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Splintered: Splintered Book One

A G Howard · Amulet Books
Pages: 371
Format: Book

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl's pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers - precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse...
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Neal Shusterman · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 433
Format: Print book

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those...
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How to Be Brave: A Novel

E. Katherine Kottaras · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Georgia has always lived life on the sidelines: uncomfortable with her weight, awkward, never been kissed, terrified of failing. Then her mom dies and her world is turned upside down. But instead of getting lost in her pain, she decides to enjoy life while she still can by truly living...
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Flirty Dancing: Book 1 of The Ladybirds

Jenny McLachlan · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 192
Format: eBook

Bea Hogg is shy, but she has a fiery core that she doesn't let many see. When the national dance competition Starwars comes to her school looking for talent, she wants to sign up. It's just her luck that her best friend Kat ditches her and agrees to enter with school super-witch Pearl Harris...
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A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and letters by more than 30 of today's favorite children's book illustrators

Beatrix Potter · Frederick Warne & Co
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter!With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself...
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Finding Mr. Brightside

Jay Clark · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

Abram and Juliette know each other. They've lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don't really know each other - at least, not until Juliette's mom and Abram's dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision...
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King Dork Approximately

Frank Portman · Delacorte Press; Advance Reader's Copy edition
Format: Hardcover

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.   Aside from the stitches...
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Ruby Redfort Feel the Fear

Lauren Child · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

How do you catch a thief who isn't there? Ruby discovers the perils of throwing caution to the wind as she embarks on her fourth adventure.Ruby Redfort has a lot of reasons to feel confident. Undercover agent, code cracker, thirteen-year-old genius - she's one fearless kid, buster....
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The Truth About Oxycodone and Other Narcotics

Kristi Lew · Rosen Publishing
Format:  Book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that prescription painkillers are one of the most commonly abused drugs by teens, after tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana. Readers get the facts about narcotics, including opioids and opiates, the class of chemicals that includes oxycodone. The misuse...
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Stress and Tension

Rosa Waters · Mason Crest
Pages: 64
Format: Book

Introduces the emotions stress and tension, describing what they are, how and why they affect people, and what can be done about them.
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Ruin and Rising

Leigh Bardugo · Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Pages: 422
Format: Print book

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit...
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The Sweet Dead Life

Joy Preble · Soho Teen
Format: Paperback

The angel book gets a Texas makeover from the author of the Dreaming Anastasia series."I found out two things today: One, I think I'm dying. And two, my brother is a perv." So begins the diary of Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad year. Her mother spends all day in bed....
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A Matter of Souls

Denise Lewis Patrick · Lerner Publishing Group
Pages: 186
Format: Hardcover

"From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls. In this stirring collection of short stories, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black men and women across...
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Dream Things True: A Novel

Marie F Marquardt · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

Evan and Alma have spent fifteen years living in the same town, connected in a dozen different ways but also living worlds apart -- until the day he jumps into her dad's truck and slams on the brakes. The nephew of a senator, Evan seems to have it all - except a functional family. Alma...
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The glass arrow

Kristen Simmons · Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Hiding from a society in which women are property, to be sold and owned and bred, Aya has spent her life in the mountains protecting her family, but the Trackers finally catch her and begin grooming her for auction, and her best hope of escape is a strange mute boy.
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