Check out these new books in the Tween section and the YA corner. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.
Bea is for Blended by Lindsey Stoddard
Soon after her mother marries a man with three sons, sixth-grader Bea Embers fights to form a girls’ soccer team at school, despite discrimination and setbacks.
Unsettled by Reem Faruqi
Young Nurah reluctantly moves with her family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Peachtree City, Georgia, but, after some ups and downs, begins to feel at home.
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga
Estranged from the best friend whose brother killed her sister in a school shooting, a grieving Cora receives a message on her twelfth birthday from her friend, asking for her help with creating a time portal to prevent the tragedy.
The Kate in Between by Claire Swinarski
Twelve-year-old Kate becomes the face of an anti-bullying movement after a heroic act goes viral, but her world is turned upside-down when the truth about her involvement is revealed.
We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman
After losing his brother, mom, and most of his friends, Aaron Stein is left with his shambolic father alone in their moldering secondhand bookstore, but just when he considers selling the store he meets new people and takes on new challenges, helping him come to terms with what he has lost and who he wants to be.
Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson
Sixteen-year-old Amy, her cousin Ben, and Teddy, longtime friends until the previous summer, must put aside their differences and confront truths that tie their families to tragedy when Teddy’s sister disappears in River Run, Kentucky.
The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
At the house on the beach, everything is always the same. Summer unspools in days of sticky heat and lazy beach walks, the family only reconvening for lantern-lit suppers in the garden with the sea a constant roar in the background. Predictable, familiar – and easy. But everything changes with the arrival of the Godden brothers: Kit, magnetic and lazily seductive, and Hugo, intense and unknowable. By the end of summer, nothing will be the same.
Guerilla Green: An Urban Gardening Survival Guide by Cookie Kalkair & Ophélie
Damblé (Graphic Novel)
Ophélie is a thirty years old city-dweller who’s joined the guerilla gardening movement fighting for decades to bring more green back into cities – and now she’s putting the guerillas’ motto into action by reviving the true spirit of her city and showing everyone the true nature of their world!
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean (Tokyo Ever After, Book One)
When Izumi Tanaka discovers her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, it means irreverent Izzy is literally a princess. She travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew– and discovers being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling bodyguard, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.