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  • Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies

    Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies1995

    by Laura Esquivel

    (331,005)

    Summary: "Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. A...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F ESQUIVEL

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency2002

    by Alexander McCall Smith

    Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series - #1

    (240,649)

    Summary: This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F MCCALL SMITH

    copies in: 14 of 15 details

  • Gregor the Overlander
    Staff Pick

    Gregor the Overlander2003

    by Suzanne Collins

    Series: Underland Chronicles - #1

    (98,060)

    Summary: When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F COLLINS

    Locations: Book Club Sets, YA Fiction

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Criss cross [Playaway]

    Criss cross2006

    by Lynne Rae Perkins (read by Danielle Ferland )

    Summary: Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F PERKINS

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Just listen [Playaway]

    Just listen2006

    by Sarah Dessen (read by Jennifer Ikeda )

    (240,457)

    Summary: Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F DESSEN

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Sea of Trolls [Playaway]

    The Sea of Trolls2004

    by Nancy Farmer

    Series: Sea Of Trolls Series - #1

    Summary: After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F FARMER

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Shadowland [Playaway]

    Shadowland2006

    by Meg Cabot (read by Johanna Parker )

    Series: Mediator Series - #1

    Summary: Sixteen-year-old Susannah Simon is a mediator who can see and speak with ghosts. As a bridge between the living and the dead, she gets called on to help troubled ghosts take care of unfinished...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F CABOT

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cruise control [Playaway]

    Cruise control2005

    by Terry Trueman (read by Andy Paris )

    (946)

    Summary: A talented basketball player struggles to deal with the helplessness and anger that come with having a brother rendered completely dysfunctional by severe cerebral palsy and a father who deserted the family.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F TRUEMAN

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The outsiders [Playaway]

    The outsiders1993

    by S. E Hinton

    (3)

    Summary: Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents' death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves "outsiders".

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F HINTON

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Uglies [Playaway]

    Uglies2006

    by Scott Westerfeld

    Series: Uglies - #1

    (586,291)

    Summary: Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F WESTERFELD

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tangerine [Playaway]

    Tangerine2006

    by Edward Bloor

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F BLOOR

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The camel bookmobile

    The camel bookmobile2007

    by Masha Hamilton

    (2,235)

    Summary: "Evocative, seamless, and haunting, The Camel Bookmobile is a powerful saga that challenges our fears of the unknown. It is a story that captures the riddles and calamities that often occur when two...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HAMILTON

    copies in: 1 of 16 details

  • Day of tears [Playaway]

    Day of tears2006

    by Julius Lester

    Summary: Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F LESTER

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mossflower [Playaway]

    Mossflower2006

    by Brian Jacques (read by Brian Jacques )

    Series: Redwall Series - #2

    Summary: Martin, the warrior mouse, and Gonff, the mousethief, set out to find the missing ruler of Mossflower, while the other animal inhabitants of the woodland prepare to rebel against the evil wildcat who has seized power.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F JACQUES

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The king of Attolia [Playaway]

    The king of Attolia2006

    by Megan Whalen Turner

    Series: Queen's Thief Series

    (34,392)

    Summary: Eugenides, still known as a Thief of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins as he strives to prove himself both to the people of Attolia and to his new bride, their queen.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F TURNER

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Things hoped for [Playaway]

    Things hoped for2006

    by Andrew Clements

    Series: Things Not Seen Series

    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery when her grandfather suddenly goes missing.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F CLEMENTS

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Al Capone does my shirts [Playaway]

    Al Capone does my shirts2006

    by Gennifer Choldenko

    Series: Al Capone Does My Shirts Series - #1

    (41,750)

    Summary: Twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan moves to Alcatraz Island with his family when his father accepts a higher paying job as a prison guard. Moose leaves behind his friends in San Francisco so that his...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F CHOLDENKO

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away [Playaway]

    After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away2006

    by Joyce Carol Oates (read by Jennifer Ikeda )

    Summary: Blaming herself for the car accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge that killed her mother, fifteen-year-old Jenna undergoes a difficult physical and emotional recovery.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F OATES

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Prom [Playaway]

    Prom2005

    by Laurie Halse Anderson (read by Katherine Kellgren )

    (8,553)

    Summary: Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F ANDERSON

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mariel of Redwall [Playaway]

    Mariel of Redwall2004

    by Brian Jacques (read by Brian Jacques )

    Series: Redwall Series - #4

    Summary: The mousemaid Mariel achieves victory at sea for the animals of Redwall Abbey, fighting the savage pirate rat Gabool the Wild, warlord of rodent corsairs.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F JACQUES

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The last dragon [Playaway]

    The last dragon2007

    by Silvana De Mari

    Summary: Struggling to survive in a postapocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon,...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F DE MARI

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Loving Frank : a novel

    Loving Frank : a novel2008

    by Nancy Horan

    (93,729)

    Summary: This fictionalization of the life of Mamah Borthwick Cheney, best known as the woman who wrecked Frank Lloyd Wright's first marriage, is a portrayal of an independent, educated woman at odds with the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F HORAN

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Eragon [Playaway]

    Eragon2006

    by Christopher Paolini (read by Gerald Doyle )

    Series: Inheritance Series - #1

    (1,506,832)

    Summary: In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F PAOLINI

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sunrise over Fallujah [Playaway]

    Sunrise over Fallujah2008

    by Walter Dean Myers (read by J. D Jackson )

    Summary: Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F MYERS

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In search of Mockingbird [Playaway]

    In search of Mockingbird2008

    by Loretta Ellsworth (read by Jessica Almasy )

    Summary: On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Erin receives her long-dead mother's diary, which reveals that she too revered Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and wanted to be a writer, and Erin...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F ELLSWORTH

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Zookeeper's wife

    The Zookeeper's wife2008

    by Diane Ackerman

    (82,507)

    Summary: The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 940.5318 ACK

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • One whole and perfect day [Playaway]

    One whole and perfect day2009

    by Judith Clarke (read by Gretal Montgomery )

    (1,078)

    Summary: As her irritating family prepares to celebrate her grandfather's eightieth birthday, sixteen-year-old Lily yearns for just one whole perfect day together.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY YA F CLARKE

    Location: YA Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Driftless

    Driftless2009

    by David Rhodes

    (3,709)

    Summary: Words, Wisconsin, an anonymous town of only a few hundred people. But under its sleepy surface, life rages. Cora and Graham guard their dairy farm, and family, from the wicked schemes of their milk...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F RHODES

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl

    Wesley the owl : the remarkable love story of an owl and his girl2009

    by Stacey O'Brien

    (11,077)

    Summary: Written with the same heartwarming sentiment that made the memoir "Marley & Me" a runaway bestseller, biologist and owl expert O'Brien chronicles her rescue of an adorable, abandoned baby barn...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 598.97 O'BR

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise

    Garlic and sapphires : the secret life of a critic in disguise2006

    by Ruth Reichl

    (39,133)

    Summary: The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 641.5 REI

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany

    I'll never be French (no matter what I do) : living in a small village in Brittany2009

    by Mark Greenside

    (2,313)

    Summary: Author and teacher Mark Greenside recounts his struggles to fit into the life of a small Celtic village in Brittany.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 944.1 GRE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The art of racing in the rain : a novel

    The art of racing in the rain : a novel2009

    by Garth Stein

    Summary: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F STEIN

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • My name Is Mary Sutter : a novel

    My name Is Mary Sutter : a novel2011

    by Robin Oliveira

    (23,257)

    Summary: In this stunning historical novel, which opens on the eve of the Civil War, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F OLIVEIRA

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (621,322)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • Girl in translation

    Girl in translation2011

    by Jean Kwok

    (50,377)

    Summary: Caught between the pressure to succeed in America, her duty to their family, and her own personal desires, Kimberly Chang, an immigrant girl from Hong Kong, learns to constantly translate not just...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F KWOK

    copies in: 16 of 16 details

  • The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery

    The murder of Roger Ackroyd : a Hercule Poirot mystery2011

    by Agatha Christie

    Series: Hercule Poirot Series

    (173,724)

    Summary: "Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F CHRISTIE

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Jellicoe Road

    Jellicoe Road2010

    by Melina Marchetta

    (47,726)

    Summary: High school student Taylor Markham, who was abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB YA F MARCHETTA

    copies in: 14 of 14 details

  • The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel2011

    by Aimee Bender

    (62,439)

    Summary: On the eve of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. She...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F BENDER

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • Autobiography of a face
    Staff Pick

    Autobiography of a face2003

    by Lucy Grealy

    (25,201)

    Summary: At age nine, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer. When she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. In this strikingly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.916 GRE

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • The tiger's wife : a novel

    The tiger's wife : a novel2011

    by Tea Obreht

    (95,716)

    Summary: "In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. Searching for clues, she turns...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F OBREHT

    copies in: 15 of 15 details