Category Archives: books for teens

Wars in Toyland by Joe Harris, Adam Pollina, Brent McCarthy, and Nolan Woodward

*war isn’t pretty unless it’s drawn well* A graphic novel aimed at adults but would be equally appropriate for teens, this book has charm, style, wit, and a message (that isn’t too message-y). Younger brother Matthew follows his toy soldiers … Continue reading

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Home Front Girl by Joan Wehlen Morrison

*even war can’t stop teen troubles* Joan Wehlen grew up in the Chicago area in the years leading up to and during World War II. She was encouraged to write by more than one teacher -and she loved doing it- … Continue reading

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Sailor Twain: or The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel

*beware mermaids on land or water* This graphic novel mixes a little bit historical, fairy tale, and horror story onto its pages. Our adventure begins at the end of caused so many, so much misery. The 1887 as Sailor Twain … Continue reading

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How To Tell if Your Cat is Trying to Kill You by The Oatmeal

*pages of offbeat unexpected original humor* A must read for both cat owners and those rare, strange folk -cat haters. This graphic novel focuses mostly on the Bobs, two cats who have work cubicles and torture their co-workers. If you’ve … Continue reading

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From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin

*life is hard -so be kind* Meg May had a magical childhood, even including some of the tougher times she and her mom had living in a fourth floor flat in London. It’s the fantastical tales her Mom tells of … Continue reading

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Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

*don’t look back, change your now* In the town of Never Better, a mysteriously small and almost impossible to find place -in person or on a map, Jeremy Johnson Johnson can hear voices of the dead. Jeremy isn’t bothered by … Continue reading

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Just One Day by Gayle Forman

*timid girl blossoms into adventurous spirit* Allyson is a good girl; she is respectful of authority, does what is expected, and aims to never disappoint anyone. While on a Teen Tours! European vacation, a high school graduation gift from her … Continue reading

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