Young Adult, Tween, and Children's Books: 

Each month, library staff, volunteers or trustees will highlight a book in the collection. This might be a newly published book or an older book made relevant by current events or local interests. If you'd like to suggest a book, please feel free to contact us! 

Young Adult Book

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When Jinwoo sets about mentoring one of Jinho's recruits - who also happens to be his sister's good friend - a White Tiger Guild training operation seems like the perfect opportunity to show her what being a hunter really entails.  But the moment he and Songyi enter the gate, Jinwoo realizes something is wrong.  With a flash of red, the exit vanishes, stranding them and the White Tiger trainees in a frozen forest for what could be weeks - or until someone can defeat the dungeon's formidable boss...

Tween Book 

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The Revolutionary War in America rages, and New York City is newly occupied by the powerful British army.  Young Sophia Calderwood's beloved soldier brother, William is being held on a gruesome British prison ship.  Horrified by the atrocities she sees there, Sophia resolves to avenge his brutal treatment and help advance the patriot cause.  And if she fails, she'll be hung!

Children's Book 

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Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grandpa is up to no good.  The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town.  Everything seems dark and full of despair.  But hope is not lost.  Can the incredible power of love save the day?

Book of the week: 12/30/2021

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave follows Georgia Ford from her final wedding dress to the final harvest at her parent's winery. During her final fitting, Georgia sees her fiancé walking with another woman. Upset and angry, Georgia drives nine hours to seek comfort from her parents. What greets her is even more upsetting. She sees a man wrapped only in a towel coming out of her mother's bedroom. These are just two of the secrets that Georgia discovers about her life and family. Will she be able to hold together all that is important to her? 

Book of the month: May 2022

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A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller like her abuelita.  But Petra's world is ending.  Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - have been chosen to journey to a new planet.  They are the ones that must carry on the human race.  Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet - and discovers that she is the only person who remembers Earth.  Petra alone carries the stories of our past, and with them , any hope for our future...

Maine State Book Award Winners 2022-2023: 

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

Leonard (My Life as a Cat) by Carlie Sorosiak

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Oxtertag

The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Nightfall: Shadow of the Bird by Tim Probert

Down to Earth by Betty Culley

Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera