SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.
Rabi is a crummy baseball player, but his extra batting practice comes in handy when he’s fighting off zombies spawned by the local meatpacking plant.
The City of Death by Sarwat Chadda
In this sequel to The Savage Fortress, an innocent girl dies while Ash is fighting evil demons. How will Ash deal with his guilt and his dreams of revenge?
The True Adventures of Nicolò Zen by Nicholas Christopher
Alone in eighteenth-century Venice, Nicolò must rely on his wits—and his enchanted clarinet—to avoid penury and starvation.
The World Series: Baseball’s Biggest Stage by Matt Doeden
The World Series began in 1903 as a best-of-nine showdown between rival baseball leagues. It has evolved into a dramatic and storied national spectacle. World Series results.
Fake ID by Lamar Giles
Nick, in the Witness Protection Program, is supposed to stay low-key. Then he uncovers a murder conspiracy in his new town, and his profile becomes dangerously high.
Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix
To apply for financial aid, Becca must reveal the identity of her father, a notorious embezzler best known for saying, “How else is a guy like me supposed to put his kid through college?”
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Kippy is determined to find her best friend’s murderer in her quaint, Wisconsin community. But snooping around a town full of secrets can be dangerous, don’tcha know.
The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
Deshi mistakenly kills his older brother and must find a female corpse for his brother’s customary “ghost marriage.” But Lily, the woman Deshi finds, is very much alive. Prefatory note. Full-color illustrations.
Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Fighting for their lives and determined to protect two newly discovered half-bloods, Percy and his friends must rescue Artemis before the Winter Solstice. Full-color illustrations.
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Mo and her best friend, Dale, have to know: is the inn that Miss Lana bought at auction really haunted? If so, who’s haunting it? And why?
Cured by Bethany Wiggins
Sequel to Stung In a world where women are so rare they’re worth killing for, Jacqui, masquerading as Jack, must accept the help of a stranger who’s learned her real identity.
While playing in a junior tennis tournament in Melbourne, Kat uncovers a plot to sabotage one of the top competitors—her doubles partner's boyfriend.
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
Trav runs away to Gram’s to learn about the father he never knew, only to find more questions: Is his dad dead? Did his dad rob a bank? Can Trav and two friends find the missing cash?
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Series: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 When a cyber-terrorist starts trapping players inside a virtual-reality game, the government taps Michael and his hacker friends to stop him.
The Living by Matt de la Peña
Shy is spending his summer working on a cruise line when the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits California, sending a massive tsunami toward the ship.
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Willem’s heartbroken search for “Lulu,” the enchanting American girl from whom he was tragically separated, becomes a global journey. Companion to Just One Day.
Archon by Lana Krumwiede
Series: The Psi Chronicles, #2 Following the adventures of Freakling, Taemon discovers that he alone retains the power of telekinesis. He travels to the mysterious Republik, attempting to avert a war.
Fire Storm by Andrew Lane
Series: Sherlock Holmes, The Legend Begins, Book 4 When his friends Amyus and Virginia Crowe disappear, Sherlock discovers a clue that leads him to Edinburgh—and a clan of thieves, an enormous madman, and a bear.
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
Cat wants to recover from her post-concussion headaches, but she’d sooner risk an escape through the Everglades than allow I-CAN’s doctors to change her DNA. Author’s note.
Battling Boy by Paul Pope
A demigod is sent to Earth to save the city of Acropolis from an infestation of monsters. He’s just a boy on his own—until he gets help from an unlikely source. Full-color illustrations.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs illustrations: Cassandra Jean
In this adaptation of the best-selling novel, Jacob discovers the ruins of a children’s home. The former inhabitants are alive—and, impossibly, still young. Preview of the sequel, Hollow City. Full-color illustrations.
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
At school, Elise is the ultimate outsider. But on Thursday nights, she’s the ultimate insider: the teen DJ of Start, “the greatest underground dance party in the world.”
Hélène is an outcast in her grade, her only consolation reading Jane Eyre. Even seeing a lovely fox doesn’t make her feel better. But maybe a new friendship will. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Reena loved Sawyer . . . until he got her pregnant and skipped town. Three years later, Sawyer is back and Reena is determined to ignore his apologies—and his charms.
The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
Series: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 The Great Zambini, Lady Mawgon, the Quarkbeast, and other zany characters from The Last Dragonslayer are back—and Jennifer Strange must somehow manage them all.
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
In need of a dress, Rose visits a reclusive seamstress rumored to be the town witch. The decision begets a surprising friendship—and a shocking tragedy.
