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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Hazel is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. 

Jack is a resurrection man who's just trying to survive in a city where it's too easy to die. 

A chance encounter, digging up cadavers, and a Roman fever all set the stage for Hazel and Jack's uncovering of secrets in the heart of Edinburgh society.

Tween Book 

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The children of Ash House want the new boy, Sol, to love it as much as they do.  Sol is desperate for a cure for his complex pain syndrome.  As he tries to acclimate life inside the Ash House, it become clear that this is anything but a healing refuge for children like him...And then the doctor arrives.  The Ash House is an unsettling, middle school debut about searching for a sense of belonging in the wrong places and the bravery it takes to defy those who seek to control us.  

Children's Book 

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Mr. Pants is determined to win the filmmaking contest (and big prize money!), and he only has a few hours to make his movie.  But there are a few obstacles in his way: a stubborn sister, a boring tea party, and chores.  Luckily, this creative cat will go to hilarious lengths to get what he wants!

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: September 2022

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Max McDaniels lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry depicting the mythic Cattle Raid of Cooley.  Now many people are interested in Max and his tapestry.  His discovery will lead him to Rowan Academy, but also to dark things that are waiting.  To survive, Max will have to rely on a shadowy network of agents and mystics, the genius of his roommate, and the frightening power awakening within him.

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

The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera