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Eragon by Christopher Paolini ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 371 libraries worldwide
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Three cups of tea by Greg Mortenson ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
The maze of bones by Rick Riordan ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Rick Riordan's newest mystery centers around the Cahills - the most powerful family the world has ever known. The source of its power is a mystery that can only be unraveled by assembling 39 clues that have been hidden around the world throughout history. Follow the Cahills as they find the 39 clues, and play the game online at http://www.the39clues.com.
The shack by William P Young ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 314 libraries worldwide
A father, having received an invitation apparently from God, goes to spend a weekend at the abandoned shack where his daughter may have been brutally murdered after being kidnapped.
The lightning thief by Rick Riordan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
The sword thief by Peter Lerangis ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance? Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded, and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
The red pyramid by Rick Riordan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
After their father's "research experiment" at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
Catching fire by Suzanne Collins ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Having survived the Hunger Games twice before, Katniss Everdeen is lucky to be alive. However, she is far from safe. With the Capitol and President Snow blaming her for the strife plaguing District 12, Katniss must sacrifice herself to protect her loved ones.
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest a novel by Stieg Larsson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Salander is now ready to fight back.
Diary of a wimpy kid Greg Heffley's journal by Jeff Kinney ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
The girl who played with fire a novel by Stieg Larsson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 246 libraries worldwide
On the eve of publisher Mikael Blomkvist's story about sex trafficking between Eastern Europe and Sweden, two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Mikael Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander--the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid years before.
Allie Finkle's rules for girls. 1, Moving day by Meg Cabot ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Rain gods by James Lee Burke ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Starting a new life as the sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas, Hackberry Holland is drawn into a murder investigation when nine dead prostitutes are dug up in the desert, forcing him to focus on something other than his own demons.
The 39 clues. Book two, One false note by Gordon Korman ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
THIS JUST IN! Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car ... no, in a speedboat chase ... and HOLD EVERYTHING! They're being chased by an angry mob?!? When there's a Clue on the line, anything can happen.
New moon by Stephenie Meyer ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
Breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered.
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