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Afterward
Afterward Image
When 11-year-old Dylan is kidnapped and then rescued, everyone is surprised to discover Ethan, who had disappeared four years earlier. Caroline just wants to know what happened to her brother and Ethan is the only one who can tell her.
Anna and the Swallow Man
Beware that Girl
Beware that Girl Image
Kate O'Brien is a new scholarship student at the Waverly School in New York City. Kate has dreams of going to Yale with good grades and fitting in with her affluent peers are her top priorities. When Mr. Redkin joins the staff, Kate finds herself in a triangle that will deter her from her goals.
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights Image

Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. Daniels stayed on in the area to continue to assist civil rights workers.

Blood Red Snow White
Blood Red Snow White Image
Based on the life of Arthur Ransome, children's books author. Ransome leaves England in 1913 and moves to Russia to collect stories for his book. Ransome becomes a journalist/spy for the English government during the Russian Revolution and later escapes with the Trotsky's personal secretary.
Climate Migrants: on the move in a warming world
Climate Migrants: on the move in a warming world Image
Explores the migration of peoples throughout the world in response to the effects of climate change, including droughts, desertification, rising sea level, melting permafrost and severe storms.
Crooked Kingdom
Crooked Kingdom Image
Kaz Brekker and his crew are fighting for their lives after being double-crossed and never receiving payment for a heist. New characters arrive in Ketterdam and a war of wits and blood is about to occur. Sequel to Six of Crows.
Dig Too Deep
Dig Too Deep Image
Liberty must leave Washington, D.C., to live with her granny in Ebbottsville, Kentucky, after her mother is sent to prison for violent political protest. Nothing in Ebbottsville is as she remembers though with residents sick and the tap water bright orange.
Essential Maps for the Lost
Essential Maps for the Lost Image

The summer after graduating from high school, Mads is in Seattle, living with her uncle’s family, and taking a real estate course as a step to taking over her mother’s business. Mads finds a dead body while on an early morning swim. She cannot forget the women and proceeds to learn all she can about her even going so far as to befriend her son.

Every Hidden Thing
Every Hidden Thing Image
Samuel and Rachel, children of rival fossil hunters, are drawn to each other as the rivalry between their fathers intensifies. As the fathers battle over the newly discovered dinosaur fossil, Samuel and Rachel must face the dangers of the dig and the dangers of the American west.
Flawed
Flawed Image
In a society where perfection is expected and the "flawed" are branded, Celestine North lives a perfect life. When Celestine stands up for a "flawed" man on the bus, her life changes instantly, and she is now one of the flawed.
Four-Four-Two
Four-Four-Two Image
Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, 18-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.
Gemini
Gemini Image
In a small town, as high school graduation approaches, two conjoined sisters must weight the importance of their dreams as individuals against the risk inherent in the surgery that has the potential to separate them forever.
Genius
Genius Image
Tex, Tunde, Painted Wolf - the players in the high stakes The Game where 200 geniuses from around the world go head-to-head in a competition devised by India's youngest CEO.
Girl in Pieces
Girl in Pieces Image
As she struggles to recover and survive, 17-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.
Highly Illogical Behavior
Highly Illogical Behavior Image
Agoraphobic 16-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that, and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.
Holding Up the Universe
Holding Up the Universe Image
Libby Strout was once known as "America's Fattest Teen" and after years of weight struggles, she is attending school for the first time in years. Jack Masselin has face blindness, every day he has to relearn the faces in his life to recognize them. When Libby and Jack meet, their life is changed for the better.
Kids of Appetite
Kids of Appetite Image
Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.
Lucky Strikes
Lucky Strikes Image
With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister and of the family gas station.
My Lady Jane
My Lady Jane Image
Lady Jane Grey, 16, is about to be married to a total stranger and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that's the least of Jane's problems. She's about to become Queen of England.
My Name is Not Friday
My Name is Not Friday Image
Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery. Somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.
Pasadena
Pasadena Image
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a California swimming pool, her family calls it an accident, her friends call it suicide, but Jude calls it murder, and the suspects are family and friends.
Quicks
Quicks Image
Marion High, an inner-city school in Indianapolis, has never had a state championship. It's D-Bow's senior year, his A-Game is ready, big-time colleges are taking notice, and he's dreaming big. What's rattling D-Bow is the cocky white guy, Daryl. He wants D-Bow's job at point.
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies Image
Aspen Quick can reach inside people and steal their innermost things, fear, memories, scars, even love. Aspen's family is part of a secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.
Scary Out There
Scary Out There Image
A collection of over 20 stories and poems that have been written by members of the Horror Writers Association about worst fears.
Scythe
Scythe Image
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (gleaned) by professional reapers (scythes). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe, a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.
Space Junk: the dangers of polluting Earth's orbit
Space Junk: the dangers of polluting Earth

Journey into outer space and learn about the millions of pieces of debris dangerously floating in Earth’s orbit.

Stealing Indians
Stealing Indians Image
Four Indian teenagers are kidnapped from different regions, their lives changed by an institution designed to eradicate their identity, and without family to protect them, only their friendship helps them endure.
Still Life with Tornado
Still Life with Tornado Image
A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier, and why she suddenly cannot make art.
Thanks for the Trouble
Thanks for the Trouble Image
Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request, treat me like a teenager.
The Darkest Corners
The Darkest Corners Image
Tessa returns to her hometown 10 years after providing eyewitness testimony to put away the Ohio River Monster serial killer. Another murder with similarities to the murder 10 years ago makes Tessa question if the wrong man went to prison.
The Forgetting
The Forgetting Image
Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every 12 years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives, but somehow 17-year-old Nadia has never forgotten.
The Gilded Cage
The Gilded Cage Image
Katherine Randolph, who grew up on a farm in Virginia, discovers that she is an English heiress. 1820s England and Walthingham Hall seems like another world to 16-year-old Katherine.
The Girl Who Fell
The Girl Who Fell Image
When new boy in school, Alec, sweeps Zephyr off her feet, their passionate romance takes a dangerous and possessive turn when Alec begins manipulating Zephyr.
The Great American Whatever
The Great American Whatever Image
Quinn Roberts is coping with his sister's death and his mother's sleeping to escape reality when his best friend takes him to his first college party. Quinn meets a guy and imagines his future as a screenplay with a happily-ever-after ending.
The Human Microbiome: the germs that keep you healthy
The Human Microbiome: the germs that keep you healthy Image

Your body is home to trillions of microbial cells. A small number are unhealthy germs, but most perform essential jobs. Using techniques such as DNA sequencing, scientists are uncovering the secrets of the human microbiome.

The Incident of the Bridge
The Incident of the Bridge Image
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to morn the loss. Her sister, Ten, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happened on that bridge and find Thisbe.
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas Image
Jesse's life is cut short by the heart condition he was born with. Before he dies, he arranges a mysterious trip to Europe for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take after he passes away.
The Last Boy and Girl in the World
The Last Boy and Girl in the World Image
With their town sliding underwater and everyone being ordered to leave, Keeley and her friends gather to make the most of every minute they have left together, prompting Keeley to take a final chance at winning over a longtime crush.
The Memory of Light
The Memory of Light Image
When Victoria Cruz wakes up in a psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital after her failed suicide attempt, she still has no desire to live, but as the weeks pass, and she meets Dr. Desai and three of the other patients, she begins to reflect on the reasons why she feels like a loser compared with the rest of her family, and to see a path ahead where she can make a life of her own.
The Radius of Us
The Radius of Us Image
Ninety seconds can change a life, not just the place you live, but the person others think you are. Phoenix Flores has spent months waiting for safety for his brother and is now staying with a couple who offer him hope. But Phoenix's history puts him in jeopardy of being deported.
The Reader
The Reader Image
Set in a world where reading is unheard of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered.
The Romantics
The Romantics Image
When his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation, 17-year-old Gael is heartbroken until Love, the trusty narrator, intervenes.
The Row
The Row Image
Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father and believes wholeheartedly that he is innocent.
The Serpent King
The Serpent King Image
The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee, without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.
The Square Root of Summer
The Square Root of Summer Image
Gottie Oppenheimer, a 17-year-old physics prodigy, navigates grief, love, and disruptions in the space-time continuum in one very eventful summer.
This is the Part Where You Laugh
This is the Part Where You Laugh Image
Sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.
We are the Ants
We are the Ants Image
Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.
What Light
What Light Image

Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. Every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Afterward Image
Afterward
When 11-year-old Dylan is kidnapped and then rescued, everyone is surprised to discover Ethan, who had disappeared four years earlier. Caroline just wants to know what happened to her brother and Ethan is the only one who can tell her.
Beware that Girl Image
Beware that Girl
Kate O'Brien is a new scholarship student at the Waverly School in New York City. Kate has dreams of going to Yale with good grades and fitting in with her affluent peers are her top priorities. When Mr. Redkin joins the staff, Kate finds herself in a triangle that will deter her from her goals.
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights Image
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights
Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. Daniels stayed on in the area to continue to assist civil rights workers.
Blood Red Snow White Image
Blood Red Snow White
Based on the life of Arthur Ransome, children's books author. Ransome leaves England in 1913 and moves to Russia to collect stories for his book. Ransome becomes a journalist/spy for the English government during the Russian Revolution and later escapes with the Trotsky's personal secretary.
Climate Migrants: on the move in a warming world Image
Climate Migrants: on the move in a warming world
Explores the migration of peoples throughout the world in response to the effects of climate change, including droughts, desertification, rising sea level, melting permafrost and severe storms.
Crooked Kingdom Image
Crooked Kingdom
Kaz Brekker and his crew are fighting for their lives after being double-crossed and never receiving payment for a heist. New characters arrive in Ketterdam and a war of wits and blood is about to occur. Sequel to Six of Crows.
Dig Too Deep Image
Dig Too Deep
Liberty must leave Washington, D.C., to live with her granny in Ebbottsville, Kentucky, after her mother is sent to prison for violent political protest. Nothing in Ebbottsville is as she remembers though with residents sick and the tap water bright orange.
Essential Maps for the Lost Image
Essential Maps for the Lost
The summer after graduating from high school, Mads is in Seattle, living with her uncle’s family, and taking a real estate course as a step to taking over her mother’s business. Mads finds a dead body while on an early morning swim. She cannot forget the women and proceeds to learn all she can about her even going so far as to befriend her son.
Every Hidden Thing Image
Every Hidden Thing
Samuel and Rachel, children of rival fossil hunters, are drawn to each other as the rivalry between their fathers intensifies. As the fathers battle over the newly discovered dinosaur fossil, Samuel and Rachel must face the dangers of the dig and the dangers of the American west.
Flawed Image
Flawed
In a society where perfection is expected and the "flawed" are branded, Celestine North lives a perfect life. When Celestine stands up for a "flawed" man on the bus, her life changes instantly, and she is now one of the flawed.
Four-Four-Two Image
Four-Four-Two
Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, 18-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.
Gemini Image
Gemini
In a small town, as high school graduation approaches, two conjoined sisters must weight the importance of their dreams as individuals against the risk inherent in the surgery that has the potential to separate them forever.
Genius Image
Genius
Tex, Tunde, Painted Wolf - the players in the high stakes The Game where 200 geniuses from around the world go head-to-head in a competition devised by India's youngest CEO.
Girl in Pieces Image
Girl in Pieces
As she struggles to recover and survive, 17-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.
Highly Illogical Behavior Image
Highly Illogical Behavior
Agoraphobic 16-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that, and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.
Holding Up the Universe Image
Holding Up the Universe
Libby Strout was once known as "America's Fattest Teen" and after years of weight struggles, she is attending school for the first time in years. Jack Masselin has face blindness, every day he has to relearn the faces in his life to recognize them. When Libby and Jack meet, their life is changed for the better.
Kids of Appetite Image
Kids of Appetite
Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.
Lucky Strikes Image
Lucky Strikes
With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister and of the family gas station.
My Lady Jane Image
My Lady Jane
Lady Jane Grey, 16, is about to be married to a total stranger and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that's the least of Jane's problems. She's about to become Queen of England.
My Name is Not Friday Image
My Name is Not Friday
Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery. Somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.
Pasadena Image
Pasadena
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a California swimming pool, her family calls it an accident, her friends call it suicide, but Jude calls it murder, and the suspects are family and friends.
Quicks Image
Quicks
Marion High, an inner-city school in Indianapolis, has never had a state championship. It's D-Bow's senior year, his A-Game is ready, big-time colleges are taking notice, and he's dreaming big. What's rattling D-Bow is the cocky white guy, Daryl. He wants D-Bow's job at point.
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies Image
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies
Aspen Quick can reach inside people and steal their innermost things, fear, memories, scars, even love. Aspen's family is part of a secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.
