Books We Love for Teens & Tweens

Books We Love for Teens & Tweens
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The Bone Houses Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316418416
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

This is the most original, mythical-magical, undead story I have ever read. I mean, there's a dead goat -- and you'regoing to fall in love with her. The feisty, axe-swinging gravedigger's daughter found a place in my heart, too. Recommended by Alena 

Bone Houses is like Zombies in Tolkien-Land, except our hero is a fearless young woman who just wants to do her job, provide for her family, and protect her village. Her companion is a courageous young mapmaker with a mystery of his own. Mythical & thrilling with surprises that will make you gasp! This is a not a book to pick up if you plan on sleeping! Recommended by Jane


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Dear Sweet Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062473073
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019

Sweet Pea is the best! Julie Murphy is a jolly, wise, loving master storyteller. Her characters are some of my best friends. Enjoy!  (Great book to read as a family, too.) Recommended by Alena


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White Bird: A Wonder Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

White Bird is beautifully written and beautifully illustrated and profoundly moving. A story of courage and kindness that reaches across time to remind us that even one person can make a difference. A story that has touched me like no other. Vive l'humanite! Recommended by Jane


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Sorcery of Thorns Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 4th, 2019

Fantasy, mystery, romance, and horror blend together perfectly in this atmospheric adventure. If you've ever wished you could visit Hogwarts Library (and its restricted section!) this is the book for you. Recommended by Molly


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Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525580959
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 4th, 2018

This set of interconnected short stories ask the question "What makes us human?" and explores how far we can push our boundaries before we become something else entirely. Recommended by Molly


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Nocturna Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062842732
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

Take one foul-mouthed girl with her thieving ways and one reluctant prince with his magical incantations -- mix them with disasters -- and you have a recipe for a book you'll quickly devour. Recommended by Jeanette


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What Makes Girls Sick and Tired Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781772600964
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Published: Second Story Press - March 18th, 2019

This book says it all! I only regret it wasn't available when I was a young adult. Recommended by Jeanette


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The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker Cover Image
By Matilda Woods, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515210
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Published: Philomel Books - May 15th, 2018

This is a near-perfect, magical fable that should be a new classic. I loved it! Recommended by Christie.


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The Cold Is in Her Bones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481488440
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 22nd, 2019

This sharp, feminist fantasy novel follows Milla as she struggles with the limitations of her family and her yearnings to see more of the world. But there are dark demons out there and when they steal away her only friend, Milla's fears and desires are put to the test. I was swept away by this marvelous story of conformity, sisterhood, betrayal and forgiveness. Recommended by Molly


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Norroway Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway Cover Image
By Cat Seaton, Kit Seaton (Artist)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534308558
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Published: Image Comics - November 13th, 2018

Based on a lesser-known Scottish fairy tale, Norroway follows Sibylla, a feisty young woman who has been promised in marriage to ... a black bull. She's not quite sure this could even be real until the Bull actually shows up and their adventures begin. Created by two sisters, Norroway has beautiful art and writing, and modern sensibilities. Recommended by Molly


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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062660251
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Published: HarperTeen - July 3rd, 2018

This one is an anxious, fast-paced thriller about Romy, a teen surviving alone on a spaceship after a terrible accident kills the crew. When her long-distance therapist on Earth tells her that another is coming to join her, Romy is thrilled. But soon she starts receiving messages from an alarming new government on Earth, all of Romy's skills -- and fears -- will be put to the test! Recommended by Molly


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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

This book promises to give you one heck of a good ride (and a fun read too.) Recommended by Jeanette


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Endling #1: The Last Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335524
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

Byx is the best!!! She's a young dairne -- looks like a dog, but stands upright, talks, has opposable thumbs and knows if someone is lying. She's the last of her kind ... or perhaps not. Her quest is for all endangered species the ruling humans want to wipe out. I love this 1st book in a new series! Recommended by Alena


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Puddin' (Dumplin' #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062418388
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 8th, 2018

Julie Murphy is my hero!!! She writes books I love to read that are intelligent, fun, and and full of current issues for real people. Her books are uplifting without being stupid. Puddin' is her latest and it is FANTASTIC!!!  Recommended by Alena


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The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society #1) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735231702
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Two new friends, an eccentric teacher, and a mysterious creature in the woods -- what's not to like? A fun fast-paced, smart and humorous read, great for anyone who likes nature, adventure, magical creatures, and secret societies. Recommended by Molly


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The Witch Boy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

I loved this story! A magical family, new friendships, learning to be yourself, and a sneaky tricky dragon! Do yourself a favor: read it! Recommended by Molly


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Night Shift Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780451481733
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Published: Razorbill - September 5th, 2017

Debi tells the story of discovering her own depression. She puts the entire experience into a beautifully illustrated story that describes the frustration, the darkness, and the hopelessness that comes with depression. Gliori also talks about finding that special thing that has the power to hold that darkness back. This book is perfect for any young person (or old) who needs something relatable when depression calls. A book everyone needs to read. Recommended by Rob


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Ash Princess Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524767068
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 24th, 2018

This book is set in a beautifully tragic world with a broken protaganist. Through this book you will read a story about love, loss, redemption, revenge, and broken relationships. Worth the read. Recommended by Zoe


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Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

For everyone whoever loved a tree. Recommended by Alena.


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You're Welcome, Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399551413
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

Are you artistic? Rebellious? Tired of people labeling you? You're going to love Julia, the main character in this book! Recommended by Jeanette


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A Whisper of Horses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250093943
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 4th, 2017

In a future without horses or blue skies, a girl named Serendipity and a boy named Tab escape from their walled city. In a world where storytellers lead rebellions, Serendipity adventures toward her dream of seeing the last horses and finds freedom. Skin-Tingly written! (Check out the author bio -- what a life!) Recommended by Alena


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Deceptive (Illusive #2) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316254649
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2015

Thrilling sequel to Illusive.

Recommended by Everyone At the Gallery Bookshop! (Including Catsby)


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Illusive (Adverse Effects) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316254595
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 16th, 2015

All of us here at Gallery Bookshop love Illusive!! And (this is the best part), since it is the first of a series, there will be more to come. Lucky for us, we won't have to wait long for the sequel. You won't want to miss this series; perfect summer read, perfect in the fog by the fire read, perfect read!