2020 Teen Summer Reading Suggestions
Thirteen prominent cartoonists discuss their creative processes and the experiences and influences that led to their success in one of today's most vibrant art forms. Each interview is followed by an original graphic short on the common theme of the city.
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.
A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.
After her maji mother is killed by the king's guards, Zelie journeys to restore her people's magical abilities.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that turns him into a beast at the end of each day until feisty Harper enters his life.
Stumbling across Becky in the park, a young boy fufills his dream of learning how to draw through a series of lessons.
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
Describes how education, practice, and networking can be beneficial in developing a career in costume and fashion design.
Keeping close secrets in the wake of the Exposition Universelle in 1889 Paris, a wealthy hotelier and treasure-hunter is tapped by a powerful order to lead an elite team on a quest to track down an ancient artifact of world-changing significance.
Talented baker Cath would rather marry for love than accept the king’s proposal, especially after meeting the handsome court jester.
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. Trouble starts when Jennifer has a vision that predicts the death of the last dragon at the hands of a dragonslayer.
Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited -- throughout various time periods -- by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.
Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
Prince Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances -- one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?
After Amani meets Jin, a mysterious rebel, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji and herself.
Presents exercises and wordplay experiments to teach amateur writers how to enjoy writing creatively, and includes tips for finding inspiration, returning to old ideas with fresh perspectives, and retaining confidence in writing.
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
A brave young queen and her dwarf companions set out to rescue an enchanted princess who is not quite what she seems.
Offers advice and encouragement to help readers foster creativity and be artistically productive in a wide variety of endeavors.