Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers


Nonfiction

* Almerico, Kendall and Tess Hottenroth. Whoogles: Can a Dog Make a Woman Pregnant? ... and Hundreds of Other Searches That Make You Ask "Who Would Google That?" F + W Media/Adams Media, 2010.

Barton, Chris. Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities. Illus. by Paul Hoppe. Penguin Group/Dial, 2011.

Beecroft, Simon. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. DK, 2011.

* Beever, Julian. Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beaver. Illus. Firefly Books, 2010.

Benson, Richard. Fin Exams, The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers. Chronicle Books, 2011.

Black, Jake. The Ultimate Guide to WWE. Penguin Group/ Grosset & Dunlap, 2011.

Bleiman, Andrew; Eastland, Chris. ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals From the World's Zoos and Aquariums. Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Brady Games. Guinness World Records, Gamers Edition 2011. The Jim Pattison Group/Guinness World Records LTD, 2011.

Bragg, Georgia. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. Illus. by Kevin O'Malley. Walker & Company, 2011.

Buchholz, Rachel. How to Survive Anything. Illus. by Chris Philpot. National Geographic, 2011.

Claybourne, Anna. 100 Most Awesome Things On The Planet. Scholastic, 2011.

Conrad, Lauren. Lauren Conrad Style. HarperCollins, 2010.

Cowsill, Alan. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide. DK/Marvel, 2010.

DK Publishing. Big Questions. DK Publishing/DK Children, 2011.

* Dugard, Jaycee. A Stolen Life: A Memoir. Simon & Schuster, 2011.

Guinness World Records. Guinness World Records 2011. Guinness Worlds Records, 2010.

Hammond, Paula. The World's Strangest Animals. Scholastic/ Scholastic Paperbacks, 2011.

* Haugen, Brenda. The Zodiac Killer: Terror and Mystery. 2010. Capstone/Compass Point Books.

Kaelin, Lauren and Sophia Fraioli. When Parents Text, So Much Said ... So Little Understood. Workman, 2011.

Lee, J.H. Boo: The Life of the World's Cutest Dog. Chronicle Books, 2011.

Levy, Joel. Phobiapedia: All the Things We Fear the Most!. Scholastic/Scholastic Paperbacks, 2011.

Murray, Peter and Angela Sanchez. Memorable Moments in NFL Football. Murray Books/Toots, 2010.

Murray, Peter. Soccer. Murray Books/Toots, 2010.

Murray, Peter. Basketball. Murray Books/Toots, 2010.

Murray, Peter. Memorable Moments in Baseball. Murray Books/ Toots, 2010.

Murrie, Steve and Matthew Murrie. Every Day on Earth. Illus. by Tom Bloom. Scholastic, 2011.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Curioddities. Scholastic, 2011.

Scholastic. Ripley's Believe It or Not/Special Edition 2012. Scholastic, Inc./Ripley's Publishing, 2011.

Sherman, M. Zachary. Fighting Phantoms. Capstone, 2011.

Shoket, Ann. Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look. Running Press, 2011.

Shoreline Publishing. Year in Sports 2012. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2011.

* Snider, Brandon T. DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide. DK, 2011.

Tebow, Tim. Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey. HarperCollins Publishers/Zondervan, 2011.

Tibballs, Geoff, Judy Barratt, and Sally McFall (eds). Ripley's Believe it or Not!: Strikingly True. Ripley Entertainment, 2011.

Willin, Melvyn, Dr. Monsters Caught on Film. David and Charles, 2010.

Fiction

50 Cent. Playground. Illus. by Lizzi Akana. Penguin Group/ Razorbill, 2011.

* Aguirre, Ann. Enclave. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, 2011.

Barnholdt, Lauren. Sometimes it Happens. Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse, 2011.

Beam, Cris. I am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011.

Binns, B. A. Pull. WestSide Books, 2010.

Blake, Kendare. Anna Dressed in Blood. Tom Doherty Associates/For Teen, 2011.

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