September is Library Card Signup Month!

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé
Skye is tired of always having to save her sister, Deirdre. When they move to an isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws. She becomes fixated on the swampy woods behind their house, building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones. After Deirdre disappears, something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre.

Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain by J A Dauber
Bailey is pretty average—he runs track, gets decent grades, and has an unrequited crush. When he finds a super-powered flying suit of computerized armor under his home, he needs to know where it came from and if it can help him find his long-missing father. One day he’s getting beat up by the captain of the football team, the next day he’s robbing banks on Fifth Avenue, stealing diamonds from Tiffany’s, and zooming through aerial dogfights. But how much bad is Bailey willing to do to bring his dad home safely?

Skyjacked by Paul Griffin
Six friends who attend Manhattan’s elite Hartwell Academy are returning from an end-of-summer camping trip together on a private plane. Everything seems normal… except one of the regular pilots is sick, so there’s a replacement; Cassie is starting to get violently ill for no clear reason; and they realize the plane is flying west, not east. Soon it’s clear: the plane has been hijacked. Can they make it into the cockpit and overpower the hijacker? And if so, can they land the plane? Emotions are running high, and choosing who to trust is a matter of life or death.

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow, Book One)
Fie’s Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, he offers Fie a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns. But the queen isn’t the only one Jasimir needs protection from.

Mother Tongue by Julie Mayhew
Darya has looked after her little sister, Nika, since she was a baby. Now Nika is starting school. Maybe Darya can find a job with her own tidy desk. Perhaps even a boyfriend. But when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, Darya’s life plans are fractured. Stalled. She is afraid. What if she never knows real love? What if she never finds somewhere she belongs?

Next Week

Join us on Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, Music for Wartime, and most recently, The Great Believers, a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Listen to Rebecca talk about this powerful & emotional tale of loss, heartbreak, and survival.


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Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Jim and Will have been best friends forever. They live next door and were born only minutes apart. Where Will is cautious, Jim is wild, which is why they make such a great team. One day a lightning rod salesman comes to town, telling the boys a serious storm is headed their way and will strike Jim’s house. He is so convinced, he gives Jim a free lightning rod. But the storm doesn’t hit that night. Instead, a carnival comes to town even though it’s October. And this isn’t just any carnival. It is designed to discover your deepest desires and worst fears to trap you forever. Now the boys must save each other, even if they don’t want to be saved.

This classic from 1962 is featured in the 2019 Illinois Reads to celebrate the many wonderful works of Illinois native Ray Bradbury. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

* Book listened to as e-audiobook through Hoopla.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, thousands of children across America are diagnosed with cancer. Read some of these stories of brave children and teenagers dealing with a life-threatening illness.

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

A Story about Cancer (With a Happy Ending) by India Desjardins and Marianne Ferrer

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Dessert First by Dean Gloster

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The F- It List by Julie Halpern

Looking For Group by Rory Harrison

Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin

Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

September is Library Card Signup Month!

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (The Blood of Stars, Book One)
Maia dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place as one of twelve tailors vying for the job. Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill.

Impossible Music by Sean Williams
Music is Simon’s life—which is why he is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counselled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with Deaf culture. Refusing, that is, until he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness.

Snowhook by Jo Storm
When a massive ice storm traps Hannah and her family in a remote cabin, it feels like a game to practice the survival skills she’s been learning. When her mother starts running low on insulin and with no way to contact the outside world, Hannah sets out to the nearest cabin to find a working phone and save the day. But a wrong turn and worsening weather will make it hard for her to even save herself.

The Spaces Between Us by Stacia Tolman
Serena and her best friend Melody are dying to get out of their shrinking factory town. Serena begins to fixate on communism, hoping to get a rise out of her blue-collar factory town. Melody decides to try out for cheerleading and get a job. With the future of their friendship and their lives on the line, the stakes have never been so high.

A Slip of a Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff
For Anna, the family farm has always been home. But now her mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. When a violent encounter with the Lord’s rent collector results in Anna and her father’s arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister–and try to find a way to save her family.