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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Series:Book of Dust

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory ... read more

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1)

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 Chapter Books

Series:Lockwood & Co

Lucy has left Lockwood Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies - agencies that might value her ever-improving skills. But now Lockwood needs her help. Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood Co.... read more

The Creeping Shadow (Lockwood & Co #4)

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Series:Legacy of Orisha

*This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad*In Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West A... read more

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1)

Perfect for teenagers 13+ WRAPPED & READY TO GO: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. B... read more

Turtles All the Way Down

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Welcome to Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood--the fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller with seven starred reviews everyone is raving about! Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad ... read more

The Hazel Wood

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shatt... read more

The Hate u Give (T.H.U.G.)

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Awards:Winner of the 2017 Copyright Licensing NZ Young Adult Fiction Award at the NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.   

This gripping, page-turning fantasy adventure follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explosions, a drummer boy tries to escape. A... read more

The Severed Land

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Reading Level:Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14

A wealthy family. A deadly secret. A young woman with more to lose than she knows. Josephine Montfort is from one of New York's oldest, most respected, and wealthiest families. Like most well-off girls of the Gilded Age, her future looks set - after a finishing sc... read more

These Shallow Graves

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Reading Level:14 – 17
Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Older Fiction 2016.

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is fall... read more

I'll Give You the Sun

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Reading Level:Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 13+

On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the at... read more

One of Us is Lying

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Series:Running Girl
Awards:Shortlisted for Costa Children's Book Award 2015.

Meet Garvie Smith - charming, brilliant and completely bone idle. If anything can get his attention, it might just be a murder. What sort of girl was gorgeous Chloe Dow? Not the sort to disappear without a trace. What sort of policeman is workaholic Detective Inspector ... read more

Running Girl (#1)

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 Staff Picks - Young Adults

Series:The Dark Gifts Trilogy

A modern Britain An age-old cruelty Britain's magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for ten years - and now it's the Hadleys' turn. Abi Hadley is assigned to England's most ruthless noble family. The secrets she uncovers... read more

Gilded Cage (The Dark Gifts Trilogy #1)