2012 Quick Picks Nominations

Updated Dec. 5, 2011


Almerico, Kendall; Hottenroth, Tess. Whoogles: Can a Dog Make a Woman Pregnant?...and Hundreds of Other Searches That Make You Ask "Who Would Google That?”. F + W Media/Adams Media. 2010. $10.95. 978-1-4405-1086-1. Google has all the answers to every question.

Barton, Chris; Hoppe, Paul, illustrator. Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities. Penguin Group, USA/Dial. 2011. $16.99. 978-0-8037-3310-7. Could I pretend to be someone else?

Beecroft, Simon. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. 2011. $16.99. 978-0-7566-8253-8. An A-Z guide to the Star Wars Universe.

Beever, Julian. Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever. Firefly Books. 2010. $29.95. 978-1554076611. Step in to street art scenes all over the world.

Belge, Kathy and Marke Bieschke. QUEER: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens. 2011. Zest Books. $14.99. 9780981973340. Honest guide for teens who are LGBT - humorous approach to coming out to friends and family. Lots of questions and answers to help them navigate bigotry and homophobia.

Benson, Richard. F in Exams, The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers. 2011. Chronicle Books . $9.95. 978-0-8118-7831-9. Example: What is the meaning of the word "varicose"? Answer--Close by.

Berkeley, Elizabeth. Ask Elizabeth : real answers to everything you secretly wanted to ask about love, friends, your body-- and life in general. 2011. Penguin Group/G.P. Putnam's Sons. $21.99. 9780399254482 Hardcover, 9780399254499 Paperback. $16.99. Advice for what life has to throw at you.

Black, Jake. The Ultimate Guide to WWE. 2011. Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap. $12.99. 978-0-448-45554-9. Your favorite WWE wrestlers all in one place!

Bleiman, Andrew. Zooborns!: Zoo Babies from Around the World. 2010. Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books. $12.99. 9781442412729. Pictures of the cutest zoo babies ever!

Bleiman, Andrew; Eastland, Chris. ZooBorns: The Newest, cutest Animals From the World's Zoos and Aquariums. 2010. Simon & Schuster. $9.99. 978-1-4391-9531-4. Baby animals...AWWWWW.

Brady Games. Guinness World Records. 2011 Gamers’ Edition. 2011. The Jim Pattison Group/ Guinness World Records LTD. $14.99. 978-0-7440-1261-3. Everything you want to know about the gaming world.

Bragg, Georgia; O'Malley, Kevin illustrator. How They Croaked. The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. 2011. Walker and Company. $17.99. 978-0-8027-9817-6. The down and dirty on how a bunch of famous historical figures died.

Buchholz, Rachel; Philpot, Chris, illustrator. How to Survive Anything. 2011. National Geographic. $12.95. 9781426307744. From parents to a shark attack-advice on how to survive.

Buckholz, William. Understand RAP: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You & Your Grandma Can Understand. 2010. Abrams/Abrams Image. $12.95. 978-0-8109-8921-4. Money, drugs and alcohol, insults, cars, sex and relationships, crime and weapons, fashion and more!

Claybourne, Anna. 100 Most Awesome Things On The Planet. 2011. Scholastic. $7.99. 978-0-545-26848-6. From Mount Everest to Nanomachines, amazing natural and manmade wonders.

Conrad, Lauren. Lauren Conrad Style. 2010. HarperCollins. $19.99. 978-0061989148. Fashion and beauty advice from The Hills style icon.

Cowsill, Alan. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide. 2010. Dorling Kindersley/Marvel. $16.99. 978-0-7566-6740-5. Vital Statistics on the Avengers from A-Z.

DK Publishing. Big Questions. 2011. DK Publishing /DK Children. $19.99. 978-0756675790. Answers to life's most burning questions and a few other odds and ends.

Doeden, Matt. Johnny Depp: Hollywood Rebel (USA Today Lifeline Biographies). 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Twenty-First Century Books. $33.26. 978-0-7613-6420-7. The real man behind Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, and the Mad Hatter.

Dugard, Jaycee. A Stolen Life: A Memoir. 2011. Simon and Schuster. $24.99. 978-1-4516-2918-7. Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of 18 years as an imprisoned kidnap victim.

Finkle, Matthew. I Love My Bike. 2011. Chronicle Books. $16.95. 978-1452100487. Pictures tell stories of bikes and their owners.

Fleming, Candace. Amelia Lost: The life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart. 2011. Random House/Schwartz & Wade Books. $18.99. 978-0-375-84198-9. Lost at sea... What really happened to Amelia?

Guinness World Records. Guinness World Records 2011. 2010. Guinness Worlds Records LTD. $28.95. 978-1-904994-58-9. The best of everything.

Hammond, Paula. Atlas of the World's Strangest Animals. 2010. Marshall Cavendish Inc. $99.93. 978-0761479406. A look into the world's strangest creatures and their abilities, habits, etc.

