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Summer Reading Events for Teens!
Summer Reads for Teens!
The Box in the Woods by
Call Number: FIC (YA) JOHNSON, M.
Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she's back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer. But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls-the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case. Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders. But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive.
Brain Camp by
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) KIM, S.
Neither artistic, dreamy Jenna nor surly, delinquent Lucas expected to find themselves at an invitation-only summer camp that turns problem children into prodigies. And yet, here they both are at Camp Fielding, settling in with all the other losers and misfits who've been shipped off by their parents in a last-ditch effort to produce a child worth bragging about.
But strange disappearances, spooky lights in the woods, and a chilling alteration that turns the dimmest, rowdiest campers into docile zombie Einsteins have Jenna and Lucas feeling more than a little suspicious . . . and a lot afraid.
Call Number: FIC (YA) SARLES, S.
Sixteen-year-old Maddie's camping trip with family and friends in a remote mountain location turns deadly as stories told around the campfire begin coming true...
Call Number: FIC (YA) WALLENFELS, S.
Twin brothers Ty and Cory Bic are on the run. When they encounter a dying deer in the middle of a remote mountain road with fresh tire tracks swerving down into a ravine, they know they have to help. But when they reach the wrecked car the vehicle appears empty, with signs that the driver escaped. Until they hear a sound coming from the trunk. Ty and Cory are escaping demons of their own. But what they discover in the trunk puts them in the crosshairs of something darker and more sinister than their wildest nightmares...
Fly by Night by
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) O'CONNOR, T.
Dee returns to her small hometown in New Jersey to see if she can help her father and the local police find her missing twin sister Beth, who was a leader in fighting the threat of a pipeline gutting the pinelands, but only finds more mysterious questions while disocovering signs of the supernatural in the surrounding woods.
Rules for Vanishing by
Call Number: FIC (YA) MARSHALL, K.
In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister--at all costs.
Stranger Things: Science Camp (Graphic Novel) by
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) STRANGER THINGS
Dustin arrives at Camp Know Where to navigate the new social hierarchy without the support of his Hawkins adventuring party. While also faced with nerdy bullies, a new menace haunts the young scientists and camp counselors. A mysterious figure with sinister intent arrives to disrupt the serene woodland scene. When camp counselors start to disappear, the solution won't take rocket science, but Dustin will have to get on the same wavelength as Suzie and the other campers before tensions reach a boiling point.
Through the Woods by
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) CARROLL, E.
Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to "Our Neighbor's House"--though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in "A Lady's Hands Are Cold." You might try to figure out what is haunting "My Friend Janna," or discover that your brother's fiancée may not be what she seems in "The Nesting Place." And of course you must revisit the horror of "His Face All Red," the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.
The Truth Lies Here by
Call Number: FIC (YA) KLINGELE, L.
Arriving for a summer in her Michigan hometown, aspiring journalist Penny learns that her father, a tabloid journalist, is missing and charred dead bodies are being found in the woods.
When I Am Through with You by
Call Number: FIC (YA) KUEHN, S.
A simple mountain hike in northern California turns deadly for a group of high school students, one of whom has killed before...
The Lost Coast by
Call Number: FIC (YA) CAPETTA, A.
Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they're ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn't just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill.
Seen: Rachel Carson by
Call Number: YA 92 CARSON, R.
Meet Rachel Carson, the woman who changed the way America fought against the environmental crisis through her bestselling books, ultimately spurring the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Birdie Willis & Rii Abrego present the true story of the marine biologist whose dedication, compassion and integrity gave a new generation of Americans hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Diary of a Young Naturalist by
Call Number: YA 92 MCANULTY, D.
From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it.
Imaginary Borders by
Call Number: YA 304.28 MAR
In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can't be ignored.
Tags: Indigenous (Mexica)
Protectors of the Planet : environmental trailblazers from 7 to 97 by
Call Number: YA 333.72 BAS
Many young people are rudely awakening to the fact that unchecked climate change and other widespread environmental issues paint a gloomy picture of their future. This knowledge can lead to a sense of fear, helplessness or worse, apathy. This book aims to help stem those concerns by shining an inspiring and entertaining light on the lives of daring, dedicated individuals whose great passion, talents, and heart are helping to tip the environmental balance away from destruction and collapse towards hope, healing and personal empowerment. Based on personal interviews and extensive research, this book will tell engaging stories about a wide variety of people who share a great passion for the environment. But beyond a deep personal connection with nature, these "environmental trailblazers" are doing truly unique and amazing things to protect the environment, while leading others down greener paths.
The Most Important Comic Book on Earth : stories to save the world by
Call Number: YA 333.72 MOS
The Most Important Comic Book On Earth is a global collaboration for planetary change, bringing together a diverse team of 300 leading environmentalists, artists, authors, actors, filmmakers, musicians, and more to present over 120 stories to save the world. Whether it s inspirational tales from celebrity names such as Cara Delevingne and Andy Serkis, hilarious webcomics from War and Peas and Ricky Gervais, artworks by leading illustrators David Mack and Tula Lotay, calls to action from activists George Monbiot and Jane Goodall, or powerful stories by Brian Azzarello and Amy Chu, each of the comics in this anthology will support projects and organizations fighting to save the planet and Rewrite Extinction.
Taking on the Plastics Crisis by
Call Number: YA 333.72 TES
In this personal, moving essay, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with readers how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices. Through her personal journey, readers can learn how they, too, can follow in Hannah's footsteps and lower their carbon footprint by simply refusing single-use plastics.
Plasticus Maritimus by
Call Number: YA 363.728 PEG
An imaginative guide to ocean plastics, filled with tips and tricks for identifying-and combating-pollution in our oceans. Inspired by biologist Ana Pego's life's work, and filled with engaging science and colorful photographs, this foundational look at plastic pollution in the ocean explains why it is such an urgent contemporary issue. When she was young, Ana Pego didn't play in a backyard, but on a beach. As she grew older, Pego noticed a new species at the seaside: plastic. She decided to collect it, study it, and give it a Latin name-Plasticus maritimus-to warn people of its dangers to our planet. Pego tells us how plastics end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans, shares plastic's chemical composition and physical properties, and offers a field guide to help readers identify and understand this new invasive species in all its forms, from the obvious (fishing nets and water bottles) to the unfamiliar (tiny, clear particles called microplastics). An artificial and almost indestructible species, Plasticus maritimus deserves to have its days numbered! Together, we can send it packing.
The Story of More : how we got to climate change and where to go from here by
Call Number: YA 363.738 JAH
Hope Jahren, acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist, details the science behind key inventions, clarifying how electricity, large-scale farming, and automobiles have both helped and harmed our world. She explains the current and projected consequences of unchecked global warming, from superstorms to rising sea levels, resulting from the unprecedented amounts of greenhouse gases being released into our atmosphere. The links between human consumption habits and our endangered existence are very real, with consequences leading to a crossroads of survival and extinction. Still, Jahren maintains that our ever-broadening science-based knowledge can help us counter this dilemma. The eye-opening information provided in The Story of More will help readers understand the path we must take. If we collectively make informed choices now, Jahren reassures us, our future can be as bright as we imagine it can be
How to Change Everything by
Call Number: YA 363.738 KLE
Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just some of the effects of climate change that we are already experiencing. The good news is that we can all do something about it. A movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. And young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way. They are showing us that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity-an opportunity to change everything. Full of empowering stories of young leaders all over the world, this information-packed book offers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing tools to join the fight to protect and reshape the planet you will inherit.
No Planet B : a Teen Vogue guide to climate justice by
Call Number: YA 577.27 NO
An urgent call for climate justice from Teen Vogue, one of this generation's leading voices, using an intersectional lens - with critical feminist, indigenous, antiracist and internationalist perspectives. As the political classes watch our world burn, a new movement of young people is rising to meet the challenge of climate catastrophe. This book is a guide, a toolkit, a warning and a cause for hope.
One Earth : people of color protecting our planet by
Call Number: YA 920 RAO
One Earth profiles Black, Indigenous and People of Color who live and work as environmental defenders. Through their individual stories, the book shows that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to achieving environmental goals. The twenty short biographies introduce readers to diverse activists from all around the world, who are of many ages and ethnicities. From saving ancient trees on the West Coast of Canada, to protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins of India, to uncovering racial inequalities in the food system in the United States, these environmental heroes are celebrated by author and biologist Anuradha Rao, who outlines how they went from being kids who cared about the environment to community leaders in their field. One Earth is full of environmental role models waiting to be found.
Tags: Black / African American, Native American / Indigenous, Hispanic / Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, People of Color
Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel (a Young Reader's Adaptation) by
Call Number: YA 591.56 SAF
Eye-opening, wise, and filled with triumphant and heartbreaking stories about the wolf population at Yellowstone (as well as some personal anecdotes about dogs), Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel accessibly explores the mysteries of animal thought and behavior for young readers.Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain, and complete with astonishing photos, Beyond Words offers an extraordinary look at what makes these animals different from us, but more importantly, what makes them similar, namely, their feelings of joy, grief, anger, and love.These similarities between human and nonhuman consciousness and empathy allow the reader to reexamine how we interact with animals as well as how we see our own place in the world.
Into the Deep : science, technology, and the quest to protect the ocean by
Call Number: YA 551.46 PET
Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions of people. But in spite of all this, the ocean remains drastically unexplored, and the details of its impact on human lives aren't fully understood. Scientists from around the world are realizing that to address issues plaguing the ocean, such as dead zones, coral bleaching, and climate change, we need to better understand this incredible, unique feature of our planet. With a range of impressive, cutting-edge technologies at their disposal, oceanographers have set out to measure, sample, and analyze at every turn. Every day, mysteries about the ocean are being solved, and every day, new questions come to light. The more scientists learn, the better they are able to answer these new questions. What lies in the deep? And who is at the forefront of these exciting discoveries?
The Science of Natural Disasters : when nature and humans collide by
Call Number: YA 551 TAY
News reports from around the world offer detailed descriptions of wildfires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more. While these kinds of events might seem horrifically random, scientists can explain quite a lot about why they happen, how they develop, how we can try to prevent them, and how we can predict where and when they'll happen next. In this book, you'll examine the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires, and discover the innovative solutions for the problems facing our planet today and in the future.
The Universe : the big bang, black holes, and blue whales by
Call Number: YA 523.1 WOO
A deep dive into the origins of the universe! Explore the ways people have tried answering the fundamental question of how the universe began with STEM activities and research projects that bring out-of-this-world learning into your own hands! Take a look billions of years into the past and discover the mind-bending early moments of the universe, the rise of the first stars, and the formation of the earliest galaxies. Explore the birth our sun and solar system and the formation of the only place in the universe known to support life: the earth. Finally, we'll zoom billions of years into the future to learn about the death of the sun, a colossal collision of galaxies, and even the fate of the universe itself.
A Weird and Wild Beauty by
Call Number: YA 978.752 PEA
This thorough and insightful history of Yellowstone chronicles an 1871 scientific expedition to-and the eventual creation of-what would become the first U.S. National Park. Peabody, a former ranger who has worked at several national parks, explores how shifting views of nature-and support from the likes of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John Muir-contributed to the region's preservation. Vivid descriptions, numerous sidebars, and color photographs highlight Yellowstone's dramatic geological features, including hot springs, waterfalls, and canyons; in fact, when explorers wrote about the terrain they encountered, "Yellowstone's turquoise pools, mud puffs, and jetting geysers" helped earn it the nickname Wonderland, after Lewis Carroll's recently published book. At its core, Peabody's narrative explores how wilderness became an integral part of the American identity.
Where Have All the Bees Gone? by
Call Number: YA 595.799 HIR
Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. If you like these things, then you might want to thank a bee! Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown in the United States. Around the world, bees pollinate $24 billion worth of crops each year. Without bees, humans would face a drastically reduced diet. We need bees to grow the foods that keep us healthy. But numbers of bees are falling, and that has scientists alarmed. What's causing the decline? Some bee species are even teetering on the brink of extinction! Learn about the many bee species on Earth - their nests, their colonies, their life cycles, and their vital connection to flowering plants. Most importantly, find out how you can help these important pollinators.
World Wild Vet by
Call Number: YA 636.089 ANT
Star of Animal Planet's Evan Goes Wild and People magazine's "Pet Vet" Dr. Evan Antin takes readers beyond his viral Instagram posts right into the wild world with him. World Wild Vet is an up close and personal look at planet earth, in all its wild glory. But beyond the laugh-out-loud stories and dangerous encounters with some of our planet's most exotic creatures, it is a clarion call to protect our delicate environment.
Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure by
Call Number: YA 918.11 SEI
In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn't refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon. Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive. Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying.
The Impossible Climb by
Call Number: YA 796.522 SYN
One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. Alex Honnold, the #1 free solo climber in the world, chose the route known as Freerider on Yosemite's El Capitan, a series of pitches so hard that it's newsworthy when someone free climbs it with a rope. No one had ever 'free soloed' it before; only a few people have ever even contemplated it. That four-hour climb on June 3, 2017, was, simply, one of the boldest feats in human history. At the same time, it was almost unbearable to watch--as author Mark Synnott did.
No Barriers by
Call Number: YA 797.122 WEI
Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what's possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals. This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik's most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer. Along the course of Erik's journey, he meets other trailblazers: adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists who show Erik the way forward and teach him the meaning of NO BARRIERS--"What's Within You is Stronger Than What's in Your Way."
A Pirate's Life for She : swashbuckling women through the ages by
Call Number: YA 910.45 DUN
. In this Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, A Pirate's Life for She tells the story of 16 women who through the ages who sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers...until now.
Thrill Seekers : 15 remarkable women in extreme sports by
Call Number: YA 796.092 MCC
What is the allure of the extreme? Who are the women who seek out and excel at sports outside the conventional, such as cave diving, wingsuit flying, or Formula 1 racing? This collection of female adventure dynamos is as fascinating as it is empowering. Thrill Seekers introduces readers to a diverse and fascinating selection of women whose determination, grit, and courage have propelled each of them into a life far from the sidelines. The women featured in this book are role models and leaders, change-makers who opted into a life of risk - but also one of astonishing rewards!
Call Number: FIC (YA) ROSEN, L.
At Camp Outland, a camp for LGBTQIA teens, sixteen-year-old Randall "Del" Kapplehoff's plan to have Hudson Aaronson-Lim fall in love with him succeeds, but both are hiding their true selves. For Randy, going away to Camp Outland is a breath of fresh air, a time to be exactly who Randy can’t always be at school. But this year will be different. This year, Randy won’t be the flamboyant theater kid, this year Randy will be exactly the type of bro Hudson would want to date. Changing a thing or too will be necessary for Randy to succeed, even if that means leaving some friends behind.
Tags: LGBTQIA+, Gay, Queer, Genderfluid / Gender nonconforming
Connect the Stars by
Call Number: FIC (YA) DE LOS SANTOS, M.
When thirteen-year-olds T.E. and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole.
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) CURATO, M.
It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at a Boy Scout camp. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.
Tags: LGBTQ+, Gay
Honor Girl by
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) THRASH, M.
Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie's savant-like proficiency at the camp's rifle range is the only thing keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it's too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone to understand.
Tags: LGBTQ+, Lesbian
Lumberjanes series by
Call Number: FIC (YA VL) LUMBERJANES
At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams.
Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!
Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by
Call Number: FIC (YA) PARK, S.
Sunny Song's Big Summer Goals include (finally!) making Rafael Kim her boyfriend, hitting 100k followers, and having the best last summer of high school EVER.
Not on Sunny's list: accidentally filming a PG-13 cooking video that goes viral (#browniegate).
Extremely not on her list: being shipped off to a digital detox farm camp in Iowa (IOWA??) for a whole month. She's traded in her WiFi connection for a butter churn, and if she wants any shot at growing her social media platform this summer, she'll need to find a way back online. But between some unexpected friendships and an alarmingly cute farm boy, Sunny might be surprised by the connections she makes when she's forced to disconnect.
Tags: AAPI / Asian American, Korean American
You Have a Match by
Call Number: FIC (YA) LORD, E.
