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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book
Tom Angleberger

J ANGLEBERGER

Harvey, upset when his Darth Paper finger puppet brings humiliation, gets Dwight suspended, but Origami Yoda asks Tommy and Kellan, now in seventh grade, to make a new casefile to persuade the School Board to reinstate Dwight.


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Phantoms In The Snow
Kathleen Benner Duble

HIST TEEN DUBLE

In 1944, fifteen-year-old Noah Garrett, recently orphaned, is sent to live at Camp Hale, Colorado, with an uncle he has never met and there he finds his pacifist views put to the test.


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Killer Koalas from Outer Space and Lots of Other Very Bad Stuff that Will Make Your Brain Explode!
Andy Griffiths

J GRIFFITHS

A collection of short stories, including selections featuring zombie kittens, rocket stealing ants, and killer koalas.


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Amulet #4: The Last Council
Kazu Kibuishi

GRAPHIC J AMULET

Kazu Kibuishi’s thrilling, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series continues!Emily and her friends think they’ll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn’t right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she’s expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered—a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for


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Dust & Decay
Jonathan Maberry

HORROR TEEN MABERRY

In post-apocalyptic America, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends set out into the great Rot & Ruin hoping to find a better future but are soon pitted against zombies, wild animals, insane murderers, and the horrors of Gameland.


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The Piper's Son
Melina Marchetta

TEEN MARCHETTA

After his favorite uncle’s violent death, Tom Mackee watches his family implode, quits school, and turns his back on music and everyone who matters, and while he is in no shape to mend what is broken, he fears that no one else is, either.


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A World Without Heroes (Beyonders)
Brandon Mull

SF J MULL

Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.


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The Floating Islands
Rachel Neumeier

SF TEEN NEUMEIER

The adventures of two teenaged cousins who live in a place called The Floating Islands, one of whom is studying to become a mage and the other one of the legendary island flyers.


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Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers
Dav Pilkey

J PILKEY

In trouble with their principal because of their comic books, George and Harold decide to create a new epic novel.


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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker

E RINKER

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.


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The Son of Neptune [The Heroes of Olympus Book 2]
Rick Riordan

SF TEEN RIORDAN

Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.


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The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book Two)
Rick Riordan

SF J RIORDAN

Carter Kane and his sister must prevent the chaos snake Apophis from breaking free in a few days’ time or the world will come to an end. To have any chance of battling these Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra.


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Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
Dave Roman

GRAPHIC TEEN ASTRONAUT

Hakata Soy’s past life as the leader of a futuristic super team won’t stay in the past!
The former space hero is doing his best to keep his head down at Astronaut Academy. Things aren’t going so great, though. The most popular girl in school has it in for him. His best friend won’t return his calls. And his new roommate is a complete jock who only cares about Fireball.
Hakata just wants to make a fresh start. But how will he find time to study Anti-Gravity Gymnastics and Tactical Randomness when he’s got a robot doppelganger on its way to kill him?


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Guys Read: Thriller
Jon Scieszka

MYS J GUYS

A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenage terrorist, a mysterious wish-granting machine, and the world’s worst private detective.


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Okay for Now
Gary D. Schmidt

TEEN SCHMIDT

As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer. Together they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon’s birds and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.


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Wonkenstein (Creature from My Closet)
Obert Skye

J SKYE

Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books, and more, and when a creature emerges from that chaos causing a great deal of trouble, Rob has to do such horrible things as visit a library and speak at a school assembly to set things right again.


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Bad Island
Doug Tennapel

GRAPHIC J BAD

Something on this island is up to no good . . . When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island’s dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.


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Press Here
Herve Tullet

E TULLET

Instructs the reader on how to interact with the illustrations to create imaginative images.


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Level Up
Gene Luen Yang,Thien Pham

GRAPHIC TEEN LEVEL

Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father’s death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.


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Under Dogs
Markus Zusak

TEEN ZUSAK

From the bestselling author of “The Book Thief” comes this single-volume collection of Zusak’s trilogy about the Wolfe brothers: “The Underdog, Fighting Reuben Wolfe,” and “Getting the Girl.”


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