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The greatest zombie movie ever

Strand, Jeff, author.


After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, fifteen-year-old Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it's time to make something epic.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library

Secret coders

Yang, Gene Luen, author.


Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

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Girl in the blue coat

Hesse, Monica.


In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl.

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The nest

Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-


When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means.

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Through the woods : stories

Carroll, Emily.


A collection of five spine-tingling short stories in graphic novel format.

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My name is not Friday

Walter, Jon, 1964- author.


Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery--and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.

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A tyranny of petticoats : 15 stories of belles, bank robbers & other badass girls


From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

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By the numbers.

J 031.02 BY THE

Did you know that your brain can hold 1 million gigabytes of data? (That's like 3 million hours of TV!) Get ready to be wowed by this awesome book of numbers! Boost your math brainpower with easily "getable" infographics that bring amazing stats, facts, and figures to life. Meet real-life experts who work with numbers every day. Plus, get tips and tricks on how to make your own awesome infographics!

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Rocks fall, everyone dies

Ribar, Lindsay, author.


A paranormal suspense novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who can reach inside people and steal their innermost things--fears, memories, scars, even love--and his family's secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.

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Julia vanishes

Egan, Catherine, 1976- author.


Possessing an ability to hide on the edge of perception, Julia conceals her talents in a city where magic is banned and poses as a grand lady's housemaid alongside an eccentric band of fellow housemates who have ties to a powerful killer.

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The master of disguise : my secret life in the CIA

Mendez, Antonio J.

327.1273 MENDEZ

A top CIA operative offers an authorized account of his double life as a Department of Defense bureaucrat and a globe-trotting spy.

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library

Donner dinner party

Hale, Nathan, 1976-


The Reed family struggles to survive the wagon train journey from Illinois to California as members of the ill-fated Donner Party.

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Sheff, Nic, author.


A teenager recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown is driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother and becomes wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing.

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A bad day for voodoo

Strand, Jeff.


When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome." Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen. And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there - a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals - really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you? - well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day...

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library

The graveyard book

Gaiman, Neil.


Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

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Startalk : everything you ever need to know about space travel, sci-fi, the human race, the universe, and beyond


Tyson looks at the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. He attempts to answer all of your most pressing questions, from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes.

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Doctor Strange. The oath

Vaughan, Brian K.


Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder - his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death's door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally. Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Y: The Last Man) and red-hot artist Marcos Martin (Captain America, Batgirl: Year One) join forces for an adventure that will take the Sorcerer Supreme from the underworld of New York City to the deadliest dimensions on the outskirts of reality - while firmly establishing him in the current Marvel Universe and setting him up to join a surprising new team! Collects Doctor Strange: The Oath #1-5.

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Beauty queens

Bray, Libba.


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.

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Harmon, Michael B., author.


Stick, a star football player who's become disenchanted with the game, becomes friends with Preston, a nerdy kid who fights crime by night.

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A study in Charlotte

Cavallaro, Brittany. author.


Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, students at a Connecticut boarding school, team up to solve a murder mystery.

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The skeleton tree

Lawrence, Iain, 1955- author.


Chris and Frank's sailing vessel sinks and they are stranded alone in the wilds of Alaska. They don't like each other at all, but to survive they must build a relationship.

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Vargic's miscellany of curious maps : mapping the modern world

Vargic, Martin, 1998- author.

912.09 VARGIC

Beautiful, unique, and packed with intricate and brilliant details, Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps showcases this visual artist's rare talent as never before in a gorgeous edition sure to be treasured by fans. Along with eight exquisite and unexpected conceptual atlases, he has imagined The Music Map, The Map of YouTube, The Corporate World Map, and many more. An additional fifty mini-maps of the world display a diverse list of data, such as the number of heavy metal bands per capita, the probability of getting struck by lightning, average penis length, NSA surveillance rate, and number of tractors per 1,000 inhabitants.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library

The selection

Cass, Kiera.


America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

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Alexander, Kwame, author.


Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

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Alamo all-stars

Hale, Nathan, 1976- author, illustrator.


Shares the Lone Star State's bloody fight for independence from the Mexican government and features the exploits of historical legends, Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett.

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