Below is a list of items to help you with your holiday gift giving. These and more titles are in a print version; stop by the Youth Services desk and pick up a copy.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
It’s 1926 and New York is hopping with speakeasies, flappers and jazz. Evie is overjoyed to be sent to live with her uncle in the bright lights of the big city until his job as curator of the Museum of Folklore, Superstition and the Occult lands them in the middle of a bizarre crime scene investigation.
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
In the not too distant future, the Internet is tightly controlled by the government. Downloading visual or audio media and remixing it to create something new is considered a crime. Film buff Trent/Cecil B. DeVil uses his computer skills to protest the unfairness of the piracy act but has a hard time staying one step ahead of the law.
Harry Potter From Page to Screen by Kathryn Hannigan
If you have a young Harry Potter fan still clamoring for more after the final film, consider this HUGE comprehensive guide to all eight HP films.
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Same character from Oliver Twist but a completely different take on the colorful cretin. In Pratchett’s book, the streets of London are safer because of Dodger until the night he witnesses a woman thrown from a carriage and left for dead, which she would end up being if the rascal didn’t step in to save her. But who is she? Dodger uses all his connections above and below ground to unravel a plot that could end the glory of Great Britain.
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
A cardboard box must be the worst birthday present ever. Ever. Until father and son discover that whatever they make comes alive. However there is a problem: there are no limits to the imagination but if one of the rules is broken….
The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson
Remember Hurricane Sandy? Be prepared. Climate change isn’t coming. It is here.
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
Using quotes from the original Star Wars movies, Darth tries, and sometimes fails, at disciplining a young Luke Skywalker in this amusing collection of cartoons.
Need more suggestions specific to your hard to please teen? Contact Teen Librarian Melissa Orth, morth(at)curtislibrary.com