Featured Series

Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from “normal teenage life” until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

1) I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

2) Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

3) Don’t Judge A Girl by Her Cover

4) Only the Good Spy Young

5) Out Of Sight, Out Of Time

6) United We Spy


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.

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Monday and Claudia have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, or the second day, or second week, Claudia’s worried. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Vee is joining her friends who have landed a spot on a battling bands reality show. Then she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them.

Flight by Jae Waller (The Call of the Rift, Book One)
Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore—not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods isn’t part of the plan. Neither is spending the winter with Tiernan, an immigrant who keeps a sword with his carpentry tools. His log cabin leaks and his stories about other worlds raise more questions than they answer.

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

Reading Takes You Everywhere (Part Two)

Let reading take you around the world this summer. Be sure to check out the events for teens at the library, and some of these books to go with them!

Let’s Visit India:

Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

For the Win by Cory Doctorow

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean (Short Stories)

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

Fifteen Lanes by S. J. Laidlaw

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman


Let’s Visit Mexico & South America:

The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky by Melanie Crowder

Playing for the Devil’s Fire by Phillippe Diederich

The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick

Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork

The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

Game Seven by Paul Volponi


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.

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Addie has been miserable about the one horrible thing she did. It doesn’t help that her brother keeps bringing it up, creating a gulf between them. Then, in Ireland for her aunt’s wedding, Addie discovers Ireland for the Heartbroken hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library. Suddenly she finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle with Ian and his cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan.

ANIMUS by Antoine Revoy (Graphic Novel)
The residents of a quiet Kyoto neighborhood have slowly come to realize that inauspicious, paranormal forces are at play in the most unlikely of places: the local playground. Two friends, a young girl and boy, resolve to exorcise the evils that inhabit it, including a snaggle-toothed monster.

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy by B.T. Gottfred
Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Everyone assumes that Art is gay. When Art first meets Zee, he knows he’s found someone special–someone magical. Zee may not be able to see that magic in herself, but Art is bound and determined to show it to her. As they explore their own complexities in gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other.

Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine
Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police—secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence—she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world, ultimately it’s a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences.

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Stella has waited her whole life to get off the floundering spaceship she calls home. So she jumps at the chance to be a governess on the Rochester. Hugo Fairfax, the captain, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind. Still, the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.

Featured Series

Heirs of Watson Island by Martina Boone

After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt’s South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island’s three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions.

1) Compulsion

2) Persuasion

3) Illusion

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 Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak
Before the day when a rash of powerful tornadoes touched down, Ellie’s biggest worry was getting the high school yearbook printed. Now she’s been haunted: by the ghosts of her best friends, by the boy next door, even by her boyfriend. And the living are haunting her too, all those left behind in the storm’s wake. A chance encounter leads Ellie to discover that she’s not the only one seeing ghosts, and everyone needs to find a way to free the spirits.

The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo
Eve is used to being the only girl on her school’s baseball team. But when her high school’s team is absorbed by the neighboring town, the new team’s star pitcher, Jamie, has no interest in being ousted from his throne. As the competition between Jamie and Eve starts to heat up, so does their attraction to each other. Can they keep their heads in the game, or will they end up getting played?

We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Ntshingila
Life wasn’t always hard for fourteen-year-old Mvelo. There were good times living with her mother and her mother’s lawyer boyfriend. Now her mother is dying of AIDS and the terrible thing that stole Mvelo’s song remains unspoken, despite its growing presence in their shack. But a series of choices, chance meetings, and Shakespearean comedy-style exposures of hidden identities hands Mvelo a golden opportunity to overcome hardship.

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Six years ago, Moss’s father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media’s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.

Elektra’s Adventures in Tragedy by Douglas Rees
Elektra is on her way to becoming a proper Mississippi southern belle. Then her mother decides to uproot her and her sister and start over in California. They leave behind Elektra’s father—a professor and leading expert on Greek mythology, and Elektra can’t understand why. For her, life is tragedy, and all signs point to her family being cursed. Determined to get back to Mississippi at all costs, she’ll beg, cheat, and steal to get there. But things are not always what they seem, and home is wherever you decide to make it.

Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice Award: 2019 Master List

The Lincoln Award is given to the book from that year’s master list that earns the highest number of student votes.

For a book to reach the master list, adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction titles must be nominated by teachers or librarians and vetted by the nominations committee. While the popularity of a particular title is important, the overall quality of the work is of primary importance. Each year, a panel of high school librarians, teachers, public librarians and students determines the final master list of twenty titles.

Registered schools promote these books, and students who have read four or more titles are eligible to vote. See the calendar for the award timeline and register today!

This program encourages teens to read for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. Named after former President Abraham Lincoln, an avid reader and noted author, the Lincoln Award is sponsored by ISLMA (Illinois School Library Media Association) and administered by the steering committee.

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders (also known as Gabe Johnson Takes Over) by Geoff Herbach

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal G. by Willow Wilson

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin