My First Big Book of Outer Space by Little Bee Books
My First Big Book of Outer Space is packed with page after page of out-of-this-world fun! The appealing artwork, with its heavy, chunky black lines, are eye-catching and kid-friendly. This book is sure to engage little ones for hours!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Just before the Earth is demolished, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect. The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in this, the first volume of the Douglas Adams’ comedy sci-fi classic series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 42!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. Kell is one of the last Travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes. Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, ambassador of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler–a dangerous hobby. Perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila (a cut-purse from Grey London) will first need to stay alive–and that is proving trickier than they hoped.
Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan
A sixteen-year-old senses she’s being spied on and probably impersonated, but when she discovers what actually is occurring, it’s more unbelievable than she ever imagined.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn’s fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Three teenage immigrants risk the trip from Guatemala through Mexico to the United States southern border in search of a better life.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. After he graduates from college, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory–the land of the fantasy novels they read as children–is real and much darker and more dangerous than they could have imagined.
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
The acclaimed author of ‘Ordinary Grace’ crafts a powerful novel about an orphan’s life-changing adventure traveling down America’s great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution — a #1 international bestseller — that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one — homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
This book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus — a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature — and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
A memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993–a collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has influenced law, women’s rights, and popular culture.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation–awkward but electrifying–something life changing begins.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?
There There by Tommy Orange
Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering bestselling novel follows twelve characters from Native communities, all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
In The Great Alone the new novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska.
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C a Fletcher
My name’s Griz. I’ve never been to school, I’ve never had friends, and in my whole life I’ve not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away. But we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?’ Nora Seed finds herself faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one: following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist. She must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Based on a true story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children. ‘The Nickel Boys’ is a devasting, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them–for a price.
Circe by Madeline Miller
Follow Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall.
It by Stephen King
To the adults, Derry, Maine, was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered, a good place to live. It was the children who saw–and felt–what made Derry so horribly different. In the stormdrains, in the sewers, It lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each person’s deepest dread. Sometimes It reached up, seizing, tearing killing… The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of It was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until the grown-up children were called back, once more to confront It as It stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut that is part quest, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots and flying DeLoreans.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
Flamer by Mike Curato
Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in ‘Flamer,’ his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Prince Sebastian has a secret. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia. Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances. But how long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?
Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff
They Called Us Enemy by Steven Scott, George Takei, et al.
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist Takei’s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an icon in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki
Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley’s dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There’s just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend. From This One Summer co-creator Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship.
The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo #5) by Rick Riordan
Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to Earth in the pathetic mortal form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus? … Now the former god and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester’s final challenge will be at the Tower of Nero, back in New York. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch-nemesis, Python? Who will be on hand at Camp Half-Blood to assist?
The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution by Jonathan Hennessey and Jack McGowan
A complete, illustrated history of video games–highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform–told in a graphic novel format.
Official Fortnite Battle Royale Survival Guide by Epic Games
This official handbook includes all the top tips and tricks players will need to dominate Battle Royale. From basic game play to more advanced maneuvers, it lists all the essential tips and tricks needed to become the last player standing
Benchwarmers by John Feinstein
Twelve-year-old Jeff Michaels, son of a Philadelphia TV sports reporter, is just learning to play soccer on the new sixth-grade team at his middle school. Andrea Carillo has fought her way onto the squad, but the coach doesn’t think girls should play with boys, so she’s riding the bench with Jeff–even though she’s one of the best players.
Wonders of the World by Giulia Lombardo
A world of wonders awaits children in this book! From the Palace of Versailles in France to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, from Knossos Palace in Greece to Mount Rushmore in the US, it presents some of history’s greatest monuments, along with their location, size, and fun facts and features.