Special Topics and Award Books

Secrets of Camp Whatever

Willow doesn't want to go to her dad's weird old summer camp any more than she wants her family to move to the weird old town where that camp is located. She finds herself neck-deep in a confounding mystery involving stolen snacks, suspected vampires, and missing campers, all shrouded in the sinister fog that hides a generation of secrets at Camp.

   
Secrets of Camp Whatever

Chris Grine
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Secrets Of Camp Whatever v. 1)

Willow doesn't want to go to her dad's weird old summer camp any more than she wants her family to move to the weird old town where that camp is located. She finds herself neck-deep in a confounding mystery involving stolen snacks, suspected vampires, and missing campers, all shrouded in the sinister fog that hides a generation of secrets at Camp.


Long Distance

Vega's parents decide it's time to pack up and leave her hometown behind for boring Seattle. To help her settle into her new life, her parents send Vega off to summer camp to make new friends. When her cellphone unexpectedly calls it quits and things at camp start getting stranger and stranger, Vega has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what's going on!

   
Long Distance

Whitney Gardner
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Gardner Long Distance)

Vega's parents decide it's time to pack up and leave her hometown behind for boring Seattle. To help her settle into her new life, her parents send Vega off to summer camp to make new friends. When her cellphone unexpectedly calls it quits and things at camp start getting stranger and stranger, Vega has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what's going on!


Another Kind

Tucked away in a government facility nicknamed the Playroom, six not-quite-human kids learn to control their strange and unpredictable abilities. Life is good -- or safe, at least -- hidden from the prying eyes of a judgmental world. That is, until a security breach forces them out of their home and into the path of the Collector, a mysterious being with leech-like powers.

   
Another Kind

Trevor Bream
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Bream Another Kind)

Tucked away in a government facility nicknamed the Playroom, six not-quite-human kids learn to control their strange and unpredictable abilities. Life is good -- or safe, at least -- hidden from the prying eyes of a judgmental world. That is, until a security breach forces them out of their home and into the path of the Collector, a mysterious being with leech-like powers.


Tidesong

Sophie is a young witch, to train for her entrance exams, she is sent to relatives she's never met. Frustrated, Sophie attempts magic on her own, but the spell goes wrong, and she accidentally entangles her magic with the magic of a young water dragon named Lir. Sophie knows what she's doing is wrong, but without Lir's help, can she prove herself?

   
Tidesong

Wendy Xu
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Xu Tidesong)

Sophie is a young witch, to train for her entrance exams, she is sent to relatives she's never met. Frustrated, Sophie attempts magic on her own, but the spell goes wrong, and she accidentally entangles her magic with the magic of a young water dragon named Lir. Sophie knows what she's doing is wrong, but without Lir's help, can she prove herself?


The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

In this retelling of the Korean legend The tale of Shim Cheong, Mina is swept away to the Spirit Realm, where, assisted by a motley crew of demons, gods, and lesser spirits, she sets out to awaken the sleeping Sea God and save her homeland and family from deadly storms.

   
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

Axie Oh
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Oh)

In this retelling of the Korean legend The tale of Shim Cheong, Mina is swept away to the Spirit Realm, where, assisted by a motley crew of demons, gods, and lesser spirits, she sets out to awaken the sleeping Sea God and save her homeland and family from deadly storms.


In Deeper Waters

A young Prince Tal must rely on a mysterious stranger, the roguish Athlen, to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour.

   
In Deeper Waters

F.T. Lukens
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Lukens)

A young Prince Tal must rely on a mysterious stranger, the roguish Athlen, to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour.


The Girl From the Sea

One night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface.

   
The Girl From the Sea

Molly Ostertag
(Graphic Novels - GN Osterta Girl From The Sea)

One night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface.


Dark and Deepest Red

Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.

   
Dark and Deepest Red

Anna-Marie McLemore
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mclemor)

Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sanctuary

In 2032, when sixteen-year-old Vali's mother is detained by the Deportation Forces, Vali must flee Vermont with her little brother, Ernie, hoping to reach their Tía Luna in the sanctuary state of California.

   
Sanctuary

Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mendoza)

In 2032, when sixteen-year-old Vali's mother is detained by the Deportation Forces, Vali must flee Vermont with her little brother, Ernie, hoping to reach their Tía Luna in the sanctuary state of California.


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

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