When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it's mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie...although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front. But she didn't know she's a younger sister. When the DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it's hard to believe they're from the same planet, never mind the same parents - especially considering Savannah, queen of green smoothies, is only a year and a half older than Abby herself. The logical course of action? Meet up at summer camp (obviously) and figure out why Abby's parents gave Savvy up for adoption.
Call Number: FIC (YA) REICHARDT, M.
When a major earthquake hits California, trapping seventeen-year-old Ruby with Charlie, a near-stranger, in a laundromat, they struggle to stay alive and hopeful with only memories and each other's voices to sustain them.
At the End of Everything by
Call Number: FIC (YA) NIJKAMP, M.
A group of teens at the Hope Juvenile Treatment Center are shocked to discover their guards have abandoned them, but their joy turns to fear when they learn a catastrophic pandemic has occurred outside their walls, turning their new-found freedom into a fight for survival.
Call Number: FIC (YA) SHUSTERMAN, N.
A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.
Call Number: FIC (YA) BRUCHAC, J.
A teenage survival expert finds all his skills tested as he's pursued through the Canadian wilderness by men determined to silence him. On his way to teach at Camp Seven Generations, a Native outdoor school, Nick witnesses a murder and then is thrown off a train. Remembering and using the teachings of his Abenaki elders will prove to be the difference between life and death for him. Although his pursuers have modern technology to help them, Nick has something even more useful. In addition to the skills he's learned, he has an ally in the natural world around him. Found, like the famous story "The Most Dangerous Game," is a tale that focuses on being hunted until a way can be found to become the hunter.
Tags: Native American, Abenaki
How to Pack for the End of the World by
Call Number: FIC (YA) FALKOFF, M.
If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do? This is the question that haunts Amina as she watches new and horrible stories of discord and crisis flash across the news every day. But when she starts at prestigious Gardner Academy, Amina finds a group of like-minded peers to join forces with-fast friends who dedicate their year to learning survival skills from each other, before it's too late. Still, as their prepper knowledge multiplies, so do their regular high school problems, from relationship drama to family issues to friend blow-ups. Juggling the two parts of their lives forces Amina to ask another vital question: Is it worth living in the hypothetical future if it's at the expense of your actual present?
I Am Still Alive by
Call Number: FIC (YA) MARSHALL, K.
AFTER: Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn't act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive--for now.
BEFORE: Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded.
AFTER: With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined. Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father...and she wants revenge.
Call Number: FIC (YA) REES, C.
After the sea levels rise and the world ends, Martha and other survivors are stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, drifting off shore--if boredom does not kill them, maybe their escape attempts will.
The Liar's Guide to the Night Sky by
Call Number: FIC (YA) SHRUM, B.
It's no one's fault that Hallie Jacob is alone. That her grandpa got sick half a world away and so her parents yanked her to Colorado the last semester of her senior year. That career-wise, she's specialized in fighting fire, and now she's surrounded by ice, snow, and a thousand cousins she's half-banned from hanging around with. But that's what's happened. On one big family weekend in the freaking tundra, Hallie sneaks off with those cousins to an abandoned ski slope. But they get caught in a random mudslide. With several cousins in desperate need of medical attention, Hallie goes for help, and Jonah joins her. Jonah is her troubled cousin's extremely off-limits best friend. Facing paralyzing temperatures, sharp-toothed animals strong enough to survive a climate with hardly any water or air, and weather phenomena so wicked they'll wreck a mountain before you can blink, Jonah and Hallie have no choice but to trust each other.
The Lovely and the Lost by
Call Number: FIC (YA) BARNES, J.
When a little girl is lost in a 750,000-acre national park, a family of search-and-rescue professionals reunites and three generations of secrets are uncovered.
Playing with Fire by
Call Number: FIC (YA) HENRY, A.
Natalia is not the kind of girl who takes risks. Six years ago, she barely survived the house fire that killed her baby brother. Now she is cautious and always plays it safe. For months, her friend Wyatt has begged her to come hiking with him, and Natalia finally agrees. But when a wildfire breaks out, blocking the trail back, a perfect sunny day quickly morphs into a nightmare. With no cell service, few supplies, and no clear way out of the burning forest, a group of strangers will have to become allies if they're going to survive...
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep : voices from the donner party by
Call Number: FIC (YA) WOLF, A.
In powerful, vivid verse, this novel recounts one of history's most harrowing-and chilling-tales of survival. In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision that plunges them into danger and desperation in the dead of winter and, finally, the unthinkable.
Starry Eyes by
Call Number: FIC (YA) BENNETT, J.
When teens Zorie and Lennon, a former couple, are stranded in the California wilderness together, they must put aside their differences, and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings, in order to survive.
The Wild Lands by
Call Number: FIC (YA) GRECI, P.
Natural disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the world and destroyed its landscape. Now, as food runs out and the few who remain turn on each other, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must cross hundreds of miles in search of civilization. The wild lands around them are filled with ravenous animals, desperate survivors pushed to the edge, and people who've learned to shoot first and ask questions never. Travis and Jess will make a few friends and a lot of enemies on their terrifying journey across the ruins of today's world--and they'll have to fight for what they believe in as they see how far people will go to survive.
Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! by
Call Number: YA 635 FRE
You can grow a garden--and it's easier than you think! With the easy instructions inside this book, you can grow lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and more. And you don't need a backyard to be a great gardener--just a little bit of space and a lot of sunlight. This comic will walk you through each step, from seed to harvest.
How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills by
Call Number: YA 791.437 BLA
A humorous guide on how to survive the Star Wars galaxy's many dangers The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. From ruthless bounty hunters, ferocious beasts, and extreme weather, to hostile landscapes, social minefields, and backstabbing allies-perils and hazards are never far away! How do you flee an exploding Death Star? What's the best way to source a starship at a spaceport? How would you escape kidnap by Tusken Raiders on Tatooine? Survival means keeping your wits about you. This fun, practical Star Wars book will teach you how to recognize threats and learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away!
101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods by
Call Number: 613.69 EST
With this book, you'll learn practical skills like how to read a compass, splint a broken bone, tap trees for water and make a fire with a flashlight. Whether you're gathering up a base knowledge for navigating the great outdoors, or looking to improve your fire-building skills, this book provides all the necessary information for a safe and informed experience in the wilderness!
How to Send Smoke Signals, Pluck a Chicken and Build an Igloo by
Call Number: 613.69 POW
Curious to know what to do if you get caught in an avalanche? Ever wondered how to stop a runaway horse? Want to impress people by predicting the weather or telling time without a clock (or an iPhone app)? Here you'll read about what people did hundreds of years ago and how it could potentially save you today. Learn how to start a fire with ice, pluck a chicken, catch an eel, build an igloo, throw a lasso, and so many more unusual yet potentially life-saving skills. Told with a sense of humor and a lot of interesting insight, this is a fun, self-reliant read filled with information you may never use but will be glad to know...because you just never know!
Maker Comics: Survive in the Outdoors! by
Call Number: YA 613.69 LAW
In this volume of Maker Comics, you'll find step-by-step instructions for seven projects that will help you survive in the wild! Prepare yourself before you set off on your next adventure: whether you're hiking in the wilderness or camping in your own backyard, this informative graphic novel will equip you with the know-how you need. In this book, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to build a campfire, catch and clean a fish, make a shelter, and more!
How I Survived : four nights on the ice by
Call Number: YA 92 ITTUSARDJUAT, S.
After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive. This harrowing first-person account of four nights spent on the open sea ice-with few supplies and no water-shows young readers the determination and strength necessary to survive in the harsh Arctic climate, even when the worst occurs.
Tags: Native American, Indigenous Canadian, Inuit, graphic nonfiction
The Scouting Guide to Survival: an Officially-Licensed Book of the Boy Scouts of America by
Call Number: 613.69 FEA
Each year hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts find themselves in an unexpected outdoor emergency. They get lost, injured, or stranded. Cut off from the rest of the world, they have to depend upon their survival skills to survive. With this book from the Boy Scouts of America, you'll learn practical advice to keep you safe and well-informed on your next outdoor adventure!
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