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Zombie season

Summer is zombie season in California and there are some kids who do not evacuate: Joule searches for her missing father, Regina worries about the secrecy surrounding the new anti-zombie technology her parents are developing, and Oliver is trying to convince the grownups that the zombies are becoming stronger.

The island

After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together. When they discover remote Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram. But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare. When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers. Now it's up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don't trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead.

Adulting for beginners

life skills for adult children, teens, high school and college students
A guide to important life skills we need to know as adults that we are not taught in school.

Suicide and self-harm

"Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people, and yet most of us are very reluctant to even broach the subject. This book takes an empathetic and honest look at this serious public health crisis. What causes people to consider taking their own lives? How have societal views of suicide evolved over time? And what can we do to help friends and family members get out of that dark place?"--Back cover.

Who killed the homecoming queen?

"Tania is having the best year of her life. She has a hot new boyfriend, she landed the starring role in a student film, and she's just been voted homecoming queen. But someone is jealous of Tania and plans to ruin her perfect year--even if that means killing her. Will Tania live to see the homecoming dance?"--OCLC.

Stone Star

"The nomadic space station called Stone Star brings gladiatorial entertainment to ports across the galaxy. Inside this gargantuan vessel of tournaments and temptations, foragers and fighters struggle to survive"-- Provided by publisher.


Sam goes to Cambodia to find the last 13's tenth Dreamer. Can Sam outwit the ancient traps at the legendary temple of Angkor Wat?.

I want more pizza

real world money skills for high school, college, and beyond
You have a lot of goals in life; things you want to do, stuff you want to buy, people you want to help, and the list goes on. It is stressful to think that money can stand between you and your goals. I Want More Pizza helps you replace that stress with confidence--and money. This book is specifically for young adults, shows you that personal finance does not take a lot of time, allows you to live similar as you do today and have more money, has a ton of real world examples, and provides you with options to choose from, leaving you in complete control. You will be able to take what you have learned and put your plan into action in your real life, starting today. It will feel great to be financially independent. Let's get to it. After all, there is a lot of pizza in life to enjoy!.

Every reason we shouldn't

"Sixteen-year-old figure skater Olivia Kennedy's Olympic dreams have ended. She's bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of trying to live up to expectations of being the daughter of Olympians Michael Kennedy and Midori Nakashima . . . until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink. Jonah's driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying . . . and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia's got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart?"--Provided by publisher.

Social media and the internet

"A recent study found that teenagers spend as much as nine hours a day in front of various types of screens. What impact is all that electronic input having? This book examines the many ways in which social media in particular, and the internet in general, can affect our health, both mental and physical. Online safety, privacy, and dealing with cyberbullies are all discussed. The goal is to make sure that we use social media, rather than letting social media use us"--Back cover.


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