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Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith

Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas Gold Medal-winning U.S. gymnast and Olympic All-Around champion Gabrielle Douglas tells her personal story of faith, perseverance and determination, demonstrating how kids can reach their dreams if they let themselves soar.

The Social Code

The Social Code by Sadie Hayes Eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory grew up in foster care relying on each other, but as scholarship students at Stanford University shy Amelia's ingenious computer "app" and gregarious Adam's yearning for a life of privilege lead them to start a new company--and into a world of conflict. Read the entire series: The Social Code The Next Big Thing

The Hunted

The Hunted Series by Jordan Dane When her troubled brother is compelled by the voices in his head to run away, Rayne embarks on a desperate search and teams up with secretive Gabriel, who uses his psychic powers to evade a fanatical church that is targeting supernaturally gifted teens. Read the entire series: Indigo Awakening Crystal Fire  

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living. The Walking Dead Series : Days Gone Bye Miles Behind Us Safety Behind Bars The Heart's Desire The Best Defense This Sorrowful Life The Calm Before Made to Suffer Here We Remain What We Become Fear the Hunters Life Among Them Too Far Gone No Way Out We Find Ourselves A Larger World Something to Fear What Comes Next March to War The TV seri

He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander Staging a civil protest at school, football star Omar T-Diddly Smalls and politically minded Claudia Clark overcome respective differences to work together and then discover an unexpected attraction.

Soul Seekers

Soul Seekers by Alyson Noel Sent to live with her grandmother in New Mexico when she begins having strange experiences, Daire discovers her identity as a Soul Seeker who is capable of traveling between the worlds of the living and the dead and meets a gorgeous dream boy whose evil brother wants to steal her powers. Read the entire series: Fated Echo Mystic Horizon  

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Adult: The Arts in Young Adult Literature

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Adult: The Arts in Young Adult Literature by Lois Thomas Stover and Connie S. Zitlow A book that examines literature featuring young adults who either identify themselves as artists or use the arts in very intentional ways to help create a sense of self in their adolescent lives shares educational advice for parents and educators while analyzing how the use of art in a range of disciplines can help teens develop a sense of self, cope with loss and express differences.

Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound

Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound by Donna Latham; illustrated by Bryan Stone A survey of the social, political and religious influences that have inspired American music genres invites young enthusiasts to perform activities that explain the physics and traditions of music, from writing songs and improvising vocal styling to creating a beatbox and learning the Charleston.

Catching Fire: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

Catching Fire : The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan A behind-the-scenes fan's reference to the second Hunger Games movie shares exclusive interviews and backstage photos that cover everything from the screenwriting process and casting decisions through its set construction and director's vision.

The F-It List

The F-It List by Julie Halpern When the emotional strain of her father's accidental death is exacerbated by her boyfriend's infidelity, Alex refocuses on her family life only to learn that her best friend, Becca, is dying of cancer, a situation that compels Alex to help Becca complete a bucket list.

Foul Trouble

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein When his best friend, the most talented high school basketball player in the country, is targeted by top colleges, the NBA and money managers, Danny Wilcox realizes that a lot of the people surrounding his friend are corrupt back-room dealers who do not have his best interests at heart.

Ketchup Clouds

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death-row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.

Full Ride

Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.

Save the Enemy

Save the Enemy byArin Greenwood Struggling to adapt to a new school after her mother is killed by a random mugger, misfit Zoey is forced to protect her autistic younger brother when their father, an obsessed survivalist, disappears, leaving behind a diary of bizarre clues about what may have happened to him.

Loud Awake and Lost

Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin Eight months after a debilitating car accident leaves her with brain trauma and a back injury, amnesiac teen Ember tries to piece together the six weeks of her life leading up to the accident--and determine why none of her friends or family are willing to talk about it.


Sacred by Elana K. Arnold Since her older brother died Scarlett has felt emotionally cut off from everyone on Catalina Island except for her horse, and she has become anorexic--but when she meets a strange boy named Will Cohen she begins to rediscover herself. Read sequel: Splendor

This Wicked Game

This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink Seventeen-year-old Claire Kincaid, a descendant of Marie Leveau, is forced to embrace her voodoo heritage when mysterious strangers threaten to use an age-old curse to destroy her family and the boy she loves.


Legend by Marie Lu In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. Read the entire series: Legend Prodigy  Champion SERIES COMPLETE


Swagger by Carl Deuker High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.


Broken by C.J. Lyons Attending high school for the first time, chronically ill Scarlet, with the help of her new friends, faces down bullies, endures her school-nurse mother's smothering overprotectiveness, and eventually discovers the truth behind her illness--a truth that puts much more than her life at risk.

Engines of the Broken World

Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee In a rural village far distant from the dead and dying cities, twelve-year-old Merciful discovers horrible secrets and must make decisions that may save or doom her world.

After Eden

After Eden by Helen Douglas Eden, sixteen, must choose between helping Ryan, a time-traveler, and her best friend Connor who, according to Ryan, is about to become famous through a significant scientific discovery that will, ultimately ruin the world.

Cold Spell

Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce Falling in love after playing and growing up together in the rose garden that sits atop their building's roof, Kai and Ginny are separated by a mysterious, beautiful girl with a dark past and an icy heart whose treachery thrusts Ginny into a world of monsters and thieves, in an interpretive romance inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen .

The Battle for Your Heart : A Quest for Respect and Honor in Relationships

The Battle for Your Heart : A Quest for Respect and Honor in Relationships by For King and Country The sibling members of the Australian Christian band, For King and Country, share Scripture-based strategies for treating people well and promoting positive treatment by others, sharing personal stories of struggle and hope while counseling readers on such topics as identifying one's purpose, behaving like a gentleman and being a good influence.

The In-Between

The In-Between by Barbara Stewart Fourteen-year-old Elanor Moss's suicide attempt leads her family toward a new start in New York, but tragedy strikes before they arrive and while grieving and recovering Ellie meets Madeline Torus, a mysterious girl who becomes more than a best friend--and worst enemy.

Morganville Vampires

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine In Morganville, Texas, a small college town where evil terrorizes the streets under the cover of darkness, Claire Danvers discovers that her new roommates are vampires and all hell breaks loose as the living party with the dead. Read the entire series: Glass Houses The Dead Girls' Dance Midnight Alley Feast of Fools Lord of Misrule Carpe Corpus Fade Out Kiss of Death Ghost Town Bite Club Last Breath Black Dawn Bitter Blood    Fall of Night   Daylighters

Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always

Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janine Hoole Despairing that she will not be able to complete an assignment to write a poem about her true self, Cassandra, a girl from an oppressively religious family, secretly begins a tarot-inspired advice blog that is denounced by her school as creating a cyber-bullying crisis and by her church as sorcery.

Olivia Twisted

Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes Foster teen Olivia's efforts to fly under the radar are challenged by alluring newcomer Z, who recruits her for her computer talents into his team of elite hackers only to place her in the path of his boss, who is formulating an audacious plot. Retelling of Oliver Twist


Pirouette by Robyn Bavati Adopted as babies by two different families and unaware of each other's existence, identical twins Simone and Hannah, the former a dancer who hates performing and the latter a girl who loves nothing more than dance, meet at the age of 15 and decide to switch places, with unexpected consequences.