E-Books — Middle School Summer Reading

If you’re trying to get your summer reading done and you’re having difficulties finding the books you need on our shelves, have you tried looking at our digital download e-books?  We purchased as many of the titles available to libraries as we could!

If you’d like to try, first go to the Weston Public Library Page @ WestonLibrary.org

Click on the Button for Download Audio/EBooks on the bottom left corner.

This will bring you to the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog.  (or you can skip the above steps and just click on this link.)

Click the Sign In button on the top and Sign in to your account with your library card number and PIN.  (This is very important if you want to see the books available only to Weston Library patrons .)  Search for the title you’d like to read!

And here are the Middle School Summer Reading List Books (and series) available to borrow digitally from the Weston Public Library:

13 ebooks Middle School Summer Reading 113 ebooks Middle School Summer Reading 213 ebooks Middle School Summer Reading 3  Check the Minuteman Catalog for recently acquired titles too!

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E-books – Elementary Summer Reading List!

If you’re trying to get your summer reading done and you’re having difficulties finding the books you need on our shelves, have you tried looking at our digital download e-books?  We purchased as many of the titles available to libraries as we could!

If you’d like to try, first go to the Weston Public Library Page @ WestonLibrary.org

Click on the Button for Download Audio/EBooks on the bottom left corner.

This will bring you to the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog.  (or you can skip the above steps and just click on this link.)

Click the Sign In button on the top and Sign in to your account with your library card number and PIN.  (This is very important if you want to see the books available only to Weston Library patrons .)  Search for the title you’d like to read!

And here are the Elementary Reading List Books (and series) available to borrow digitally:

13 ebooks Elementary Reading List 113 ebooks Elementary Summer Reading List 213 ebook elementary Reading List  313 ebooks elementary reading listl 4

 

See our next post for the Middle School Reading List E-books!

New Kids and Teens series E-books!

Following up our post from Tuesday, here are our new series E-book titles.

To download an e-book title, go to WestonLibrary.org and click on the Download Audiobooks EBooks Overdrive button.  Click on the Sign in button (it’s very important to do this first!) then just follow the directions.  (If you sign in first, you’ll see the books that are only available to Weston residents.)  To get one of the books on this list, click on the links below or simply search the digital catalog.

While you’re there, browse the Minuteman collection too, and see what’s available.  There are plenty of good reads!  Minuteman just added the Disney Digital e-books to our collection; these titles are always available…which means that multiple readers can read these books at the same time, and you never have to place a hold.  There are plenty of picture books, easy readers and adaptations of Disney movies, but there are also books for tweens and teens.  Just start exploring.

And…on to our new E-book series:

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The Blue Envelopes Duo, by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes
13 little blue envelopesWhen Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes, she knows something exciting is going to happen.  Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket. Envelope 2 has directions to a specific London flat. The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist. Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again? What Ginny doesn’t know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

The Last Little Blue Envelope
last little blue envelopeGinny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny’s backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.
Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he’s found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.

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The Delirium Series, by Lauren Oliver

Delirium
deliriumThey say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie. 
It’s the near future, a time when love has long since been identified as a disease called amor deliria nervosa, and 17-year-old Lena is 95 days away from the operation that everyone gets to cure themselves. Enter Alex, a rakish daredevil who, as it turns out, is one of the Invalids—a tribe of uncured who hide out in the surrounding wilderness. With the clock ticking down to her surgery, Lena is drawn into Alex’s world, one of passion and freedom. As their romance blossoms, Lena begins to doubt the intentions of those in power, and fears that her world will turn gray should she submit to the procedure.

Pandemonium
pandemoniumThe old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.
In this electrifying follow-up, set six months after the events in Delirium, Lena is on a dangerous course.  Her life hurtles through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement and nightmarish predicaments, with a new set of characters and ever-shifting situations.. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

(So far the third book, Requiem, is not available as an e-book.  It is available as a downloadable audio book though.)

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The Divergent Series, by Veronica Roth

Divergent
divergentIn Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Insurgent
insurgentOne choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

The third book, Allegiant, is coming out on October 22, 2013!

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The Wicked Lovely Series, by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely
wicked lovelyRule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention. But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Ink Exchange
ink exchangeUnbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life. The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .

fragile eternityFragile Eternity
With summer approaching, Aislinn finds herself increasingly attracted to Keenan, the Summer King who stole Aislinn’s mortality to make her a monarch.  Yet Aislinn clings to her love for human Seth, refusing to release her connection to the mortal world. Seth wants to be with Aislinn forever, but he knows that Aislinn’s immortality will eventually separate them; and he pursues a dangerous remedy as tensions within Faerie increase and allegiances shift.    In this third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and to each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.

So far, the other books in the series, Radiant Shadows and Darkest Mercy, are not available as e-books in our network.  You can get the real books at the library though!

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The Septimus Heap Series, by Angie Sage

Magyk
magykThe seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this myster ious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus? Readers will set out on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. This is a story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

flyteFlyte
It’s been a year since septimus heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As Apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the fine arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the Princess and enjoying the freedom of the Castle. But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus’s brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?

physikPhysik
When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she’s still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna’s compliance, Septimus’s disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. And if Queen Etheldredda’s plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made magyk and flyte so memorable.

The other books in the series, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre are available as e-books through the Minuteman Digital catalog.  Let us know if you would like the Weston Library to order those e-books too!

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And there you have it…our new e-book series titles.  If you have any suggestions for other titles we should have, let one of our librarians know.  In the meantime, happy e-reading!

::Kelly::

New Juvenile and Teen E-Books in Weston!

Vacation week!  Are you away, with nothing to read?  If so, you’re in luck!  With a Weston card, internet access, and your own e-reading device, you can download one of the new e-books in our collection from anywhere in the United States or even the world!

If you’re not away, that’s okay.  You can still just download one of our titles.  It might even be easier.  Go to WestonLibrary.org and click on the Download Audiobooks EBooks Overdrive button.  Click on the Sign in button (it’s very important to do this first!) then just follow the directions.  (If you sign in first, you’ll see the books that are only available to Weston residents.)  Go browsing for titles you’d like, type in one of the titles here, or click on the links here.

So, without further ado, in kind-of alphabetical order, our new titles:

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Airborne, by Kenneth Oppel
airbornMatt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt’s always wanted; convinced he’s lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist’s granddaughter that he realizes that the man’s ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious. In world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies, anything is possible.

Bad Kitty, by Michele Jaffe
bad kitty jaffeAll Jasmine really wants is to enjoy her family vacation in Las Vegas. And avoid her evil cousin Alyson and Alyson’s best fiend, Veronique. And show her suspicious dad that she can be a Model Daughter. And maybe meet the hot guy she’s been eyeing from across the pool. It that too much to ask? Apparently, yes. One moment she’s an innocent bylounger, the next the central figure in a Las Vegas-sized mystery. Fortunately, Jasmine is both a forensics enthusiast and possessed of some very special friends. Polly, Tom, and Roxy crash the vacation, BeDazzle Jasmine’s wardrobe, and find themselves key players in the most outrageous adventure in a town known for outrageous adventures. All because of a very bad kitty.

Beastly, by Alix Flint
beastlyI am a beast. A beast! Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll,stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.  Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones
charmed lifeCat doesn’t mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle.  The Castle is filled with a variety of witches, wizards and other magic users, led by Chrestomanci himself.  There are even other children there!  But with so many magic users around, Gwendolen feels that she’s being slighted. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.  What is Cat to do?

Football Genius, by Tim Green
football geniusTroy White has a phenomenal gift. He can predict football plays before they happen. Any position. Any player. Any team. When Troy’s single mom gets a job working in public relations for the Atlanta Falcons, Troy figures it’s his chance to prove what he can do. But first he has to get to the Falcons—and with tight security and a notoriously mean coach, even his mom’s field passes aren’t much help. Then Troy and his best friends devise a plan to get the attention of star linebacker Seth Halloway. With Seth’s playing and Troy’s genius, the Falcons could be unstoppable—if they’ll only listen.

The Get Rich Quick Club, by Dan Gutman
get rich quick clubI’m just lying out there in the backyard one night, staring up at the sky. Then suddenly a dollar bill lands on my face. I pick it up. It looks real. I have no idea where it came from. Then another one falls. And another. I look up and see bills fluttering down from the clouds above me. First they come in flurries, and then it turns into a snowstorm of money.
Four friends make a pact to earn a million dollars by the end of the summer, led by the clever and daring Gina Tumolo. They come up with a fantastic scheme that involves a photograph of a UFO. Before they are through, they will have their photos in newspapers across the country and even meet face to face with . . . well, you don’t think we’ll give the story away right here, do you? Look inside and see for yourself what happens!

Go Big or Go Home, by Will Hobb
go big or go homeBrady Steele’s love for all things extreme is given a boost when a fireball crashes through the roof of his house. It turns out that Brady’s space rock is one of the rarest meteorites ever found. In fact, a professor from a nearby museum wants to study it in search of extraterrestrial bacteria, hoping to discover the first proof of life beyond Earth. During a wild week of extreme bicycling, fishing, and caving, Brady discovers he’s able to do strange and wonderful feats that shouldn’t be possible. At the same time, he’s developing some frightening symptoms. Could he be infected with long-dormant microbes from space? Is his meteorite a prize . . . or a menace?

Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
howls moving castleSophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old woman. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

InterWorld, by Neil Gaiman
interworldJoey Harker isn’t a hero. In fact, he’s the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. Joey’s walk between worlds makes him prey to armies of magic and science, both determined to harness Joey’s power to travel between the dimensions. The only thing standing in their way is Joey—or, more precisely, an army of Joeys, all from different dimensions and all determined to save the worlds. Now Joey must make a choice: return to the life he knows or join the battle to the end.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily M. Danforth
miseducation of cameron postWhen Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash,  Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam becomes an expert at both. Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to “fix” her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self—even if she’s not quite sure who that is. An unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.

Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth, by Jane O’Connor
nancy clancyFancy Nancy is all grown up (well, sort of). No longer fond of just sparkles and playacting, Nancy is now a detective.  Nancy Clancy is on the case! Nancy Clancy has everything she needs to be a super sleuth (that’s a fancy word for detective): She has a glamorous magnifying glass complete with rhinestones, a totally professional pink trench coat, and a sleuthing partner with awesome code-breaking skills—her best friend, Bree. But when crime strikes right in the middle of her classroom, will Nancy have what it takes to crack the case?

Nation, by Terry Pratchett
nationThe sea has taken everything.  Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle Daphne—a girl from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave. Together the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. Drawn by the smoke of Mau and Daphne’s sheltering fire, other refugees slowly arrive: children without parents, mothers without babies, husbands without wives—all of them hungry and all of them frightened. As Mau and Daphne struggle to keep the small band safe and fed, they defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down. . . .

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
one and only ivanIvan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. The winner of the 2013 Newbery Award.

The Shadow Project, by Herbie Brennan
Shadow ProjectDanny Lipman is a thief . . . until one night he robs the wrong house. He inadvertently breaks into the headquarters of the Shadow Project, a secret government organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their bodies, using astral projection to travel around the world on deadly missions. Danny is captured, but the Project leaders quickly realize he has a special gift. And when a key operative—the director’s daughter, Opal—goes missing, he is offered a choice: Join the Shadow Project or go to jail. Danny joins and is quickly sent to investigate the Project’s current target: a worldwide terrorist organization known as the Sword of Wrath. But as he gets deeper in, he discovers both the Project and the Sword of Wrath are far more than they seem. Danny and his fellow operatives are caught up in an ancient supernatural conflict and will have to learn how to survive in a world without boundaries of space or time, where the wrong choice could be their last.

So. B. It. by Sarah Weeks
so b itYou couldn′t really tell about Mama′s brain just from looking at her, but it was obvious as soon as she spoke. She had a high voice, like a little girl′s, and she only knew 23 words. I know this for a fact, because we kept a list of the things Mama said tacked to the inside of the kitchen cabinet. Most of the words were common ones, like good and more and hot, but there was one word only my mother said: soof.
Although she lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally disabled mother and their doting neighbour, Bernadette, Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother′s vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi′s thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.

Stealing Heaven, by Elizabeth Scott
stealing heavenDani has been trained as a thief by the best—her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends—a real life.  In the beach town of Heaven, though, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She’s making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani—because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they’ve targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she’s always known—or the one she’s always wanted.

Take Me to the River, by Will Hobbs
take me to the riverDeep in trouble, deep in the canyons. Fourteen-year-old Dylan Sands has come all the way to the Big Bend on the Texas-Mexico border to paddle the fabled Rio Grande with his cousin Rio. As the boys are packing their raft and canoe for ten days in the canyons, six Black Hawk helicopters appear overhead and race across the river into Mexico. The Army warns them that a hurricane is approaching the coast. Convincing themselves that their chances of running into a storm are slim, Dylan and Rio launch onto the wildest and most remote waters in the Southwest. Downriver, a man appears with a seven-year-old boy, begging for help . . . and the storm is upon them. Danger, suspense, and the ever-looming troubles in Mexico drive this white-knuckle adventure forward at a breakneck pace.

