Summer Reading Program - Read Beyond the Beaten Path! (Teens)

Our summer reading program is here! Read beyond the beaten path this summer with these great books! 

June 6 to August 6, 2022
For Pre-readers (0-3),  ages 3 to 6th grade, and Teens

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(Don't) Call Me Crazy : 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health

Author(s):

Kelly Jensen

Description:

"An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

YA 616.89 Don

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Burn

Author(s):

Patrick Ness

Description:

On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm... Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. Because the dragon knows something she doesn't. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit -- and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Nes

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Camp

Author(s):

Lev AC Rosen

Description:

Welcome to Camp Outland, a camp for LGBTQIA teens. Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland. It's where he met his best friends. Where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim-- who's only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year is going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as 'Del': buff, masculine, and on the market. He is determined to get Hudson to fall for him-- but how much is he willing to change for love? And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn't know who he truly is? -- adapted from jacket

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Ros

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City Of The Uncommon Thief

Author(s):

Lynne Bertrand

Description:

In a walled city of a mile-high iron guild towers, many things are common knowledge: No book in any of the city's libraries reveals its place on a calendar or a map. No living beasts can be found within the city's walls. And no good comes to the guilder or foundling who trespasses too far from their labors. Even on the tower rooftops, where Errol Thebes and the rest of the city's teenagers pass a few short years under an open sky, no one truly believes anything uncommon is possible within the city walls. But one guildmaster has broken tradition to protect her child, and now the whole city faces an uncommon threat: a pair of black iron spikes that has the power of both sword and needle on the rib cages of men has gone missing, but the mayhem they cause rises everywhere. If the spikes are not found, no wall will be high enough to protect the city-or the world beyond it. And Errol Thebes? He's not dead and he's certainly not safe.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Ber

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Egyptology : Search For The Tomb Of Osiris, Being The Journal Of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-

Author(s):

Dugald Steer
Ian Andrew
Nick Harris
Helen Ward

Description:

Purports to be the journal of Emily Sands during her travels in Egypt in 1926 to find the lost tomb of Osiris. Based on real Egyptology, each chapter covers a different place in Egypt. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt-and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Ste

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Iron Widow

Author(s):

Xiran Jay Zhao

Description:

"The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall of China. It doesn't matter that the girls die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her frightening yet valuable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest male pilot in Huaxia, yet feared and ostracized for killing his father and brothers. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will take over instead, then leverage their combined strength to force her society to stop failing its women and girls. Or die trying" --Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Zha

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Jelly

Author(s):

Clare Rees

Description:

After the sea levels rise and the world ends, Martha and other survivors are stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, drifting off shore. The biggest problem with being trapped on a jellyfish isn’t what you’d expect. You get over the fear of death (because you start looking forward to it) and the smell of fish (because it quickly becomes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Boredom is an issue, sure, but it’s not the main one; the biggest problem is not being able to get away from everyone. The crew has finally had enough. They’re going to escape the jellyfish—or die trying.

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Call Number:

YA FIC Ree

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Legendborn

Author(s):

Tracy Deonn
Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Description:

After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her previous life, family memories, or her childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at a local university seems like the perfect escape, until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.

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Audiobook

Call Number:

YA FIC Deo

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Poisoned

Author(s):

Jennifer Donnelly
Rosie Jones

Description:

Break the enchanted mirror. Burn the poisoned apple. Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest. Her lips were as red as blood, her skin as pale as snow, and her hair as dark as night. When she stopped to rest, her huntsman companion took his knife, plunged it into Sophie's chest, and removed her heart. As she gasped for breath on the forest floor, Sophie was terrified but not surprised. She'd heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too weak and foolish to rule, a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. Because in this world, poisoned apples don't put people into an enchanted sleep, they infect the mind with the cruelest things ever said. It's what keeps girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong. Yet Sophie doesn't die. She's rescued by seven mysterious engineers who manage to fashion her a temporary heart. It's not perfect but it has one advantage, it hasn't been contaminated by fear.

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Audiobook

Call Number:

YA FIC Don

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Prepped

Author(s):

Bethany Mangle

Description:

Raised among doomsday preppers, Becca Aldaine's life has centered on planning for the worst, but when her escape plan is jeopardized, she turns to the boy she is expected to marry and hopes for the best.

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Call Number:

YA FIC Man

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Queen Of The Tiles

Author(s):

Hanna Alkaf

Description:

When Najwa Bakri walks into her first Scrabble competition since her best friend’s death, it’s with the intention to heal and move on with her life. Perhaps it wasn’t the best idea to choose the very same competition where said best friend, Trina Low, died. It might be even though Najwa’s trying to change, she’s not ready to give up Trina just yet. But the same can’t be said for all the other competitors. With Trina, the Scrabble Queen herself, gone, the throne is empty, and her friends are eager to be the next reigning champion. All’s fair in love and Scrabble, but all bets are off when Trina’s formerly inactive Instagram starts posting again, with cryptic messages suggesting that maybe Trina’s death wasn’t as straightforward as everyone thought. And maybe someone at the competition had something to do with it. As secrets are revealed and the true colors of her friends are shown, it’s up to Najwa to find out who’s behind these mysterious posts--not just to save Trina’s memory, but to save herself.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Han

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Saving Montgomery Sole

Author(s):

Mariko Tamaki

Description:

"Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace: her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself"--Fantastic fiction.

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Call Number:

YA FIC Tam

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The Red Palace

Author(s):

June Hur

Description:

While investigating a series of grisly murders, eighteen-year-old palace nurse Hyeon navigates royal and political intrigue and becomes entangled with a young police inspector. Includes author's note.

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Call Number:

YA FIC Hur

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This Is Not The Jess Show

Author(s):

Anna Carey

Description:

"When strange things start happening in Jess Flynn's hometown of Swickley, the high-school junior suspects reality isn't as it seems and seeks to uncover the truth about her family, her friends, and her town"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Car