Bestselling Literature & Fiction Books for Teen & Young Adults

Here are the top 30 bestselling literature & fiction books for teen & young adults. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

by: J. K. RowlingMary GrandPre?
Release date: Jul 07, 2009
Number of Pages: 4167
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Now for the first time ever, J.K. Rowling’s seven bestselling Harry Potter books are available in a stunning paperback boxed set! The Harry Potter series has been hailed as “one for the ages” by Stephen King and “a spellbinding saga’ by USA Today. And most recently, The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the “fastest selling book in history.” This is the ultimate Harry Potter collection for Harry Potter fans of all ages!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

2. The Walking Dead: Compendium Three

by: Robert KirkmanCharlie Adlard
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 1088
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Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series returns with its third massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, this volume contains the next chapter of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror. Rick Grimes’ dream of rebuilding civilization is tested as the people of Alexandria come into contact with other communities that have developed their own methods of survival. Collects The Walking Dead #97-144.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Horror

3. The Walking Dead: Compendium One

by: Robert KirkmanCharlie AdlardCliff RathburnTony Moore
Release date: May 19, 2009
Number of Pages: 1088
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Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes’ waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel’s farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.

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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Horror

4. The Walking Dead: Compendium Two

by: Robert KirkmanSina Grace
Release date: Oct 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 1068
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  • Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series, The Walking Dead, collected into one massive paperback collection!
  • This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one-thousand pages chronicling the next chapter of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror — beginning with Rick Grimes’ struggle to survive after the prison raid, to the group’s finding short solace in The Community, and the devastation that follows. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.
  • Collects The Walking Dead #49-96.
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Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Horror

5. The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set

by: Rick RiordanJohn Rocco
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 3088
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All five books in the Heroes of Olympus series — in a paperback boxed set of heroic proportions. From The Lost Hero to the long awaited Blood of Olympus, this collection will thrill loyal readers and be a go-to gift for new fans of the bestselling series. With five books in one package, no one will miss a minute of the excitement. Includes a stunning poster of the Greek and Roman demigods.
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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

6. The Fever Code (Maze Runner, Book Five; Prequel) (The Maze Runner Series)

by: James Dashner
Release date: Sep 27, 2016
Number of Pages: 384
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All your questions are answered in the fifth book in James Dashner’s #1 New York Times  bestselling Maze Runner series. The story that fans all over the world have been waiting for — the story of how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze  is finally here. You do not want to miss it.

    Once there was a world’s end.
    The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.
    Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.
    Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.
    The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.
    Now there are secrets.
    There are lies.
    And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.
    This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.
    All will be revealed.
 
    A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming. Before there was the Maze, there was The Fever Code.
    Don’t miss The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, now major motion pictures from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, and Aidan Gillen. And look for James Dashner’s new bestselling series the Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.

Praise for the Maze Runner series:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

 
“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.“—EW.com

“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”—Newsday
 
“[A] nail-biting must-read.”—Seventeen.com
 
“Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly
 
Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Exclamation-worthy.”—Romantic Times
 
Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.”—Deseret News

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Sep 08, 1999
Number of Pages: 309
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Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

8. Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

by: Ransom Riggs
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 464
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The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is now in theaters.

The New York Times #1 best-selling series
 
A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.
 
The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.
 
They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Horror

9. Heartless

by: Marissa Meyer
Release date: Nov 08, 2016
Number of Pages: 464
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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland?the infamous Queen of Hearts?she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

10. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

by: J. K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Aug 15, 2000
Number of Pages: 341
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The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone–or something–starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects…Harry Potter himself?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

by: J. K. Rowling
Release date: Jul 07, 2009
Number of Pages: 784
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Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart–such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review–to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling’s fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry–bring plenty of tissues.

The heart of Book 7 is a hero’s mission–not just in Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man–and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore’s warning about making the choice between “what is right and what is easy,” and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling’s skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.

A spectacular finish to a phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a bittersweet read for fans. The journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix’s flame, and fans and skeptics alike will emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience. –Daphne Durham

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

12. The Sun Is Also a Star

by: Nicola Yoon
Release date: Nov 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 384
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A 2016 National Book Award Finalist

Be the first to read the dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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“A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up.”—Entertainment Weekly


? “An exhilarating, hopeful novel exploring identity, family, the love of science and the science of love, dark matter and interconnectedness–is about seeing and being seen and the possibility of love… and it shines.“—Shelf Awareness, starred review ?
 
? “Moving and suspenseful.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ?