Scary Out There Image
Scary Out There
A collection of over 20 stories and poems that have been written by members of the Horror Writers Association about worst fears.
Scythe Image
Scythe
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (gleaned) by professional reapers (scythes). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe, a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.
Space Junk: the dangers of polluting Earth
Space Junk: the dangers of polluting Earth's orbit
Journey into outer space and learn about the millions of pieces of debris dangerously floating in Earth’s orbit.
Stealing Indians Image
Stealing Indians
Four Indian teenagers are kidnapped from different regions, their lives changed by an institution designed to eradicate their identity, and without family to protect them, only their friendship helps them endure.
Still Life with Tornado Image
Still Life with Tornado
A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier, and why she suddenly cannot make art.
Thanks for the Trouble Image
Thanks for the Trouble
Parker hasn't spoken since he watched his father die five years ago. He communicates through writing on slips of paper and keeps track of his thoughts by journaling. A loner, Parker has little interest in school, his classmates, or his future. But everything changes when he meets Zelda, a mysterious young woman with an unusual request, treat me like a teenager.
The Darkest Corners Image
The Darkest Corners
Tessa returns to her hometown 10 years after providing eyewitness testimony to put away the Ohio River Monster serial killer. Another murder with similarities to the murder 10 years ago makes Tessa question if the wrong man went to prison.
The Forgetting Image
The Forgetting
Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every 12 years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives, but somehow 17-year-old Nadia has never forgotten.
The Gilded Cage Image
The Gilded Cage
Katherine Randolph, who grew up on a farm in Virginia, discovers that she is an English heiress. 1820s England and Walthingham Hall seems like another world to 16-year-old Katherine.
The Girl Who Fell Image
The Girl Who Fell
When new boy in school, Alec, sweeps Zephyr off her feet, their passionate romance takes a dangerous and possessive turn when Alec begins manipulating Zephyr.
The Great American Whatever Image
The Great American Whatever
Quinn Roberts is coping with his sister's death and his mother's sleeping to escape reality when his best friend takes him to his first college party. Quinn meets a guy and imagines his future as a screenplay with a happily-ever-after ending.
The Human Microbiome: the germs that keep you healthy Image
The Human Microbiome: the germs that keep you healthy
Your body is home to trillions of microbial cells. A small number are unhealthy germs, but most perform essential jobs. Using techniques such as DNA sequencing, scientists are uncovering the secrets of the human microbiome.
The Incident of the Bridge Image
The Incident of the Bridge
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge it looks like there is only one thing to call it and the town prepares to morn the loss. Her sister, Ten, and Fen, the new kid in town, are not convinced and they set out to figure out what happened on that bridge and find Thisbe.
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas Image
The Land of 10,000 Madonnas
Jesse's life is cut short by the heart condition he was born with. Before he dies, he arranges a mysterious trip to Europe for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take after he passes away.
The Last Boy and Girl in the World Image
The Last Boy and Girl in the World
With their town sliding underwater and everyone being ordered to leave, Keeley and her friends gather to make the most of every minute they have left together, prompting Keeley to take a final chance at winning over a longtime crush.
The Memory of Light Image
The Memory of Light
When Victoria Cruz wakes up in a psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital after her failed suicide attempt, she still has no desire to live, but as the weeks pass, and she meets Dr. Desai and three of the other patients, she begins to reflect on the reasons why she feels like a loser compared with the rest of her family, and to see a path ahead where she can make a life of her own.
The Radius of Us Image
The Radius of Us
Ninety seconds can change a life, not just the place you live, but the person others think you are. Phoenix Flores has spent months waiting for safety for his brother and is now staying with a couple who offer him hope. But Phoenix's history puts him in jeopardy of being deported.
The Reader Image
The Reader
Set in a world where reading is unheard of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered.
The Romantics Image
The Romantics
When his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation, 17-year-old Gael is heartbroken until Love, the trusty narrator, intervenes.
The Row Image
The Row
Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father and believes wholeheartedly that he is innocent.
The Serpent King Image
The Serpent King
The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee, without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.
The Square Root of Summer Image
The Square Root of Summer
Gottie Oppenheimer, a 17-year-old physics prodigy, navigates grief, love, and disruptions in the space-time continuum in one very eventful summer.
This is the Part Where You Laugh Image
This is the Part Where You Laugh
Sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.
We are the Ants Image
We are the Ants
Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.
What Light Image
What Light
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. Every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.