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Think Globally, Read Locally: Books with an Environmental Bent

Whether it's clones made from human DNA, cute boys who act strange, or carbon rationing, these books carry an environmental punch!

The Clone Codes



The Clone Codes
By McKissack, Patricia C.
Author McKissack, Frederick L.
Author McKissack, John
2010-02 - Scholastic Press
9780439929837 Check Our Catalog

Acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack have collaborated with their son, John, to deliver a novel that is as suspenseful as it is searing. "The Clone Codes" is the first installment of a sci-fi trilogy that blends a futuristic society with events in world history. …More

They Came from Below



They Came from Below
By Nelson, Blake
2007-06 - Tor Books
0765314231 Check Our Catalog

Seventeen-year-old Emily and her best friend Reese can't wait for summer vacation on Cape Cod. Every year, it's the same thing: high hopes that they may finally hook up with some cool guys...and it never happens. But this year, they're sure it's going to be different. So it's totally amazing when out of nowhere they meet two unbelievably adorable boys who are just too cute to be true! Which, they soon discover, may be the case. A lot of odd things happen when Steve and Dave are around. Reese figures it's because they're not from around here. So where are they from, France? Well, not quite... Summoned from the depths of the sea by the dire threat of global pollution, friendly aliens "Steve and Dave" have manifested themselves in human form and come ashore in a last desperate effort to save the oceans. …More

Cherry Heaven






Cherry Heaven
By Adlington, L. J.
2008-02 - Greenwillow Books
9780061431807 Check Our Catalog

Kat and Tanka J are starting over. The New Frontier is nothing like war-stricken City Five--no battle scars, no memories of their parents. It's a perfect society, where everyone lives in harmony. Or so they say.

There's me, the ghost in the glass, and there's everyone else on the warm side of the windows. If you're really quiet, you'll hear me creeping in the shadows.

Someone else is starting over, too, running on a path perilously close to Kat and Tanka. Can the two girls and their friends uncover the dark secrets of the New Frontier before the unthinkable happens?

The last birthday i ever had, years ago, was the one where I got shot instead of presents. i wasn't killed before and i won't get dead now. run, run as fast as i can, can't catch me 'cause i got a Plan! Don't anyone get in my way. …More

Timelock



Timelock
By Klass, David
2009-08 - Frances Foster Books
9780374323097 Check Our Catalog

In this thrilling finale to the Caretaker Trilogy, the end of life as it is known has arrived, and history will be made--or lost--at the hands of one young hero. …More

The Tomorrow Code






The Tomorrow Code
By Falkner, Brian
2008-10 - Random House Books for Young Readers
9780375843648 Check Our Catalog

An Indie Next Selection

Working to decode a sequence of random digitsm, Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards discover that the message contains lottery numbers that win the next random drawing. Suddenly Tane and Rebecca are rich, but who sent the numbers? And why? …More

The Carbon Diaries 2015



The Carbon Diaries 2015
By Lloyd, Saci
2009-04 - Holiday House
9780823421909 Check Our Catalog

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In the year 2015, global warming has begun to ravage the environment. In response, the UK becomes the first country to mandate carbon rationing--a well-intentioned plan that goes tragically awry. One girl attempts to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm, and tells her story through diary entries. …More

The Final Warning



The Final Warning
By Patterson, James
2008-03 - Little Brown and Company
9780316002868 Check Our Catalog

In a breathtaking new story from "New York Times"-best selling author James Patterson, a girl who can fly has to save herself--and maybe the world--from the scientists who want to control her. Little, Brown and Company …More

The Adoration of Jenna Fox



The Adoration of Jenna Fox
By Pearson, Mary E.
2008-04 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805076684 Check Our Catalog

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Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?
This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication. …More

Teen, Inc.



Teen, Inc.
By Petrucha, Stefan
2007-09 - Walker & Company
9780802796509 Check Our Catalog

Fourteen-year-old Jaiden Beales family is a corporation and his home is in an office building. When his parents are killed in an accident caused by NECorp, the company adopts Jaiden to avoid a lawsuit. Wanting a normal life, a frustrated Jaiden rebels and in the process uncovers some scandalous information about NECorp. …More

Mortal Engines



Mortal Engines
By Reeve, Philip
2003-11 - Eos
9780060082079 Check Our Catalog

CCBC Choices - 2004
Philip Reeve is a first novel set in a dark world fueled by "Municipal Darwinism." …More

 

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