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Staff Recommendations – Youth and Teen (YA) Materials – All Formats

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS INDEX – YOUTH AND TEEN (YA) MATERIALS – ALL FORMATS

[ FICTION (Print /Audio/Downloadable) | NON-FICTION (Print /Audio/Downloadable) | MUSIC-RELATED (Print /Audio/Downloadable) | DVDs and OTHER FORMATS | YOUTH & TEEN (all formats) ]

Youth and Teen (YA) Fiction (Print/Audio/Downloadable)

[ Fan=Fantasy; Hor=Horror; M=Mystery; R=Romance; SF=Science Fiction; W=Western ]

[ Recorded Books — Compact Disc or Downloadable Audio — listed after print titles for each author ] PICTURE BOOKS
jP Anderson, Clayton & Brundage, Scott — A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet
jP Becker, Aaron (jP) — Journey | Quest | Return (Fan)
jP Doerrfeld, Cori — Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!
jP Dotlich, Rebecca Kai — What if…? Then We: Short, Very Short, Shorter Than Ever Possibilities
jP Gaiman, Neil — Instructions
jP Gomez, Rebecca J. — Federico and the Wolf
jP Higgins, Ryan T. — Santa Bruce
jP Kranz, Linda — Love You When…
jP Kraus, Robert — The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher
jP Larkin, Shabazz — The Thing About Bees: A Love Story
jP Leaf, Munro — The Story of Ferdinand
jP Love, Jessica — Julian is a Mermaid
jP Maclear, Kyo — Virginia Wolf
jP Nordling, Lee & Roberts, Scott — Belinda the Unbeatable
jP Quintero, Isabel — My Papi Has a Motorcycle
jP Reiner, Carl — Tell Me a Scary Story…But Not Too Scary!
jP Rex, Adam — Are You Scared, Darth Vader? (SF)
jP Robertson, Si — Everything’s Better With a Beard
jP Seuss, Dr. — The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Tales
jP Shaw, Charles Green — It Looked Like Spilt Milk
jP Stanton, Brandon — Little Humans
jP VanAllsburgh, Chris — Zathura
YOUTH AND TEEN FICTION – (j = youth | YA = teen/young adult)
j Adler, Irene — The Dark Lady: Sherlock, Lupin and Me (M) | The Soprano’s Last Song (M)
YA Aguirre, Anne — Enclave (SF)
j Alegria, Malin — Estrella’s Quinceañera
YA Alexie, Sherman — The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
j Anderson, Laurie Halse — Wintergirls
j Angleberger, Tom — Beware the Power of the Dark Side (SF)
YA Armentrout, Jennifer L. — White Hot Kiss
YA Banash, Jennifer — Silent Alarm
j Baratz-Logsted, Lauren — I Love You, Michael Collins
YA Bardugo, Leigh — Shadow and Bone (Fan)
j Bell, Cece — El Deafo
j Benedictus, David — Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
j Benoit, Charles — You
YA Blankman, Anne — The Prisoner of Night and Fog
YA Bodeen, S.A. — The Compound (SF) | The Raft (SF)
j Bordhi, Cat — Treasure Forest
j Bracken, Alexandra — The Princess, the Scoundrel and the Farm Boy: An original telling of Star Wars: A New Hope (SF)
j Bray, Libba — Going Bovine
YA Brosgol, Vera — Anya’s Ghost
j Brown, Jeffrey — Star Wars: Jedi Academy (SF)
YA Brown, Jennifer – Hate List
j Carr, Dennis and Elise — Welcome to Wahoo
YA Carter, Aimee — Pawn
j Carter, Ally — I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
YA Carter, Aimee — The Goddess Test
j Castelucci, Cecil and Fry, Jason — Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (SF)
j Chanani, Nidhi (jPB) — Pashmina
YA Charbonneau, Joelle — The Testing
YA Chbosky, Stephen — The Perks of Being a Wallflower
j Christopher, John — The White Mountains (SF)
YA Christopher, Lucy — Stolen
YA Clare, Cassandra — A Clockwork Angel (SF/Fan)
YA Clarke, Cassandra Rose — The Assassin’s Curse (Fan) | The Pirate’s Wish (Fan)
YA Cohn, Rachel — Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
YA Colfer, Eoin — W.A.R.P.: The Reluctant Assassin
YA Collins, Suzanne — The Hunger Games (SF) | The Hunger Games (SF)
YA Condie, Allyson Braithwaite — The Matched trilogy (SF)
YA Cooner, Donna — Skinny
YA Cordova, Zoraida — Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate (SF)
j Cresswell, Helen — The Bagthorpes Abroad | The Bagthorpe Saga
CD/Downloadable Audio j Dahl, Roald — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
YA Dale, Sarah — Something Wicked (Fan)
YA Dertin, Kimberly — The Body Finder
YA DiTerlizzi, Tony and Black, Holly — Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Nixies Song (Fan) | The Spiderwick Chronicles: Field Guide (Fa)
j/YA Donnelly, Jennifer — A Northern Light | Revolution
j Draper, Sharon — Out of My Mind
YA Elkeles, Simone — Wild Cards
j Federle, Tim — Better Nate Than Ever
j Fitzpatrick, Becca — Hush, Hush
YA Flanagan, John — The Ruins of Gorlan (Fan)
j Fleischman, Sid — The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
YA Forman, Gayle — If I Stay
YA Friesner, Esther M. — Nobody’s Princess
j Fry, Jason — The Weapon of a Jedi (SF)
j Funke, Cornelia — The Inkworld Trilogy (Fan)
YA Gagnon, Jilly — #famous
j Gaiman, Neil — Fortunately the Milk | The Graveyard Book (Fan/Hor) | Odd and the Frost Giants (Fan)
YA Garrett, Camryn — Full Disclosure
j Gidwitz, Adam — So You Want to Be a Jedi? An original telling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (SF)
j Grabenstein, Chris — The Crossroads | Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
YA Gray, Claudia — Leia, Princess of Alderaan (SF) | Lost Stars (SF)
j Griffin, Peni R. — The Ghost Sitter
j Gurney, James — Dinotopia (Fan)
j Hale, Marian — The Truth About Sparrows
j Hardinge, Frances — Fly by Night (Fan)
j Harvey, Alyxandra — Hearts at Stake
YA Hawkins, Rachel — Hex Hall
j Hicks, Betty — Out of Order
j Higson, Charlie — Silverfin
j Holt, K.A. — Redwood and Ponytail
YA Howey, Hugh — Wool (SF)
j Ireland, Justina — Spark of the Resistance (SF)
YA Jinks, Catherine — The Reformed Vampires Support Group
j Johnson, Varian — The Parker Inheritance
YA Johnston, E.K. — Ahsoka (SF) | Queen’s Shadow (SF)
YA Jordan, Sophie — Uninvited
j Joyce, William — Ollie’s Odyssey
j Kalkowski, John — Red Cell
YA Kemp, Paul — The Hammer and the Blade (Fan)
YA Kennedy, Elizaa — I Take You
YA King, S.A. — Reality Boy
j Klise, Kate and Klise, M. Sarah — The 43 Old Cemetery Road series
YA Knudsen, Michelle — Evil Librarian
j Korman, Gordon — Ungifted
YA Kraatz, Jeremy — The Cloak Society
j Krishnaswami, Uma — Book Uncle and Me
j Krosoczka, Jarrett J. — The Force Oversleeps (SF) | A New Class (SF)
YA Krovatin, Christopher — Venomous
YA Kuehn, Stephanie — Charm & Strange (SF/Fan)
YA Laybourne, Emmy – Monument 14 (SF)
j L’Engle, Madeleine — A Wrinkle in Time (SF/Fan) | A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Edition (SF/Fan)
YA L’Engle, Madeleine (adapted to graphic novel format by Larson, Hope) — A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (SF/Fan)
YA Levenseller, Tricia — Daughter of the Pirate King
j Lewis, C.S. — The Horse and His Boy (Fan) | The Last Battle (Fan) | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Fan) | The Magician’s Nephew (Fan) | Prince Caspian (Fan) | The Silver Chair (Fan) | Till We Have Faces | The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fan)
YA Liggett, Kim — The Grace Year
YA London, Alex — Proxy (SF)
YA Mafi, Tahereh — Shatter Me
j Magoon, Kekla — The Season of Styx Malone
j Mattick, Lindsay — Winnie’s Great War
j McCormick, Patricia — Sold
YA McManus, Karen — One of Us is Lying
YA Meyer, Stephenie — Twilight
CD j Meyer — Meyer, L.A. — Bloody Jack
CD j Meyer — Meyer, Stephenie — Twilight (Fan/R)
j Milne, A.A. — The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner
YA Morgan, Kass — The 100 (SF)
j Muchamore, Robert — The Recruit
YA Nielsen-Fernlund, Suzin — Optimists Die First
j Paterson, Katherine — Jacob Have I Loved
j Paulsen, Gary — Lawnboy
YA Pearson, Mary — Kiss of Deception
j Peck, Richard — The Best Man | On the Wings of Heroes
YA Perkins, Stephanie — There’s Someone Inside Your House (M)
j Phelan, Matt — Snow White: A Graphic Novel
YA Power, Rory — Wilder Girls
j Pratchett, Terry — Nation
j Pullman, Philip — Shadow in the North
YA Quick, Matthew — Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
j Renner, Benjamin (jPB) — The Big Bad Fox
YA Revis, Beth — Rebel Rising (SF)
j Riordan, Rick — The Hidden Oracle (Fan)
YA Rowell, Rainbow — Eleanor & Park
j Rowling, J.K. — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – The Original Screenplay (Fan)
Downloadable Audio — YA Ruby, Laura — Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
j Rucka, Greg — Guardians of the Whill (SF) | Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo & Chewbacca Adventure (SF) | Star Wars: Before the Awakening (SF)
j Ruckman, Ivy — Night of the Twisters
YA Ryan, Carrie — Daughter of Deep Silence
j Sachar, Louis — Fuzzy Mud
j Salazar, Aida — The Moon Within
YA Sanderson, Brandon — Steelheart (SF)
j Scott, Elizabeth — Living Dead Girl
j Scott, Victoria — Hear the Wolves
YA Seamon, Hollis — Somebody Up There Hates You
YA Sharpe, Tess — Far From You
YA Sheinmel, Alyssa — Faceless
j Sleator, William — Singularity (SF)
j Smy, Pam — Thornhill (Fan)
j Somper, Justin — Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean (Fan)
Playaway j Soto, Gary — Chato’s Kitchen (Playaway)
j Speare, Elizabeth — The Witch of Blackbird Pond
YA Stevenson, Noelle — Nimona
YA Tan, Shaun — Cicada
YA Taylor, Kara — Prep School Confidential
YA Thomas, Angie — The Hate U Give
j Todd, Ruthven — Space Cat (picture book via Hoopla)
j Tolkien, J.R.R. — Roverandom (Fan)
j Torseter, Oyvind — The Heartless Troll (Fan)
j Verday, Jessica — The Hollow
j Waite, Judy — Forbidden
YA Waller, Sharon Biggs — Girls on the Verge
YA Walton, Leslye — The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
j Weir, Elizabeth — Cobalt Squadron (SF)
YA West, Marie — Pivot Point (SF)
CD j Westerfeld — Westerfield, Scott — Uglies (SF)
YA Williams, Gabrielle — Beatle Meets Destiny
YA Wong, David — John Dies at the End
j Xu, Ru — Newsprints
YA Yancey, Rick — The 5th Wave (SF)
j Yang, Gene Luen — American Born Chinese (graphic novel)
j Yang, Kelly — Front Desk
j Zahler, Diane — Baker’s Magic
j Zevin, Gabrielle — Elsewhere (Fan)
j Zusak, Markus — The Book Thief (2 comments/ratings)

Youth and Teen Non-Fiction

[Audiobooks — both Book-on-CD format and Downloadable Audio — are listed after any print versions of the same title]
NOT IN THE LIBRARIES’ COLLECTION and/or DOWNLOADABLE FORMATS ONLY (no traditional call numbers)
Hoopla only — Byrne, John — Star Trek: New Visions (series) (SF)
Hoopla only — Campbell, J. Scott and Hartnell, Andy — Danger Girl Deluxe
Hoopla only — Chu, Amy — Red Sonja Worlds Away, Volume 1 (SF/Fan) | Red Sonja Worlds Away, Volume 2 (SF/Fan)
Hoopla only — Collins, Nancy A. and Lieberman, Luke — Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle (Fan)
Hoopla only — Hartnell, Andy — Danger Girl: Back in Black
Hoopla only — Hernandez, Vince — Charismagic Vol. 1 (Fan)
Hoopla only — Howard, Tini — Magdalena: Reformation (SF/Fan)
Hoopla only — Mignola, Mike (& others) — The Hellboy/Ghost Special (Hor)
Hoopla only — Miller, Ron — Velda: Girl Detective, Vol. 1 (M)
Hoopla only — Tieri, Frank — Red Sonja: The Black Tower (Hor)
Hoopla only — Roberson, Chris (& Allred, Michael) — iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World (Hor/M)
Hoopla only — Willingham, Bill — Legenderry (Fan/SF)
PRINT COPIES
jPB (Non-Fiction) Bowles — Bowles, David — They Call Me Guero
jPB Knapp — Find Momo (1 comment/rating) | Find Momo Across Europe
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Andreyko — Andreyko, Marc (writer + various artists) — Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 | Wonder Woman ’77 – Volume 1
YA PB Blasberg — Blasberg, Derek — Classy: Be a Lady, Not a Tramp
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Dawson — Dawson, Delilah and Woods, Ashley — Ladycastle (Fan)
YA PB Egan — Egan, Kate — The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (SF)
YA Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan — Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
YA PB (Non-Fiction) Johnson — How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation
YA PB DC Kreisberg — Kreisberg, Andrew — The Flash: Season Zero (SF)
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Mangels — Mangels, Andy — Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman (SF/Fan)
YA Marz – Marz, Ron – Witchblade: Volume 1: Borne Again (SF)
YA PB Milligan — Milligan, Peter (author); Janin, Mikel (artist) — Justice League Dark (SF/Fan)
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Nicieza — Nicieza, Fabien — Batman: The Cat and the Bat
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Pacat — Pacat, C.S. — Fence 1 + 2
YA PB Packer — Packer, Alex J. — How Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Rowell — Rowell, Rainbow — Runaways Vol. 1.: Find Your Way Home (SF)
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Rowell — Rowell, Rainbow & Hicks, Faith Erin — Pumpkinheads
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Smith — Smith, Kevin and Garman, Ralph (author); Templeton, Ty (artist) — Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet
YA jPB Standley — Standley, Randy — Star Wars: Panel to Panel: From the Pages of Dark Horse Comics to a Galaxy, Far, Far Away (SF)
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Takei — Takei, George and Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker — They Called Us Enemy
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Tamaki — Tamaki, Mariko & others — Supergirl: Being Super (SF)
YA PB Turner — Turner, Steve — A Hard Day’s Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song: New and Updated Edition
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Tynion — Tynion, James IV — The Backstagers Vol. 1: Rebels Without Applause
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Wheeler — Wheeler, Andrew & Ganucheau, Paulina — Another Castle: Grimoire (Fan)
YA PB (Graphic Novel) Willingham — Willingham, Bill — Fables 1: Legends in Exile | Fables 2: Animal Farm | Fables 3: Storybook Love
j 325.1 Con — Conway, Lorie — Forgotten Ellis Island
j 552 Cal — Callery, Sean and Smith, Miranda — Rocks, Minerals & Gems
j 598.072 Cat — Cate, Annette LeBlanc — Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Back Yard
j 629.454 Flo — Floca, Brian — Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 | Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (updated edition)
j 741.5 Boy — Boynton, Sandra — Amazing Cows | Amazing Cows
j 741.5 Gai — Gaiman, Neil — 1602 | How to Talk to Girls at Parties (SF)
j 741.5 Phe — Phelan, Matt — Bluffton: My Summers With Buster
j 741.5 Reg — Reger, Rob and Parker, Buzz — Emily’s (Secret) Book of Strange
j 741.5 Spi — Spiegelman, Nadja and Sanchez, Sergio Garcia — Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure
j 745.5 Van — Vandergrift, Adam — Slime Sorcery
YA j 746.92 Ols — Olson, Mary-Kate and Ashley — Influence
[780s books — see Music Related Recommendations below]
j 792.02 Sch — Schumacher, Thomas — How Does the Show Go On? An Introduction to the Theatre
j 811 Lew — Lewis, Patrick and Innocenti, Roberto — The House
j 811.08 Nat — Book of Nature Poems
j 813.08 Bla — Black, Holly and Larbalestier, Justine — Unicorns vs. Zombies (Fan)
j 817 Nad — Nadelberg, David — Mortified: Real Words, Real People, Real Pathetic
j 823 Row — Rowling, J.K. — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fan) | Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic (Fan)
j 920 Bra — Bragg, Georgia — How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
j 940.3 Fre — Freedman, Russell — The War to End All Wars: World War I
j 970.1 Not — Charleyboy, Lisa (ed.) — #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
BIOGRAPHIES and AUTO-BIOGRAPHIES
j Biography _____ —  Meltzer, Brad & Oliopoulos, Chris — The “Ordinary People Change the World” series of Biographies
jB B6439 — Giblin, James Cross — Good Brother, Bad Brother
jB C57 — Cleary, Beverly — My Own Two Feet: A Memoir
j Biography Haring — Haring, Kay — Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing
j Biography Hepburn — Cardillo, Margaret (writer) and Denos, Julia (artist) — Just Being Audrey
j Biography Jemison — Ahmed, Roda & Burrington, Stasia — Mae Among the Stars
j Biography Lee — Shields, Charles J. — I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee
j Biography Sagan — Sisson, Stephanie Roth — Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
j Biography Schulz — Wadsworth, Ginger — Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts

Youth and Teen Music-Related Recommendations

YA PB Turner — Turner, Steve — A Hard Day’s Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song: New and Updated Edition
[Music Compact Discs & Hoopla Downloadable Music]
Compact Disc j 782.42 Str — The String Beans — A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star (SF)
Hoopla Music — Disney — Disney’s Greatest: Vol. 1-3
[Music DVDs and Videos]
[none for Youth and Teens]

Youth and/or Teen DVDs

DVD j Adventures — The Adventures of Milo and Otis
DVD j Adventures — The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Their Friends – The Complete Series
DVD j Beauty — Beauty and the Beast (2017)
DVD j Bon — Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown! (and Don’t Come Back!)
DVD j Brave — Bravehttps://lincolnlibraries.org/bookguide/staff-recommendations/staff-recommendations-index/staff-recommendations-february-2015#brave
DVD j Christopher — Christopher Robin
DVD j Coco — Coco
DVD j Dark — The Dark Crystal (Fan)
DVD j Early — Early Man
DVD j Enchanted — Enchanted (Fan)
DVD j Epic — Epic
DVD j Fleming — Fleming, Ian — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fan)
DVD j Frankenweenie — Frankenweenie
DVD j Frozen — Frozen
DVD j Greatest — The Greatest Game Ever Played
DVD j Grinch — The Grinch (Fan)
DVD j Hachi — Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
DVD j Halloween — Bradbury, Ray — The Halloween Tree (H/Fan)
DVD j Hedgehogs — Hedgehogs
DVD j Hocus — Hocus Pocus
DVD j Hughes — based on the novel by Ted Hughes — The Iron Giant (SF)
DVD j Incredibles — The Incredibles 2 (SF)
DVD j Indigo — Indigo: A Film of Faith and Family
DVD j Kid — The Kid Who Would Be King (Fan)
DVD j Leap — Leap
DVD j Muppet — The Muppet Movie
DVD j Muppet — The Muppet Show
DVD j Night — Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb
DVD j Peanuts — The Peanuts Movie
DVD j Pink — The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection (in 5 volumes)
DVD j Planet — Planet 51 (SF)
DVD j Princess — The Princess and the Frog
DVD j Rango — Rango
DVD j Rock — The House Without a Christmas Tree
DVD j Shaun — Shaun the Sheep: The Movie | Shaun the Sheep: One Giant Leap for Lambkind
DVD j Smallfoot — Smallfoot
DVD j Wall-E — Wall-E (SF)
DVD j Wizard — The Wizard of Oz (Fan)
DVD j Zathura — VanAllsburgh, Chris — Zathura (SF)
DVD j 372.2 Sch — Schoolhouse Rock!
DVD j 591.568 Ear — Earth (1 comment/rating)
DVD YA 781.66 Per — Perry, Katy — Katy Perry the Movie: Part of Me

last updated July 2020
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