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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 04/03/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel

95 Pounds Of Hope by Anna Gavalda

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan

Avalon High: Coronation, vol. 1 – The Merlin Prophecy by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Jinky Coronado

Pandemonium by Chris Wooding and Cassandra Diaz

The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming Of Age Story by Adam Rex

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria and illustrated by Warren Pleece

Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood by Tony Lee and illustrated by Sam Hart

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Jm Ken Nimura

NON-FICTION:

Computer Programming For Teens by Mary Farrell

Evolution: The Story Of Life On Earth by Jay Hosler and illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Algebra I And Algebra II Smarts! by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson

How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less by Sarah Glidden

A very interesting and dynamically illustrated book, and well worth the read. Part memoir, and travelogue, the author took a “Birthright Israel” tour, thinking she knew what she was getting herself in for, eventually discovered that like a lot of us, she didn’t know a lot about Israel at all. The book is already ending up on quite a few lists of best graphic novels for teens from this year. Check out interviews with the author at Comic Book Resources and Time magazine.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Pat Remler

Norse Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Kathleen N. Daly

Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson

Why People Get Tattoos And Other Body Art by Jeanne Nagle

BMX Racers by Ellen C. Labrecque

The Stock Market by Charles North and Charles Caes

The Word Snoop: A Wild And Witty Tour Of The English Language by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Tohby Riddle

Philosophy For Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas by Sharon M. Kaye and Paul Thomson and illustrated by Jon Compton

Eating Disorders by Tammy Laser and Stephanie Watson

Plastic Pollution by Geof Knight

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 02/21/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman

Daniel Handler writes fun and interesting novels for all ages, including books for adults and young adults under his own name, and the popular A Series Of Unfortunate Events books he wrote for kids under the name Lemony Snicket, and so I’m expecting his new book to be a winner. And to help promote it, he’s started The Why We Broke Up Project, which allows users to log in and share and read their own stories of romantic woe.

Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Ultimate Spider-Man: Death Of Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley

Takio by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard

Two Truths And A Lie by Sarah Shepard

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

New books in the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

A touching, sweet, and fascinating love story about a boy and girl who meet at a cancer patients support group, and already one of the most well reviewed novels of the year, and one of the most cherished, and before that it had been one of the most anticipated.  John Green has proved to be one of the most popular authors amongst our young adult readers, and we don’t think this book will disappoint his fans in the slightest. The book, of course, has already been optioned for a film treatment. Check out this interview the author did with The Wall Street Journal.

NON-FICTION:

Inside The Olympics by Nick Hunter

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories Of False Identities by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Booklist has called this book “thoroughly researched and grippingly presented,” and author Chris Barton brings you ten vignettes that are insightful and exhilarating. The stories are true, and fascinating, and presented in a way that’s easy for the reader to get into the mindset of the historical person whose masquerade and adventure is being read about. One of the subjects included is Frank Abagnale, who was a confidence man, forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist who later reformed and went on to work as a security consultant after he reformed. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, was later turned into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. You can find author Chris Barton talking about his book below:

Money And Banking (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by Jonah Wallach and Clare Tattersall

Savings And Investments (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by David W. Berg and Meg Green

Sojourner Truth, A Self-Made Woman by Victoria Ortiz

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives by Albert Marrin

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Author/photojournalist Rafal Gerszak first went to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent a year embedded with an American military unit, documenting the life of U.S. soldiers in the country, seeing what they saw and experiencing what they experienced. Later, Gerszak came back to Afghanistan, with no escort, completely on his own, with the goal of documenting the daily life of the people of Afghanistan, to see what their lives are like during this wartime. This book provides not just one fascinating perspective on a country mired in conflict, but two perspectives. It’s an amazing look at war, one that is humanized, but never romanticized.

Malcom X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.

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