New Books for Teens
Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute
New York Times bestselling Sayantani DasGupta brings her trademark wit and insight to this bright and funny Sense and Sensibility retelling!
Eila Das is used to following her head, rather than her heart. When she meets Rahul at Rosewood, a summer camp where campers are being scouted for the hit Bridgerton-like TV show, she experiences...feelings. Between the drama of the show and the drama of the camp, Eila will have to keep her wits about her to make it through the summer. But when she has to choose between her head and her heart, what will she do?
I Am the Walrus
Eoin Colfer meets Rick Riordan--with a little Margaret Peterson Haddix sprinkled on top--in this hilarious new sci-fi series from award-winning authors Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman.
When fourteen-year-old Noah falls from the trees on his classmate Sahara, he doesn't understand how, or why, he would have been up there. It's just one more in a string of strange things happening to Noah lately.
Like when he keels over and every muscle in his body freezes when confronted by bullies. And when he vanishes into the background at a moment he doesn't want to be noticed. And when he unexpectedly blasts Sahara with a bird shriek while flapping his arms uncontrollably in the middle of a school dance. What does it all mean? And why do there suddenly seem to be so many mysterious people trying to kill him?
Noah's friend Ogden has an idea...but like all of Ogden's ideas, it's out there. Way out there...
Dog Diaries: Big Top Bonanza
This laugh-out-loud funny illustrated book in James Patterson's New York Times bestselling series finds our favorite dog Junior on a high-flying circus adventure!
Imagine my WAG-NIFICENT excitement when I found out the circus was coming to town! I'd do anything to join those muscly mastiffs, tumbling toy poodles, and clowning corgis. Read my latest diary to discover:
- How my pack-pals and I caused carnival chaos!
- The way I reunited with the most-wanted escapee from pooch prison.
- My show-stealing PAW-formance.
It's going to be a RE-BARK-ABLE show! With my whole pooch pack alongside me--and, of course, my favorite pet human, RUFF!--what could possibly go wrong?
The Last Comics on Earth
The Last Kids on Earth are creating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK!
From worldwide bestselling author Max Brallier comes a full-color graphic novel spin-off series based on the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Last Kids on Earth!
Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk are about to face a challenge unlike any they’ve faced before . . . At their local comic book store, the kids make a startling discovery: they’ve read every last issue of their favorite comic, Z-Man, and no new issues are coming...ever! (Thanks a lot, apocalypse.). Nooo!
Our heroes have but one choice: continue Z-Man’s legacy by writing and illustrating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK! Step one? Knock off their beloved Z-Man and cast themselves as super rad, super goofy, superhero protectors of the mysterious city of Apocalyptia. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything!
Fans are sure to love this hilarious, action-packed, four-color graphic novel series by the creators of The last Kids on Earth.
The One and Only Ruby
From beloved powerhouse author Katherine Applegate comes The One and Only Ruby, starring the adorable baby elephant from the Newbery Medal-winning modern classic The One and Only Ivan and its bestselling sequel, The One and Only Bob.
Ruby's story picks up a few months after the events of The One and Only Bob. Now living in a wildlife sanctuary, Ruby's caretaker from the elephant orphanage in Africa where she grew up is visiting. Seeing him again brings back a flood of memories both happy and sad of her life before the circus, and she recounts the time she spent in the African savannah to Ivan and Bob.
In the timeless way that only Katherine Applegate could craft, this highly anticipated novel in verse is the perfect mix of heartfelt and humorous, poignant and sweet. Artist Patricia Castelao returns to the world of Ivan and his friends with gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations to complete the story.
The One and Only Ruby features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).
This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.
Don't miss the film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan, now streaming on Disney+!
eResources for Teens
Biography Reference Center
Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine including thousands of narrative biographies. Tutorial
Britannica High School
Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more.
Nonfiction geared for K-12 students. Includes articles, images, eBooks, novels, and essays.
Britannica School - Middle
Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places.
Learn about careers, build your workplace skills.
Explore a variety of careers and prepare by taking practice exams. Tutorial