Quick Picks Nominations
updated May 2, 2013
Bondanza, Jackie. Things to Do With Domo. 2013. Abrams, $12.95. 9781419706912. Make your own Domo out of anything, even food!
Casteel, Seth. Underwater Dogs. 2012. Little, Brown & Company, $19.99. 9780316227704. Funny, cute, and wacky pictures of diving dogs.
Cunningham, Darryl. How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. 2013. Abrams ComicArts, $16.95. 9781419706899. Like science? Learn something new in this guide to some of the biggest controversies in science from hydro-fracking to vaccines.
Gevinson, Tavi. Rookie Yearbook One. 2012. Drawn & Quarterly, $29.95. 9781770461123. An honest portrayal of teen life by teens.
Humphry, Amber. Did I Do That?: The Best (And Worst) of the 90’s. 2013. Abrams, $19.95. 9781419706783. Hilarious descriptions and memories of 90s fads.
Inman, Matthew. How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You . 2012. Andrews McMeel, $14.99. 9781449410247. Cats are not your friends.
McKay, Sharon E. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel. 2013. Annick Press, $18.95. 9781554514885. Ugandan boys kidnapped from school and forced to be child soldiers, escape and try to integrate back into normal society.
Metz, Lauren. The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need. 2013. Zest Books, $16.99. 9781936976287. All you need to plan the perfect prom experience for any budget and style.
Oliver, Martin. The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life. 2013. Zest Books, $10.99. 9781936976348. Learn practical solutions to everyday problems such as popping pimples, unsticking chewing gum, and cleaning your room in five minutes.
Rodgers, Catherine. DIY Nail Art: 75 Creative Art Designs. 2013. Adams Media, $15.95. 9781440545177. Easy instructions to make your nails wow-worthy.
Stokke, Regine. Regine’s Book: a Teen Girl’s Last Words. 2012. Zest Books, $16.99. 9781936976201. "A teen girl's last words."
Baguchinsky, Jill. Spookygirl. 2012. Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425847. Being in tenth grade and seeing ghosts is hard. Investigating your own mother’s death is worse.
Benway, Robin. Also Known As. 2013. Bloomsbury, $16.99. 9780802733900. Maggie's the best safe cracker there is, but can she safe-crack the hot guy in her French class?
Berne, Emma Carlson. Never Let You Go. 2012. Simon & Schuster, $9.99. 9781442440173. Her best friend's jealousy can kill Meg's summer romance.
Brown, Jeffrey. Vader’s Little Princess. 2013. Chronicle Books, $14.95. 9781452118697. A snapshot into of daddy-daughter time with Darth Vader and Princess Leia.
Butcher, Kristin. Caching In. 2013. Orca, $9.95. 9781459802322. Can Eric and Chris find the most valuable cache of their lives before time runs out?
Carter, Ally. Perfect Scoundrels: A Heist Society Novel. 2013. Hyperion Books, $17.99. 9781423166009. As a thief, Kat's stolen a lot of things. But stealing her boyfriend back from his family might be her hardest job yet.
Clarke, Cassandra Rose. The Assassin’s Curse. 2012. Angry Robot, $9.99. 9781908844019. A pirate and the assassin meant to kill her are unexpectedly bound by an impossible curse.
Clay, Amanda. Echo. 2013. Prizm Books, $14.95. 9781610404426. Echo struggles with her eating disorder with the help of her friends, fashion, and a love.
Coley, Liz. Pretty Girl-13. 2013. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062127372. Angie goes missing when she's 13. Three years later she's found but still missing who she is.
Deebs, Tracy. Doomed. 2013. Bloomsbury, $17.99. 9780802723734. How would you feel if you were responsible for destroying the world?
Draper, Sharon. Panic. 2013. Atheneum, $17.99. 9781442408968. When Diamond, lured by the promise of a role in a dance movie, ignores the cardinal rule of "don't get into cars with strangers," her life and the lives of her friends and fellow dancers will never be the same.
Finneyfrock, Karen. The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door. 2013. Penguin, $16.99. 978067001275. Ninth grader, Celia Door, self dubbed Celia the Dark has a plan to exact revenge on her middle school nemesis, only to be thwarted by a new friendship.
Forman, Gayle. Just One Day. 2013. Dutton, $17.99. 9780525425915. Allyson has a disorienting college freshman year after a chance romantic encounter ignites her desire to discover her own passions-- rather than following her mother's careful plans.
Gardner, Sally. Maggot Moon. 2013. Candlewick, $16.99. 9780763665531. What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall?
Griffin, Claire J. Nowhere to Run. 2013. Namelos, $18.95. 9781608981441. Calvin is a runner, but can he outrun the consequences of his decisions?
Griffin, Paul. Burning Blue. 2012. Penguin, $17.99. 9780803738157. After Nicole is splashed with acid, Jay, a hacker loner, decides to find out who did it.
Hainsworth, Emily. Through to You. 2012. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062094193. When Cam stumbles on a parallel world where his girlfriend, Viv, is still alive, he must choose between his home or this new world.
Halliday, Ayun. Peanut. 2012. Schwartz & Wade Books, $15.99. 9780375865909. Sadie lies about having a deathly allergy to peanuts to help her make friends at her new high school.
Harrington, Kim. The Dead and Buried. 2013. Scholastic, 17.99. 9780545333023. Jade's dream home is haunted by a teen girl who wants Jade to uncover the mystery behind her untimely death. But sometimes secrets are better left buried.
Higgins, M.G. Falling Out of Place. 2013. Saddleback Publishing, $ 9.95. 9781622500215. Gabby Herrera is a C-average student who just wants to be accepted. But after falling with the wrong crowd, is there any hope for her future?
Jackson, Corrinem. If I Lie. 2012. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781442454132. Quinn is shunned by everyone because they think she's cheated on her recently deployed boyfriend, but he's gay and she keeps his secret.
Langan, Paul. Survivor. 2013. Townsend Press, $5.95. 9781591943044. Tarah has to face her past secret in order to protect a loved one.
Leonard, Niall. Crusher. 2012. Random House, $17.99. 9780385743549. Finn's the prime suspect in his stepfather's grisly murder, but he's determined to risk his own life to expose the mobsters he believes are responsible.
Lyga, Barry. Game. 2013. Little, Brown & Company, $17.99. 9780316125871. Jazz, the son of the world's best serial killer, uses the skills he learned from his Dear Old Dad to help the NYPD and FBI track down a new killer
Lynch, Chris. Pieces. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781416927037. Eric copes with his brother Duane's tragic death by reaching out to the people who received Duane's donated organs- a process that's surprisingly funny, painful, and illuminating.
Lynch, Chris. Vietnam #4: Casualties of War. 2013. Scholastic, $16.99. 9780545270236. Death follows Beck.
McMann, Lisa. Crash. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781442403918. Jules keeps having a vision of a eight body bags in the snow. Can she stop it from happening?
Medina, Meg. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. 2013. Candlewick Press, $16.99. 9780763658595. Yaqui Delgado wants to kick Piddy Sanchez's ass. But what will Piddy do?
Pastis, Stephan. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. 2013. Candlewick Press, $14.99. 9780763660505. Timmy and his ineffective assistant (his pet polar bear named Total), solve mysteries together only to be thwarted by themselves.
Patterson, Janci. Chasing the Skip. 2012. Henry Holt and Co., $16.99. 9780805093919. Abandoned by her mother, Ricki, must travel with her bounty hunter father bringing fugitives to jail.
Phelan, James. Chasers. 2012. K-Teen. $9.95. 9780758280664. Jesse struggles to survive in zombie-infested New York after being stranded on a field trip.
Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. 2013. St. Martin’s Griffin, $18.99. 9781250012579. Eleanor is the new girl at school with bright red hair. Park reluctantly lets her sit next to him on the bus. Even with a great effort to ignore eachother, romance follows.
Scheidt, Erica Lorraine. Uses for Boys. 2013. St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99. 9781250007117. Sixteen year-old Anna wants to go back to the happy times before all of the boys.
Showalter, Gena. Alice in Zombieland. 2012. Harlequin, $18.99. 9780373210589. Alice Bell fights the undead to avenge her family.
Simone, Ni-Ni. Hollywood High. 2012. Kensington Publishing, $9.95. 9780758263179. Four rich girls with materialism to spare struggle with genuine friendships, boyfriends and family issues.
Skuse, C.J. Rockoholic. 2012. Scholastic, $18.99. 9780545429603. What if you accidentally kidnapped the lead singer of your favorite rock band? Worse, what if he didn't want to leave?
Smith, Kirsten. Trinkets. 2013. Little, Brown & Company, $17.99. 9780316160278. Three girls who would not otherwise be friends meet in a Shoplifters Anonymous group meeting.
Smith, Sherri L. Orleans. 2013. Putnam, $17.99. 9780399252945. Orleans, formerly New Orleans devastated by multiple hurricanes, still lives on, but can the people survive a plague?
Takoudes, Greg. When We Wuz Famous. 2013. Henry Holt and Company, $16.99. 9780805094527. Francisco hopes to escape the hood at boarding school, but it keeps dragging him down.
Waters, Daniel. Break My Heart 1,000 Times. 2012. Hyperion, $16.99. 9781423121985. Since the Event, seeing ghosts is a normal part of life.
White, Kiersten. Mind Games. 2013. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062135315. Two sisters with very special powers. One forced to do unspeakable things in order to keep the other safe.
Van Tol, Alex. Oracle. 2012. Orca, $9.95. 9781459801325. Eight-grader Owen decides that in order to get his crush to notice him, he needs to start a relationship blog. Little does he know that giving advice to his classmates can have serious consequences.
Vaugn, Lauren Roedy. OCD, The Dude, and Me. 2013. Dial, $16.99. 9780803738430. Danielle deals with her OCD and with high school crap by writing.
Young, Suzanne. The Program. 2013. Simon and Schuster, $16.99. 9781442445802. When suicide is an epidemic, any hint of sadness will get you sent to The Program.
Zadoff, Allen. Boy Nobody. 2013. Little, Brown Books, $18.00. 9780316199681. Trained teen assassin may just meet his match.
Various Authors. Counterattack. 2013, Lerner Publishing.
Archenemy by Paul Hoblin, 9781467707213.
Blow Out by M.G. Higgins, 9781467707176.
Offside by M.G.Higgins, 9781467707206.
Out of Sync by Amanda Humann, 9781467707190.
Under Pressure by Emma Carlson Berne, 9781467707183.