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Young Adult

Artemis Fowl

Author
Eoin Colfer

Staff Comment
This is a fun series of books with hightech fairies & a 12yr old criminal genius.

Suggested by
Meg, East Shore Area Library

Bud, Not Buddy

Author
Christopher Paul Curtis

Staff Comment
He's motherless and on the run in 1936. He's also very smart! Wonderful story and characterization.

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

Compulsion

Author
Martina Boone

Staff Comment
After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions

Suggested by
Lydia, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

Virals

Author
Kathy Reichs

Staff Comment
Adults will enjoy this young adult novel written by Kathy Reichs especially those that enjoyed reading other young adult books like the "Hunger Games".

Suggested by
Debbie, William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

A Wrinkle in Time

Author
Madeleine L'Engle

Staff Comment
Along with her friends, a young girl searches for her father who disappeared while doing secret government work. Newbery Medal winner.

Suggested by
Connor, East Shore Area Library

Who am I?

Author
Gervase Phinn

Staff Comment
An unusual creature tries to find out who he is by asking all the animals he meets.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Cry Heart, But Never Break

Author
Glenn Ringtved

Staff Comment
A wise and sensitive book that helps children deal with the death of a loved one.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Cat knit

Author
Jacon Grant

Staff Comment
A cute story about a cat and its yarn.

Suggested by
Kiri, East Shore Area Library

Great

Author
Glen Gretzky

Staff Comment
Wonderful story. Children need encouragement, love, & support to grow up into strong, confident adults.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Bad Boys

Author
Margie Palatini

Staff Comment
A madcap fairy-tale, Willy & Wally Wolf are in trouble again. Enter taining!

Suggested by
Theresa, East Shore Area Library

Happy in Our Skin

Author
Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Staff Comment
A delightful look at what makes us all human, different and the same!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library