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Why people believe weird things : pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time

Shermer, Michael.

133 SHERMER

In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. Why People Believe Strange Things is an eye-opening resource for the most gullible among us and those who want to protect them.

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library


Life of Pi : a novel

Martel, Yann.

FIC MARTEL

Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper, sets off with his family at the age of sixteen to start anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leaving him adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company.

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library


Pretending to be Erica

Painchaud, Michelle, author.

TEEN PAINCHA

Violet has been preparing her entire life to step into the shoes of the missing heiress Erica Silverman, in order to pull off the biggest inside job in Las Vegas history. She doesn't count on having a conscience.

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library


Street craft : guerrilla gardening / yarnbombing / light graffiti / street sculpture / and more

Kuittinen, Riikka, author.

751.73 KUITTIN

One of the richest movements in street art has been the development of an alternative, crafts-based, three-dimensional movement, broadly identified as Street Craft. This new generation of artists is creating uncommissioned, site-specific works employing a range of art and craft techniques, including weaving, crocheting, sculpting, painting, gardening, light installation, and more.

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library


Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novel

Quick, Matthew, 1973-

TEEN QUICK

A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library


The unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Vol. 1, Squirrel power

North, Ryan, 1980- author.

TEEN NORTH

Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's Squirrel Girl! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!

Suggested by Abby @ the Arlington Library


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Vol. 1, BFF

Montclare, Brandon, author.

TEEN MONTCLA

Lunella Lafayette is an inhuman preteen genius who wants to change the world! THAT JOB would be a lot easier if she wasn't living in mortal fear of her latent inhuman gene. There's no telling what she'll turn into -- but Luna's got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right? That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call...today! Together they're the most Marvelous Team-Up of all -- the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD's dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another -- especially when they're the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there's the fact that everyone's favorite dino didn't journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk -- New York City's deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil...and keep herself from transforming into an inhuman monster?

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Shutter

Alameda, Courtney, author.

TEEN ALAMEDA

Seventeen-year-old Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat -- a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera's technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever. When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before... or die trying.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


The Second Wave

Reynolds, Tom

Tom Reynolds presents the second installment of his Meta Superhero Novel series.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Sea of shadows

Armstrong, Kelley, author.

eAUDIO OVERDRI

Twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must embark on a a dangerous journey when the spirits they're charged with protecting turn vengeful.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Challenger deep

Shusterman, Neal, author.

TEEN SHUSTER

Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


I will always write back : how one letter changed two lives

Alifirenka, Caitlin, author.

TEEN 305.235 ALIFIRE

The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


The silver blade

Gardner, Sally.

TEEN GARDNER

As the Revolution descends into the ferocious Reign of Terror, Yann, now an extraordinary practitioner of magic, uses his skills to confound his enemies and help spirit refugees out of France, but the question of his true identity and the kidnapping of his true love, Sido, expose him to dangers that threaten to destroy him.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


The waters & the wild

Block, Francesca Lia.

TEEN BLOCK

Thirteen-year-old Bee realizes that she is a fairy who has been switched at birth with another girl who now wants her life back.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Wicked lovely

Marr, Melissa.

TEEN MARR

Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


March. Book one

Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-

328.7309 LEWIS

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis'personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Lumberjanes. 1, Beware the kitten holy

Stevenson, Noelle, author.

J STEVENS

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Imaginary girls

Suma, Nova Ren.

TEEN SUMA

Two years after sixteen-year-old Chloe discovered classmate London's dead body floating in a Hudson Valley reservoir, she returns home to be with her devoted older sister Ruby, a town favorite, and finds that London is alive and well, and that Ruby may somehow have brought her back to life and persuaded everyone that nothing is amiss.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Rocks fall, everyone dies

Ribar, Lindsay, author.

TEEN RIBAR

A paranormal suspense novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who can reach inside people and steal their innermost things--fears, memories, scars, even love--and his family's secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Exploring kitchen science : 30+ edible experiments & kitchen activities

J 507.8 EXPLORI

Join the world-famous Exploratorium on a curious and tasty expedition through your kitchen, where you'll learn to flash-freeze ice cream with way-cool dry ice, create dyes with your favorite fruits and veggies, see your food glow in the dark, whip up oobleck, and more!

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The starving artist cookbook : illustrated recipes for first-time cooks

Zin, Sara, author.

641.5 ZIN

Sara Zin was an average girl trying to make sense of a life gone unexpectedly off-plan. She was living in a New York City, working at a design company, and painting in every spare moment. But she started noticing an emptiness in her life. She was exhausted...and hungry. She had become a starving artist, literally. One who didn't know the first thing about cooking.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


10 granny squares : 30 bags : purses, totes, pouches, and carriers from favorite crochet motifs

Hubert, Margaret, author.

746.434 HUBERT

Granny square, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Cross a crocheter's passions for granny squares with a hearty craving for handbags, and the result is a must-have book packed with boundless possibilities. In this fun-filled "ode to the granny square," Margaret Hubert has designed bags, totes, pouches, purses, attachés, and carriers in all shapes and sizes. Crochet them exactly as they are or change the yarn color, fiber, or weight to create a variety of distinctive looks.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Brothers of the buffalo : a novel of the Red River War

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.

TEEN BRUCHAC

In 1874, the U.S. Army sent troops to subdue and move the Native Americans of the southern plains to Indian reservations, and this chronicles the brief and brutal war that followed. Told from the viewpoint of two youths from opposite sides of the fight, this is a tale of conflict and unlikely friendship in the Wild West.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Vol. 1, BFF

Montclare, Brandon, author.

TEEN MONTCLA

Lunella Lafayette is an inhuman preteen genius who wants to change the world! That job would be a lot easier if she wasn't living in mortal fear of her latent inhuman gene. There's no telling what she'll turn into -- but Luna's got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right? That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call...today! Together they're the most Marvelous Team-Up of all -- the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD's dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another -- especially when they're the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there's the fact that everyone's favorite dino didn't journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk -- New York City's deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil...and keep herself from transforming into an inhuman monster?

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Ivory and Bone

Eshbaugh, Julie

Debut author Julie Eshbaugh's sweeping prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice—will enthrall readers with high-stakes survival, blinding betrayal, and star-crossed love. Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that's the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there's something more to Mya's cool disdain...a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya's past who Mya swears has ulterior motives. As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he's trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn't know which—had been planning all along. With riveting action and illustrative prose that leaps from the page, newcomer Julie Eshbaugh will have readers mesmerized.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


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