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All titles can be found in the Young Teens Area, unless otherwise noted.

Down the rabbit hole : an Echo Falls mystery / Peter Abrahams

Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid
Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home
town of Echo Falls.

London calling / Edward Bloor

Seventh-grader Martin Conway believes that his life is
monotonous and dull until the night the antique radio he uses as
a night-light transports him to the bombing of London in 1940.

The tequila worm / Viola Canales

Sofia grows up in the close-knit community of the barrio in
McAllen, Texas, then finds that her experiences as a scholarship
student at an Episcopal boarding school in Austin only
strengthen her ties to family and her "comadres."

The wish list / Eoin Colfer

Meg Finn is in trouble. She's dead, but not at peace--she's
in limbo, her good deeds perfectly balanced against her bad
deeds; Heaven or Hell wait, a tip of the scale away. So she's
back on Earth trying to tip the scale to the good by helping her
last victim, and her former "partner" is also back, trying to
force her to tip the scale to the bad.

Victory / Susan Cooper [Children’s Fiction Shelves]

Alternating chapters follow the mysterious connection between
a homesick English girl living in present-day America and an
eleven-year-old boy serving in the British Rol Navy in 1803,
aboard the H.M.S. Victory, commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Ingo / Helen Dunmore

As they search for their missing father near their Cornwall
home, Sapphy and her brother Conor learn about their family's
connection to the domains of air and of water.

My almost epic summer / Adele Griffin

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take
glamorous vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons
about life after meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

The witch's boy / Michael Gruber

A grotesque foundling turns against the witch who sacrificed
almost everything to raise him when he becomes consumed by the
desire for money and revenge against those who have hurt him,
but he eventually finds his true heart's desire.
Princess Academy / Shannon Hale
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses
with the other girls from her mountain village,
fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and
connections to her homeland.

Flush / Carl Hiaasen

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah
Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence
that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge
tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.

Crossing the wire / Will Hobbs

Fifteen-year-old Victor Flores journeys north in a desperate
attempt to cross the Arizona border and find work in the United
States to support his family in central Mexico.

Heat / Mike Lupica

Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social
services after being banned from playing Little League baseball
because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he
has no parents to offer them proof.

The kite rider : a novel / by Geraldine McCaughrean

In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed
mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou
has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a
circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler
Kublai Khan.

Wolf brother / Michelle Paver

6,000 years in the past, twelve-year-old Tarak and his guide,
a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath
the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of
the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear
that threatens all the clans. (First in a series)

Past perfect, present tense : new and collected stories / by

Richard Peck
A collection of short stories, including two previously
unpublished ones, that deal with the way things could be.

The Lightning Thief / Rick Riordan

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son
of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother
sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new
friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Missing Abby / Lee Weatherly

As the last one to see thirteen-year-old Abby, Emma is
determined to discover the truth about her mysterious
disappearance, spurred in part by her feelings of guilt over
ending their friendship in order to ensure popularity at her new

Adam Canfield of the Slash / Michael Winerip

While serving as co-editors of their school newspaper,
middle-schoolers Adam and Jennifer uncover fraud and corruption
in their school and in the city's government.

Storm thief / Chris Wooding

With the help of a golem, two teenaged thieves try to survive
on the city island of Orokos, where unpredictable probability
storms continually change both the landscape and the

Hush / Jacqueline Woodson

Twelve-year-old Toswiah finds her life changed when her
family enters the witness protection program.