Have a teen reader in your family?

Some of these new titles might be appealing to them!

Books line the shelves at the Cordova Public Library in the Cordova Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

The Berenstain Bear Scouts Scream their Heads Off

By Stan & Jan Berenstain; illustrated by Michael Berenstain.

The Bear Scouts have inherited the house in Spook Hill. Almost everyone thinks it is haunted! Ghostly moans and spooky sightings almost convince the clever bears that it’s true.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Roald Dahl; illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.



A to Z of Science: A visual dictionary for curious scientists

By Basher; written by Tom Jackson with Dan Green and Adrian Dingle.

This handy visual dictionary covers the key topics in the core STEM subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics. The A-Z of Science brings the unique and popular Basher illustrative approach of capturing key scientific concepts as quirky but memorable characters, combined with the informative, humorous, and accessible text of science author Tom Jackson. This handy guide will be a sure-fire hit with school students learning these core subjects for the first time, as well as a useful reference guide and reminder for older high-school and college students looking for a revision guide.


1919 the Year that Changed America

By Martin W. Sandler.

1919 was a world-shaking year. America was recovering from World War I and black soldiers returned to racism so violent that that summer would become known as the Red Summer. The suffrage movement had a long-fought win when women gained the right to vote. Laborers took to the streets to protest working conditions; nationalistic fervor led to a communism scare; and temperance gained such traction that prohibition went into effect. Each of these movements reached a tipping point that year.


Queen of Air and Darkness

By Cassandra Clare.

While the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and focus on saving the world of Shadowhunters before the parabatai curse destroys everyone.



By Kiersten White.

“Set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the first book in this series will introduce our new slayer as she grapples with incredible power she is just beginning to understand.”


The Night Gardener

By Jonathan Auxier.

Irish orphans Molly, 14, and Kip, 10, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.


Running with Wolves

By Jim and Jamie Dutcher.

Discover the wonder of wolves from Emmy-award winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher as they tell their story of the six years they watched, learned about, and lived with the Sawtooth wolf pack. MCNAUGHTON JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Out of My Mind

By Sharon M. Draper.

Considered by many to be intellectually disabled, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.


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