Ash, Russell. Top 10 of Everything 2010. YA/ 031.02/ ASH
With annual sales of 200,000 copies, Top 10 of Everything is clearly the place people go to get the lowdown on what or who was the best, worst, richest, fiercest, deadliest, or simply biggest of practically anything. It features over 7,000 intriguing facts and stats on history, science, sports, music, movies, nature, people, and places—from the stars of stage and screen who shone the brightest to the terrestrial animals that weigh the most. Some of the lists are entirely new, some are updated with the latest news, and all appear on attractively illustrated spreads. “First” and “Fast” fact boxes pinpoint the pioneers and the most recent achievers in various endeavors. It’s entertaining and educational!
Burningham, Sarah O’Leary. Boyology: a teen girl’s crash course in all things boy. YA/305.235/ BUR
Freedman, Jerri. First Bank Account and First Investments Smarts. YA/ 332.024/ PRE
Peterson, Judy Monroe. First Budget Smarts. YA/ 332.024/ PET
Porterfield, Jason. How a Depression Works. YA/ 338.542/ POR
Fox, Annie. What’s Up with My Family? YA/ 646.78/ FOX
Blackshaw, Rick and Liz Farrelly. The Street Art Book. YA/ 751.73/ BLA
Rich, Jaime. Off the Bus and on the Record. 22 candid interviews by the Teen Journalists of the Rock Star Stories. YA/ 781.66/ RIC
Pate, Alexs. In the Heart of the Beat. The Poetry of Rap. YA/ 782.421649/ PAT
Gray, Amy Tipton. How To Be A Vampire: a fangs-on guide for the newly undead. YA/ 818/ GRA
Sherman, Michelle and DeAnne Sherman. My Story: Blogs by four military teens. YA 355.1/ SHE
Freedman, Russell. The War to end all Wars: World War I. YA 940.3/ FRE
Woodward, John. How to be a Genius. YA/152.82/WOO
Explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind and how the brain makes a person unique. Includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions to sharpen the wit.
Watson, Bruce. Freedom Summer. YA/323.1196/WAT
In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had ended, three volunteers were dead, black churches had burned, and America had a new definition of freedom. This remarkable chapter in American history, the basis for the controversial film Mississippi Burning, is now the subject of Bruce Watson's thoughtful and riveting historical narrative. Using in- depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi and the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state. Freedom Summer presents finely rendered portraits of the courageous black citizens-and Northern volunteers-who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life. Few books have provided such an intimate look at race relations during the deadliest days of the Civil Rights movement, and Freedom Summer will appeal to readers of Taylor Branch and Doug Blackmon.
Gore, Al. Our Choice. How we can solve the climate crisis. YA/363.7387/GOR
Explores the extent of the impending environmental crisis and outlines the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former vice president's comprehensive and urgent global strategy for implementing solutions to it.
Walsh, Peter. It’s all too much, so get it together. YA/640/WAL
Organizational expert Peter Walsh presents steps on decluttering one's personal space, covering: how to identify clutter; four steps for decluttering; applying decluttering principals to other areas, such as goals, schoolwork, after-school activities, and relationships with family and friends.
Gold, Rozanne. Eat Fresh Food. YA/641.5/GOL
Awesome recipes for teen chefs.
Howard, Michael. Alternative Resumes. YA/650.142/HOW
Alternative Resumes is definitely NOT your parents' resume book. These creative, eye-catching resumes are especially designed for young job seekers and the sectors where they work. Don't think you've got enough experience to put on a resume? Think again - you'll find hundreds of ideas on how to represent your interests, activities & experience as valuable assets to employers. Includes 140 targeted resumes for jobs in Retail, Hospitality, Labour & Trades, Office & Technical, Community Service & more. Alternative Resumes answers to the top 18 resume questions, and provides a comprehensive worksheet so you can transform your talent and experience into your own Alternative Resume.