The YA Book Prize

The YA Book Prize, presented by The Bookseller magazine in the United Kingdom, is a new award for UK and Irish YA books.

The winner of the 2018 YA Book Prize is After the Fire by Will Hill

Other titles on the 2017 short list were:

  • The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  • S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett
  • It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
  • Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
  • Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence
  • Release by Patrick Ness
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
  • La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman
  • Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle

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.

I’m Not Missing by Carrie Fountain
When Miranda’s mother abandoned her, she found shelter in her friendship with Syd. When Syd runs away, Miranda is abandoned once again, left to untangle the questions of why Syd left, where she is—and if she’s even a friend worth saving. Forced to step out from Syd’s shadow, Miranda finds herself stumbling into first love and learning what it means to be not missing in her own life.

Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth
Carson is entering his senior year and is desperate to make his mark by winning the local Battle of the Bands. But things keep getting in the way—like the lack of an actual band, or the fact that his brother just got shot. Maggi is dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists and to stop being treated like a child. Carson and Maggi navigate loud protests, even louder music, and first love.

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Clara lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes a joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

Behind These Hands by Linda Vigen Phillips
Claire learns she’s won a prestigious music contest shortly after finding out her younger brothers have a rare neurodegenerative disorder. How can she find joy in her music now that her brothers are succumbing to an early and ugly death? After meeting a centenarian with a unique musical past and only one regret in life, Claire finds a new way to express herself musically while celebrating the lives of her dying brothers.

Price of Duty by Todd Strasser
Everyone says Jake Liddell is a hero. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements. Now he’s home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills to get any sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn’t know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore.

Featured Series

The Infinity Division by Jus Accardo

When Kori discovers her father is the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions, she finds herself caught in a deadly crossfire as someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge.

1) Infinity

2) Omega

3) Alpha

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.

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Jess hadn’t seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade before her mother died and she moved in with him. Just as they started to reconnect, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. Now she’s alone in the wilderness. With only her father’s dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she’s stronger than she ever imagined.

Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff
Pack is quite happy with his life. He’s got a great girlfriend, his single dad is his best friend, and he’s got a job lined up for after graduation. Then he gets a letter from his mother that turns his whole life upside down. Pack hits the road, searching for a mother he’s never known and a family he had no idea existed until now. And by the end of the summer, Pack has a whole different understanding of his past—and most importantly, where he wants his future to lead.

Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager (Emma Nash, Book One)
After months of wallowing, stalking her ex online and avoiding showering, Emma’s ready to own her newly single status, get out with her friends and chronicle her dating adventures on her private blog. But life online doesn’t always run smoothly. Stumbling upon her mother’s Tinder dating profile, getting catfished and accidentally telling the entire world why her ex-boyfriend Leon’s not worth any girl’s time were disasters. But surely nothing else can go wrong?

The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
Elise and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village after her brother’s death in Afghanistan. When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is visiting the U.S. with his family, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more. But as Elise and Mati grow closer, her family becomes more and more uncomfortable with their relationship, and their concerns all center on one fact—Mati is Afghan.

Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks
Adrienne is thrilled at the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school. Debunking her stepfather’s belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness is just a bonus. Then disaster strikes, and Adrienne finds herself held captive by the family she was convinced didn’t exist. Her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

Get Graphic

Check out these great new graphic novels!

Dept. H by Matt Kindt

Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli

Goldie Vance by Hope Larson

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt

Monstress by Marjorie Liu

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie by Anthony Del Col

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Space Battle Lunchtime by Natalie Riess

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

Star Trek: Boldly Go by Mike Johnson

The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

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.

Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson
Nick’s mom is both a bestselling author and a serious alcoholic, with no clue how to relate to her son or husband. Hoping to get a break from his stressful home life, Nick spends the summer with his uncle in Seaside, Oregon. There he meets local legend, Phoebe Garnet—funny, sexy, but dangerously self-destructive. Why does Nick love her so much? Will he survive this obsession? And who can he turn to for help?

Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre
When Liv wakes in the hospital she finds herself in the body of best friend Morgan. Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life, yet Liv must navigate endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety—and a romance that feels like a betrayal. Torn between the boy she loved as Liv and the boy she’s grown to love as Morgan, Liv still has to survive Morgan’s last request.

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
Sophia is smart, like genius-calculator-brain smart. But there are some things no amount of genius can prepare you for, and the messiness of real life is one of them. Joshua spends his time honing magic tricks and planning how to win Sophia’s heart. But when your best trick is making schoolwork disappear, how do you possibly romance a genius?

Fum by Adam Rapp
Over seven feet tall and with a newfound ability to sense future events, Corinthia is a force of nature. When she predicts with terrifying accuracy the outcome of a tornado that will hit her high school, she finds herself at the epicenter of another kind of storm entirely. And as things get stranger and stranger — both in her small town and her own home — lives start to intersect in ways even Corinthia can’t foresee.

Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk (Graphic Novel)
Sixth grade was SO much easier for Danielle. Now that she’s in seventh grade her friends are in different classes and forming new cliques, and she is completely lost. When she inherits a magical sketchbook from her eccentric great aunt Elma, she draws Madison, an ideal best friend that springs to life right off the page! But even when you create a best friend, it’s not easy navigating the ups and downs of relationships.

Vote for the 2017 Teens Top Ten List

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 to through Teen Read Week, which is October 7-13, 2018! The Top Ten titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week, so check back to see the winners!

Vote for up to 3 books HERE. (Voting is for TEENS ONLY)


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Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Paper Hearts by Ali Novak

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Warcross by Marie Lu. G

Waste of Space by Gina Damico

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley