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We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Aliens have given Henry 144 days to decide whether to push a button that will prevent Earth's destruction.  But after his boyfriend's suicide, Henry's not sure the world is worth saving.

UnBound by Neal Shusterman

In this collection of short stories, the Unwind Dystology's world faces new challenges as people find ways to resis the inhuman harvesting of healthy teenagers' organs.

Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Illustrations by E. Eero Johnson

Frankie's sister, Lou, is the star of the family, while Frankie feels mostly forgotten.  So, after being inducted into a group of street artists, he starts a project that's part sculpture, part vendetta.  Two-color illustrations.

Bluescreen by Dan Wells

Los Angeles, 2050: When Marisa's friend tries a trendy digital drug, Marisa looks into the unsettling virtual and real-life side effects, uncovering a conspiracy even darker than she imagined.

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

The Neo-Pacific high seas: if Cas wants to live, she must train a pirate queen's baby sea monster.  Swift has been assigned to keep an eye on Cas.  Can they help each other survive?


A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Jamie Watson teams up with Charlotte Holmes, Sherlock's mercurial and brilliant descendant, to solve a twisted murder that puts both of them at the scene of the crime.

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Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma

New York, 2008: The lives of five recently graduated college friends are upended when the economy crashes and one of them is diagnosed with cancer.


Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

Summer 1977, New York: a serial killer is at large, and Nora, who had looked forward to school vacation, instead finds her neighborhood and home life quickly crumbling.

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

What would you do if your town were slipping underwater and you had to move away for good?  For Keeley, it means taking one last shot at the boy she's always loved.

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

When Katie's grandmother appears after years of mysterious absence, suffering from Alzheimer's, Katie cares for her, bonds with her--and uncovers painful family secrets.

Samurai Rising: The‚Äč Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner, Illustrations by Gareth Hinds

Kyoto, Japan, 1160: young Minamoto Yoshitsune was far from becoming a famed samurai.  After his father died in a failed act of revenge, Yoshitsune inherited only "a lost war, a shattered family, and a bitter enemy."

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

Poppy is the bullying queen bee.  Wink is the whimsical neighbor.  Midnight is the boy left wondering how his prank with Wink caused Poppy to vanish--and whether they'll ever find her.

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New Non-Fiction

Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species by Jeff Campbell

How did humans contribute to the extinction of Stellar's sea cow and other giant species?  History and biology combine for a close look at thirteen megafauna.  Black-and-white illustrations.

Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

Mira struggled with a difficult decision during her pregnancy, which is recounted along with stories of her mother's emigration to the United States--and how their family dealt with a terrible loss.