Staff Recommendations for 14+

Our staff have picked out their favorites for children ages 14+ years old. These include some classics, some local authors, and some books you may not have heard yet. Take a look! 

We have attached a PDF of hours of at-home entertainment with the latest books, activities, and more. Flip through this catalog and stock up for the summer using the link at the bottom of the page. 

 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061120077
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 30th, 2006

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred


To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!

Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found o


The Marrow Thieves Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781770864863
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Published: Dcb - September 1st, 2017

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream.


The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!


They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Adventure Zone!

SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!

READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!


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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award


“Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.”


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The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


When Dimple Met Rishi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481478694
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 22nd, 2018

A New York Times bestseller
The inspiration for the Netflix original series Mismatched!

An NPR Best Book of 2017
A BuzzFeed Best YA Book of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Young Adult Book of 2017
A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017
A <


I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Jojo Moyes, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”


The Bird and the Blade Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062674166
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

A sweeping and tragic debut novel perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Megan Whalen Turner. This young adult novel is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.


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Akata Witch Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!