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Green Mountain Book Award 2016-2017

Symphony for the City of the Dead


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“In September 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history–almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943-1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and–eventually–one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens–the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory.

Author: M. T. Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 9780763668181

Six of Crows


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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Macmillan
Published: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 9781627792127

I’ll Meet You There


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Seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans yearns to escape Creek View by attending art school, but after her mother’s job loss puts her dream at risk, a rekindled friendship with Josh, who joined the Marines to get away then lost a leg in Afghanistan, and her job at the Paradise motel lead her to appreciate her home town. Simultaneous eBook.

Author: Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Macmillan
Published: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 9780805097955

Wolf by Wolf


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Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this fast-paced novel from the author of The Walled City. The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball. Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

Author: Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 9780316405126

Finding Audrey


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Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.

Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 9780553536515

What If?


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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans’ oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 9780544272996

Orbiting Jupiter


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“Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he’ll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice”–

Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 9780544462229

Ms. Marvel Volume 1


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Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York! It’s history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways)! COLLECTING: MS. MARVEL 1-5, MATERIAL FROM ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE

Publisher: Marvel
Published: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 9780785190219

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their timeùwhen not playing video games and avoiding EarlÆs terrifying brothersù making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl donÆt make them for other people. Until Rachel. Rachel has leukemia, and GregÆs mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl make her a movie, and Greg must abandon invisibility and make a stand. ItÆs a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

Author: Jesse Andrews
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 9781419701764

Anna Dressed in Blood


Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay. Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. Yet she spares Cas’s life.

Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: 2012-07-03
ISBN: 9780765328670

Beauty Queens


When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 9780439895989

The Fault in Our Stars


Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton
Published: 2012-01-10
ISBN: 9780525478812

Seraphina


In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

Author: Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Published: 2012-07-10
ISBN: 9780375866562

The Name of the Star


Rory, of Bâenouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

Author: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Puffin
Published: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 9780142422052

I Hunt Killers


It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field.Except for the body. Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, “Take Your Son to Work Day” was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could–from the criminals’ point of view. And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo’s Nod. Again. In an effort to prove murder doesn’t run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret–could he be more like his father than anyone knows? From acclaimed author Barry Lyga comes a riveting thriller about a teenager trying to control his own destiny in the face of overwhelming odds.

Author: Barry Lyga
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 9780316125833

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer


Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin? Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.

Author: Lish McBride
Publisher: Square Fish
Published: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 9780312674373

The Night Circus


Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways. A first novel. Reprint.

Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 2012-07-03
ISBN: 9780307744432

A Monster Calls


Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill, but an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 9780763660659

This Dark Endeavor


When his twin brother falls ill in the family’s chateau in the independent republic of Geneva, Victor Frankenstein embarks on a quest to create the Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family’s secret Biblioteka Obscura.

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Published: 2012-05-22
ISBN: 9781442403161

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781594744761

The School for Dangerous Girls


Sent to a remote, run-down reform school in Colorado, fifteen-year-old Angela is placed with the better girls, but upon learning that her “dangerous” friends are being isolated and left to live as animals, she takes radical steps to join them and help them escape.

Author: Eliot Schrefer
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9780545035293

The Scorpio Races


The best-selling author of Shiver follows the experiences of a pair of youths who are swept up by a fantastical horse race across a treacherous cliff that makes them feel supremely alive and threatens dire consequences. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 2013-04-01
ISBN: 9780545224918

Code Name Verity


Oct. 11th, 1943—A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it’s barely begun. When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution./DIVDIV As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage and failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? Harrowing and beautifully written, Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page.

Author: Elizabeth Wein
Publisher: Hyperion
Published: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 9781423152194

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