Hot Reads

Team TSR
The 2012 Teen Summer Reading List

From sports to games shows, cancer to murder, these books
are sure to fill your summer with exciting reading!.

Little Brother
Little Brother
By Doctorow, Cory
2008-04 - Tor Books
9780765319852 Check Our Catalog

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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. WHO'S WATCHING BACK? …More

Hoops
Hoops
By Myers, Walter Dean
1983-03 - Laurel Leaf Library
0440938848 Check Our Catalog

All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro-basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance--but sold out.


As the Tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose the championship. As the last seconds of the game tick away Lonnie and Cal must make a decision. Are they eilling to blow the chance of a lifetime? …More

Just Another Hero
Just Another Hero
By Draper, Sharon M.
2009-06 - Atheneum Books
9781416907008 Check Our Catalog

Draper delivers the shocking conclusion to her Coretta Scott King Honor-winning series that includes "The Battle of Jericho" and "November Blues." When Jack arrives at school wielding an AK-47, there are only seconds to stop a tragedy. …More

Hammerin' Hank Greenberg
Hammerin' Hank Greenberg
By Sommer, Shelley
2011-03 - Calkins Creek Books
9781590784525 Check Our Catalog

A thought provoking biography of the first Jewish baseball hall of famer, who battled anti-Semitism both on an off the field. …More

Leverage
Leverage
By Cohen, Joshua C.
2011-02 - Dutton Books
9780525423065 Check Our Catalog

High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny. …More

The Running Dream
The Running Dream
By Van Draanen, Wendelin
2011-01 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375866678 Check Our Catalog

2012 Schneider Family Book Award Winner-Teen

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. …More

Bad Taste in Boys
Bad Taste in Boys
By Harris, Carrie
2011-07 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385739689 Check Our Catalog

Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids that are having an unexpected effect: turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron; not her dorky brother, Jonah; not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. …More

Jasper Jones
Jasper Jones
By Silvey, Craig
2011-04 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375866661 Check Our Catalog

Charlie Bucktin, a bookish 13-year-old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. …More

Planet Middle School
Planet Middle School
By Grimes, Nikki
2011-09 - Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
9781599902845 Check Our Catalog

A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl. …More

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
By Auxier, Jonathan
2011-08 - Amulet Books
9781419700255 Check Our Catalog

Raised to be a thief, blind 10-year-old orphan Peter Nimble steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime. …More

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
By Green, John
2012-01 - Dutton Books
9780525478812 Check Our Catalog

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. …More

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
By Aronson, Marc
2011-08 - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
9781416913979 Check Our Catalog

"The amazing story of the Chilean miners and their incredible rescue!"-- …More

The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser
By Grayson, Robert
2010-09 - Mason Crest Publishers
9781422216729 Check Our Catalog

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101 Ways to Get in Shape
101 Ways to Get in Shape
By Guillain, Charlotte
2011-07 - Raintree
1410938972 Check Our Catalog

This book details various means to help young people get in shape and stay that way. …More

Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours
Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours
By Bausum, Ann
2012-01 - National Geographic Society
9781426309397 Check Our Catalog

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