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2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young ReadersThe Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests...
Marcus, Kimberly. Exposed. Random             Schreiber, Joe. Au Revoir, CrazyHouse Childrens Books, 2011.                ...
In LION SYSTEM (Place a hold on these; not at Blackstone)Nonfiction                                     Cowsill, Alan. Mar...
Fiction                                       blade as War, one of the Four Horsemen of                                   ...
Schraff, Anne. Leap of Faith. 2011.     Surviving South Side Series      Ernesto witnesses a robbery.                     ...
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  1. 1. 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young ReadersThe Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18,will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does notlike to read. The committee also selected a top ten list, denoted here by an asterisk.At Blackstone Library Blake, Kendare. Anna Dressed in Blood. Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Teen,Nonfiction 2011. Cas kills the dead, its his job.Beecroft, Simon. Star Wars CharacterEncyclopedia. DK, 2011. Brosgol, Vera. AnyasFrom Admiral Ackbar to Yoda. Ghost. Macmillan/First Second, 2011. Anyas new best friend is a ghost with a*Beever, Julian. Pavement Chalk Artist: secret!The Three-Dimensional Drawings of JulianBeever. Step into street art. Gidwitz, Adam. A Tale Dark and Grimm. Penguin Group/Penguin YoungBragg, Georgia. How They Croaked: The Readers Group, 2010. Hansel goes to hellAwful Ends of the Awfully Famous. Illus. by and Gretel slays a demon.Kevin OMalley. Walker & Company, 2011.The down and dirty on great deaths in Harrington, Kim. Clarity. Scholastic/Point,history. 2011. One touch can solve a murder.*Dugard, Jaycee. A Stolen Life: A Memoir. Harris, Carrie. Bad Taste in Boys. RandomSimon & Schuster, 2011. Eighteen years in House/Delacorte, 2011. Can Katie save hercaptivity—in her own words. town from a zombie virus AND land the hot boy?Guinness World Records. GuinnessWorld Records 2011. Guinness Worlds Riders of the Apocalypse Series:Records, 2010.. The biggest, fastest, and Kessler, Jackie Morse. Hunger. Houghtonstrongest. Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia, 2010. While battling anorexia, Lisabeth becomesScholastic. Ripleys Believe It or Not! Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of theSpecial Edition 2012. Scholastic, Apocalypse.Inc./Ripleys Publishing, 2011. Strange buttrue! Lewis, Stewart. You Have Seven Messages. Random House/DelacorteTebow, Tim. Through My Eyes: A Press, 2011. Was everything in Lunas lifeQuarterback’s Journey. HarperCollins a lie?Publishers/Zondervan, 2011. Up-close andpersonal with a Heisman Trophy winner. Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1). HarperCollins Publishers/Harper, 2010. Numbers 1, 2,Fiction and 3 are dead. Now they are coming for number 4.Beam, Cris. I am J. Little, Brown Books forYoung Readers, 2011. J was born a girl butfeels like a boy.
  2. 2. Marcus, Kimberly. Exposed. Random Schreiber, Joe. Au Revoir, CrazyHouse Childrens Books, 2011. European Chick. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,Who should Liz believe? Her best friend or 2011.her brother? One exchange student + 1 borrowed Jaguar + 5 assassinations = 1 epic promMcMann, Lisa. Cryers Cross. Simon & nightSchuster/Simon Pulse, 2011.Missing teens and mysterious messages. Shepard, Sara. The Lying Game. HarperCollinsMlynowski, Sarah. Ten Things We Did Publishers/HarperTeen, 2010.(And Probably Shouldnt Your best friends just may be yourHave). HarperCollins enemies.Publishers/HarperTeen, 2011. Aprils crazyjunior year starts with one big lie. Summers, Courtney. Fall For Anything. Macmillan/St. Martins Griffin,Northrop, Michael. Trapped. Scholastic 2010.Press, 2011. Seven teens stranded. Who Eddie has unanswered questions about herwill survive? father’s suicide.*Patterson, James. Middle School: The *TenNapel, Doug. Ghostopolis. Scholastic,Worst Years of My Life. Illus. by Lara Park Inc./Graphix, 2010.and Chris Tebbets. Little, Brown and Garth finds a new reason to live in the landCompany, 2011. It all started going wrong of the middle school... Van Cleave, Ryan G. Unlocked.Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate on a Bloomsbury Publishing/Walker Books forRoll. HarperCollins/Harper, 2011. Antics of Young Readers, 2011. Will Alex betray hisa funny kid. best friend?Santat, Dan. Sidekicks. Scholastic, Vrettos, Adrienne Maria. Burnout. SimonInc./Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011. & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books,Captain Amazing is getting old and needs choose a sidekick. Halloween nightmare or reality?Schroeder, Lisa. The Day Before. Simon & Wells, Robison. Variant. HarperCollinsSchuster/Simon Pulse, 2011. Publishers/HarperTeen, 2011.Amber and Cade each hope for one perfect Playing by the rules can be
  3. 3. In LION SYSTEM (Place a hold on these; not at Blackstone)Nonfiction Cowsill, Alan. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide. 2010. Heroes*Almerico, Kendall and Tess and villians, from A-Z.Hottenroth. Whoogles: Can a Dog Make aWoman Pregnant?...and Hundreds of Other *Haugen, Brenda. The Zodiac Killer: TerrorSearches That Make You Ask "Who Would and Mystery. 2010. The killer that got awayGoogle That?” 2010. Google has all the with it.answers to every question, even the onesyou never thought to ask. Kaelin, Lauren and Sophia Fraioli. When Parents Text, So Much Said...So LittleBarton, Chris. Can I See Your I.D.? True Understood. 2011. LOL!Stories of False Identities, 2011.Spies, robbers, runaways . . . could you get Levy, Joel. Phobiapedia: All the Things Weaway with it? Fear the Most! 2011. Does anyone suffer from xanthophobia? The fear of yellow.Benson, Richard. F in Exams, The VeryBest Totally Wrong Test Answers. 2011. Murrie, Steve and Matthew Murrie. Every“Where was the Declaration of Day on Earth. 2011. 2,740 miles ofIndependence signed? At the bottom.” Twizzlers are made every day.Black, Jake. The Ultimate Guide to Ripleys Believe It or Not! Curioddities.WWE. 2011. Your favorite WWE wrestlers 2011. Off-the-wall facts like fingernails thatall in one place! are 33 feet long.Bleiman, Andrew; Eastland, Sherman, M. Zachary. FightingChris. ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Phantoms. 2011. Shot down behind enemyAnimals From the Worlds Zoos and lines.Aquariums. 2010.Baby animals...Awwwwww! Shoket, Ann. Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look 2011.Brady Games. Guinness World Records, What’s your look? Girly, glam, or indie?Gamers Edition 2011.Top characters, high scores, and all the Shoreline Publishing. Year in Sportsbest games. 2012. Big shots, big wins, and big buck (prior years in system)Buchholz, Rachel. How to SurviveAnything 2011. *Snider, Brandon T. DC Comics: TheFrom embarrassing parents to shark Ultimate Character Guide. 2011attacks. From Aquaman to Wonder Woman.Claybourne, Anna. 100 Most Awesome Tibballs, Geoff, Judy Barratt, and SallyThings On The Planet. 2011 McFall (eds). Ripley’s Believe it or Not!:Mount Everest, nanomachines, the Great Strikingly True. 2011. Unbelievably weird!Wall of China, and more.Conrad, Lauren. Lauren Conrad Style.2010. Exceptional style for every day.
  4. 4. Fiction blade as War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.50 Cent. Playground. Illus. by Lizzi Akana.2011. How a bully became an artist. Lancaster, Mike A. Human.4. 2011 Alien invasion or something else?*Aguirre, Ann. Enclave. 2011.The fight to survive continues underground. Littman, Sarah Darer. Want to Go Private? 2011. Is Abbys online friendBarnholdt, Lauren. Sometimes it responsible for her disappearance?Happens. 2011. Sometimes you fall foryour best friends boyfriend. McClintock, Norah. She Said/She Saw. 2011. Two friends are dead. What didBinns, B. A. Pull. 2010. Tegan see?What happens after dad murders mom? Nelson, Blake. Recovery Road. 2011.*Booth, Coe. Bronxwood. 2011 Does rehab love work in real life?Too much pressure, too many choices, notenough options. Proimos, James. 12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn. 2011Brooks, Kevin. iBoy. 2011. The mission: find the unattainable andAfter Tom’s head-on collision with an beautiful woman.iPhone, he’s out for revenge. Restrepo, Bettina. Illegal. 2011Busch, Jeff. Zombie High Yearbook Nora will do anything to find her father.64. 2011. Not your typical yearbook. Roth, Veronica. Divergent. 2011Cerrito, Angela. The End of the Line. 2011 In a perfect world, being different can beCan Robbie change or will he be stuck in deadly.his own prison forever? Sanchez, Alex. Boyfriends with Girlfriends.*Elkeles, Simone. Chain Reaction. 2011 2011. Sergio and Kimiko, Lance and Allie—Will Luis choose the girl or the gang? but whos attracted to whom?Ford, Christopher. Stickman Odyssey: An Urban Underground SeriesEpic Doodle Book One. 2011The Odyssey, like you’ve never seen it. Schraff, Anne. To Catch a Dream. 2010. Ables job at the donut shopGreenman, Catherine. Hooked. 2011 may be in jeopardy.Seventeen and pregnant. Where do youturn? Schraff, Anne. The Fairest. 2011. The girls at Tubman High will stop atHopkins, Ellen. Perfect. 2011. nothing to win Princess of the Fair.What is the price of perfection? Schraff, Anne. The Quality ofHunter, Travis. Two the Hard Way. 2010 Mercy. 2011. Alonee and OliverTwo brothers, two paths. investigate who is vandalizing the school.Riders of the Apocalypse Series.Kessler, Jackie Morse. Rage. 2011 Schraff, Anne. Wildflower. 2010.Missy is a cutter, now she wields a larger Chelsea rebels against her fathers rules.
  5. 5. Schraff, Anne. Leap of Faith. 2011. Surviving South Side Series Ernesto witnesses a robbery. Fontes, Justine. Benito Runs. Schraff, Anne. The Lost. 2011. 2011. Bennys father returns from Is Carmen’s new boyfriend in a Iraq with PTSD. gang? Korman, Susan. Bad Deal. 2011. Schraff, Anne. No Fear. 2011. Everyone wants what Fish is selling. Naomi stands up to her abusive father. Simon, Charnan. Shattered Star. 2011. How far will Cassie go Schraff, Anne. The Stranger. 2010. for fame? Ernesto, the new boy at school, falls for Naomi. Simon, Charnan. Plan B. 2011. When Lucy gets pregnant, will LukeSmith, Alexander Gordon. Death do the right thing?Sentence (Escape From Furnace #3). 2011Alex fights to keep his identity while Weyn, Suzanne. Beaten. 2011.transforming into what he hates most. Paiges “perfect” boyfriend is not so perfect.Springer, Kristina. My Fake Boyfriend isBetter Than Yours. 2010 Weyn, Suzanne. Recruited. 2011.Tell me about your boyfriend. Are the offers too good to be true?Strasnick, Lauren. Her and You and Me. Wilkinson, Lili. Pink. 2011.2010. Caught between a brother and a New school, new friends, new look.sister.