Young Adult

With a murdered royal family and a country on the brink of civil war, Connor, regent of the crown, has a treasonous plot to train one of four orphans in order to pass him off as the long-lost prince. From the start, it’s impossible not to become attached to the orphan, Sage. Embroiled in deceit and duplicity, the cocky street-thief may or may not survive his bid to become the false prince. A heart-racing fantasy full of twists and turns for the audience of Megan Whalen Turner and Suzanne Collins. Grades 6–9.Kids Department
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ISBN: 9780545284141
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2013

LaFevers is an artful storyteller who has created a strong lead character. Even though the protagonist is female, she is an interesting and powerful heroine

that both genders can relate to. Ismae is an assassin; she is passionate and violent at times, but also

intelligent and quirky, making readers feel at ease with her and drawn to her, creating a champion for whom to root, even when she is dispensing with her next target. The tale is one of scheming nobles, political subterfuge, murder, and romance—all of the best aspects of a good read. —Voice of Youth Advocates. Grades 9–12.

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Published: Graphia Books - March 5th, 2013

Monty Python comes to the middle-grade novel. Magic is draining from the world and magicians are getting testy. They’re a lot harder to manage these days, and 15-year-old Jennifer, former foundling and current head of Kazan Mystic Arts Management (levitating carpets for cleaning purposes and pizza delivery, etc.; general magic-for-hire) has her hands full. And that’s before she’s elevated to the position of the Last Dragonslayer— particularly since the Last Dragon is such a quirky, lovely character. Clever, imaginative, and silly; for Terry Pratchett fans. Grades 6–10.
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - July 2nd, 2013

A masterpiece of historical verisimilitude and gut-wrenching mystery, this is the tale of a powerful WWII friendship between a pilot named Maddie and a spy named Verity (among other things). Breathtaking, heartbreaking, and bursting with life. —Booklist Editors’ Choice. Grades 9–12.
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

High school can be awful. But it’s slightly less awful when you have a team of sarcastic ants who trash-talk your bullies and provide you with sardonic encouragement at your most difficult moments. If that sounds weird, that’s because it is—but trust me, by the end of this book you’ll be wishing for an ant entourage of your very own. Odd, but very heartfelt, and unexpectedly vivid and real.
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

This is your typical love story—girl meets wolf, wolf becomes boy, boy and girl fall in love, boy becomes wolf. Ok, maybe not typical, and you may think you’ve read this one before, but with Stiefvater’s lovely, simple storytelling, what could have been a clichéd werewolf novel is transformed into a tender, thoughtful love story with unique werewolf mythology and two strong, sympathetic characters. This is a great first book in a stellar trilogy.
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ISBN: 9780545123273
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 2010

True story: when I finished this book, I was crying so hard that my cat jumped onto my bed and started licking the tears from my face. So, you know, fair warning. But don’t be afraid. Only John Green could take the story of two teenagers battling cancer and falling in love and turn it into such a stunning, joyful and believable novel. And if you don’t believe me, ask just about anyone else on staff.

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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

“It’s not a cancer book, because cancer books suck,” says Hazel, the singular voice of John Green’s newest and greatest young adult novel. The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, true, but it’s more than a love story. It’s a book that will shake you to the foundations and you will like it. The characters settle in on your living room couch, playing bloodthirsty videogames, arguing over literature, asking you why and what for is this life given or taken away, and you will be glad you opened this impossible genius of a book and will never entirely shut it again—I promise you. Grades 9–12.
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

In this enthralling new world where dragons and humans coexist under an uneasy truce, Seraphina is an oddity: a talented girl musician with a cranky, elusive mentor—an orphan who doesn’t know her parentage—and the carrier of a secret that lies literally embedded in her skin. When the crown prince is killed, Seraphina is pulled into the treacherous hunt for the true murderer and into the chaos that ensues when two vastly different intelligent beings question each other’s right to exist. The best fantasy debut of the year. Grades 8–12.
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2012

A gritty, high-octane survival story unfolds against an eerily believable postapocalyptic America.
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 2012

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