Staff Picks For Teens

Wax By: Gina Damico The storyline for Wax is a hilariously sarcastic version of the horror movie House of Wax and the sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Poppy Palladino is a disgraced reality star who just wants to put that embarrassing national singing competition behind her.  She lives in...

Inkheart By: Cornelia Funke Twelve year old Meggie lives a quiet, rural life with her father, Mo. Mo is a book binder and books have always been a big part of Meggie’s life. Meggie’s mother disappeared when she was little and her father won’t talk about it. When...

Race the Night By: Kirsten Hubbard Is this a post-apocalypse dystopia?  Or is it a story about a cult? I was indecisive; it looked like a combination of both and I generally don’t like either kind…but I do like a good suspense story and believe me, this is one. It...

Darkest Part of the Forest By: Holly Black Although this book is labeled as a romance, do not let it fool you. Holly Black’s “Darkest Part of the Forest” is filled with fantasy, thrills, and mystery. Hazel and her brother Ben have grown up in the very unique town...

Chains By: Laurie Anderson If an entire nation could gain its freedom, why can’t a 13 yr. old girl. Chains is the first book in a three book trilogy called Seeds of America, followed by Forge and Ashes. The author Laurie Anderson is a New York Times bestselling...

We Are All Made of Molecules By: Susin Nielson Nerds unite!  Stewart is one of my favorite Settlers of Catan loving, Doctor Who watching, 13 year old “gifted” nerd.  He’s a good guy who is stuck living with his monstrous, almost step-sister Ashley.  Fourteen year old Ashley is a...

The Green Glass Sea By: Ellen Klages Moving to Los Alamos, New Mexico during WWII means eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan will live with her mathematician father on a deserted military base called “The Hill”.  Unlike most military bases, “The Hill” is full of computer techs, other mathematicians, scientists and...

The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide For The Changing You By: Wendy L. Moss, PhD and Donald A Moses, MD The time between childhood and the teenage years can be difficult for many young people. This book, published by the American Psychological Association, is an excellent guide to...

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