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New Fun, Fact-Filled Reads!

Everything You Need to Ace Chemistry in one Big Fat NotebookEverything You Need to Ace Chemistry in one Big Fat Notebook by Jennifer Swanson

Covers everything you need to know during a year of high school chemistry class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Learn to study better and get better grades using mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all.  Check out other Big Fat Notebooks on middle school math and science. Grade 9+ 

 

Guinness Records 2022

Guinness World Records 2022 

Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today with special emphasis on record-breaking and inspirational environmental issues and projects.  Grade 5+ 

 

How to Draw Manga Furries

How to Draw Manga Furries by Hitsujirobo

Follow the lead of five professional Japanese artists as they show you how to bring dynamic fantasy characters to life—on the page or on screen in this complete guide to anthropomorphic fantasy characters.  Grade 6+   

 

Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being Human

Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being Human by Erika Moen

This graphic novel guide tells you everything you need to know about yourself, your identity, your body, covering relationships, friendships, gender, sexuality, anatomy, body image, safe sex, sexting, jealousy, rejection, sex education, and more,  Grade 9+

 

Making Comics

Making Comics by Lynda Barry

In a new hand-drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, the author has students drawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can’t draw that they can, and, most importantly, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn.  Grade 9+ 

 

Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes A Day

Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes A Day by Jennie Marie Battistin

Learn how to use mindfulness, or the ability to be fully aware in the present moment, to reduce everyday stress.   Engage in short, simple activities to help you take control of your feelings, focus your attention, and become your best self.  Grade 7+

 

Ocean Anatomy

Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the World Under the Sea by Julia Rothman

Follow Rothman's inquisitive mind and engaging artwork along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves to explore the hows and whys of the watery universe, from how the world's oceans formed to why the sea is salty.  Grade 8+  

 

The Resilient Teen

The Resilient Teen: 10 Key Skills to Bounce Back From Setbacks & Turn Stress Into Success by Sheela Raja

Based on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, The Resilient Teen offers ten key skills to help readers bounce back from difficult situations, deal with difficult emotions, and cultivate a sense of joy, even in the face of modern-day stressors.  Grade 8+ 

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of 'The Children's Ship'

Torpedoed: The True story of the World War II Sinking of 'The Children's Ship' by Deborah Heiligman

A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.  Grade 5+ 

 

You Don't Have To Be Everything

You Don't Have To Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves edited by Diana Whitney

A poetry anthology for today's young women explores themes ranging from perfectionism and self-acceptance to culture and identity, featuring contributions by such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Naomi Shihab Nye and Mary Oliver.  Grade 6+ 

What's New

You can now borrow one of two role-playing sets for up to two months, giving you plenty of time to learn the rules of the game and complete an adventure.