After the Fall by Brad Graber Requirements: ePUB | AZW3 Reader | 957 KB Overview: How can anyone truly know who they are…if they don’t know their family history? The lies we tell…the secrets we keep.
Rikki, a teenager being raised by her grandmother in NYC, can’t remember her mother. Whenever she asks her grandmother questions, the older woman falls apart and refuses to answer. Desperate to learn the truth about her mother’s untimely death, she discovers a hidden family album. Who is the boy in the photograph with her mother? Is he her uncle? Determined to unlock the mystery, Rikki seeks out Harry, a writer struggling with his own issues of identity. Genre: Young Adult
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Requirements: .ePUB reader, | 1.3Mb | Version: Retail Overview: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.
Remembrandt by Robin King Requirements: .ePUB reader, 336 kb Overview: Alexandra Stewart doesn’t just walk down memory lane, she lives on it. Her eidetic memory records her experiences and plays them back, DVD style. It’s great when she wants to ace a test, but not so great when she topples over a cute boy in the hallway and the humiliation plays back over and over and over . . . Brown University seems like the perfect place for the seventeen-year-old to forget her past. Hope for a normal life comes in the form of a handsome new running partner who makes her heart race and body perspire even before she laces up her shoes.
When her Russian professor gives her a puzzle that seems impossible to solve, Alex discovers that he has a secret – one that will catapult her into a world of cryptic codes and covert missions. As she tries to find a balance between the two different worlds vying for her attention, Alex wonders if she can have relationships with the ones she cares about while hiding a clandestine life, uncovering the truths of an underground enemy.
One thing is for certain, whatever happens will be forever etched into her memory. And some things are better left forgotten. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Spirals of Fate by Tim Holden Requirements: .ePUB reader, 627.7 Kb Overview: 1549 – A COUNTRY DIVIDED
Two years after the death of King Henry VIII, England is a turbulent realm. His son, Edward, the child monarch is too young to rule, and the government is factious. The nobility jostle for personal power and prestige. The treasury is empty and the elite of wealthy landowners are bent on exploiting the poor.
To prevail, Kett must bring order to the chaos, impose his own justice, overcome the deception and betrayal that surrounds him and stay true to his cause. As events spiral and disobedience sparks rebellion, can his leadership withstand the dangers and opportunities of a country struggling to leave its past and discover its future?
BASED ON REAL EVENTS
AN UNLIKELY LEADER
When a yeoman farmer from Norfolk, Robert Kett, finds himself at the centre of a local dispute, his impulsive actions plunge him into a precarious alliance with the dissenting commoners. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult Historical Fiction
Based on real events, will appeal to Ken Follet, CJ Sansom & Bernard Cornwell fans
Prepare to be gripped by a cast of characters that will have you rooting for them, and against them, as they each navigate one unruly summer. This riveting story effortlessly captures both the hardships of daily life and the political realities of Tudor England.
Ghost Wolf by Brandon Chen (Age of Darkness #0.5) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 421.7 kB Overview: Werewolves. They are infectious creatures of the night, able to move swifter than the fastest mounts and rend steel with their sharpened claws. Through saliva, these beasts spread their disease, morphing afflicted humans into the monsters they fear. For centuries, these creatures were thought to be extinct. Until now.
Beneath the city of Horux, a werewolf lives, waiting to deliver its vengeance on humanity. To protect his people, Yuri, a boy from the slums, must slay this beast before it causes the destruction of all he holds dear. Even if it means making a dangerous accord with an ancient Titan.
In a world of gods, vampires and undead creatures, Ghost Wolf is the tale of a young man that travels a line between man and beast on a perilous journey to save his people.
This is a prequel to "Age of Darkness," but is a standalone and requires no prior knowledge of the series or other novels Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult Folk Tales
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman Requirements: PDF Reader, 7MB Overview: Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don’t do it! You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important–and some not so important–library etiquette in a very entertaining way. Genre: Fiction | Children’s > Picture Books
Santa’s Puppy by Catherine Hapka Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4MB Overview:Homeward Bound meets Elf in this heartwarming tale for the whole family. Can Chris, Holly, and Ivy help Santa’s dog, Peppermint Bark, jingle all the way home to the North Pole before Christmas Day ends? For 364 days of the year, Santa and his best friend, Peppermint Bark, are inseparable. Santa’s fluffy white dog helps herd the reindeer, keep tabs on the elves, and check the list—twice. But though Peppermint Bark asks every Christmas, he never gets to join Santa on his sleigh ride around the world. Until the dog decides to stow away . . . When eight- and eleven-year-old Chris and Holly Kerstman discover a small white dog wedged in their chimney on Christmas morning, they can’t imagine where he came from, until he tells them. Peppermint Bark is unlike any dog they and Holly’s best friend, Ivy, have ever met: His breath smells of mint, faint jingle bells can be heard when he wags his tail, and he can talk! He tells the kids all about his secret sleigh ride and how he got accidentally left behind on their rooftop, but when it comes to answering the question of how he’ll get home to the North Pole, Peppermint Bark is stumped. It’s up to the kids to work together to get Peppermint Bark home before the last magical portal to the North Pole closes at midnight on Christmas Day. A Christmas tale with enough heartwarming moments and heart-pounding action to entertain the entire family this holiday! Genre: Fiction | Children’s > Middle Grade
Jasmine Green series by Helen Peters (Books 1-2, 5, 7-8) Requirements: ePUB Reader, 59MB Overview: A series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Genre: Fiction | Children
1. A Piglet Called Truffle – Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself… In the first in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle, Jasmine rescues a tiny little piglet from certain death. But Jasmine’s parents don’t believe in farm animals being pets and insist that Truffle must be sold as soon as she’s big enough. Jasmine is desperate to give Truffle a home for life. Perhaps a heroic rescue on a freezing, stormy night will show that Truffle is truly part of the family?
2. A Duckling Called Button – The second title in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When a nesting duck is killed in a terrible accident, Jasmine and her best friend Tom rescue the eggs and try to hatch them in an incubator. It’s a risky business but soon Button is running around, getting into scrapes. Until the day he gets into a scrape with no escape…
5. A Lamb Called Lucky – The fifth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. It’s lambing time on the farm and Jasmine has her hands full. She has two orphaned baby birds to care for, as well as a tiny motherless lamb who needs her attention. She’s determined to look after little Lucky and keep him safe. But there are bigger dangers facing the flock, ones that come in the dead of night… Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation.
7. An Otter Called Pebble – The seventh in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine and Tom are amazed to spot a baby otter alone on the riverbank. When the little cub is swept downstream, they risk everything to rescue her. But where is her family? Can Jasmine and Tom find Pebble’s home before it’s too late?
8. An Owl Called Star – Jasmine and Tom are excited to find a little barn owl in the woods near Jasmine’s farm. But the owl is injured and starving. Will Jasmine and Tom be able to save him? And will Star every be strong enough to live in the wild again?
Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2MB Overview:The drowsy Dormouse from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is transported to modern-day New York City for the adventure of a lifetime in this middle grade novel that’s perfect for fans of Stuart Little and written by critically acclaimed author Cara Hoffman. When a girl in a blue dress crashes the Mad Hatter’s eternal tea party, the sleepy Dormouse feels more awake than he has in a long time. He wishes he could follow her and be a part of her adventure. And as luck would have it, a surprising twist of fate sends the Dormouse on an adventure of his own, where he must not fall asleep. For he is destined to save a magical world outside Wonderland, and it will take all his courage—and a few new friends—to do it. Genre: Fiction | Children’s > Middle Grade
Mr Dog series by Ben Fogle (2 Books) Requirements: ePUB Reader, 24MB Overview: A brand new young fiction series by TV broadcaster and intrepid explorer Ben Fogle, inspired by his real-life animal experiences… Co-written with best-selling children’s author Steve Cole and illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white illustrations by Nikolas Ilic. Genre: Fiction | Children
Mr Dog and the Seal Deal – You can always count on Mr Dog to help an animal in trouble… Mr Dog is spending some time out at sea, riding the waves with the fishermen. But when a local seal goes missing, he has to spring into action – fast… Anchors aweigh!
Mr Dog and the Rabbit Habit – When a mother rabbit is captured in a trap, he ends up playing bunnysitter… But someone wants rid of All the rabbits, not just this one, and time is running out for Mr Dog to save them…