Touching Spirit Bear, by Ben Mikaelsen
touching spirit bearWithin Cole Matthews lie anger, rage, and hate. Cole has been stealing, fighting, and lying for years. His attack on a classmate has left the boy with permanent physical and deep psychological damage and Cole in the biggest trouble of his life. To most, Cole seems beyond hope. But when he’s offered a chance at an alternative path called Circle Justice, based on Native American tradition, Cole finds himself banished to a remote Alaskan island, where his rage and isolation lead him to another brazen attack. This time, his intended victim is the Spirit Bear of Native American legend—and the clumsy assault ends with Cole mauled nearly to death, desperately clinging to the life he has tried so hard to waste. Rescuers arrive to save Cole’s life, but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that is the start of Cole’s long journey to accepting responsibility for his life and saving his soul. This gripping, graphic survival story from an award-winning writer paints an unsparing picture of one violent teen and offers a poignant testimony to the power of pain that can destroy and may also heal.

Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising, by Jason Henderson
vampire risingThis doesn’t happen . . . does it? Two vampire attacks in his first three days at boarding school and Alex Van Helsing realizes there’s more to the family name than he thought—and more to this area of Switzerland than meets the eye. Lurking underneath Lake Geneva lies a secret vampire university called the Scholomance. And somehow the vampires know a Van Helsing has arrived. Special agent Sangster of the Polidorium—an undercover, international vampire-hunting organization—wants to train Alex in the tricks of the trade, but when two innocent teens are kidnapped, rehearsal is over. It’s up to Alex to infiltrate the Scholomance and rescue his friends . . . if he can survive the zombies, bullets, and fangs heading his way!

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Although there are a couple stand-alones on this list, most of these titles are the first book in a trilogy or series.  Let me know if you’d like the library to get the other books!

Coming up next:  The e-books we bought in partial or complete series!

::Kelly::

Weston Library – E-Book Titles for Teens and Kids

Here is a list of E-book titles owned by The Weston Library for kids and teens.  To borrow these e-books, follow these steps!

Go to the Weston Public Library Page @ WestonLibrary.org

Click on the Button for Download Audio/EBooks on the bottom left corner.

This will bring you to the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog.  (or you can skip the above steps and just click on this link.)

Click the Sign In button on the top and Sign in to your account.  (This is very important if you want to see the books available to Weston Patrons in addition to the Network titles.)

Click on the Teens Digital Catalog RED button or the Kids Digital Catalog YELLOW button to browse those collections only.

If you would like to check if the Weston copies of books are available, you can click on the titles below.  These are, so far, the titles we own as an individual library, which are available to Weston Library users only.  There should be shorter wait times for these books.

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edited to add:  Sometimes the links work, sometimes they don’t. I can’t figure out why!  If you click and it works, yay!  If you click and it doesn’t work, sign into the digital catalog with  your Weston Library card and then copy and paste the titles into the search bar to find it.  Good luck!

alvin ho allergic to girlsAlvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and other Scary Things, by Lenore Look
ALVIN HO IS an Asian American second grader who is afraid of everything–elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad.

big nate all workBig Nate: All Work and No Play, by Lincoln Peirce
Enjoy more than two years of Sunday cartoons, portraying the colorful life of Nate Wright. This spunky eleven-year-old holds the school record for detentions and is in little chance of losing that distinction, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming big!  He’s a self-described genius, a sixth-grade renaissance man, and a full-fledged believer in his future as a cartoonist. Equipped with a No. 2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is No. 1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality.

big nate and friendsBig Nate and Friends, by Lincoln Peirce
Nate is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He’s a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is #1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food and all-around conventionality. He’s the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight A’s in laughs along the way.

big nate in a class by himselfBig Nate: In a Class by Himself, by Lincoln Peirce
Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things.  But life doesn’t always go your way just because you’re awesome.  Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool no matter what.  He knows he’s great. A fortune cookie told him so.  For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-spyCross My Heart and Hope to Spy, by Ally Carter
Gallagher  Girls, Book 2
After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that’s easier said than done when you’re a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world . . . for spies. Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn’t know.  Despite Cammie’s best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests–code name: Blackthorne. Then she’s blamed for a security breach that leaves the school’s top secret status at risk. Soon, Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie’s name.

don't judge a girl by her coverDon’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover, by Ally Carter.
Gallagher Girls, Book 3
When Cammie Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she’s in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she’s there to watch Macey’s father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world’s best school (for spies), ‘exciting’ and ‘deadly’ are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers’ plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.

goodnight goodnight construction siteGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld
s the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!

grave mercyGrave Mercy, by Robin LaFevers
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.  Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

guinea dogGuinea Dog, by Patrick Jennings
Rufus really wants a dog. He really really wants a dog. Everybody he knows has a dog, from his best friend to his worst friend. The family down the street has three! But his clean-fiend Dad says no way! Dogs bark and beg. They drool. They slobber. They carry bloodsucking fleas.  When Mom, despite protests, brings home a guinea pig as a compromise, the whole family is in for a shock. Because Rufus’s new pet doesn’t act like a guinea pig at all: She runs. She fetches. She’ll eat his homework. If Dad thinks dogs are trouble, wait until he has to live with Fido, the guinea dog!  Patrick Jennings’s hilarious novel is perfect for everyone who’s begged for a pet and gotten more (and less) than they bargained for.

i'd tell you i love you but thenI’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter.  Gallagher Girls, Book 1
The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school – that is, it would be if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it’s really a school for spies.  Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she’s already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (one of which involves a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for is what to do when she falls for a boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl.  Cammie may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she’s beginning her most dangerous mission – falling in love.

mamba pointMamba Point, by Kurtin Scaletta
When his dad gets a job at the U.S. embassy in Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus Tuttle knows it’s his chance for a fresh start. Instead of being his typical anxious self, from now on he’ll be cooler and bolder: the new Linus.  But as soon as his family gets off the plane, they see a black mamba–one of the deadliest snakes in Africa. Linus’s parents insist mambas are rare, but the neighborhood is called Mamba Point, and Linus can barely go outside without tripping over one–he’s sure the venomous serpents are drawn to him.  Unless Linus wants to hide in his apartment forever, he has to get over his fear. Soon he’s not only keeping a black mamba in his laundry hamper; he’s also feeling braver than ever before. Is it his resolution to become the new Linus, or does his sudden confidence have something to do with his scaly new friend?

mango shaped spaceA Mango-Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass
Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell has a secret: sounds, numbers, and words appear to her in color. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person sees sounds or tastes shapes. This coming-of-age novel chronicles Mia’s developing appreciation for her gift.

miss peregrine's home for peculiar childrenMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here–one of whom was his own grandfather–were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow–impossible though it seems–they may still be alive.  A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

moxy maxwell does not loveMoxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano (But She Does Love Being in Recitals) by Peggy Gifford
Moxy’s back, and ready (kind of, sort of) for her big piano recital! In this hilarious third installment about everyone’s favorite ’tween procrastinator, Moxy Maxwell is set to make her Piano Debut, playing a duet of “Heart and Soul” with her little sister, Pansy. It’s too bad she has no time to practice. Between costume fittings, trying on her crown, warming up her voice, and putting on her stage makeup, Moxy can’t possibly worry about the actual performance. But soon it’s upon her, and Moxy feels something she’s only felt once before in her entire life: nervous! She’s not sure she can go on. Of course, Moxy is Moxy and she rises to the occasion brilliantly.

only the good spy youngOnly the Good Spy Young, by Ally Carter.  Gallagher Girls, Book 4
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start as soon as her junior year. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when she faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.  Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most trusted allies is actually a rogue double agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers — or even her own heart.

robe of skullsThe Robe of Skulls, by Vivian French
High above the mountain village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That doesn’t stop her, however, from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a little magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie Gillypot, two chatty bats, a gallant (if scruffy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones?

sixty eight roomsThe Sixty-Eight Rooms, by Marianne Malone
Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style of a different historic period, and every detail is perfect, from the knobs on the doors to the candles in the candlesticks. Some might even say, the rooms are magic.  Imagine–what if you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you were small enough to sneak inside and explore the rooms’ secrets? What if you discovered that others had done so before you? And that someone had left something important behind?  Fans of Chasing Vermeer, The Doll People, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will be swept up in the magic of this exciting art adventure!

wonder palacioWonder, by R. J. Palacio
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid–but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder, now a New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.   Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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So…there you are.  The first 18 titles in the Weston Public Library’s Teens and Kids Digital Media Collection.  Most of our selection was based on books currently available through Overdrive that are on the 2013 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award, with a few popular titles thrown in for good measure.  Download one on your Nook, Kindle or iPad and let us know what you think! And if you have any suggestions, let our staff know.

::Kelly::