The League by Thatcher Heldring
Tired of always playing by the rules, this summer Wyatt ditches golf camp to secretly play football with his older—and tougher—brother in the “League of Pain.”
Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 8 In this eighth volume of the best-selling series, Greg Heffley is on a friendship-losing streak. When he feels his luck has run out, Greg turns to a Magic 8 Ball for answers.
Open Mic Edited by Mitali Perkins
“Once you’ve shared a laugh with someone, it’s almost impossible to see them as ‘other.’” Mitali Perkins and nine other YA authors share humorous stories about race and culture.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle, Book 2 Ronan perfects his ability to steal objects from dreams; Blue fights her feelings for Gansey; and Adam learns exactly what he sacrificed to wake Henrietta’s ley lines.
Fallout by Todd Strasser
One terrible night in 1962, neighbors crowd into Scott’s family’s small bomb shelter. An alternate history inspired by the Cuban Missile Crisis and the shelter built by the author’s father.
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Series: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Lucy Carlyle has joined Anthony Lockwood’s Psychic Detection Agency, which is soon almost bankrupt. So the three teens are forced to take on one of London’s scariest hauntings.
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Series: Boxers & Saints, Volume 2 China, 1898: Shunned by her family, Four-Girl finds meaning in Christianity. But during the Boxer Rebellion, being a Christian is dangerous. Companion to Boxers. Full-color illustrations.
In Coldtown, vampires and humans mingle in a bloody mix of predator and prey. Getting in is easy. Getting out alive is another story.
Double Play by Sara Cassidy
When Allie is asked to pitch for the boys’ team, Miles decides he wants to play on the girls’ team. It’s bad enough that since their mothers moved in together, they’re technically family.
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko
The Alcatraz Trilogy, Book 3 Just after Moose’s dad becomes Alcatraz’s associate warden, the family’s apartment burns down. Now Moose must prove that his sister isn’t to blame. Author’s note.
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
Little Hawk’s Pokanoket village is visited by a strange illness; the young English settler John Wakely has lost his father. The two forge an unforgettable friendship. Time line. Author’s note.
Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale
Series: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales In another of his gripping and informative stories, Nathan Hale tells of the Donner Party expedition and of the unfortunate decisions that led to its disastrous end. List of the fates of all members of the Donner Party. End notes. Bibliography. Two-color illustrations.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
One doesn’t usually find love at an OCD support group. Technically, though, Bea met Beck at a school dance the week before, when she talked him through a panic attack.
Vortex by S. J. Kincaid
Series: Insignia, Book 2 During training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom Raines discovers that his recalcitrance could cost him his future. But will toeing the line mean betraying his friends?
Reality Boy by A. S. King
Gerald became famous as a tantrum-throwing kid on a reality TV show. Twelve years later, he’s still recognized by strangers . . . and still dealing with his rage.
The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
Series: The Hypnotists, Book 1 Jax discovers his power to hypnotize and joins the Sentia institute, where he’s taught never to use the gift for personal gain. But is Dr. Mako following his own rule?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath’s love for the Simon Snow series of wizardry novels has gotten her through a lot. But now she faces a challenge even Simon never confronted—freshman year of college.
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Series: Boxers & Saints, Volume 1 China, 1898: Foreign soldiers and missionaries roam the countryside; Little Bao marshals the power of ancient Chinese gods to fight back. Companion toSaints. Further reading. Full-color illustrations.
The gods are too busy congratulating themselves and napping to finish creating their world, so it’s up to Harry, Sue, and Little Ben to imagine what’s missing. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.
Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
Cherry loves her small-town life. But when movie star Ardelia Deen shows Cherry a glamorous world of parties and possibilities, Cherry’s small town suddenly seems . . . small.
The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky
Australia, 1967: As the Vietnam War rages overseas, Miss Renshaw takes her class on a field trip to “think about death”—and goes missing.
Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher
Renzo finds a strange girl hiding at the glassworks where he’s employed. To help her and her kin—accused witches—Renzo must risk his career and his life. Author’s note.
Fire with Fire by Jenny Han
Series: Burn for Burn, Book 2 Kat, Lillia, and Mary’s revenge plan for the cruel star quarterback, Reeve, backfires when Lillia starts to fall for him.
A Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel by Joseph Joffo
France, 1941: Jewish brothers Maurice and Joseph flee from Paris to the free zone. It is a long, harrowing journey. Based on a true story. Map. Glossary. Historical note. Full-color illustrations.
Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong
Through a plethora of informative and humorous graphs, pie charts, time lines, and more, this book investigates the themes and peculiarities of the comic-book universe. Index. Full-color illustrations.
Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla Killough McClafferty
“DEATH KNELL OF FOOTBALL,” declared the Atlanta Journal in 1897 after a University of Georgia player died from a concussion. Here is a thought-provoking examination of football head injuries. List of concussion symptoms. “Return to Play” progression guidelines. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Further reading. Index. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.
The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe by Dan Poblocki
Gabe and Seth play in the woods and act out the stories Seth tells. But when Gabe loses interest and makes new friends, Seth’s sinister tales start coming true.
Haunters by Thomas Taylor
First in a series. David has a dream in which he befriends a boy named Eddie. But it isn’t just a dream: David is a Dreamwalker, Eddie is his grandfather, and they’re both in danger.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
First book in a trilogy. Luck, geography, and genetics helped Cassie survive the first three waves of the alien invasion. Now, only her wits and her M16 will keep her alive.
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark
River never would have guessed that a zucchini-colored crayon is the key to saving Earth from alien invaders. And to think Fiona wanted to sell it on eBay!
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
In the search for her father, Kasienka and her mother leave Poland for England. But Kasienka hates her new life, and she isn’t sure her dad wants to be found.
Out of the Blue Young Reader’s Edition by Victor Cruz
The New York Giants wide receiver, whose breakout season catapulted him to stardom, describes the family challenges, academic struggles, and injuries on his path to success.
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
Izzy’s mom decides that monster hunting has become too dangerous. But when Izzy discovers the school in her new town is haunted, she goes undercover to investigate.
The Rules by Stacey Kade
Series: Project Paper Doll, Book 1 Ariane Tucker, an alien-human hybrid, survives by following her adoptive father’s rules: never trust anyone; remember they are always searching; and never fall in love.
The Silver Six by AJ Lieberman
Six orphans escape to an uninhabited moon. But when the corporate boss who caused their parents’ deaths comes after them, the Silver Six don’t run. They fight back. Full-color illustrations.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
In the centerpiece of this novel of four intertwined tales, ex-boyfriends Harry and Craig decide to break the world record for longest kiss.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
On his eighteenth birthday, Leonard plans to end his life and that of his former best friend—but only after saying good-bye to the four people who have mattered most to him.
Genius by Steven T. Seagle
Physicist Ted Marx hasn’t made a discovery in ages. When he learns his father-in-law knew Einstein, Ted hopes he might learn one of the famous man’s ideas. Full-color illustrations.
Ship Out of Luck by Neal Shusterman
Series: Antsy Bonano, Book 3 In the companion novel to The Schwa Was Here and Antsy Does Time, Antsy’s friendship with an immigrant-smuggling stowaway thrusts him onto “the national stage like a piñata in headlights.”
The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen
Series: The Seelie Wars, Book 1 Prince Aspen is a hostage at the Unseelie Court. Snail is a midwife’s apprentice. Accidentally, they lead Aspen’s kingdom and the Unseelie to the brink of war.
Ashleigh was humiliated when the private photo she sent her boyfriend got out. Now she must cope with painful taunts, court-ordered community service, and heartbreak.
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus
After moving into a mansion once owned by novelist Denver Kristoff, the Walker siblings are hurled into another world: the world of Kristoff’s strange tales. Black-and-white illustrations.
The Path of Names by Ari Goelman
The deal? Go to Camp Aravra “to meet some Jewish kids” and please her parents, then magic camp. But once at Aravra, Dahlia sees two girls Vanish through a cabin wall!
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
As a kid raised by strictly religious parents, Aaron Hartzler learned to appreciate godly things. As a teen, he learned to enjoy worldly things—and lie about them. A memoir.
Templar by Jordan Mechner
The King frames the Templars for heresy, wanting their wealth. But Martin and a few knights escape, and they plan to retrieve the treasure themselves. Full-color illustrations.
The Apprentices by Maile Meloy
Sequel to The Apothecary Who got Janie kicked out of school? Who stole her revolutionary science experiment—and why? And where is Janie’s friend Benjamin when she needs him? Black-and-white illustrations done in ink and acrylic paint.
The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan
A game of dodgeball turning into a battle with monsters? That’s just the beginning for Percy Jackson in the latest graphic-novel adaptation of his mythic adventures. Full-color illustrations.
