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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
by Suzanne Collins
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Never have I been more excited for a sequel to be released than after I read Hunger Games, and thankfully, Suzanne Collins delivered. I burned through Catching Fire like it was on fire, hurtling through the revelations and heart-stopping twist. I am... (read more)

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
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Once I started this book, I couldn't stop reading. Not only is this young adult book funny and touching — it feels so real. Anyone of any age who has struggled to know themselves and has fought for happiness will find resonance in the words and... (read more)

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The Arrival
The Arrival
by Shaun Tan
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Shaun Tan, one of my favorite children's book illustrators, draws upon hundreds of years worth of immigrant stories to tell this single but universal tale: one of alienation, magic, and bravely bearing the wonderful and frightening strangeness of a new... (read more)

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I Am the Messenger
I Am the Messenger
by Markus Zusak
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I've got to hand it to Australian author Markus Zusak: this book single-handedly made me want to be a better person. As a lifelong reader, I feel a book like this, one that can really change people, comes around so rarely that Zusak must be recognized as... (read more)

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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
Staff Pick
My first thought when I closed the covers of this book was, Wow. My second thought was, I want to read this again. My third thought was, How can I possibly describe this book to anyone else? When You Reach Me is like one of those great books/movies... (read more)

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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #01)
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #01)
by Rick Riordan
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Devastated by the end of the Percy Jackson series? Cry no more! Fans can return to Camp Half-Blood in this brand-new series featuring the next generation of kids who are half human, half Greek god. Will Percy Jackson make an appearance? Find out!... (read more)

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Stitches (09 Edition)
Stitches (09 Edition)
by David Small
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Small, a Caldecott Medal winner and illustrator of such books as The Gardener and Imogene's Antlers, tells us — no, shows us — the quietly disturbing story of his youth growing up in an emotionally closed-off household while struggling with... (read more)

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Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
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A fellow teen's suicide is certain to rock a school...but imagine the destruction that follows when the dead girl's classmates discover her tape recordings are being delivered one by one to each person she felt had a hand in her decision. If you're... (read more)

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How I Live Now
How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
Staff Pick
A gritty, funny, and widely influential novel (it caused quite a stir!) that I guarantee you'll read time and time again. Powerful and worthy of many re-readings.... (read more)

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Zombies vs. Unicorns
Zombies vs. Unicorns
by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
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It's the hottest debate du jour: which are better, zombies or unicorns? Some of the hippest young-adult authors weigh in on the issue in this too-cool-for-school anthology.... (read more)

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The Liberation of Gabriel King
The Liberation of Gabriel King
by K L Going
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When Gabe decides there's no way he can survive fifth grade, his best friend Frita makes him a deal: if they spend the summer facing their fears together, then Gabe must promise to return to school in the fall. And so they face up to the things that... (read more)

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Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia
Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia
by Teruyuki (edt) Komiya
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The pictures in Life-Size Zoo show what zoo animals would look like if they were standing right in front of you! What is smaller than expected? Or bigger? Notes on the side help you notice things in the picture that you may not have been looking for, and... (read more)

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Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)
by Jeff Kinney
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For the first time in this wickedly popular series, Greg Heffley keeps his diary — ahem, make that "journal" — during summer vacation when he gets to be around his beloved family all the time! Aaagh! This hilarious comic/novel combo is the go-to pick... (read more)

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Pobby and Dingan
Pobby and Dingan
by Ben Rice
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Pobby and Dingan are Ashmol's sister Kellyanne's imaginary friends — until one day, they disappear. Ashmol, who not-so-secretly thinks his sister is a fruit loop, copes with Kellyanne's very real grief the one way he knows how: by organizing a town... (read more)

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Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo in the Real World
by Francisco Stork
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Marcelo, a teen on the autism spectrum working at his father's law office for the summer (in Boston — and I'm from Boston!), grapples with his sense of right and wrong. At first glance, Marcelo in the Real World looks like a straightforward legal... (read more)

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Liar
Liar
by Justine Larbalestier
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1. This book is fantastic. 2. It is told by Micah, a compulsive liar 3. It's kind of a love story, kind of a murder mystery, but it mostly defies categories. 4. I was never sure I could believe what she was telling me 5. I couldn’t stop reading it.... (read more)

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Friendly Tales (Little Golden Book Collections)
Friendly Tales (Little Golden Book Collections)
by Margaret Wise Brown
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A collection of 20 Golden Book stories by one of the most talented authors of children’s picture books. From the whimsical poems of The Friendly Book to the gentle stories of The Golden Sleepy Book, find out why there's so much more to Brown than just... (read more)

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Tales from Outer Suburbia
Tales from Outer Suburbia
by Shaun Tan
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This set of illustrated short stories by staff favorite Shaun Tan offers a fabulous showcase of his range as an artist. Many of his stories are open-ended, which immediately drew a comparison in my mind to The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van... (read more)

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Hero-Type
Hero-Type
by Barry Lyga
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Have you ever been praised for something, but felt like you didn't deserve it? How would you feel if that praise were in the form of a national spotlight... and in the back of your mind, you were thinking, "If they only knew the whole story"? With Hero... (read more)

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Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
by Cynthia Rylant and Jen Corace
Staff Pick
Cynthia Rylant's adaptation is characteristically and wonderfully simple; Jen Corace's illustrations are the appropriate mix of old-fashioned, sweet, and creepy. (Nobody has pupils! It's freaky!) Hansel and Gretel is a classic Grimm (and grim) fairy tale... (read more)

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