Featured Series

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey, a fourteen-year-old who has Tourette’s syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them.

1) The Prisoner of Cell 25

2) Rise of the Elgen

3) Battle of the Ampere

4) Hunt for Jade Dragon

5) Storm of Lightning

6) Fall of Hades

7) The Final Spark


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.

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
Princess Hesina of Yan has always never wanted the responsibilities of the crown. But when her father is murdered, she’s suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

Sanctuary Somewhere by Brenna Dimmig
Seventeen-year-old Osmel dreams of being a meteorologist. His world is shattered when he finds out he is undocumented. Osmel fears his dreams for college and career are now impossible. Then, ICE begins raiding the orchards his family works in. Will Osmel and his family ever find safety and peace in the place they call home?

Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener
When Aggi and Max finally admitted their feelings for each other, it felt like love was beautiful and endless. Then their older siblings were in a fatal car accident, throwing their lives into chaos, including a restraining order between their families. When the two reunite at a party after a year apart, they find hope. Until tragedy strikes once more and tests everyone involved.

Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (Bloodleaf, Book One)
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, she flees her country after an assassination attempt. Disguised as a commoner in a new land, she discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed and falls for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But her ghosts refuse to abandon her, and she is forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life.

Killing November by Adriana Mather (Killing November, Book One)
It’s a school completely off the grid, hidden by dense forest and surrounded by traps. Classes include everything from Knife-Throwing and Poisons to the Art of Deception and Historical Analysis. All of the students are training to become assassins, counselors, spies, and master impersonators. November quickly discovers that friends are few in a school where personal revelations are discouraged and competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November.

2019 Morris Award


The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.  The award’s namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.

2019 Winner

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Marked by depression and high-school unpleasantness, Darius’ lackluster existence takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Iran to meet his grandparents for the first time. There, a meaningful friendship opens up new possibilities to Darius, whose sensitive soul-searching will resonate with many teens.

2019 Finalists

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu (#Hockey, Book One)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

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.

A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending by India Desjardins
A teenage girl heads towards the hospital waiting room where the doctors are going to tell her how much time she’s got to live. As she walks, she thinks about her journey up to this point . . . the terrible decor in the hospital, wearing a headscarf, the horrible treatments, but also being with her friends, family, and her new boyfriend Victor. This is a story about cancer with a happy ending. It’s about life, love, and especially, hope.

Nick and June Were Here by Shalanda Stanley
Nick and June were best friends for years, until their relationship suddenly turned into something more. Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, and Nick is a reluctant car thief. When June’s condition sends her to the hospital and Nick’s latest crime threatens to land him in prison, the two decide to run away. When the world is trying to tear them apart, can Nick and June find a way to stay together?

That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Kim and Teddy broke up. At least that’s what Phil thinks he overheard and then told Jess, Kim’s best friend. Jess told her boyfriend, Elvis, that he needs to be on Kim’s side. Especially if he wants to keep her as his girlfriend. But Elvis is also Teddy’s best friend. Now, Kim’s run out of school for the day. Jess is furious. Elvis is confused. And half the lunch period won’t talk to Teddy. Even the teachers have taken sides.

Just For Clicks by Kara McDowell
Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they’re expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnappers? Not so much.

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable (Graphic Novel)
Amanda can’t figure out what’s so exciting about kissing. It’s just a lot of teeth clanking, germ swapping, closing of eyes so you can’t see that godzilla-sized zit just inches from your own hormonal monstrosity. All of her seven kisses had been horrible in different ways, but nothing compared to the awfulness that followed Kiss Number Eight.

Featured Series

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

On the island of Fennbirn, triplet sisters who each wield a coveted magic skill and claim an equal right to the throne must fight to the death when they turn sixteen for the title of Queen Crowned.

1) Three Dark Crowns

2) One Dark Throne

3) Two Dark Reigns

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.

Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins
Katina is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California. Robin was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata, India and is reluctant to take on his future. They meet in the most unlikely of places — a summer service trip to India to work with survivors of human trafficking. As bonds blossom between the travel-mates, Robin and Kat discover the healing superpowers of friendship.

Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and Maria Elena Fontanot de Rhoads
Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a “beast rider”—someone who hops on a train. He endures arrest, beatings, and being left for dead before being taken in by villagers who give him the courage for one last try. But when he finally gets to LA, he finds it isn’t the miracle he’d hoped for.

We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler
It’s been a year since Mia was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. Mia’s memory of that night is spotty at best. She’s left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her. Sent to spend the summer with her grandmother in New York City, Mia meets Fig—blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious—who teachers her that redemption is always possible.

The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
Stella’s brother has run off to Red Sun, the local hippie commune. Galliard has only ever known life inside Red Sun. When the two meet, there is something in the air in their small town. Literally. So begins weeks of pink lightning, blood red rain, unexplained storms… And a countdown clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. If this is really the end of the world, who do they want to be when they face it?

What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
Liv and Jory grew up resenting each other. Liv was a pageant queen, always in the spotlight. Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. On the day Liv is set to sue her parents for emancipation, they mysteriously vanish. Now the siblings must work together as they unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.

Must Reads!

Check out these classics (that aren’t even boring!) that every teen should read before college. Click on the title for more information or to place a hold.


The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Looking For Alaska by John Green

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

1984 by George Orwell

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle