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  Cover Art: Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ripley's Believe it or Not!
The best-selling annual edition is back! The fascinating files of Robert Ripley prove there's nothing stranger than the truth. Turn the pages, if you dare. But watch out! There are more creepy facts and crazy feats than ever before.
2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: 101 Freaky Animals Berger, Melvin.
101 Freaky Animals
Presents over one hundred interesting facts about animals from around the world, including armadillos, cuttlefish, giant clams, sharks, scorpions, and meerkats.
2010
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Compound Bodeen, S. A.
The Compound
After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.
2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blade : Playing Dead Bowler, Tim.
Blade : Playing Dead
A fourteen-year-old British street person with extraordinary powers of observation and self-control must face murderous thugs connected with a past he has tried to forget, when his skills with a knife earned him the nickname, Blade.
2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl Next Door Castrovilla, Selene,
The Girl Next Door
As seventeen-year-old Sam desperately tries to help her best friend and neighbor Jesse through aggressive treatments for a rare and usually fatal form of cancer, they find themselves falling deeply in love.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Al Capone Does My Shirts Choldenko, Gennifer
Al Capone Does My Shirts
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
2004
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Breaking Point Choyce, Lesley
Breaking Point
Cameron has been in trouble with the law more than once for breaking and entering. After his latest conviction, he's sent to an outdoors program for young offenders rather than a standard juvenile detention facility. In a fearless but ill-timed escape he must use all of his courage and newfound survival skills if he's going to make it back alive.
2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Something Like Fate Colasanti, Susane
Something Like Fate
Lani and Jason, who is her best friend's boyfriend, fall in love, causing Lani tremendous anguish and guilt.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Three Black Swans Cooney, Caroline B.
Three Black Swans
When sixteen-year-old Missy Vianello decides to try to convince her classmates that her cousin Claire is really her long-lost identical twin, she has no idea that the results of her prank will be so life-changing.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Between the Sea and Sky Dolamore, Jaclyn
Between the Sea and Sky
Esmerine, a mermaid, grows close to her childhood playmate Alander, a winged man, when they join forces to find her sister Dosia, who has reportedly eloped with a human despite the sisters' vow to always keep the sea and its people first in their hearts.
2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Michael Vey : the Prisoner of Cell 25 Evans, Richard Paul
Michael Vey : the Prisoner of Cell 25
To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette's syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special--he has electric powers.
2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Dark Life Falls, Kat.
Dark Life
When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Benito Runs Fontes, Justine
Benito Runs
Benito's father, Xavier, returns from Iraq after more than a year suffering from PTSD--post-traumatic stress disorder--and yells constantly. Benny can't handle seeing his dad so crazy, so he decides to run away. Will Benny find a new life, or will he learn how to deal with his dad--through good times and bad?
2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: If I Tell Gurtler, Janet
If I Tell
Raised by her grandparents, seventeen-year-old Jasmine, the result of a biracial one night stand, has never met her father but has a good relationship with her mother until she sees her mother's boyfriend kissing Jaz's best friend.
2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ye Olde Weird but True! : 300 Outrageous Facts from History Harness, Cheryl.
Ye Olde Weird but True! : 300 Outrageous Facts from History
Ye Olde Weird But True , the newest addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, is packed with 300 wacky facts for history lovers. Ye Olde Weird But True delivers 100 percent new content, with 500 more of the amazing facts and photos that you just can't get enough of.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Clarity Harrington, Kim
Clarity
Sixteen-year-old Clare Fern, a member of a family of psychics, helps the mayor and a skeptical detective solve a murder in a Cape Cod town during the height of tourist season--with her brother a prime suspect.
2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bi-normal : a Novel Higgins, M. G.
Bi-normal : a Novel
Brett Miller is a high school sophomore who knows exactly who he is. He is the boyfriend of the fantastically hot Jillia he is popular. He is normal and 100 percent not gay. Then he meets Zach in art class. Bretts attraction is undeniable and suddenly he doesnt know who he is anymore.
2013
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Living Hell Jinks, Catherine.
Living Hell
Chronicles the transformation of a spaceship into a living organism, as seventeen-year-old Cheney leads the hundreds of inhabitants in a fight for survival while machines turn on them, treating all humans as parasites.
2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Journey into the Deep : Discovering New Ocean Creatures Johnson, Rebecca L.
Journey into the Deep : Discovering New Ocean Creatures
Presents new animals discovered during a ten year project of documenting sea life, describing new species of such creatures as jellyfish, octopuses, squids, sea worms, and crabs, found along coral reefs, ocean mountain ranges, and in the dark zone.
2011
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Naruto. Vol. 1 The Tests of the Ninja Kishimoto, Masashi
Naruto. Vol. 1 The Tests of the Ninja
The tests of the ninja: in another world, ninja are the ultimate power, and in the village of Knohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world.
2003
Teen Graphic Novel
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