Staff picks for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. Enjoy great reads and fun activities. Log your progress and earn badges and prizes along the way!


Westerfeld, Scott.
Call Number: YA

Barakamon Vol. 1

Yoshino, Satsuki, author, artist.
Call Number: 740.9999 B2245 v.1

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects

Warner, Andy,
Call Number: 740.9999 W279

Channel Zero: The Complete Collection

Wood, Brian, 1972-
Call Number: 740.9999 W873-5

Deadly Design

Dockter, Debra,
Call Number: YA

Genius: The Game

Gout, Leopoldo.
Call Number: YA

Iron Cast

Soria, Destiny.
Call Number: YA

Keep Her: A Novel

Krygier, Leora,
Call Number: YA

Miles from Nowhere

Clipston, Amy.
Call Number: YA

My Neighbor Seki

Morishige, Takuma, 1978- author, artist.
Call Number: 740.9999 M9955-11 v.1

Original Fake

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin, 1968-
Call Number: YA

Piper Perish

Cagan, Kayla,
Call Number: YA


Older, Daniel Jose
Call Number: YA

Tetris: The Games People Play

Brown, Box.
Call Number: 740.9999 B8765-1

The Truth Commission

Juby, Susan, 1969-
Call Number: YA

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

Hattemer, Kate.
Call Number: YA

When a sleazy reality tv show called For Art's Sake starts filming at their high school, four teens write a subversive epic poem inspired by Ezra Pound's Cantos as a protest against it. But when one of their own winds up being cast in the show, the others are left feeling betrayed. Fans of John Green will love this funny book filled with eccentric characters, brave gerbils, art, and big ideas.

You're Welcome, Universe

Gardner, Whitney
Call Number: YA

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a 'mainstream' school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art. Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.