Great book for kids and inspired teachers. Full of fun projects and tips. Must read.
Great book for home decoration. Many great ideas. Fun and innovative with materials.
Classic Sherlock in comic form.
The follow-up to Retaliation. Ahmed and Tashera left DC and are not in college. Accusations of a crime kills Ahmed's dreams of playing college basketball. Tashera begins investigating a serial rapist that's attaching freshmen, but can a high profile athlete go to jail?
Book 3 in the Divergent series. The movie of Part 1 releases in March of 2016 and Part 2 March of 2017.
Must read. Highly recommended. Make complex programming concepts fun. Very creative and easy to follow projects. Kids will love this book.
Simple to follow instructions. Fun projects. Librarian's pick.
Recommended by Kaila L.
Recommended by Eric H.
Finally, a super practical use for classics.
Enter the world of competitive knitting!
Imagine being born in Zimbabwe, raised in North Philly and having a story to tell. MK deals with an absent father, a mother in a mental hospital and a brother locked up in prison and learns how to grow up from strippers, rappers, alternative school and ghetto philosophers.
PC hobbyists must read. Build your own PC with simple to follow steps and all.
Kennedy always follows the rules until she starts hanging with Sasha. Now that school's out, it's parties, boys, drama and lies.
Recommended by Dawson W.
If you like The Wire, check this out: simple and powerful. Also, a must read for anyone struggling to accept themselves.
She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul.
Insane, super mutant knows he's in a comic book. What's next?
Fun, colorful and creative DIY ideas for home and office. Many wonderful projects for busy people.
Amy, another girl from Kansas, is sucked into a assassination plot to dethrone the megalomaniac and magic addict Dorothy.
A gory, funny and delightful read.
Eat, Brains, Love is a gut wrenching zombie novel. Literally.
Winner of the Printz Honor Award and too many other awards to list. A must-read!
Thought provoking, this will stick with you. Absolutely original.
You are the flour / in my tortilla, / baby!
Other poems were deeper: anger, passion, desperation.
Good beach read: light and entertaining.
Astrid, brutally honest and beyond snarky, lives in a rocket ship in her backyard. And she's forced to go to urine-smelling public school. Iserson writes for SNL and New Girl.
Recommended by Jia-Hui M.
An honest depiction of one woman's struggle with crack addiction, incarceration and traumatic childhood. Raised in the public housing projects of San Francisco, Marilyn Jones has the odds stacked against her.
It was all an accident...really!
Recommended by Cathy C.
Neo-Victorian and emo.
White witch, Black witch, Good Witch, Bad witch. But what do they do with you if you're in between?
Recommended by Emily A.
Recommended by Annika L.
Summer is always hot in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn and this year is no different. Kate's missing her best friend Felicia and can't stand her new foster mother. She starts kickin it with Naleejah and transforms into a fly girl but is it real friendship or is it just a game?
Amusing etiquette and manners stuff. The verbal and cartoon asides are a stitch.
Based on the blog with the same title. Humorous and true-to-life narratives coupled with awesome artwork.
Movie in theaters August 2014.
Book 2 of the Divergent series. Movie releases March 2015.
Fun projects and inspiring!
Sequel: Romeo Redeemed.
For anyone who has felt that the inside and outside don't match.
Includes essays, photographs and live stories of more than 1,000 incarcerated youth at 200 juvenile detention instutions in 31 states within 5 years.
Kendra was raised by her grandmother so her mom could finish high school. Fast forward 14 years and it's time for Renee to raise her own high schooler, Kendra, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.
Great book! Must read for students, teachers, hobbyists. A lot of fun DIY projects.
Ever tried to make things from the house? You must read this book. Very creative and DIY projects.
Fun, creative projects using jars. Projects are cleverly thought out. Fun, colorful and inspiring.
Tim Burton directs the movie, which releases March 2016.
Book 3 in the Hunger Games series. Movie version of Part 1 released November 2014; Part 2 comes out November 2015.
Recommended by Chaz B.
The girl who kills gods.
If you like Sarah Dessen, you'll love this.
Intense, harrowing, yet hopeful.
DeMarco and Kyle need to figure out what they want and how to get it. They couldn't be more different, so is there enough room for both of them?
Recommended by Camryn H.
Movie starring Nat Wolff in theaters June 2015.
Guilty pleasure. Girl falls for bad boy, yet much more than a romance.
Brittany is forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town. Her reputation, relationship and any secrets are now up for grabs. Alex's homies make a bet that he can't get Brittany so when he does he finds out she's a real person with real problems.
The best of the best pop up books I've ever read. Colorful and fun ideas.
Recommended by Serena L.
Do you believe in second chances? And that one moment that changes the direction of your life forever?
Classic works with a Steampunk flair.
Ty needs to learn about survival and high school isn't going to teach him that. He's inherited the family's not-so-legal business but when a serious and deadly competitor gets involved Ty needs to stay ahead and away or it's game over.
From Marvel to small press, the stats and charts on the superhero-verse.
Movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz comes out January 2016.
Shorts from the world of the Shadowhunters.
Must read. The best DIY projects and ideas are in this book. Very inspiring and creative.
If you like books about family and want a cute romance on top of it, this is your book.
Recommended by Dana W.
She engineers break-ups for a fee.
Ballet dancer/Crime Fighting Superhero
Based loosely on Giselle.
Makes statistics less scary. Plus there are funny stories.
At 16, Brie literally dies of a broken heart and she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on to the afterlife.
Very loosely adapted movie version releases February 2015.
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is in theaters December 2014.
A companion guide to a first big love. Sexy.
Recommended by Miquela P.
After some smoking, drinking and a fight with a rival gang, Azael wakes up in juvie. Although he's not surprised, he also can't seem to get a straight answer out of his cell-mate or the oblivious guards. Instead he has to spend his time observing a white girl through a one-way mirror and isn't sure what she has to do with MS-13, El Salvador or his own life.
Recommended by Brad L.
Blaise is from DC where she turns to gangs for safety, money, love and family. She's a beautiful girl but the problem with gangs is there's always another that wants to take you down.
Crazy parents, human experimentation, and love triangles.
Recommended by Annika S.
Recommended by Lily M.
Author calls this trilogy, "Harry Potter with cross-dressing."
Recommended by Marisa L.
Book 2 of the Maze Runner series. Movie releases September 2015.
Highly recommended. Many great designs and projects to do within a day.
Artemis Fowl probably read this book when he was in training.
Hilarious and highly original with a Christian slant.
Adelina is a survivor of the blood fever.
Celaena is offered her freedom on one condition: she must act as the prince's champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
One of the best maker book in the collection. Must read. Great ideas and you cannot put this down.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?
32 hour kissing marathon to break Guinness record. With his ex.
Tyrell is young, black and can't catch a break. His dad is in jail, his mother is clueless and he is torn between being a teen and helping raise his younger brother. He's not good enough for his girl, but making legit money isn't easy.
Great wearable projects for kids and school. Creative and fun to make.
Recommended by Erica K.
Born and raised in Bed Stuy, New York - Ali stays away from the problems. His best friend Noodles seems to find trouble and his brother Needles blurts out the craziest things. It's all good, until they meet some people who aren't very understanding.
Both perversely hilarious and devastating.
Based on a chilling true story about the execution style murder of an 11 year old. Yummy hoped to impress and join the Black Disciples but when he knew too much about a recent shooting, he became a marked target by his own gang.