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New Teen Books

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford book cover.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness book cover

Hidden by Helen Frost book cover.


  • The Boneshaker by Kate Milford.
    See what the book cover has to say:
  • “Strange things can happen at a crossroads, and the crossroads outside of Arcane, Missouri, is no exception. Thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks knows all the odd, mysterious tales about her little town. But even she is not prepared for the strangeness that is unleashed when Dr. Jake Limberleg’s Nostrum Fair and Technological Medicine Show rolls into Arcane with its bizarre tonics and elaborate, inexplicable machines.

    Natalie is fascinated by mechanical things of all sorts. So when she finally gets a close look at the machines within the intricate maze of the medicine show, she knows in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is not right…and that Arcane is in grave danger.”

  • A Monster Calls: A Novel by Patrick Ness.
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  • “The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

    This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

    It wants the truth.”

  • Hidden: A Novel by Helen Frost.
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  • “When Wren and Darra meet at age fourteen, they recognize each other instantly, though they’ve never actually seen each other. It has been six years since something happened that affected both of them profoundly: Darra’s father stole a car and drove it home, not knowing that Wren was hiding in the back. Darra was the only one who guessed that Wren stayed hidden in their locked garage.

    For Wren, hungry, thirsty, trapped, and terrified, the hours dragged on as she searched for a way out.

    Now, in Cabin Eight at Camp Oakwood, each girl knows the other’s most private secret–and neither of them wants to talk about what happened.

    For the most part, they manage to avoid each other, until their Lifesaving teacher introduces a game called Drown Last and Wren and Darra meet underwater in an intense encounter that leaves them both gasping for air–and answers–when they surface.”

Have you read any of these books?

New Children’s Books

New Juvenile Fiction books:

From author Rick Riordan we have The Demigod Diaries. This is a top secret collection of never-before-told stories, character portraits and interviews, maps, diagrams, and puzzles. You can join your favorite demigods from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series as they encounter dangers and perils. Save your own life as you learn from their experiences!

Geronimo Stilton journeys to the Kingdom of Fantasy through a doorway at the top of a golden stairway in his attic. He sets off on incredible adventures. There are maps, secret codes, riddles, puzzles and other discoveries to be made. The illustrations add to the fun of reading and following Geronimo into this new realm. An additional title in this series The Volcano of Fire with more to come.

Along with some new Disney Fairy books, Vidia and the Fairy Crown and Iridessa, Lost at Sea there are now the Never Girls. Four girls, Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are whisked off to Neverland. In a Blink, The Space Between, and A Dandelion Wish are the beginning of an adventure into a fairy’s world. Find out what brings them home.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 is Hard Luck. Gregory has been ditched by best friend Rowley. He leaves it to luck to help him make new friends. You can imagine what that leads to as Gregory is not the luckiest kid. Many of the reviews say this is the best book in the series.

New Beginning Readers:

New books for new readers. Meet Pete the Cat’s mom and brother in Pete at the Beach. The water is scary at first but find out what Pete learns to do.

Fancy Nancy goes on a field trip in Apples Galore!. Her favorite apple is another name for a fancy party. Can you name it?

Three new Barbie titles are A Pet Vet, Ballet Dreams, and Fairy Dreams. Fun reading for Barbie fans.

Build your reading skills with new Lego readers. We have Lego Pirates’ Brickbeard’s Treasure, Lego Monster Fighters’ Meet the Monsters, Watch Out, Monsters About!, and Lego Star Wars’ Attack of the Clones and The Phantom Menace.

New Juvenile Non-Fiction:

New copies of the well-loved I Spy books have been added to our collection. These are popular with all ages. These are great to take on trips. Looking for a monkey, a fishhook, or a pinecone can take time when there are so many other things on the pages. Have fun with these books.

New Picture Books:

We will be adding Georgia Picture Book and Georgia Children’s Book award winners to our collection. Two new picture books from this list are very touching.

Fly Free is about the Buddhist tradition of setting birds free to live another life or doing a good deed and having it come back to you.

Benno and the Night of Broken Glass gives us a cat’s eye view of the events that led to the beginning of the Holocaust, including the loss of friendship and peace.

Other new picture books include Cars: Storybook Collection, Jon Sciezka’s Trucktown Garage Tales, Farmer John’s Tractor by Sally Sutton, and a really sparkly story Plant a Kiss by Amy Rosenthal.