Hammond, Paula. The World's Strangest Animals. 2011. Scholastic Book Fairs. $8.99. 978-0-545-34745-7. From the adorable seahorse to the ferocious ratel and from the less than attractive naked mole rat to the beautiful, but stinky, hoatzin, you can read about animals for around the world.

Haugen, Brenda. The Zodiac Killer: Terror and Mystery. 2010. Compass Point Books. $ 24.99. 978-0756543570. See if you can solve who the Zodiac Killer is.

Kaelin, Lauren and Sophia Fraioli. When Parents Text, So Much Said...So Little Understood. 2011. Workman. $10.95. 9780761166047. Texts from your parents.....hilarious!

Levy, Joel. Phobiapedia: All the Things We Fear the Most!. 2011. Scholastic Paperbacks. $8.99. 978-0-545-34929-1. From the mundane to the unbelievable, you won't believe what some people fear the most.

Murray, Peter; Sanchez, Angela. Memorable Moments in NFL Football. 2011. Murray Books/Toots. $34.95. 9780980382983. Everything you want to know about NFL Football.

Murray, Peter. Soccer. 2010. Murray Books/Toots. $34.95. 978-0-9803131-7-8. Everything you want to know about soccer.

Murray, Peter. Basketball. 2010. Murray Books/Toots. $34.95. 978-0-9803829-9-0. Everything you want to know about basketball.

Murray, Peter. Memorable Moments in Baseball. 2010. Murray Books/Toots. $34.95. 978-0-9803131-1-6. Everything you want to know about baseball.

Murrie, Steve; Murrie, Matthew; Bloom, Tom Illustrator. Every Day on earth. 2011. Scholastic. $9.99. 9780545247066. Describes all the neat things that happen within a typical 24 hour day.

O'Donnell, Paul. Man Up! 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy. 2011. Workman/Artisan. $14.95. 978-1-57965-391-0. All the stuff your dad never taught you.

Pizer, Carol. Michael Jackson Graphic Biography. 2011. Saddleback Educational Publishing. $7.95. 9781616512651. Graphic biography about Michael Jackson’s childhood and rise to stardom.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Curioddities. 2011. Scholastic, Inc. $12.99. 9780545316545. From fingernails that are 33 feet long to a maze constructed from 50,000 books, there is a little something for everyone.

Scholastic; Alexander, Rosie, editor. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2011. 2010. Scholastic Inc. /Ripley's Publishing. $16.99. 978-0-545-23800-7. Strange but true!

Sherman, M. Zachary. Fighting Phantoms. 2011. Capstone. $18.99. 9781434225603. When your plane is shot down behind enemy lines and your teammate is hurt do you stay and be captured or leave him behind and try to get help?

Shoket, Ann. Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to find your perfect look. 2011. Running Press. $19.95. 9780762441938. Find your perfect look!

Shoreline Publishing. Year In Sports 2012. 2011. Scholastic Paperbacks. $9.99. 9780545331500. The year's top moments in sports.

Sibley, Brian. Harry Potter Film Wizardry. 2010. HarperCollins/Harper Design. $39.99. 978-0061997815. Your own acceptance to Hogwarts, Marauders Map, Yule Ball and Quidditch World Cup programs, and more.

Snider, Brandon T. DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide. 2011. Dorling Kindersley. $16.99. 978-0-7566-8261-3. Heroes and Villains from A-Z.

Steiger, Brad. Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside. 2011. Visible Ink Press. $19.95. 978-1578592203. What if the monsters we see are not make believe?

Tebow, Tim. Through My Eyes. 2011. HarperCollins/Harper. $26.99. 978-0525478812. What if one of the decisions you had to make was life or death?

Turner, Tracey. Dreadful Fates. 2011. Kids Can Press. $14.95. 9781554536443. Read this book to find out which books were bound with human skin.

Tyler, Steven. Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?. 2011. Ecco. $16.99. 978-0061767890. Biography on just about everything you wanted to know about Steve Tyler.

Watanabe, Crystal; Maki Ogawa. Yum-Yum Bento Box. 2010. Quirk. $16.95. 9781594744471. Lunch too cute to eat!

Willin, Melvyn, Dr. Monsters Caught on Film. 2010. David and Charles. $16.99. 978-0-7153-3774-5. Real or not real? You decide.


50 Cent; Akana, Lizzi illustrator. Playground. 2011. Penguin Group/Razorbill. $17.99. 978-1-59514-434-8. Inspired by 50 Cent's childhood.

Adornetto, Alexandra. Hades. 2011. Feiwel & Friends. 17.99. 978-0312656270. Bethany is an angel on a motorcycle ride to Hell.

Aguirre, Ann. Enclave. 2011. Fiewel and Friends. $16.99. 978-0-312-65008-7. After the second holocaust, the remaining survivors on earth struggle to survive underground.

Anderson, Jodi. Americapedia: Taking The Dumb out of Freedom. 2011. Walker and Company. $16.99. 9780802797926. The History book you wish your teacher would use.

Archer, E. Geek A Fantasy Novel. 2011. Scholastic Press. $17.99. 978-0545160407. Ralph gets sucked into a world where he is fighting an evil queen, exploding rabbits and demons.

Banks, Tyra. Modelland. 2011. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. $17.99. 978-0385740593. Tookie is selected to attend the exclusive Modelland Academy which will transform her into a supermodel.

Barnes, Jennifer Lynn. Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves). 2011. Egmont. $17.99. 978-1606841686. Bryn is a human leading a band of werewolves.

Barnholdt, Lauren. Sometimes it Happens. 2011. Simon Pulse. $16.99. 978-1442413146. Sometimes you fall for your best friend's boyfriend.

Beam, Cris. I am J. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 978-0316053617. J was born as a girl but she has always known that she should have been a boy.

Bedford, Martyn. Flip. 2011. Wendy Lamb Books. $16.99. 978-0385739900. Alex wakes up in someone else's body, how can he get his life back?

Binns, B. A. Pull. 2010. WestSide Books. $16.95. 978-1-934813-43-0. David struggles to keep his family together after his dad murders mom.

Blackstone, Matt. A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie. 2011. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. $16.99. 978-0374364212. Rene's OCD makes life like a scary scene in scary movie.

Bonasia, Lynn. Countess Nobody. 2011. Egmont. $8.99. 978-1606842072. Sophie hopes being a countess will change her life.

Booth, Coe. Bronxwood. 2011. Scholastic/ Push. $17.99. 978-0-439-92534-1. Tyrell has been the man of the family for the past year and can't go back to being a kid again once his pops gets out of jail.

Black, Holly. Welcome to Bordertown. 2011. Random House Books For Young Readers. $19.99. 978-0375867057. Short stories, poems, and songs from today's popular authors.

Black, Holly; Naifeh, Ted illustrator. The Good Neighbors: Book Three, Kind. 2010. Graphix. $16.99. 978-0439855648 . Humans and faeries are at war and Rue must decide which side she is on.

Blake, Kendare. Anna Dressed In Blood. 2011. Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Teen. $17.99. 978-0765328656. Cas kills the dead, it's his job. Then he meets Anna Dressed in Blood and can't quite bring himself to do the deed.

Bluford Series

Folan, Karyn Langhorne. Breaking Point. 2011. Townsend Press. $4.95. 9781591942320. When trouble hits at home for Vicki, everything boils over.

Folan, Karyn Langhorne. Pretty Ugly. 2011. Townsend Press. $4.95. 978-1-59194-233-7. Some girls will do anything to get on the cheer team, including something illegal.

Kern, Peggy. The Test. 2011. Townsend Press. $4.95. 978-1591942344. Can Liselle handle being a mother at sixteen?

Brooks, Kevin. iBoy. 2011. Scholastic/ The Chicken House. $17.99. 978-0545317689. Tom's collision with an iPhone to the head turn him into an App.

Brosgol, Vera. Anya's Ghost. 2011. First Second. $15.99. 9781596435520. Anya's new best friend is a ghost with a secret!

Bruchac, Joseph. Dragon Castle. 2011. Dial. $16.99. 978-0803733763. Prince Rashko takes over the kingdom when his parents go missing.

Busch, Jeff. Zombie High Yearbook '64. 2011. Sterling Publishing. $14.95. 978-1-4027-8471-2. Not your typical boring yearbook, this one is ghoulish.

Cast, P.C. & Cast, Kristin. Dragon's Oath. 2011. St. Martin's Griffin. $12.99. 978-1250000231. Dragon gets marked by the House of Night where he falls in love.

Carlson, J.P; Calafiore, James. Rex Riders. 2011. Monstrosities, Inc./Monstrosities Books. $16.95. 9780982579633. A western with cowboys, aliens, and dinosaurs.

Carter, Nikki. Doing My Own Thing. 2011. Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp. $9.95. 9780758255587. Will hard work and talent be enough to make Sunday's dreams come true? Success at what cost?

Carter, Timothy. The Cupid War. 2011. Flux. $9.95. 978-0738726144. After Ricky dies and becomes a cupid, can he stop the Suicides from taking another life?

Castan, Mike. The Price of Loyalty. 2011. Holiday House. $17.95. 9780823422685. Peer pressure and core values are at stake when Manny's friends start a gang.

Castellucci, Cecil. First Day on Earth. 2011. Scholastic. $17.99. 978-0-545-06082-0. Was Mal really abducted by Aliens?

Cerrito, Angela. The End of the Line. 2011. Holiday House. 17.95. 978-0823422876. Can Robbie change or will he be stuck in his own prison forever?

Chapman, Lara. Flawless. 2011. Bloomsbury. $.99. 9781599905969. Can you really say no to your best friend?

