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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 04/03/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…


Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel

95 Pounds Of Hope by Anna Gavalda

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan

Avalon High: Coronation, vol. 1 – The Merlin Prophecy by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Jinky Coronado

Pandemonium by Chris Wooding and Cassandra Diaz

The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming Of Age Story by Adam Rex

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria and illustrated by Warren Pleece

Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood by Tony Lee and illustrated by Sam Hart

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Jm Ken Nimura


Computer Programming For Teens by Mary Farrell

Evolution: The Story Of Life On Earth by Jay Hosler and illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Algebra I And Algebra II Smarts! by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson

How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less by Sarah Glidden

A very interesting and dynamically illustrated book, and well worth the read. Part memoir, and travelogue, the author took a “Birthright Israel” tour, thinking she knew what she was getting herself in for, eventually discovered that like a lot of us, she didn’t know a lot about Israel at all. The book is already ending up on quite a few lists of best graphic novels for teens from this year. Check out interviews with the author at Comic Book Resources and Time magazine.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Pat Remler

Norse Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Kathleen N. Daly

Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson

Why People Get Tattoos And Other Body Art by Jeanne Nagle

BMX Racers by Ellen C. Labrecque

The Stock Market by Charles North and Charles Caes

The Word Snoop: A Wild And Witty Tour Of The English Language by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Tohby Riddle

Philosophy For Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas by Sharon M. Kaye and Paul Thomson and illustrated by Jon Compton

Eating Disorders by Tammy Laser and Stephanie Watson

Plastic Pollution by Geof Knight

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:






And for Young Adults:





And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:





And even more reading material.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

8 actors who look exactly the same on every movie poster.

Science fiction’s predictions for 2012.

Taco Bell has a breakfast menu?

The thrill of blaming others.

Twitter adopts country-specific censorship regime.

Human nature and the neurobiology of conflict.

How old does Google think you are?

Retailers resort to offering refunds to customers for positive reviews online.

There’s a mysterious object at the bottom of the Baltic sea.

Facebook about to go public.

An intimate look at the youth of Egypt in the ongoing revolution.

Polish lawmakers don Guy Fawkes masks to sign ACTA.

Political contributions from the financial sector have increased 700% since 1990.

A bookworm’s guide to casting The Corrections.

The new trailer for Game Of Thrones‘ second season.

The MPAA is “not comfortable” with the internet.

Shirley MacLaine has been cast the Dowager Countess’ nemesis on Downton Abbey.

The best and worst of Sundance 2012.

from here.

J.R.R. Tolkien snubbed by the 1961 Nobel jury.

The wise words of E. B. White.

The 10 most expensive books in the world.

An interview with Michael Ondaatje.

Best practices for Fair Use in libraries.

Literature’s greatest mustaches.

Visionaries from the paperback revolution.

Interesting books coming out in 2012.

Vladimir Putin has some books that he’d like you to read.

The alternate titles of famous books.

Great science fiction authors who never wrote sequels or trilogies.

Language is hardwired to be optimistic, even if people aren’t.

10 of literature’s trippiest books.

from here.

7 things you didn’t know about Joan Of Arc.

Was Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous anatomical chart actually a collaborative effort?

This is what happens when you ask Stephen Hawking for the secret to time travel.

The social networks of the Stone Age.

Volcanoes seen from space.

A truly bizarre headline: “Indonesian man arrested for kicking woman he thought was a ghost.”

How NASA kept astronauts from swearing on the moon.

The world’s giant trees are dying off rapidly.

When did Rome really fall?

An optimistic history of the next 40 years.