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Book Buffet Picks: January 2018

Every month teens share their latest favorite reads at Book Buffet. If you’re looking for a great recommendation from other teen readers, try one of these!


    • NEW 305.23082 PAR
      Parker, Kate T.
      Strong is the New Pretty : a Celebration of Girls Being Themselves
      Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

    • NEW 523.01 TYS
      Tyson, Neil deGrasse
      Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
      The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

    • NEW 973.46 BEY
      Beyer, Rick
      Rivals Unto Death : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
      The day was hot and sticky. The man in the rowboat was an impetuous hothead. His row across the choppy Hudson that morning led to a confrontation that has burned bright in the American mind for more than two hundred years. When the most notorious duel in American history took place, Alexander Hamilton was 49, a former Treasury Secretary whose meteoric political rise had flamed out in the wake of a humiliating sex scandal. Vice President Aaron Burr, was just a year younger than Hamilton, at the top of a meteoric rise of his own in the nation’s fledgling government. Rivals Unto Death explores the largely unknown three-decade dance that led to the infamous duel. It traces the rivalry back to the earliest days of the American Revolution, when both men, brilliant, restless, and barely twenty years old, elbowed their way onto the staff of General George Washington; follows them as they launch their competitive legal practices in New York City and through the insanity of the election of 1800 when Hamilton threw his support behind Thomas Jefferson in an effort to knock Burr out of the running for president; and takes them finally to the dueling grounds that only one would emerge from.

    • CHILDREN’S FICTION BEL
      Bell, Jennifer
      The Crooked Sixpence
      Uncommoners series, #1
      Ivy Sparrow and her big brother Seb discover a city beneath London where ordinary objects have magical powers.,When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, and their house is ransacked, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. It seems that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time– and the forces of evil are determined to steal it!

    • CHILDREN’S FICTION PAPERBACK CHA
      Chainani, Soman
      The School for Good and Evil
      School for Good and Evil series, #1
      Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed.

    • TEEN FICTION AVE
      Aveyard, Victoria
      King’s Cage
      Red Queen series, #3
      With Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity.

    • TEEN PAPERBACK CAS
      Cass, Kiera
      The One
      Selection series, #3
      Entering the Selection changed America Singer’s life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she arrived at the palace, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she’s made her choice . . . and she’s prepared to fight for the future she wants.

    • TEEN FICTION LU
      Lu, Marie
      Legend
      Legend series, #1
      In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

    • TEEN FICTION SEG
      Segel, Jason
      Otherworld
      Otherworld series, #1
      After the newest set of virtual reality gear hits the market, Simon can’t wait to test it out. But, when his friend Katherine suddenly disappears after being seen with men from the same gaming company, Simon must decide how far in the game he’s willing to go to save her.

    • TEEN 001.9 CUN
      Cunningham, Darryl
      How to Fake a Moon Landing : Exposing the Myths of Science Denial
      Is hydro-fracking really safe? Is climate change real? Did the moon landing really happen? How about evolution: fact or fiction? Author-illustrator Darryl Cunningham looks at these and other hot-button science topics and presents a fact-based, visual assessment of current thinking and research on eight different issues everybody’s arguing about. His lively storytelling approach incorporates comics, photographs, and diagrams to create substantive but easily accessible reportage. Cunningham’s distinctive illustrative style shows how information is manipulated by all sides; his easy-to-follow narratives allow readers to draw their own conclusions. A graphic milestone of investigative journalism!