Tag Archives: Young Adult

A Christmas Carol (Classics Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

Counterfeit Christmas (Nancy Drew Files)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Carolyn Keene Publisher: Tandem Library Product Description Counterfeit twenties are circulating and Nancy’s prime suspect is a gorgeous guy who is attracted to her, but another suspect is found dead and Nancy is drawn into a world where greed rules and life is worthless.

Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Danica McKellar Publisher: Plume Product Description The New York Times bestseller-from the author of Math Doesn’t Suck-teaches girls how to kick pre-algebra butt In her New York Times bestselling books, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shatters the “math nerd” stereotype and gives girls the tools to ace middle-school math in […]

Pretty Little Liars #2: Flawless

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, where the sweetest smiles hide the darkest secrets, four pretty little liars—Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna—have been very bad girls. . . . Spencer stole her sister’s boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes […]

Pretty Little Liars #5: Wicked

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can’t help but be bad. . . . Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood’s queen bee. Spencer’s digging up her family’s secrets. Emily can’t stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little […]

Pretty Little Liars #8: Wanted

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl’s wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. […]

Shadowland: The Immortals

Rating: (82 reviews) Author: Alyson Noël Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Enter the realm of the Immortals—the #1 New York Times bestselling series that’s been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary.   Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world’s darkest enemies—so they could be together forever.  But […]

Forget You

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Jennifer Echols Publisher: Pocket Product Description WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . .  AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER?  There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about […]

Maximum Ride: Saving the World (Maximum Ride Book #3)

Rating: (137 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description In MAXIMUM RIDE: SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS, the time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “Re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to […]

Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT, Book 3

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Daniel A. Reed Publisher: Prestwick House Inc Product Description In 2005, the SAT implemented major revisions, including: New reading sections Analogies removed Multiple-Choice Grammar and Usage Questions Modified Reading Questions. Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT addresses all of the revisions in the test without vocabulary studies. Students will benefit […]

Realidades: Level 1

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Peggy Palo Boyles Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

Burn, Christmas! Burn!!

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Brian Gage Publisher: Soft Skull Press Product Description Santa’s elves are tired of being third-rate drones in his oppressive sweatshop. The labor is backbreaking and the greedy Santa and his crotchety CFO, Mrs. Claus, have worn their patience thin. They’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. […]

A Plantation Christmas (Christmas Classic)

Author: Julia Mood Peterkin Publisher: Larlin Corporation

Mrs. Mustard’s Baby Faces (Mrs. Mustards)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Jane Wattenberg Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Nothing is more enticing to a baby than another baby. Now in a bigger sizeand with brand-new vibrantly colored backgrounds, Chronicle’s groundbreaking board book is better than ever! The 12 pictures of darling baby faces help infants and toddlers explore a complicated range of […]

Little Puppy Finger Puppet Book (Finger Puppet Brd Bks)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Chronicle Books Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description With a plush finger puppet permanently attached to the book and peek-a-boo holes in every page, this charming board book is a fun way for parents and children to play and read together.

The Chocolate War (Readers Circle)

Rating: (387 reviews) Author: Robert Cormier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description IN 1974, AFTER SUFFERING rejections from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut. An uncompromising portrait of conformity and corruption, it quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well […]

It’s Not Summer Without You (A Summer Novel)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jenny Han Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach? It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and […]

The Boys Next Door

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Echols, Jennifer Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Cute, available, and one cabin over Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori’s always been one of the […]

The Hunchback Assignments

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Arthur Slade Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Product Description A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London. The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in […]

Smiles to Go

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Everything changes the day ninth-grader Will Tuppence learns one startling fact: protons-those tiny atomic particles, the building-blocks to the building-blocks of life-can die. The one thing that was so certain in this world to Will has an expiration date. And Will′s carefully planned-out life? Not […]

The Sable Quean (Redwall)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Brian Jacques Publisher: Philomel Product Description He appears out of thin air and vanishes just as quickly. He is Zwilt the Shade, and he is evil. Yet he is no match for his ruler, Vilaya the Sable Quean. Along with their hordes of vermin, these two have devised a plan to […]

An Ellis Island Christmas (Viking Kestrel picture books)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Maxinne Rhea Leighton Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description The Christmas holidays are filled with uncertainty for Krysia as she approaches Ellis Island on a ship filled with other Polish immigrants hoping to start fresh in the New World.

The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jan Berenstain Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Christmas has given everyone a bad case of the greedies, and Santa Bear is upset. He’s canceling Christmas until he can find the true holiday spirit. It’s up to the Berenstain Bears — but will they be in time to save Christmas?

Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II (Soldiers on the Battlefront)

Author: Susan Provost Beller Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)

Voices in St. Augustine (Mom’s Choice Award Recipient)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane R. Wood Publisher: Florida Kids Press, Inc. Product Description Thirteen-year-old Joey Johnson hears voices. Only he can’t find the people who belong to them. His curiosity leads him on a quest where he learns more than just history about the Nation’s Oldest City. He discovers he has a special connection […]

Who Framed Art Decco?

