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Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles - Book 1) by Rick Riordan

From the author that brought us the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series comes an all-new series featuring the brother and sister team of Carter and Sadie Kane...
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The Line by Teri Hall

Rachel's whole life is the Property and the Line...
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Heist Society by Ally Carter

On her first family vacation Kat can remember, her mom and dad took her to the Louvre to case it. As a gift for her seventh birthday, her uncle Eddie took Kat to Austria to steal the crown jewels. Now Kat is fifteen, and she is planning her own successful cons...
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Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

Alex's latest adventure with MI6 doesn't even seem worthy of Alex's considerable espionage skills. All MI6 needs Alex to do is download some computer data while he is on a school trip to a lab that specializes in the genetic engineering of plants. Unfortunately, Alex doesn't get away with the information without alerting the lab's security force...
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A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

If you've read A Long Way from Chicago or A Year Down Yonder, you will definitely remember Grandma Dowdel. And for those of you who might be new to this character, she is not the cookie-baking, scarf-knitting, crawl-into-your-lap-for-a-story type of grandma...
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Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams

The only thing about high school that Wyatt even remotely cares about has been cut. Baseball, along with the rest of the sports programs, is no longer an option for him at his high school in East Canton due to the economy...
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Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser

This book begins with five posts by anonymous blogger Str-S-d, and ends with: "I'll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list..."
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Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald

Jenna's life is her Green Teens organization in suburban New Jersey where she organizes petitions and protests to save what little green space remains...
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Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

Trying to escape her middle school history with two treacherous frenemies, Charlie Healy enrolls in the neighboring high school, Harmony Falls, for her freshman year. This is Charlie’s chance for a clean slate. Unfortunately, her plan goes awry...
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Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

The Gallager Girls are in a tough situation. Cammie has just found out that she, not Macey McHenry, has been the target all along. And the most frustrating thing is that no one has any idea why the bad guys are after her...
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By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead: that is the promise that Daelyn makes to herself at the beginning of the book...
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Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff

Andy Zansky is actually only the second fattest kid in his high school weighing in at 306 pounds...
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Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

In this final book of the Dairy Queen trilogy, D.J. Schwenk needs to decide what happens in her life after her senior year...
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Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

Jessie is starting her sophomore year of high school, and on her first day of school, she discovers that her two best friends, Bizza and Char, have transformed themselves in punks without ever mentioning this to her...
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Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

The only thing Dominique wants is to be back playing basketball with her team. But after an impassioned plea goes unheard, and she is still benched because of poor grades, Dominique is seething with rage early one school morning. Enter Trina, a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time...
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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Just returning from a summer spent trail breaking in the Tennessee mountains, Carly is ready to challenge the privileged world of her wealthy Atlanta suburb. Upon returning home, though, Carly discovers that her little sister, Anna, has blossomed into a beautiful woman...
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Fire by Kristin Cashore

- Fire is the last of her kind. On the opposite side of the world that was inhabited by Katsa and Po in Graceling, they do not have gracelings. Instead in the Dells, they have monsters which are exceptionally beautiful versions of the various animals, all with the ability to take over and control your mind. And Fire is the last of the human monsters...
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New Teen Audio Books

Watch the shelves at your local library this month for these audio books new in March.
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New Contest: Picture It @ Your Library

The Picture It @ Your Library Contest starts now! Enter to win cash prizes. Check your local library for more details or click here for the entry form and sample glog.
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Legend by Marie Lu

1500 is the magic number in June's world. That is the number that has governed her life ever since she took her Trials...
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Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

"They say that dead men tell no tales, but they're wrong. Even the dead tell stories."
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Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Gemma remembers thinking what nice eyes he had when she was sitting across from him in the airport café. Unfortunately for her, Gemma does not notice the drugs Ty slips into her coffee...
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Annexed by Sharon Dogar

You've heard the old saying that every story has two sides. And in this case, you are probably already familiar with what Anne Frank had to say...
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Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill

What starts out as girls playing games turns into the most famous of all witch hunts.
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As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Ry just stepped off the train to make a quick phone call. And now he finds himself stuck in the middle of nowhere when the train suddenly leaves from its unplanned maintenance stop without him...
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Beat the Band by Don Calame

Cooper has plans for his sophomore year in high school...they just don't include working on a semester-long project with Hot Dog Helen.
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Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan

They had such a good plan. It was going to bring them so much attention that colleges couldn't help but take notice of them...
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Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

Shayne walks into the police station and confesses to murder. But Detective Rawls can’t quite believe that this quiet, new kid in town could kill someone...
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Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

"A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret." And that is the house that Max and his family have just moved into leaving the capital where they used to live...
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Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

The zombie apocalypse, better known as First Night, occurred more than 14 years ago. Now the world is mostly "Rot and Ruin" filled with zombies, with small pockets of humanity sandwiched within the wasteland...
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Trash by Andy Mulligan

You probably don't think that people can live in a garbage dump. But that is exactly what Raphael and Gardo do. In fact, they are completely surrounded by trash.
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The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

"Three things I know this second: I have morning breath, I’m naked, and I’m waking up next to a boy I don't know."
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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The revolution has ruined everything. Of course, I'm sure that's what all those innocent people think, too, right before the guillotine chops off their heads.
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Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy tells herself that her life is better now...but all that changes when Roger, the college-age son of one of her mom's friends, shows up at the end of the school year to escort Amy cross-country to a new house in Connecticut.
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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna’s senior year is ruined. Her plans for a great year included hanging out with her very best friend, continuing her employment at a job that is perfect for her, and maybe starting a relationship with that boy she's been crushing on all summer, since her dad insists she has to attend boarding school...
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For the Win by Cory Doctorow

In a future so close to today’s world that it is hard to see the difference, teens play massive multiplayer online role-playing games. But not all of them are doing it because they enjoy it...
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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

Sam’s life is turned upside down after a game of potato hockey behind the hideous fast food joint where he works goes wrong. The potato takes out one of the lights on Douglas's car--and Douglas is the local necromancer.
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Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia is living the perfect life. But so are many others too. That is what the Society is designed to do, plan and implement everything needed for everyone to lead the perfect life...
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Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan

Erak's Ransom actually backtracks and takes place in the timeline before Will becomes a full-fledged ranger...
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Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

Billi SanGreal is not your ordinary teen. As the only female member of a much reduced secret order of the Knights Templar, Billi has been schooled to fight and kill anything Unholy.
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Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

The world of 2097 is completely changed from today’s society. Women rule the world. All wars have ceased. Crime rates are nearly nonexistent, and prisons are a thing of the past...
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Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incarceron is a prison so vast that no one really knows the extent of it. Designed as a grand experiment, Incarceron was created with cutting-edge technology to house all the undesirables in the world...
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This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

As you may know from Life As We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone, Alex and Julie Morales, and Miranda and her family continue to struggle for survival in
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White Cat by Holly Black

Cassel, while dreaming of a white cat, has somehow ended up on the roof of his dorm in the middle of the night...
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Double or Die: A James Bond Adventure by Charlie Higson

A professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. But not just any professor, Alexis Fairburn, the professor, just happens to be the one in charge of the crossword-puzzle club at Eton.
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Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, And a Very Nervous Frog by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Toby is in deep, deep trouble. He decided to sell a piece of his dad’s priceless Star Wars memorabilia, an original Star Wars blaster, on Ebay, so that he could come up with the money to purchase a new laptop...
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The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan

A few years have passed since Will’s last adventures as an apprentice Ranger working with his mentor, Halt, and the Skandians to bring about peace between the two countries.
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The child that the man Jack is trying to find to kill is Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod. He is a normal, ordinary child, or he would be if he didn't live in a graveyard...
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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Taylor Markham keeps getting deserted. Now Taylor, 17, has been ditched by Hannah, a nearby resident. Taylor tries to make sense of Hannah's disappearance, and the manuscript she left behind.
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What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Things are finally getting back to normal for Evie after World War II ends. Her step-father, Joe, has come back to her and her mother safe and sound. But after just a few weeks at home, Evie realizes that all is not the same as before the war...
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Flygirl by Sherri Smith

All Ida Mae ever wanted to do was fly, so she feels like her life has started anew upon discovering a newspaper article announcing a Women's Airforce Service Pilots program...
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Seer of Shadows by Avi

Horace Carpetine has unintentionally unleashed an angry ghost on the Von Macht household...
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The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

Every theater in London in the 1790s needs a cat, but the Theater Royal on Drury Lane has a different sort of cat, Cat Royal, a streetwise orphan that was taken in by the owner of the theater, Mr. Sheridan...
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If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney

The Fountain children’s lives read like the very worst kind of soap opera...
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Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

Cody Laredo is on top of the world at the end of his sophomore year. He managed to pass all of his classes, squeaking by with a passing grade even in English, which means that he will be the quarterback of his school's football team. But a lot can happen in one summer...
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The Fold by An Na

A winning lottery ticket! Wow! Wouldn’t that be great? Well, that is exactly what happens to Joyce’s aunt, Gomo...
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Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

Troy reflects back over the past summer trying to figure out where things went wrong and understand why those boys had to die...
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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Air raid sirens pierced the air early that afternoon, signaling a terrorist attack on San Francisco. The "voice of God," according to Marcus, orders them to take shelter...
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Airman by Eoin Colfer

Conor Broekhart is living a charmed life...until a dangerous science experiment goes wrong.
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Alabama Moon by Watt Key

There are a few things you need to know about Moon Blake...
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Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

In this sequel to I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cammie Morgan is a sophomore at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, which is not really what it appears to be...
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Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Abalos

It all started with the knight they found frozen stiff on a frosty winter morning in the woods behind their cabin. But the most interesting of all is the item found clutched in the knight's hand.
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Peak by Roland Smith

Since Peak lives in Manhattan and there aren't a lot of mountains available for scaling, he climbs the next best thing...skyscrapers.
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One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke

All Lily longs for, wants more than anything else, is for "one whole and perfect day." But she isn't likely to get it with the family she has...
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Schooled by Gordon Korman

Middle school is hard for everyone--but it's especially terrible for Cap, who's spent most of her life on a commune. Until now...
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Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

You'd think this sequel to Once Upon a Marigold would start with the promise of happily ever after, right? Wrong!
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Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you. All because you did the right thing.
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13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

When Clay Jensen returns home from school that afternoon, he finds a shoebox-sized package wrapped in brown paper leaning against the front door of his house...
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Final Warning by James Patterson

Max, Fang, Nudge, Iggy, the Gasman, and Angel are all back in this new Maximum Ride novel.
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The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Weir are different. The Weir have stones that give them powers. The Weir are wizards, warriors, soothsayers, and enchanters, all part of an underground society of magical people who live among us...
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Whirlwind by David Klass

When we last saw Jack Danielson, in Firestorm, book one of the Caretaker Trilogy, he had just saved the world's oceans. Now his longtime girlfriend P.J. has been kidnapped, and things get personal...
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I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is your standard elite girls' boarding school. Or it would be if every standard elite girls' boarding school taught advanced martial arts for physical education and the latest in chemical warfare in science class, and all students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes...
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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

What do a young boy, the Monkey King, and the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype have in common? Find out in this award-winning graphic novel.
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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. The Pox Party: Taken from Accounts by [Octavius Nothing's] O

Octavian grows up in an unusual household of radical philosophers in Boston in the eighteenth century. But as he grows older, he realizes something isn't right...
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Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

Gabriel has only two friends, his dog, Surrender, and Finnigan, a boy with a volatile nature that is the only one who really seems to understand him.
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Dead Connection by Charlie Price

Murray talks to the dead. And they talk back to him.
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Angel of Death (Book Two) by Alane Ferguson

Teenaged Assistant County Coroner Cameryn Mahoney's latest case involves the death of a favorite teacher in town.
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What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles

Buried alive. . . That's the stuff of nightmares. But Cass McBride is living her worst nightmare.
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Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

"There are two kinds of people in this world--those who have had a cavity search and those who haven't. This is the story of how I wound up in the wrong category.”
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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

It all started with a box. It was a mysterious, locked, wooden box, engraved with the words, "The Meaning of Life: For Jeremy Fink to Open on His 13th Birthday."
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Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

To the outside world, Annabel Greene seems to have it all. She is a teen model with a successful career, popular friends, and a loving family. But behind the picture perfect facade, secrets lurk in the shadows...
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Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

That is exactly what Cadel is--an Evil Genius! At age eight, he engineers a traffic jam affecting nearly the entire city, tying up traffic for hours...
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Firestorm by David Klass

Jack is having the best night of his life. He has just broken the high school's record of number of yards rushed, and celebrated with his girlfriend P.J. But the minute Jack gets home, everything changes...
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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Miranda is your normal teenage girl, attending high school, hanging out with her friends, and talking about her crush. But then everything changes overnight when the moon is knocked out of orbit by a huge asteroid...
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Rash by Pete Hautman

Welcome to the United Safer States of America in 2076...
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