Teenagers' Den

The Sword, the Ring & the Parchment, The Terrestria Chronicles, Ed Dunlop,

The Sword, the Ring & the Parchment, The Terrestria Chronicles, Ed Dunlop,
Travel back in time to a land where royalty lives, castles rise, and dragons roam. Terrestria is the realm of good King Emmanuel, but the country is torn. The evil warlord Argamor wants the throne, and he has loyal followers placed strategically throughout the kingdom. When Josiah, one of Argamor...

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Chrysanthemum, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.

Chrysanthemum, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.
Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. A great read for first and second graders.

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Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey, Puffin Books.

Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey, Puffin Books.
Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home...

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Wheedle on the Needle, Stephen Cosgrove, Little Bigfoot.

Wheedle on the Needle, Stephen Cosgrove, Little Bigfoot.
Deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest lives a quiet old creature named the Wheedle. When humans move into the forests around him, bringing their loud city noises, Wheedle flees to the rocky peaks of Mount Rainier, and then to the very tip-top of Seattle's Space Needle. 

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Battlefield of the Mind for Teens, Joyce Meyer, Todd Hafer, FaithWords.

Battlefield of the Mind for Teens, Joyce Meyer, Todd Hafer, FaithWords.
Battlefield of the Mind for Teens takes an honest look at what teenagers face every day - peer pressure, expectations for the future, the struggle for independence. With solid research, interviews with young people, and no-nonsense, thsi book give the ammo teenagers need to make their brain a...

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Z Is for Moose, Kelly Bingham, Greenwillow Books.

Z Is for Moose, Kelly Bingham, Greenwillow Books.
An outrageously funny story about a moose, a zebra, and the alphabet! Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as ABC, he thinks the alphabet should be simple. A is for Apple. B is for Ball. Easy! But his friend Moose is too excited to wait his turn, and when M isn't for Moose (Mouse gets...

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Just a Duck?, Carin Bramsen, Random House Books.

Just a Duck?, Carin Bramsen, Random House Books.
Now that Cat has learned to play games that Duck enjoys, it's Duck's turn to try things that Cat likes. However, climbing trees and swatting at leaves prove to be a bit tricky for flat-footed Duck. What's an unlikely pair of friends to do?

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Chester's Way, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.

Chester's Way, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.
This book has a good message, that sometimes friends don't love all the same things and sometimes they do everything the exact same way, and both are okay. 

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Owl at home, Arnold Lobel, Harper Collins.

Owl at home, Arnold Lobel, Harper Collins.
A darling book about a silly owl who invites Winter inside to get warm and thinks the moom is following him home. A sweet bedtime story.

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Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.

Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.
A fun book with cute picutres. It provides a good ooportunity for talking with kids about self-control, the responsibility attaches to expressing anger, and dealing with disappointment. 

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