Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Time Riders: Day of the Predator

by Alex Scarrow
Liam O'Connor, Maddy Carter, and Sal Vikram all should have died. But instead, they have been given a second chance-to work for an agency that no one knows exists. The TimeRiders' mission: to prevent time travel from destroying history-and the future. . . . When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn't, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years in the past, in the hunting ground of a deadly, and until now undiscovered, species of prehistoric predator. Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he's hunted down by dinosaurs, and without changing history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?
this book is the secon in the Time Riders series.

Love? maybe

by Heather Hepler

Just because Piper's birthday is on Valentine's Day does not mean she's a romantic. In fact, after watching her father and then her stepfather leave, she's pretty sure she doesn't believe in love at all. Then her friends concoct a plan to find them all Valentine's dates, and somehow Piper finds herself with the most popular guy in school. But true love never follows a plan, and a string of heartfelt gifts from a secret admirer has Piper wondering if she might be with the wrong guy.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Susanna Loves London

By Mary Hogan

Needless to say, Susanna's plans don't always go as, well, planned. But nothing is going to stop this reporter from getting a great story for the London edition of Teen Scene - not Francesca, her snooty arch-nemesis, not her crush on the boy in the local chip shop, and definitely not the fact that the bright lights of the city seem very far away from the small Kent village where she's staying.


What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur

Short stories that revolve around wishes form this volume created to raise money for Book Wish Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to build libraries for Darfur refugees living in Chad. Mixing poems, stories, and even a comic, the book includes offerings from 18 all-star authors such as Meg Cabot, Alexander McCall Smith, Cornelia Funke, Joyce Carol Oates, Nikki Giovanni, Ann M. Martin, and R.L. Stine. Works range from humorous to poignant, but the theme of wishing unites the volume. Cynthia Voigt’s retelling of Cinderella, which puts her stepfamily at the forefront, is a standout; others include Francisco X. Stork’s heart-wrenching story of a 15-year-old living in a group home while his mother is in prison, and John Green’s profound and funny contribution, told in lists, about a boy who falls for the picture of the orphan his mother is supporting in Kashmir.

Every teen will find something to enjoy reading in this volume.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Woods Runner

by Gary Paulsen
Thirteen year old Samuel returns from a hunting trip in the woods only to find his home burned and his family missing. Samuel begins running the woods, searching for some kind of clues that will tell him what happened to his family.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tiger's Curse

by Colleen Houck

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she would be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse, with a mysterious tiger named Ren, halfway around the world.

A first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead

Winner of the 2010 Newberry Award, the most prestigious book award in the United States!

In sixth grade Miranda and her best friend Sal are learning how to navigate their neighborhood. They know where it's safe, and they know what areas to avoid. But one day, Sal gets punched by someone for no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. Miranda's life starts to unravel, strange notes start to arrive, and all of a sudden she feels like she is part of a threatening mystery where only she can prevent something tragic from occurring.

For readers of all ages, especially those who like a bit of sci-fi.