The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni
1867: Catawissa, Pennsylvania. When Verity Boone returns to her hometown, no one can explain to her why her mother was buried on unhallowed land, in a caged grave.
The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman
A Companion to The Grimm Legacy When a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, he doesn’t recognize the tiny, beautiful girl riding it. But he certainly recognizes himself as the other rider!
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
“Girls go missing every day.” Lauren is haunted by these missing seventeen-year-olds. Will she decipher their cryptic messages before she, too, is simply gone?
In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees
Annie, a history buff with a weakness for sunken treasure, is psyched to use her scuba skills in an underwater hunt. That is, until someone tries to drown her.
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
When soldiers destroy their town, Mahlia must make a decision—risk everything to rescue Mouse, the boy who once saved her, or flee on her own to safety.
Ruins by Orson Scott Card
Rigg and his friends have crossed the Wall into a world as dangerous as the one they left. There, they learn they must change the past to avoid a future disaster.
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Living in a beach town, “we’re always just supporting players in someone else’s summer, so we stay the same.” But the summer before college, Emaline craves change.
Second Impact by David Klass
On blogs for the high-school paper, Jerry, a quarterback, and his classmate Carla start a public debate about the lasting effects of football injuries.
September Girls by Bennett Madison
There’s something strange about the small beach town where Sam is staying for the summer. Beautiful blond girls are everywhere—and they want him.
Below by Meg McKinlay
“The day that I was born, they drowned my town. The mayor flipped a lever, and everybody cheered.” Cassie discovers why Mayor Finkle wants to keep the water deep.
Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy
Nikki helps her boyfriend commit and cover up a terrible crime. When the police start asking questions, she is caught between love and remorse.
Promised by Caragh M. O 'Brien
The Birthmarked Trilogy, Book Three Since Gaia Stone escaped the Enclave, its leadership has only grown more brutal. Now, Gaia must return—and pay the price to save her people.
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
Buster Keaton was exceptional in many ways: talented, brave, unschooled, and fiercely independent. But what was he like as a friend? Author’s note. Photograph of Buster Keaton as a teenager. Full-color watercolor illustrations.
Witch Fire by Laura Powell
Sequel to Burn Mark On the hunt for terrorists, Lucas and Glory infiltrate an elite boarding school. There, they learn about an experimental brain implant that blocks the power of the fae.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen illustrations by Faith Erin Hicks
The student council’s funding decision means that the robotics club and the cheerleaders must work together—to win a battlebot competition. On Thanksgiving. Black-and-white illustrations.
Series: W.A.R.P. Book 1 Years ago, the FBI invested in technology that could hide federal witnesses in the past. But when a mission goes awry, it brings a Victorian killer to present-day London.
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
Paulie investigates a classmate’s mysterious disappearances and, with help from an ex-girlfriend and his favorite teacher, uncovers a shocking small-town conspiracy.
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
Ensconced in an old mansion, sought by the Shee and by a visitor from the future, the obsidian mirror holds a great power—and the only path to Jake’s missing father.
The Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman
Series: Klaatu Diskos Trilogy, Book 2 In the second volume of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, Tucker Feye and Lah Lia hurtle through time, propelled by a shared, unspoken need to find each other.
The Beast: Counterattack by Paul Hoblin
“I patrol the goalie box with my fangs bared.” Alyssa’s a beast on the soccer field, but when a concussion sidelines her, will she be outdone by her replacement?
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
A summer king is sacrificed every five years in Palmares Tres. But this year’s candidate and June, both artists, fight the status quo with public installations. Author’s note.
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani
A powerful, stylized, and playful rendering of the life stories of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas—the greatest primatologists of the twentieth century. Full-color illustrations.
Vote by Gary Paulsen
Kevin humbly considers himself “the most gifted leader you’ll ever meet.” But how can he win the election against charming, handsome Cash, who’s pursuing the class presidency and Kevin’s girlfriend?
Lenny Cyrus, School Virus by Joe Schreiber
“It had taken me five years, but I’d finally found my way to Zooey Andrews’s heart. Now I was going to die there.” Lenny gets an inside look at his crush—literally. Full-color illustrations.
Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston
“I’m Valkyrie White. I’m fifteen. Your government killed my family.” Trained by her conspiracy-obsessed father, Valkyrie sets out on a dark, lonely mission.
Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin
Once best friends, cousins Motti and Jonathan Halaby become estranged by some of the myriad tensions at play in Jerusalem from 1940–1948. Introduction. Map. Short history of Jerusalem. Cast of characters. History of the Halaby family. Black-and-white illustrations.