Clement-Moore, Rosemary. Texas Gothic. 2011. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. $17.99. 978-0385736930. Amy is a witch who fights a poltergeist and falls in love with a cowboy.

Coben, Harlan. Shelter. 2011. Penguin Group/G.P. Putnam's Sons. $18.99. 9780399256509. Can Mickey's life get any worse? His father is dead, his mother is a drug addict and he is now forced to live with his uncle - what's next?

Cutting Edge Series

Schaeffer, Teresa. The Questions Within. 2011. Saddleback Publications. $8.95. 9781616517601. Is she or isn't she?

Shelton, Donna. Breaking Dawn. 2011. Saddleback Publications. $8.95. 9781616517588. Everything changed in an instant - the trust was broken!

Dean, Carolee. Take Me There. 2010. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. $8.99. 978-1416989509 . Dylan is running from the law but is determined to visit his father on death row.

Deebs, Tracy. Tempest Rising. 2011. Walker Children. $16.99. 978-0802722317. Will Tempest, who is half mermaid, choose land or sea on her seventeenth birthday?

Detorie, Rick. Accidental Genius of Weasel High. 2011. Egmont. $9.99. 978-1606841495. Larkin describes life as a teen and his desires to be a filmmaker.

Edge, Harry. Spray. 2010. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. $9.99. 978-0-312-61344-0. A group of teens sign up to play an assassination game with squirt guns.

Elkeles, Simone. Chain Reaction. 2011. Walker and Company. $17.99. 978-0-8027-2087-0. Will Luis choose Nikki or the Latino Blood?

Estep, Jennifer. Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1). 2011. Kensington. $9.95. 978-0758266927. Gwen uses her gypsy powers to solve a murder.

Fisher, Catherine. The Dark City (Relic Master Book 1). 2011. Dial. $16.99. 978-0803736733. The Keeper, the Scholar and the Spy on a quest to find the Masters who seem to have left the planet while their powerful Relics remain.

Fisher, Catherine. The Lost Heiress (Relic Master Book 2). 2011. Relic Master. Dial. $16.99. 978-0803736740. Galen and Raffi must protect the lost heiress to Tasceron.

Ford, Christopher. Stickman Odyssey: An Epic Doodle Book One. 2011. $12.99. 978-0399254260. Re-telling of the Greek epic The Odyssey, told in an odd and quirky stickman way.

Frost, Helen. Hidden. 2011. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. $16.99. 978-0374382216. Sometimes our past determines the future..

Ghislain, Gary. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend. 2011. Chronicle Books. $16.99. 978-0811874601. Zelda, an alien is on quest to take Johnny Depp back to her planet. But local young boy falls for Zelda, and will do anything to have her.

Gidwitz, Adam. A Tale Dark and Grimm. 2010. Penguin Young Readers Group. $16.99. 978-0-525-42334-8. Hansel goes to hell and Gretel slays a demon.

Goode, Laura. Sister Mischief. 2011. Candlewick. $16.99. 978-0763646400. What does a gay teen do in an all girls high school? Fall in Love.

Goodman, Alison. Eona. 2011. Viking Juvenile. $19.99. 978-0670063116. Eona is the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years, once disguised as a boy. She is able to fully become a woman.

Greenman, Catherine. Hooked. 2011. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. $16.99. 978-0385740081. Thea gets hooked on a boy.

Griffin, Paul. Stay With Me. 2011. Dial. $16.99. 978-0803734487. This book is both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with characters (both dog and human) that will forever change the way you look at the world.

Halls, Kelly Milner. In Search of Sasquatch. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. $16.99. 9780547257617. Halls sets out to explore various myths, legends, photos, eye witness accounts, and other evidence of the creature(s) known as Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, and the Abominable Snowman.

Harmon, Michael. The Chamber of Five. 2011. Knopf Books for Young Readers . $16.99. 9780375866449. Privilege and power doesn't always make one happy and the students of Lambert School for the Gifted are not happy at all.

Hartnett, Sonya; Offerman, Andrea Illustrator. Midnight Zoo. 2011. Candlewick Press. $16.99. 9780763653392. Story about three siblings during WWII who find an abandoned zoo and become involved with the animals.

Harrington, Kim. Clarity. Scholastic, Inc/Point. 2011. $16.99. 9780545230506. Clare must use her psychic powers to clear her brother’s murder charge.

Harris, Carrie. Bad Taste in Boys. Delacourt. 2011. $17.99. 9780385739689. Can Katie save her town from a zombie virus AND land the hot boy?

Hopkins, Ellen. Perfect. 2011. Margaret K. McElderry Books. $18.99. 9781416983248. How far will Cara go to achieve perfection?

Hunter, Travis. Two the Hard Way. 2010. Kensington/Dafina. $9.95. 978-0758242501. It's hard to stay out of jail in the projects.

Jay, Stacey. Juliet Immortal. 2011. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 978-0385740166 . Romeo and Juliet didn't die for love. Instead, Romeo killed Juliet to get immortality as promised by these beings known as the Mercenaries.

Jeschonek, Robert. My Favorite Band Does Not Exist. 2011. $16.99. 978-0547370279. Idea’s Internet hoax becomes real.

Jinks, Catherine. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group. 2011. Harcourt Children's Books . $16.99. 978-0152066154. Tobias finds out he's a werewolf when he wakes up naked in a dingo pen.

Jobling, Curtis. Rise of the Wolf Book 1 (Wereworld). 2011. Viking Juvenile. $16.99. 978-0670013302. Welcome to Wereworld, where Werelords can change into bears, lions, and serpents.

Katz, Farley. Journal of a Schoolyard Bully. Notes on Noogies, Wet Willies, and Wedgies. 2011. St. Martins Griffin. $12.99. 978-0312681586. Niko chronicles his life as a bully.

Kessler, Jackie Morse. Hunger. 2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia. $8.99. 9780547341248. While battling Anorexia, Lisabeth becomes Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Kessler, Jackie Morse. Rage. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia. $8.99. 978-0-547-44528-1. Missy is a cutter, now she wields a larger blade as War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

King, Amy. Everybody Sees the Ants. Little Brown. 2011. $17.99. 9780316191814. Lucky wants is to end the bullying but how do you stop something that everyone else accepts as part of life?

Kowalski, William. The Barrio Kings. 2010. Orca Book Publishers / Raven Books. $9.95. 978-1-55469-244-6. Rosario thinks he has left the barrio kings for good, but gets drawn back in for one last act of revenge for the death of his brother.

Kraus, Daniel. Rotters. 2011. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 978-0385738576. $16.99. Joey helps his dad rob graves.

Kropp, Paul. Death on the Sidewalk. 2010. HIP Edge. $12.95. 9781897039427. A fifteen year old goes shopping the day after Christmas and gets caught in the crossfire.

Lancaster, Mike A. Human.4. 2011. Egmont. $16.99. 978-60684-099-3. Kyle and Lilly are part of the 0.4. Can they discover what has happened to the rest of humanity?

Lee, Darrien. Denim Diaries 5: Raising Kane. 2010. Urban Books/Renaissance. $9.95. 978-1-60162-233-4. Growing up with a single parent forces Kane to grow up fast, can she handle the family demands or will she runaway?

Lee, Inhae. My Milk Toof: The Adventures of Ickle and Lardee. 2011. Chronicle Books. 978-081187813. The story of Ickle and Lardee, two baby teeth living with their owner again.

Lewis, Stewart. You Have Seven Messages. 2011. Delacorte Press. $17.99. 9780385740289. Was everything in Luna's life a lie? What was the real truth?

Littman, Sarah Darer. Want to Go Private? 2011. Scholastic Press. $17.99. 978-054515146. Is Abby's online friend, Luke responsible for her disappearance?

Lu, Marie. Legend. 2011. Penguin Group./G.P. Putnam's Sons. $17.99. 978-0-399-25675-2. The stakes are high - What are the real truths....

Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1). 2010. HarperCollins/Harper. $17.99. 978-0-06-196955-3. Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are dead. Now they are coming for number 4.

Lore, Pittacus. The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2). 2011. HarperCollins. $17.99. 978-0061974557. Nine teens land on earth and only 6 are left. They are spread all over the world waiting to reunite.

Lost Zombies. Dead Inside Do Not Enter: Notes From the Zombie Apocalypse. 2011. Chronicle Books. $19.95. 978-1452101088. All that's left are the notes they left behind, see what they had to say.

Mansbach, Adam; Cortes, Ricardo Illustrator. Go the F**k to Sleep. Akashic Books. 2011. $14.95. 978-1617750250. For those teen parents that need a good laugh.

Marcus, Kimberly. Exposed. Random House Children's Books. 2011. $16.99. 978-0375866937. Liz's older brother has been accused of a terrible crime.

Maberry, Jonathan. Rot & Ruin. 2010. Simon & Schuster. $17.99. 978-1442402324. Benny's new job is hunting...hunting zombies that is.

Maberry, Jonathan. Dust & Decay. 2011. Simon & Schuster. $17.99. 978-1442402355. Benny is ready to set out on his own, but is his nemesis really dead or is he part of the undead?

McClintock, Norah. Masked. Orca/Orca Soundings. 2010. $9.95. 9781554693641. Two guys, a girl and a gun.

McClintock, Norah. She Said/She Saw. Orca. 2011. $12.95. 9781554693351. Nobody believes Tegan when she says she didn't see who killed her two friends.

McGuiness, Dan. Pilot & Huxley #1. 2011. GRAPHIX. $8.99. 978-0545265041. A graphic novel with "gross out" humor.

McKayhan, Monica. Ambitious. 2011. Kimani Tru. $9.99. 978037322963. Life is full of choices - what are you willing to sacrifice for yours?

McMann, Lisa. Cryer's Cross. 2011. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. $16.99. 978-1416994817. A possessed classroom desk leads teens to their death.

Mlynowski, Sarah. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have). 2011. HarperCollins Publishers. $16.99. 9780061701245. April's crazy junior year starts with one big lie and no parental supervision.

Morris, Paula. Dark Souls. 2011. Point. $17.99. 978-0545251327. Miranda arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret.

Mullin, Mike. Ashfall. 2011. Tanglewood Press. $16.95. 9781933718552. The supervolcano in Yellowstone has just erupted, what's next?

Myers, Walter Dean. Carmen. 2011. Egmont USA. $16.99. 978-1606841150. What Carmen wants, Carmen gets.

Myracle, Lauren. Shine. 2011. Amulet Books. $16.95. 978-0810984172. Cat's best friend is a victim of a hate crime, but who would do such a thing?

Night Fall Series

Atwood, Megan. Last Desserts. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 9780761378112. Deadly cookies - Can Ella's baking skills save herself and her best friend?

Carr, Elias. The Combination. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 9780761378105. The wrong locker combination can send you straight to Hell!

Jasper, Rick. The Late Bus. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0-7613-7812-9. Is the new school bus driver dead, and what are the demons that are after him?

Harris, Ashley Rae. The Prank. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.99. 9780761378143. Whose next when practical jokes turn deadly?

Hoblin, Paul. Foul. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0761378136. A murder mystery mixed up with a basketball star and a little romance thrown in.

Nolan, Han. Pregnant Pause. 2011. Houghton Mifflin. Harcourt. $16.99. 9780152065706. Pregnant and 16 - what is the right thing for Elly to do?

Northrop, Michael. Trapped. 2011. Scholastic Press. $17.99. 978-0545210126. Seven teens trapped in their high school during a snow storm.

Nelson, Blake. Recovery Road. 2011. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. $17.99. 978-0-545-10729-7. Maddie and Stewart fall in love in Rehab, can they make it on the outs?

Papercutz Slices

Petrucha, Stefan; Parker, Rick Illustrator. Papercutz Slices #1: Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring. 2010. Papercutz. $6.99. 978-1-59707-217-5. 50 pages of potty parody.

Petrucha, Stephan; Parker, Rick Illustrator. Papercutz Slices #2: Breaking Down. 2011. Papercutz. $6.99. 978-1597072441. For the Twilight haters.

Petrucha, Stefan; Kinney-Petrucha, Margo; Parker, Rick illustrator. Papercutz #3: Percy Jackson & The Ovolactovegetarians. 2011. Papercutz. Hardcover: $10.99. 978-1-59707-265-6. Paperback: $6.99, 978-1-59707-264-9. Percy, Bananabreath, and Rover take on the fast food giant McKronos.

Patterson, James; Park, Laura; Illustrator; Tebbetts, Chris Illustrator. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. 2011. Little, Brown and Company. $15.99. 978-0316101875. It all started going wrong in middle school...

Peck, Richard. Three Quarters Dead. 2010. Penguin Group/Dial books. $16.99. 978-0-8037-3454-8. Tanya won't let anything get in the way of what she wants, including death.

Perez, Ashley Hope. What Can't Wait. 2011. Carolrhoda Lab. $17.95. 9780761361558. Is there more to life than this? Marisa is caught between the expectations of two very different worlds!

Peters, Andrew. Ravenwood. 2011. Scholastic/Chicken House. $16.99. 978-0-545-30550-1. Can a lowly plumber boy save the kingdom?

Pierce, Tamora. Tortall & Other Lands: A Collection of Tales. 2011. Random House Books for Young Readers. $18.00. 978-0-375-86676-0. Explore the fantasy land of Tortall.

Pike, Aprilynne. Illusions. 2011. HarperTeen. $16.99. 978-0061668098 . Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.

Powell, Laura. The Game of Triumphs. 2011. Knopf Books for Young Readers. $16.99. 978-0375865879 . A young girl lives across from a casino and on the same block as a strip joint. She plays a mysterious card game in the streets of London.

Proimos, James. 12 Things To Do Before You Crash and Burn. 2011. Roaring Book Press. $14.99. 978-1-56943-595-7. Hercules has been challenged by his uncle to complete 12 tasks before summer ends. Can he do them or will he crash and burn?

Reed, Amy. Clean. 2011. Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse. $16.99. 9781442413443. For five teenagers in rehab getting clean and sober means learning to depend on others.

Restrepo, Bettina. Illegal. 2011. HarperCollins Publishers/ Katherine Tegen Books. $16.99. 978-0-06-195342-2. When her father stops sending money from America, Nora crosses the Mexican border to find him.

Rollins, James. Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx. 2011. HarperCollins. $16.99. 978-0061473821JakeJ Princess Nefertiti.

Roth, Veronica. Divergent. 2011. Katherine Tegen Books. $17.99. 978-0062024022. In a future perfect world, the Divergent don't fit in.

Rue, Ginger. Jump. 2010. Tricycle Press. $15.99. 978-1-58246-334-6. Brinkley is a mean girl, and a snob who has never thought about the effects of her actions.

Sanchez, Alex. Boyfriends With Girlfriends. 2011. Simon & Shuster. $16.99. 9781416937739. Sergio and Kimiko, Lance and Allie - but who's attracted to whom?

Santat, Dan. Sidekicks. 2011. Arthur A. Levine Books. $12.99. 978-0439298193. Captain Amazing is getting old and needs to choose a sidekick. It will be one of his 4 pets.

Scott, Elizabeth. Between Here and Forever. 2011. Simon Pulse. $16.99. 978-1-4169-9484-8. With Tess in a coma, how does her younger sister, Abby, move out of her sister's shadow?

Schroeder, Lisa. The Day Before. 2011. Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse. $16.99. 978-1442417434. Before their lives change monumentally, Amber and Cade each hope for one perfect day.

Schreiber, Joe. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $16.99. 9780547577388. 1 Lithuanian exchange student + 1 borrowed Jaguar + 5 assassinations = 1 epic prom night

Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. 2011. Philomel. $17.99. 978-0399254123. Lina is 15 when she is taken to a Siberian work camp.

Shahan, Sherry. Purple Daze. 2011. Running Press Book Publishers/RP Teens

Price : $15.95. 9780762440719. Sex, drugs, war, and rock-n-roll in the 60's.

Sheinmel, Courtney. All the things you are. 2011. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. $15.99. 978-1-4169-9717-7. When Carly's mother embezzles money the whole family is affected.

Shepard, Sara. The Lying Game. 2010. Harper Collins/Harper Teen. $16.99. 9780061869709. Identical twins who never met lived very different lives. Then, something drastic happens to change everything. Your best friends just may be your enemies.

Sitomer, Alan Lawrence. The Downside of Being Up. 2011. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. $16.99. 978-0-399-25498-7. Bobby is assigned to attend Correctional Erectional Therapy.

Skovron, Jon. Misfit. 2011. Amulet Books. $16.95. 9781419700217. An embarrassing secret is now a potent power.

Smith, Alexander Gordon. Death Sentence: Escape From Furnace #3. 2011. Farrar Straus Giroux . $15.99. 978-0-374-32494-0. Alex fights to keep his identity while transforming to what he hates most -- a black suit.

Smith, Cynthia Lietich. Blessed. 2011. Candlewick. $17.99. 0763643262. Quincie must help clear her werewolf friend Kieren, of murder charges.

Smith-Ready, Jeri. Shift (Shade Book 2). 2011. Simon Pulse. $17.99. 978-1416994084. Aura continues in a love triangle in with Zachary and Logan; Aura realizes that she loves and needs both but that she must choose one or will likely lose both.

Springer, Kristina. My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours. 2010. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. $15.99. 9780374399108. Paperback edition: Scholastic, $5.99. 9780545336055. Tori needs to have a boyfriend that is better than her best friend's boyfriend.

Strasnick, Lauren. Her and Me and You. 2010. Simon Pulse. $16.99. 978-1-4169-8266-1. Adina will go to extreme measures to keep people away from her twin brother.

Summers, Courtney. Fall For Anything. 2010. St. Martin's Griffin. $9.99. 9780312656737. How would your life change if one of your parents committed suicide and left you with the broken pieces to pick up and put back together?

Surviving South Side Series

Fontes, Justine. Benito Runs . 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0761361657. Benny's father returns from Iraq suffering from PTSD.

Korman, Susan. Bad Deal. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0761361664. Fish helps out a girl by giving her a few of his ADHD pills. Now everyone wants some.

Simon, Charnan. Shattered Star. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 2011. 978-0-7613-6168-8. Cassie Pratt has the look and the voice to be a star. How far will she go for fame?

Simon, Charnan. Plan B. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0-7613-6163-3. When Lucy gets pregnant, will Luke do the right thing?

Weyn, Suzanne. Beaten. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0-7613-6164-0. Keah's perfect boyfriend hits her.

Weyn, Suzanne. Recruited. 2011. Lerner Publishing Group/Darby Creek. $7.95. 978-0-7613-6167-1. Is Kadeem receiving offers to play college football that are too good to be true?

Suzuma, Tabitha. Forbidden. 2011. Simon Pulse. $17.99. 9781442419957. What if the love between siblings was something more?

Tennapel, Doug. Bad Island. 2011. Scholastic/Graphix. $10.99. 978-0545314800. Something on this island is up to no good . . .

TenNapel, Doug. Ghostopolis. 2010. Scholastic/Graphix. $24.99. 978-0545210270, $12.99 Paperback. 978-0-545-21028-7. Garth is diagnosed with a terminal disease, but finds new reason to live in the land of the dead.

