TAB Favorites 2023

The Happy Valley Library's Teen Advisory Board created a list of their favorite reads at their September 2023 meeting.

Updated September 16, 2023
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Watership Down
Adams, Richard
Now with a new introduction by Madeline Miller, the New York Times bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe. The 50th anniversary edition of Richard Adam's timeless classic, the tale of a band of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place...
Insignificant events in the life of a cactus
Bowling, Dusti
"Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned." --School Library Journal (Starred review) Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator...
The line tender
Allen, Kate
Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, collecting shark data when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have kept their heads above water-thanks in large part to a...
Hiaasen, Carl.
This Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestseller is a beloved modern classic. Hoot features a new kid and his new bully, alligators, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes. Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes...
They both die at the end
Silvera, Adam
Adam Silvera reminds us that there's no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * four starred reviews * A School Library Journal...
The secret garden
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
After her parents die in a cholera outbreak, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle. His mansion on the Yorkshire moors is grand but unwelcoming and lonely, and the vast grounds are the only place Mary can go to find peace. As she explores every inch of them, she uncovers a...
Bryon, Lucie
Ella and Madeleine don't know it yet, but they're about to embark on the strangest romantic adventure of their lives, and it's not just their hearts that are getting stolen in this laugh-out-loud, capering graphic novel. "A cute queer graphic novel set in France during the last...
The darkest minds
Bracken, Alexandra.
Soon to be a major motion picture! When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation...
The School for Good and Evil
Chainani, Soman
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is the #1 movie now streaming on Netflix--starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and many others!  The New...
The dragonet prophecy
Sutherland, Tui
The beginning of a thrilling new dragon saga-- now in paperback!Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia --...
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
Introduction by Frank Conroy Commentary by William Dean Howells, Athenaeum, The Illustrated London News, and Hartford Christian Secretary Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American Read
Kristy's Great Idea Baby-Sitters Club Series, Book 1
Martin, Ann M.
The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!When Kristy Thomas has the great idea to form a baby-sitters club--a chance to earn money and spend time with her friends, all while doing something they each love to do--she has no idea how much the club will change...
Fish in a tree
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
"Fans of R.J. Palacio'sWonderwill appreciate this feel-good story of friendship and unconventional smarts." -Kirkus Reviews Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by...
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
Rowling, J. K.
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to...
Into the wild
Hunter, Erin.
Epic adventures. Fierce warrior cats. A thrilling fantasy world. It all begins here. Read the book that began a phenomenon--and join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter's Warriors series a #1 national bestseller. For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the...
Westerfeld, Scott.
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all
Paulsen, Gary.
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read....
Piecing me together
Watson, Rene?e
Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner New York Times bestseller"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson "Important and deeply moving." --John Green Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl...
Because of Winn-Dixie
DiCamillo, Kate.
An unforgettable first novel about coming of age one sweet summer--and learning to love what you have. The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket--and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a...

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