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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.

New Teen Books

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

  • The Apothecary by Maile Meloy.
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  • “It’s 1952 and the Scott family has moved unexpectedly from Los Angeles to London. Janie Scott feels uncertain in her strange new school until she meets Benjamin Burrows, the local apothecary’s curiously defiant son, who dreams of becoming a spy.

    Benjamin’s father promises Janie a cure for homesickness, and it seems to work. But Mr. Burrows is no ordinary apothecary, and he holds dangerous secrets. When he disappears, Benjamin and Janie find themselves entrusted with his sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia. And Russian spies are intent on getting their hands on it.

    Discovering transformative elixirs they never imagined could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous quest to save the apothecary and prevent an impending nuclear disaster.”

  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Book One of the Heroes of the Olympus series (we have books two and three, too!).
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  • “Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and his best friend is a guy named Leo. They’re all students at the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids,” as Leo puts it. What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly? Jason doesn’t know anything–expect that everything seems very wrong.

    Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out, whether she wants to or not.

    Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. but there’s weird stuff, too–like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them–including Leo–is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?”

  • No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz.
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  • “They should have just stayed home. When a biological bomb is discovered in the air duct of a busy suburban mall, the entire complex is shut down and all those inside are quarantined. At first, there’s the novelty of being stuck in a mega mall with free food and gift certificates. But it isn’t long before supplies start dwindling and widespread panic surges through the place. Of thousands trapped, four teens, each with his or her own story, are anxious to escape and help their loved ones survive. But it isn’t easy to stay calm when the truth is deliberately kept secret. Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Shay are about to find out that in desperate times people can change…and not always for the better.”

Have you read any of these? If so, let us know in the comments!

eBook Survey!

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