Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Recommended Reads - Teen Book Cafe (November)

Balog, Cyn, author.

Seda's mom inherited an old, crumbling mansion, and it was fun to explore the beautiful ground...

Craft, Jerry, author, artist.

Eighth grader Drew Ellis recognizes that he is't afforded the same opportunities, no matter ho...

DePrince, Michaela, author.

"The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra...

Howard, Ron, 1954- film director.

A true story. Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fr...

Guillaume, Jenna, author.

The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing over vacation is entering...

Ichaso, Chelsea, author.

As a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. At least, that'...

Johnston, E. K.

In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to t...

Kaufman, Amie, author.

Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group...

Little Badger, Darcie, 1987- author.

"Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistach...

Mabry, Samantha, author.

The Torres sisters dream of escape-- from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their S...

Murphy, Julie, 1985- author.

"Thirteen-year-old Patricia, widely known as Sweet Pea, navigates her parents' unconventi...

Oh, Ellen, editor.

Fifteen authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in sh...

Oppel, Kenneth, 1967- author.

The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy ...

Ortiz, Amparo, author.

"Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will co...

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive af...

Reichardt, Marisa, author.

When a major earthquake hits California, trapping seventeen-year-old Ruby with Charlie, a near-stra...

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go wor...

Sanderson, Brandon.

On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediatel...

Saunders, Ashley, author.

"In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows...

Shusterman, Neal, author.

A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet sub...

Springer, Nancy, author.

When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, s...

Vega, Danielle, author.

"To evade her manipulative ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Hendricks' family moves to smal...

Wein, Elizabeth, author.

A German soldier risks his life to drop off the sought-after Enigma Machine to British Intelligence...