Staff Picks For Teens

Revenge of the Evil Librarian By: Michelle Knudsen In a sizzling sequel to Evil Librarian, author Michelle Knudsen offers up more intense action mixed with...

An Eagle in the Snow By: Michael Morpurgo If you are a history buff like me, or are just looking for a fast read then...

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl By: Ryan North, drawn by Erica Henderson Who has the ability to tackle computer science courses, talk to squirrels and defeat...

Scythe By: Neal Shusterman What would you do in a world without hunger, disease, war or misery? Humanity has conquered everything, including death…or so it...

I Am The Messenger By: Markus Zusak If you’re a fan of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and his wonderful style of writing, try I...

Girl in the Blue Coat By: Monica Hesse Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights...

The Gauntlet By: Karuna Riazi What happens when a trio of friends find themselves trapped inside a board game, forced to play challenges designed by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

My Sister Rosa By: Justine Larbalestier Che Taylor has just moved to New York City with his parents and younger sister, Rosa. They have moved around...

The Inker's Shadow By: Allen Say The famous author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal winner, Grandfather’s Journey, writes of his journey from Japan to a...

Fake ID By: Lamar Giles His name is Nick now and his family just moved to Virginia but don’t ask from where.  He won’t answer...

Life After Juliet By: Shannon Lee Alexander How can one handle the "real world" when the one "real thing" in their life is ripped away...

Behind the Curtain: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams Soccer star, budding actress and Sherlock Holmes lover, Ingrid Levin-Hill, is back in this second installment...

A Girl Named Zippy By: Haven Kimmel So funny and entertaining that I read it in one weekend!  Haven Kimmel was born in Mooreland, Indiana, a very small...

The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines Fifteen-year-old Iris Anderson is dealing with a lot of life changing events. It is 1942 in New...

The Graveyard Book Volume 1 By: Neil Gaiman This is the first volume of a two-volume graphic novel edition of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times...

Illuminae By: Amie Kaufman This is a book that you'll either love or hate. It's told entirely in emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports and...

The Mystery of Hollow Places By: Rebecca Podos When Imogene Scott was only two, her mother left and never came back. All “Immy” knows is what...

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series, Book 1) By: Anthony Horowitz Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider lives with his Uncle Ian, who has raised him since the death of his...

The Naturals By: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Are you a fan of CSI? What about the TV show Scorpion? If so, than you should check out this...

Wolf by Wolf By: Ryan Graudin This book begins with two big "what ifs". What if Germany and Japan won WW2? What if the horrible experiments...

Through the Woods By: Emily Carroll I have read a lot of comic books growing up, this is my first ever Graphic novel and I...

Boston Jane: An Adventure By: Jennifer L. Holm Jane Peck has been raised by her father, a doctor, in 1850’s Philadelphia. She has been allowed to...

ICECORE: A Carl Hobbes Thriller By: Matt Whyman Carl Hobbes is a seventeen-year-old British techno geek that hacked into the security systems of Fort Knox. Suddenly...

An Ember in the Ashes By: Sabaa Tahir If you don't like cliffhangers, don't read this book! The sequel is coming this August. If you're...

Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling By: Tony Cliff She's back and better than ever! The swashbuckling, uber-adventurer Delilah Dirk returns in the 2nd installment of...

Lilac Girls By: Martha Hall Kelly Lilac Girls is an amazing book that will draw you in immediately. It focuses on three women, Caroline, Herta and Kasia, during...

It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, Get Going! By: Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the former U.S.  President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State...

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters By: Natalie Standiford This delightful book tells the story of the three Sullivan Sisters and their quirky and obnoxiously rich family....

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B By: Teresa Toten Adam, or Batman as his friends from his therapy group call him, is a 14 year old...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth By: Carrie Ryan The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a New York Times best-selling post-apocalyptic zombie novel by Carrie...

What I Saw and How I Lied By: Judy Blundell Evie is excited when her stepfather, Joe, returns home from World War II.  It is 1947...

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 By: Richard Paul Evans Michael Vey is a scrawny 14-year-old with Tourette’s syndrome who gets bullied mercilessly. But Michael...

Cinder By: Marissa Meyer Cinder didn't ask to be different.  She didn't ask for metal cyborg parts or the adopted family that could barely stand her....

Life As We Knew It By: Susan Beth Pfeffer Life As We Knew It is the first book in a science fiction trilogy for teens. In the...

Selection By: Kiera Cass I like the fact that the first book in this series has the same titles at the series.  There are a total...

Everything, Everything By: Nicola Yoon There's been a lot of buzz about Everything, Everything. It's even been rumored that it will be turned into a motion...

