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The Book Thief

• <b>Author:</b> Markus Zusak<p>The extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.<p>It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier …

Your books of the year 2013 - children's and teens

What were Guardian children's books site young reviewers' top reads of 2013? Discover the books and authors - both well-known and newer names - our site members urge other readers to explore<p><b>AmySharps</b><br>My book of the year is <b>Divergent by Veronica Roth</b>. It's my book of the year because it was absolutely …

The Hobbit

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>Now a major motion picture<p>A great modern classic and the prelude to <i>THE LORD OF THE RINGS</i> Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and …

Middle School: Not So Bad

It's pretty great, actually.<p>Middle school has a terrible reputation. The titles of James Patterson’s middle-school series say it all: From the number-one <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life</i>, which launched the series in 2011, to last summer’s <i>Middle School: How I</i> …

The Hunger Games

• <b>Author:</b> Suzanne Collins<p>The book no one can stop talking about . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one …

Is teen romantic fiction bad for boys?

If Edward Cullen had a big nose, would Bella still have fallen for him? The gorgeous guys of young adult romantic fiction do a disservice to real life teen boys, with their acne and braces, says blogger Millie Woodrow-Hill<p>Do you agree? Disagree? Email your thoughts to …

Teen fiction's ordinary romantic heroes

It's been claimed that seductive male beauties in YA fiction set unattainable standards for adolescent boys. But plenty of them are reassuringly unspectacular<p>Last week, a blogger asked whether the handsome heartthrobs of contemporary teen fiction were bad for boys' self-esteem: "While the …

United We Spy

• <b>Author:</b> Ally Carter<p>Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Times best-selling Gallagher Girls series with this new edition, featuring an exclusive new epilogue from Ally Carter ! Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling …

The Fault in Our Stars

• <b>Author:</b> John Green<p><b>"The greatest romance story of this decade."</b> —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><p><b>-Millions of copies sold-</b><b><br>#1 New York Times Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 USA Today Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 International Bestseller</b><p><b>TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012<br>TODAY Book Club pick</b> <b><br>Now a Major Motion</b> …

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.<p>May 18, 2009 – Percy …

Clockwork Angel

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. Discover the riveting first book in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.<p>In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight …

Fangirl

• <b>Author:</b> Rainbow Rowell<p><b>#1 New York Times bestselling author!</b><p>In Rainbow Rowell's <i>Fangirl</i>, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series …

Clockwork Prince

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.<p>In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found …

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess?<p>May 18, 2009 – Percy Jackson s fifth and final adventure begins with a blast and gets …

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

• <b>Author:</b> Ellen Raskin<p><b>"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review</b>A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen …

The Fall of Five

• <b>Author:</b> Pittacus Lore<p>The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?<p>John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once …

City of Bones

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<p>When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much …

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

• <b>Author:</b> Suzanne Collins<p>The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen. The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne …

The Maze Runner

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.<p>The first book in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Maze Runner series—<i>The Maze Runner</i> is a modern classic, perfect for fans of <i>The Hunger Games</i> and <i>Divergent</i>.<p>When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing …

Divergent

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions …

The Outsiders

• <b>Author:</b> S.E. Hinton<p><b>A heroic story of friendship and belonging</b><p>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 …

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics)

• <b>Author:</b> Mildred D. Taylor<p><b>Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers.</b><p>Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the …

An Unreal and Fantastic Caldecott Call for 2014 Winner Brian Floca

“I could see it was a call from Pennsylvania,” said the author-illustrator. “There was a part of me that really wanted to go back to sleep, and …

Books

Holes

• <b>Author:</b> Louis Sachar<p><b>Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.</b><p>Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his …