Tibballs, Geoff; Barratt, Judy; McFall, Sally Editors. 2011. Ripley's Believe It Or Not!: Strikingly True. Ripley Entertainment. $28.95. 978-1-60991-000-6. Unbelievably weird.

Treggiari, Jo. Ashes, Ashes. 2011. Scholastic Press. $17.99. 978-0545255639. Lucy and Aiden fight to survive in a world devastated by disease.

Trylle Trilogy

Hocking, Amanda. Switched. 2010. CreateSpace. $8.99. 978-1453688939. Is Wendy Everly a monster or is she something more?

Hocking, Amanda. Torn. 2010. CreateSpace. $8.99. 978-1456355791. Will Wendy choose between love or duty?

Hocking, Amanda. Ascend. 2011. CreateSpace. $8.99. 978-1456541286. How will it all end for Wendy?

Urban Underground Series

Schraff, Anne. To Catch a Dream. 2010. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-269-9. Able's job at the donut shop may be in jeopardy when money goes missing from the register.

Schraff, Anne. The Unforgiven. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-586-7. Can Naomi bring her family back together again?

Schraff, Anne. The Fairest. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1616510046. The girls at Tubman High will stop at nothing to win Princess of the Fair.

Schraff, Anne. The Quality of Mercy. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1616510060. Alonee and Oliver investigate who is vandalizing the school.

Schraff, Anne. Wildflower. 2010. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1616510053. Chelsea rebels against her father's rules.

Schraff, Anne. Dark Secrets. 2010. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-267-5. Ernesto tries to save Naomi from her abusive boyfriend, Clay.

Schraff, Anne. Deliverance. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-587-4. Naomi needs her job to buy a car, but doesn't like the way the owner constantly stares at her.

Schraff, Anne. Leap of Faith. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-588-1. Ernesto witnesses a robbery.

Schraff, Anne. The Lost. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-585-0. Carmen's parents worry that her new boyfriend might be in a gang.

Schraff, Anne. No Fear. 2010. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-268-2. Naomi stands up to her abusive father.

Schraff, Anne. The Stranger. 2010. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-266-8. Ernesto, the new boy at school, falls for Naomi.

Schraff, Anne. Time of Courage. 2010. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-270-5. When Naomi's uncle runs for city council, will Ernesto do what's right for the Barrio?

Schraff, Anne. The Water's Edge. 2011. Saddleback Educational. $8.95. 978-1-61651-589-8. Ernesto hopes for a better future after graduation.

Van Cleave, Ryan G. Unlocked. 2011. Bloomsbury Publishing/Walker Books for Young Readers. $15.99. 978-0-8027-2186-0. Will Alex betray his best friend to stop a school shooting?

Vande Velde, Vivian. Cloaked in Red. 2010. Marshall Cavendish. $15.99. 9780761457930. Eight different versions of Little Red Riding Hood.

Valentino, Serena. How to Be a Werewolf. 2011. Candlewick Press. $14.99. 978-0-7636-5387-3. Know your Werewolves: Wolfman, Kitsune, Lycan, shapeshifters and more.

Varrato, Tony. One Last Scar. 2010. Hip Edge. $12.95. 978-1-897039-43-4. Ethan witnesses a home invasion that goes terribly wrong.

Vrettos, Adrienne Maria. Burnout. 2011. Margaret K. McElderry Books. $16.99. 9781416994695. Halloween nightmare or reality?

Warman, Jessica. Where the Truth Lies. 2010. Walker Childrens. $16.99. 978-0802720788; $9.99 pbk 978-0802722928. Young sweet girl falls for super smart bad boy and becomes pregnant. She finds her parents have hidden the truth of her past.

Wells, Robison. Variant. 2011. Harper Collins Publishers/Harper Teen. $17.99. 9780062026088. Benson thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would change his life for the better, he discovered playing by the rules can be deadly.

Wilkerson, Lili. Pink. 2011. HarperCollins Teen. $16.99. 978-0061926532. New school, new friends, new look.

Williams, Carol Lynch. Miles From Ordinary. 2011. St. Martin's Griffin. $16.99. 978-0-312-55512-2. Lacey's mother is crazy and wants to take her daughter with her.

Yang, Gene Luen; Pham, Thien, Illustrator. Level Up. 2011. First Second. $15.99. 9781596432352. All Dennis Ouyang wants is to do is play video games but if he doesn't fulfill his destiny to become a doctor, it's game over.

Young, Moira. Blood Red Road. 2011. Margaret K. McElderry Books. $17.99. 978-1442429987. Saba risks her life to save her brother.

Zielin, Lara. The Implosion of Aggie Winchester. 2011. Putnam. $16.99. 978-0399254116. What if your mom was burning prom queen ballots because your best friend is a Goth and pregnant?