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The Cobra Queen

by Tara Moss, read by Luci Christian
also available: Audiobook (CD)
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: paranormal, mysteries & detective stories

In the months since Pandora English left the small town of Gretchenville to live with her mysterious great aunt in a supernatural Manhattan suburb, her whole world has been turned upside down.

Pandora has discovered she is the chosen one, the Seventh Daughter of a Seventh Daughter, and during the impending Revolution of the Dead, she alone will have …

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Annaka

by Andre Fenton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age, diversity & multicultural

Annaka has always hated her first name. That's why, when her mother packed her up at age seven and moved from Yarmouth to Halifax, she decided she would go by Anna. Now Anna is back in Yarmouth after the death of her beloved Grampy, and sorting through memories from her younger self. She discovers a journal Grampy gifted her years ago; it is filled …

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Deadly Curious

by Cindy Anstey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

A twisty tale reminiscent of Jane Austen—with a dash of murder—Cindy Anstey'sDeadly Curious is perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Agatha Christie.
Some secrets are better left buried...
1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London's most elite corps of detectives. Never mind that a woman …

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Baba Yaga's Assistant

by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Emily Carroll
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: adaptations, multigenerational, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology

Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is …

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All Eyes on Her

by L.E. Flynn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: thrillers & suspense

Perfect for fans ofOne of Us is Lyingand We Were Liars,All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl.
You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went into the woods. The girl carried a picnic basket. The boy wore bright yellow runn …

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Last Girl Lied To

by L.E. Flynn
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: thrillers & suspense

Told in alternating chapters between the past and the present, L. E. Flynn'sLast Girl Lied To is a gripping, emotional YA thriller about a teenage girl investigating the disappearance of her best friend.
Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing?
Fiona claims she …

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Switchback

by Danika Stone
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: survival stories

Switchback is an epic YA adventure story about two friends lost in the Canadian wilderness from Danika Stone, the author ofAll the Feels.

Vale loves to hike, but kind of hates her classmates. Ash is okay with his classmates, but kind of hates the outdoors. So, needless to say they are both fairly certain that the overnight nature hike with their PE …

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Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw

by William Dumas, illustrated by Leonard Paul
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, girls & women, pre-confederation (to 1867), new baby
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Amelia and Me

Book 1 in the Ginny Ross Series

by Heather Stemp
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: aviation, girls & women, post-confederation (1867-)

After reading about Amelia Earhart in her friend's scrapbook, twelve-year-old Ginny Ross decides to become a pilot. It's 1930 and luckily, the airstrip in her hometown of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, is a popular launching point for intrepid aviators setting out on transatlantic flights. But how will Ginny's dream take flight when her mother—and …

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Graffiti Knight

by Karen Bass
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: europe, parents, siblings

After a childhood cut short by World War II and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm seeks freedom of expression in a city governed by brutal police and oppressive Soviet forces. His graffiti successfully embarrasses the police, but it also endangers the people Wilm holds dear.

After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh …