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Kern County Library Staff Suggests...: January Recommendations for Teens

Monday, January 3, 2011

January Recommendations for Teens


Payback Time by Carl Deuker - Aced out of the editor’s job his senior year at Lincoln High, Daniel, nicknamed Mitch (for the well padded Michelin Man), manages to uncover a mystery on the high school football team. His tenacity in digging for facts leads him and his intriguing photographer into a murky world and a bigger story than he imagined.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi - “Killing always costs”. Climate change has swamped the Gulf coast and forever altered its life. Teenaged Nailer strips metal from grounded ancient ships, and following a violent storm he discovers a swank named Nita, a beautiful rich heiress in a sleek grounded clipper ship. As he strives to protect her from his camp, his brutal father, and disloyal employees he encounters villains at every turns. Non-stop action punctuates this thriller.


Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin - He was a Dogo and missing an ear and half of his face was covered in scar tissue and he had been used as dog bait. Larry, his wife Jennifer, and his twelve-year-old boys adopt Oogy who miraculously survived after being brutally wounded. He captures their hearts, and learns to open the refrigerator door and find his own snacks. The author claims Oogy proves happiness, love and hope can exist in spite of horrific events. Oogy overcame his past without lasting damage and became capable of giving and receiving love.

99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Tie & Rock Your Scarf by Faith Blakeney - Can you think of 99 things to do with a scarf? What about making a: necklace, sundress, a beach cover-up, placemat, bag, lounge pants, curtain, beauty bag, belt, party dress, pillowcase, balloon skirt, hairband, knot necklace or a skirt with suspenders? All this and more await your nimble fingers!

The Earring Style Book: Making Designer Earrings, Capturing Celebrity Style, and Getting the Look for Less by Stephanie A. Wells - Forty designs for any occasion, profusely illustrated, detailed instuctions on how to make stunning earrings.


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