1. The Strange Fascination of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
eBook/Audiobook ~ YA Fantasy
This is Noah Oakman – sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend, – then Noah gets hypnotized. Read more to find out what happens in this YA fantasy.
2. The Port of Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
eBook/Audiobook ~ YA
An astonishing civil rights story from Newberry Honor winner and National Book Award finalist.
On July 17. 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away.
3. Pandemics by Michelle Denton
eBook ~ YA Non-Fiction/Health & Fitness
As the world becomes more connected, the threat of pandemics becomes more serious, and being informed about fast-spreading illnesses is more important now than ever before. Readers explore global diseases of the past and present, how modern outbreaks are controlled and treated, and how doctors and scientists are working to prevent pandemics in the future
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
eBook/Audiobook ~ YA Historical Fiction
This extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller is also a major motion picture. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed your soul.
It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier and will become busier still.
5. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Book 1 in a series)
eBook/Audiobook ~ YA Fantasy, Mystery, and Historical Fiction
Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher cords in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in the “spectacular debut” (Kirkus Reviews).
Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackhorn – with maybe an explosion or two along the way.