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.

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (Gumiho, Book One)
Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. After feeding one full moon, she crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. She rescues him, losing her fox bead–her gumiho soul–in the process. When a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous.

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron
Brody feels like nobody gets him. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia” that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday. Here Brody finds his tribe and a place he belongs. But when the doors to Everland begin to disappear, Brody is forced choose between Everland and his family.

All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past. Then she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her rockstar family. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in governess, but then the two accidentally summon a pair of ancient creatures devoted to avenging the wrongs of Xochi’s adolescence.

Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh
For sisters as different as Plum and Ginny, getting on each other’s nerves is par for the course. But when the family’s finances hit a snag, sending chaos through the house in a way only characters from a Jane Austen novel could understand, the two drift apart like they never have before. Plum, a self-described social outcast, strikes up a secret friendship with the class jock, while Ginny’s usual high-strung nature escalates to pure hysterics.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy.


Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award: 2020 Master List

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. The award is named in honor of Rebecca Caudill who lived and wrote in Urbana, Illinois, for nearly 50 years. The award is given in recognition for her literary talent and the universal appeal of her books which have touched the hearts of many children and young adults.


Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Slider by Pete Hautman

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Restart by Gordon Korman

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

42 is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen Rappaport

As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

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.

On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott
Tamar is admitted to Lime Grove, a psychiatric hospital for teenagers with a variety of problems: anorexia, bipolar disorder, behavior issues. Tamar will come to know them all very well. But there’s one question she can’t… won’t answer: What happened to her friend Iris? As Tamar’s emotional angst becomes more and more clear to her, she’ll have to figure out a path to forgiveness.

Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan
It’s been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Mac is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac’s best friend Connor was the murderer’s final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he’s drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all.

Birthday by Meredith Russo
Morgan and Eric, are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. We meet them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change: as Eric figures out who he is and how he fits into the world, and as Morgan makes the difficult choice to live as her true self. Over the years, they will drift apart, come together, fight, make up, and break up—and ultimately, realize how inextricably they are a part of each other.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya, Book One)
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner
Sam and Zoe both want an escape from reality. Sam works hard to manage her mom’s OCD, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Zoe tries to hide true self: the girl who was abandoned as an infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is being sent away to live in a facility. When the two forge a connection through text messages, it expands into a private universe they call Starworld.

Featured Series

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Fifteen-year-old twins Josh and Sophie meet 14th-century alchemist Nicholas Flamel, alive and well in present-day San Francisco, and learn they are part of an ancient prophecy and have the ability to become powerful magicians. Whether they save or destroy the world as the prophecy states unfolds over this fast-paced fantasy series featuring thrilling action and magical adventure.

1) The Alchemyst

2) The Magician

3) The Sorceress

4) The Necromancer

5) The Warlock

6) The Enchantress

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.

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
The city of Noor still bears scars of its recent past, when the Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason. But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her.

Refugee 87 by Ele Fountain
Shif is one of the smartest boys in school, feels safe and loved in the home he shares with his mother and little sister, and is unfamiliar with the horrors of his country’s regime. But the day that soldiers arrive at his door, his only choice is to run. Facing both unthinkable cruelty and boundless kindness, Shif bravely makes his way towards a future he can barely imagine.

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
When Danny and her mother move to Tempest, California she finds the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary. But Danny find the Grays—they cast a spell to call her to them. The believe Danny can bring back Imogen, but before she does she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast.

Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite TV show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, she’s stuck picking up coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own!

This Book Is Not Yet Rated by Peter Bognanni
The Green Street Cinema has always been a sanctuary for Ethan. But developers are threatening to tear it down to build a luxury condos. It’s going to take a movie miracle if the Green Street is going to have a happy ending. And when Raina, Ethan’s oldest friend (and possible soul mate?), comes back home from Hollywood where she’s been starring in B-movies about time-traveling cats, Ethan thinks that miracle just may have been delivered.

Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM

Check out these amazing stories about teenage girls who love to code, do math, build robots, and more! Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker

Find Me by Romily Bernard (Find Me, Book One)

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (The Testing, Book One)

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange

Warcross by Marie Lu (Warcross, Book One)

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book One)

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil, Book One)

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.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Emoni is juggling taking care of her daughter, supporting her abuela, and finishing her senior year of high school. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks. Still, her school’s new culinary arts class and the school trip to Spain feel unreachable. But once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
When Ben comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re forced to move in with their estranged sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents’ rejection, Ben tries to keep a low profile in a new school. But their attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing.

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
Opal uses code to build entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad, who disappeared after her tenth birthday leaving only a cryptic note, back into her life. Now WAVE, the world’s biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal’s dad.

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Jonathan and Kurl are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship…and each other.

Brief Encounter of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid
When Lu’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she finds she can’t write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job. When she learns about Cal and Iris, who plan to break up at the end of the summer, she decides to chronicle the last months the couple will spend together.