Give the Gift of Books/Books For Older Readers 2014

eldeafoEl Deafo by Cece Bell

Did you love Smile? You’ll love this graphic novel about a girl who wears a bulky hearing aid, discovers she has superheating and becomes “El Deafo”!




gift10Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco

Do you know a fan of the Percy Jackson series? Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod, tells the origin stories of the gods of Olympus and provides an insider’s point of view – with plenty of attitude – in this illustrated collection.




gift1Rain Reign by Ann Martin

Struggling with Asperger’s, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.




gift13Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A true story.  The graphic novel sequel to the popular Smile.





gift14Skink-No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (teen)

When their reckless cousin, Malley,  runs off with a guy she met online to avoid going to boarding school, long-suffering Richard and renegade Wild Skink brave storms, wildlife and violence in a swampy region of Florida to find her. A first teen novel by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Hoot.




gift6Young Elites by Marie Lu (teen)

Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.




gift29The Graveyard Book, Volume 1 and Volume 2 based on the book by Neil Gailman, adapted by Craig P. Russell (teen)

A graphic novel version of the popular novel. Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard