Come check out the new young adult books in our collection. On top of my list to read are Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Gary Schmidt’s Okay for Now. The latter is a “companion book” to The Wednesday Wars which, without a doubt, is one of the most charming and delightful young adult books I have read in a long time. In the following video, Gary Schmidt discusses his novel, Okay for Now . In the next video, Shelly Menzer, a youth librarian, provides a nice review and overview of The Wednesday Wars.
Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children just seems odd and creepy. Check out this book trailer to get a feel for this unusual little book.
More recent additions (please note book trailers/ teasers when available):
Tempest by Julie Cross
Welcome to Bordertown: New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands / edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner (featuring a short story by Neil Gaiman)
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (Listen to the author discuss this humorous & quirky book in this trailer)
She Loves You, She Loves You Not– : a Novel by Julie Anne Peters
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Cheshire Cheese Cat: a Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright/ Illustrated by Barry Moser
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor TRAILER PART I/ TRAILER PART II/ WHO IS LAINI TAYLOR?
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos/ Book Trailer
Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Breenan
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma/ Haunting Trailer!
Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia
Bad Girls Don’t Die: From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender
Game Over by James Patterson & Ned Rust
He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Jasper Jones: a Novel by Craig Silvey
Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson/ Book Trailer!
My Boyfriend Bites by Dan Jolly/ Illustrated by Alitha E. Martinez
Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell by Crickett Rumley
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
Sign Language: a Novel by Amy Ackley
Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell (Book Trailer!)
Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Book Trailer!)
Time: a Jason Caldwell Mystery by Roger Reid
Trouble on the Tombigbee by Ted M. Dunagan (Alabama Author!)
Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly (Official Book Trailer!)
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Withering Tights by Louise Rennison- Watch the Book Trailer!