? “Fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars  are destined to fall for Daniel and Natasha.”—The Horn Book, starred review

? “Lyrical and sweeping, full of hope, heartbreak, fate. . . and the universal beating of the human heart.” —Booklist, starred review

?”Profound . . . both deeply moving and satisfying.”–Kirkus, starred review 

?”A love story that is smart without being cynical, heartwarming without being cloying, and schmaltzy in all the best ways.”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review 

“This wistful love story will be adored by fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.”–SLJ

Praise for Everything, Everything

“[A] fresh, moving debut.” —Entertainment Weekly

Gorgeous and lyrical.” —The New York Times Book Review

? “Transcends the ordinary.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Powerful, lovely, heart-wrenching.” —New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Niven

Extraordinary.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult

? “Everything, Everything is wonderful, wonderful.” —SLJ, starred review

Will give you butterflies.” —Seventeen

 “A do-not-miss for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell (aka everyone).” —Justine

 “YA book lovers, your newest obsession is here.”—MTV.com

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13. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

by: J.K. Rowling
Release date: Aug 10, 2004
Number of Pages: 896
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In his fifth year at Hogwart’s, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice.
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14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Sep 11, 2001
Number of Pages: 448
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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts…he’s at Hogwarts.”

Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

15. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Jul 30, 2002
Number of Pages: 752
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The paperback edition of the legendary, record-breaking, best-selling fourth Harry Potter novel.

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.

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16. Hatchet

by: Gary Paulsen
Release date: Dec 26, 2006
Number of Pages: 192
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This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

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17. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

by: J.K. RowlingMary GrandPré
Release date: Jul 25, 2006
Number of Pages: 652
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The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet . . . as with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore’s guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

18. The Book Thief

by: Markus Zusak
Release date: Sep 11, 2007
Number of Pages: 592
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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

19. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

by: Cassandra ClareSarah Rees BrennanMaureen JohnsonRobin Wasserman
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 672
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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories

20. The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms

by: Robert Kirkman
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 136
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After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #151-156.

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21. Michael Vey 6: Fall of Hades

by: Richard Paul Evans
Release date: Sep 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 352
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Michael and his friends try to recruit Hatch’s Electric Youth to their side as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying sixth installment of the New York Times bestselling series!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

22. Doctor Who Coloring Book

by: James Newman GrayLee Teng ChewJan Smith
Release date: Feb 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Planets, galaxies, villains, heroes, the Doctor, the TARDIS and the time vortex–all intricately illustrated in this adult coloring book packed with original Doctor Who art. With 96 stunning pages to color, plus all the best quotes from the beloved TV show, this out-of-this-world adult coloring book is perfect for any creative Doctor Who fan.
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23. Tales of the Peculiar

by: Ransom RiggsAndrew Davidson
Release date: Sep 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 192
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A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, now a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.
 
Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
 
Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.

A perfect gift, reminiscent of classic bookmaking, this beautifully packaged volume features full-page woodcut illustrations, gold foil stamping, a ribbon, and removable back sticker. 
 
“[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder.” —Financial Times
 
“With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.” —GeekDad.com

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories

24. The Walking Dead Book 13

by: Robert Kirkman
Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 296
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After a devastating encounter with the Whisperers, Rick must rally the communities to take action. But have they already reached their breaking point?

Collects issues 145 through 156.

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25. The Outsiders

by: S. E. Hinton
Release date: Apr 20, 2006
Number of Pages: 224
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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he’s got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton’s classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world.” —The New York Times

“Taut with tension, filled with drama.” —The Chicago Tribune

“[A] classic coming-of-age book.” —Philadelphia Daily News

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award

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26. Girl Online: Going Solo: The Third Novel by Zoella (Girl Online Book)

by: Zoe Sugg
Release date: Nov 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 336
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The third novel in the New York Times bestselling Girl Online series by the award-winning YouTuber and blogger Zoe “Zoella” Sugg.

Penny’s life is back to normal.

As Penny starts the school year she’s ready to face the world—alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early, and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends.

Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy—Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her around every corner?

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Dating & Sex

27. Glass Sword (Red Queen)

by: Victoria Aveyard
Release date: Feb 09, 2016
Number of Pages: 464
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The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

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Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction

28. The Catcher in the Rye

by: J.D. Salinger
Release date: May 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 240
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Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger’s New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children’s voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden’s voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
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29. The Cellar

by: Natasha Preston
Release date: Mar 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 368
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Now a New York Times bestseller! A gripping, ripped-the-headlines thriller from writing sensation Natasha Preston.

“Lily?”

My stomach dropped as a tall, dark-haired man stepped into view. Had he been hiding between the trees?

“No. Sorry.” Gulping, I took a step back. “I’m not Lily.”

He shook his head, a satisfied grin on his face. “No. You are Lily.”

“I’m Summer. You have the wrong person.” You utter freak!

I could hear my pulse crashing in my ears. How stupid to give him my real name. He continued to stare at me, smiling. It made me feel sick.

“You are Lily,” he repeated.

Before I could blink, he threw his arms forward and grabbed me. I tried to shout, but he clasped his hand over my mouth, muffling my screams. My heart raced. I’m going to die.

For months Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her?and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can’t survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out…

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30. The Little Prince

by: Antoine de Saint-ExupéryRichard Howard
Release date: Jun 29, 2000
Number of Pages: 96
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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard’s translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry’s unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry’s original artwork. Combining Richard Howard’s translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

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