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Margaret Benoit Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Product Description What else is there for a hard-boiled, off-duty detective to do on a rainy Saturday but visit the local art gallery to see the works of renowned sculptor Bern T. Sienna and the painter Forrest Greene? Alas, Detective Angel Cordoni’s day off becomes an opportunity […]

Christmas Lizard

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Cory Edwards Publisher: Cook Communications Product Description Join Oscar, Charlie’s bright green pet igunana, as he takes a midnight adventure to find out why Charlie’s mom has placed glittering greena nd red decorations all around the house.

One Morning in Maine

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: Robert McCloskey Publisher: Viking Press Product Description “As we follow the story of Sal and his lost tooth we feel as refreshed as though we had spent a day with his family on their island”.–Saturday Review. Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.

It’s Christmas! (I Can Read Book 3)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Christmas is coming! And from choosing the perfect tree, to receiving a gift of underwear from a relative, to seeing Santas everywhere you look, these twelve easy-to-read poems treat readers to a funny and festive look at favorite holiday traditions. This merry collection of Christmas […]

Magical Christmas

Author: Meg Clibbon Publisher: Zero To Ten Product Description From the origins of long-standing traditions to alternative ways of celebrating the holidays, this book explores what continues to make Christmastime magical around the world. Eager children will learn about customs often taken for granted as this entertaining resource asks the fundamental questions that lend history […]

How Murray Saved Christmas

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Mike Reiss Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Product Description When Santa is put out of commission, deli owner Murray Kleiner reluctantly agrees to take his place, putting a spin on Christmas that’s all his own. And with the help of a pushy elf and an eager-to-believe young boy, Murray finds that even […]

The Magician’s Nephew

Rating: (270 reviews) Author: C.S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis shows us how it all began — the glorious birth of Narnia at the hand of its unforgettable King. It is followed by six more books that collectively tell the history of a […]

The Christmas Cup

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Nancy Patterson Publisher: iUniverse Product Description Eight-year-old Ann Megan McCallie impulsively bids all of her hard-earned money for a worthless milkshake cup she sees at an auction. Her grandmother Nannie comforts her when other children tease her for buying “junk.” As Megan and Nannie secretly find the perfect use for Megan’s […]

Christmas Treasure (Saddle Club Super #7)

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Bonnie Bryant Publisher: Skylark Product Description Christmas is coming and Max wants Horse Wise to get in the holiday spirit. Heannounces that they are going to have Secret Santas, but there’s a catch: Youcan’t “give” something; you have to “do” something. It sounds like fun, untilthey draw names.

Currier & Ives Christmas: Dreams and Secrets/Snow Storm/Image of Love/Circle of Blessings (Inspirational Christmas Romance Collection)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: DiAnn Mills Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated Product Description The artistry of renowned lithographers Currier & Ives captures the beauty and nostalgia of simpler days and Christmases past. Yet, while a picture may be worth a thousand words, there are times when even the best illustrations leave viewers with a yearning to […]

A Newbery Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Martin H. Greenberg Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description This Christmas collection, designed to add to the pleasures of the holiday season, contains 22 stories, vignettes, and poems ranging from heart-warming to humorous, by 16 Newbery Award-winning authors. Among the featured authors are: Rachel Field, E.L. Konigsberg, Madeleine L’Engle, […]

Eragon

Rating: (2897 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a […]

Cracking the ACT, 2010 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description If it’s on the ACT, it’s in this book. Cracking the ACT, 2010 Edition includes:   ·         3 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations—2 in the book and 1 online ·         Comprehensive and engaging review of all ACT subjects from trigonometry to reading comprehension […]

Evermore: The Immortals

Rating: (299 reviews) Author: Alyson Noël Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch.   Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded […]

The Sorcerer of the North: Book Five

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Puffin Product Description Several years have passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, first met, and Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy-boring, even-until Lord Syron, master of a castle far in the north, is […]

City of Glass

Rating: (174 reviews) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, […]

Carpe Corpus

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He-s kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an […]

Chosen (House of Night, Book 3)

Rating: (134 reviews) Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn.  Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies.  And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also […]

Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (151 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in […]

Pretty Little Liars #4: Unbelievable

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Behind Rosewood’s grand façades, where the air smells like apples and Chanel No. 5 and infinity pools sparkle in landscaped backyards, nothing is as it seems. It was here, back in seventh grade, that five best friends shared everything—Seven jeans, MAC makeup, and their […]

Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (192 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die […]

Brisingr Deluxe Edition

Rating: (677 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Experience the bestselling phenomenon of Brisingr, now in a deluxe edition! This deluxe edition includes deleted scenes, never-before-seen art by the author, and a guide to dwarf runes.   Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, […]

Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Being a kid with wings–constantly on the run–has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the flock makes her […]

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1)

Rating: (92 reviews) Author: Bryan Davis Publisher: Living Ink Books Product Description Modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Hatchet

Rating: (1229 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson’s survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing […]