old Prudence "Rue" Akeldama and her friends journey in a gaudy dirigible to India in search of a superior type of tea for her adoptive father, a wealthy vampire, only to run headfirst into danger, intrigue, and local politics.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

Fairest. Levana's story Teen Book Fairest. Levana's story

Meyer, Marissa.

=Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told... until now.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

Scrivener's moon Teen Book Scrivener's moon

Reeve, Philip.

When she returns home after two years, Fever finds that her Scriven mother's creation, New London, the city on wheels, is nearly complete and ready to fight the nomad tribes of Britain--and Fever must journey to the north to find the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants and solve the mystery of her own past.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

Agatha H. and the voice of the castle Teen Book Agatha H. and the voice of the castle

Foglio, Phil, author.

In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears. The Empire is convinced that Agatha is the person responsible for the Long War (and to be fair, they are not entirely incorrect). And, worst of all, the Castle itself is insane.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

Allegiant Teen Book Allegiant

Roth, Veronica, author.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered--fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. But will she be prepared to face impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love?

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

The kingdom keepers Teen Book The kingdom keepers

Pearson, Ridley.

Thirteen-year-old Finn Whitman and four other young teens have been transformed into holgorams to be guides for visitors to Disney World. When Finn is unexpectedly transported to the Magic Kingdom in his hologram form, Wayne, an Imagineer, tells him that he and the other guides must save the park from the scheming witch Maleficent and the Overtakers.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

Circles in the stream Juvenile Book Circles in the stream

Roberts, Rachel.

Emily, Adriane, and Kara discover a magic portal deep in the woods through which extraordinary animals have emerged. While they are peaceful and good, what has followed them is purely evil.

Suggested by Asheley @ the Darrington Library.

The burning house book The burning house

306.46 BURNING

Your house is burning. You have to get out fast. Suddenly you are forced to prioritize, editing down a lifetime of possessions to a mere handful. Now you must decide: Of all the things you own, what is most important to you? What you choose to bring with you speaks volumes about who you are and what you believe in--your interests, your background, your view of life. With contributions from all over the world, The Burning House is an eye-opening pictorial meditation on materialism; an in-depth, intensely personal interview contained in a single question; a revealing window into the human heart.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Bandette : in Presto! Teen Book Bandette : in Presto!

Tobin, Paul, 1965- author.

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover's enchanting, Eisner-nominated digital series comes to print! The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

We were liars Teen Book We were liars

Lockhart, E.

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Through the woods : stories Teen Book Through the woods : stories

Carroll, Emily.

A collection of five spine-tingling short stories.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Belzhar : a novel Teen Book Belzhar : a novel

Wolitzer, Meg, author.

Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Tomboy : a graphic memoir Teen Book Tomboy : a graphic memoir

Prince, Liz, author.

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

What the dinosaurs did last night book What the dinosaurs did last night

Tuma, Refe.
818.608 TUMA

Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife, Susan, work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys -- specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. The dinosaurs wreck bathrooms, destroy vases, rock out, encounter terrifying hot irons, even do the dishes with hilarious, magical results. Each scene is photographed in meticulous detail, letting viewers joyfully suspend disbelief and think to themselves -- just LOOK what the dinosaurs did last night!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Hip hop family tree book Hip hop family tree

Piskor, Ed, artist, author.
782.4216 PISKOR

Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is an encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop capturing the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Anya's ghost Teen Book Anya's ghost

Brosgol, Vera.

Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

Bravest warriors. Volume one Teen Book Bravest warriors. Volume one

Comeau, Joey, 1980-

Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire, as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of their...emotions. They're noble, righteous and totally bodacious!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.

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