Saturday, November 3, 2007

Look What's New to Read for Teens!

New YA Fiction

Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm (Y HOLM)
An illustrated journal of a 7th grader, including diary entries, refrigerator notes, cards from Grandpa, and IM screen messages conveys a middle-school year full of ups and downs.


Chibi Vampire the Novel by Tohru Kai (Y KAI)
A novelized version of the supernatural-love-comedy-mystery graphic novel starring our favorite clumsy blood injector, Karin





Parrotfish by Ellen Hopkins (Y HOPKINS)
Grady, a transgendered high school student, yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family as he struggles to adjust to his new identity as a male.





Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy ( Y LANDY)
When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.




Busted by Phil Bildner (Y BILDNER)
Students at a high school with a "zero-tolerance" policy get caught doing things they are pretty sure are wrong.





The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer (Y FARMER)
In this sequel to the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, traveling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.




They Came from Below by Blake Nelson (Y NELSON)
Emily and her best friend Reese visit Cape Cod on summer break and meet two boys, Steven and Dave, who are too cute to be true. Where did they come from? Why are they here?




Who Says Non-Fiction is Boring?

Where’s My Stuff: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide (640 MOS)
Do you ever feel like you’d lose your head if it wasn’t attached? Well, then here’s a terrific resource for you, full of tips for helping you to become organized at school, at home, and while out, with step-by-step recommendations for de-cluttering, overcoming disorganized habits, and managing your schedule.


Stuff to Hold Your Stuff by Ellen Warwick (646.48 WAR)
Teach yourself how to make terrific totes, a knifty knapsack, worthwhile wallets, beachy beach bags, pretty purses, and more.




Ductigami: The Art of the Tape by Joe Wilson (745.5 WIL)
Teach yourself how to make some amazing items out of duct tape with splashes of humor along the way.




Cool Jewels: Beading Projects for Teens by Naomi Fujimoto (745.582 FUJ)
Get step-by-step instructions for creating beaded jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.




Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects by Jocelyn Worrall (746 WOR)
Amazing gifts that you can make yourself are the best kind of gifts.





Holocaust: The Events and Their Impact on Real People by Angela Gluck Wood (940.5318 WOO)
Survivors of this tragic event in history tell their own stories with moving illustrations throughout.




The Cute Book by Aranzi Aronzo (975.5 ARA)
The world of Kawaii (cute) is alive and well with this how-to manual of cute characters that you can make yourself. Each character includes patterns and step-by-step instructions.

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