These Shallow Graves By: Jennifer Donnelly In 1890, Jo (Josephine) Montfort is a student at Miss Sparkwell’s School for Young Ladies. Like all wealthy young...

Party Games By: R.L. Stine All of her friends were saying the same thing, "Don't go to this party!" But, Rachel Martin's crush on Brendan...

Beauty Queens By: Libba Bray This book begins with a plane crash. That may sound very depressing and cliched, but fear not! The crash is the...

The 5th Wave By: Rick Yancey I did not expect to like The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. In fact, I moved it to the...

Maximum Ride By: James Patterson James Patterson's graphic novel Maximum Ride is a compelling story about Maximum, a fourteen-year-old genetically altered teenager with amazing flying abilities.  With...

The Witch Hunter By: Virginia Boecker Elizabeth hunts witches.  She's one of the best hunters that her king employs despite being a petite, blonde sixteen year old....

Rot and Ruin By: Jonathan Maberry Fifteen year old, Benny Imura, lives in a small, fenced-in community where 15 year olds must be employed or face...

Girl, Stolen By: April Henry Sixteen year old Cheyenne Wilder is very sick with pneumonia. She convinces her step-mother to let her stay in the car...

Anna and the French Kiss By: Stephanie Perkins [blockquote text='"Boys turn girls into such idiots!"' text_color='#8dc63f' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='no' quote_icon_color=''] This delightful story is about...

Hidden By: Helen Frost A 2013-14 Young Hoosier Award. A very believeable and riveting story about two young girls Wren and Darra.   The girls alternate telling their...

The Kiss of Deception By: Mary E. Pearson Princess Lia's life has been planned out for her from the day she was born.  As the first...

Beneath By: Roland Smith Pat O'Toole always looked up to his older brother, Coop. Coop is very...

Finding Audrey By: Sophie Kinsella Audrey is a fourteen year old  British teen who has suffered a traumatic experience that has left her with a severe...

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass By: Meg Medina The first day in a new school, sixteen year old Piedad (“Piddy”) Sanchez is told that...

I Am Her Revenge By: Meredith Moore "I thought I was a weapon with skill and agency, but I'm something more insidious than that. I'm an...

What Waits in the Woods By: Kieran Scott "Don't look back! Don't look back!" Four friends set out on a camping trip. The day is beautiful -...

Since You've Been Gone By: Morgan Matson This book is a 2015 nominee for YALSA's Teen Top Ten award. Sloane and Emily are an unlikely pair of...

Monument 14 By: Emmy Laybourne Set in Monument, Colorado, Monument 14 is suspenseful story of survival. 14 kids are on their way to school when a...

The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion By: Chris McCoy [blockquote text='“I can’t believe anything, but then again, there’s also nothing I wouldn’t believe anymore, because of...

Dark Lord: The Early Years By: Jaime Thomson [blockquote text='"Only by reading my tale will you learn the truth behind the cataclysmic defeat that left me...

Time Between Us By: Tamara Ireland Stone Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Evanston, IL and he lives in 2012...

A Wrinkle in Time By: Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time is an intriguing story about a high school girl named Meg Murry. When Meg discovers...

The Impossible Knife of Memory By: Laurie Halse Anderson [blockquote text='“For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road,...

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [blockquote text='"No one is a criminal. No one is an addict. No one is a failure."' text_color='#8dc63f' width='' line_height='undefined'...

Saint Anything By: Sarah Dessen Peyton, Sydney's very popular older brother, is not only the star of the family, but also the star of his school...

If We Survive By: Andrew Klavan [blockquote text='"What do you do when a mission trip suddenly leaves you caught in the middle of a revolution?"' text_color='#8dc63f'...

Love and Other Unknown Variables By: Shannon Lee Alexander What if the equation for love doesn't quite compute? Charlie Hanson has his future all planned out. He's...

The Red Umbrella By: Christina Diaz Gonzalez Lucia Alvarez and her family are being watched. It is two years since Fidel Castro’s Revolution and more and...

Echo By: Pam Munoz Ryan If you are looking for an imaginative story with strong, likable characters, then look no further.  Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan...

The Cemetery Boys By: Heather Brewer There's more to this town than you think...

Au Revoir Crazy European Chick By: Joe Schreiber Meet Perry, a normal high school student who happens to have a very unusual foreign exchange student living...

Dead To Me By: Mary McCoy Los Angeles, 1948: “Don’t believe anything they say” were the last words that Alice’s older sister, Annie, said the day...

In Real Life By: Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang In Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang’s illustrated novel, Anda has just started at a new school in...

Both library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for staff training.