2012 Best Books For Boys
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Adult Books for Teens:  

Daniel H. Wilson. Amped. (Doubleday, 2012)

John Grisham.
Calico Joe. (Doubleday, 2012)

Seth Grahame-Smith.
Unholy Night. (Grand Central Publishing, 2012)

Teen Fiction:  

Matthew Quick. Boy21. (Little, Brown, 2012)

Robert Rayner.
Off Limits. (Lorimer, 2012)

A.C.E. Bauer.
Gil Marsh. (Random House, 2012)

Middle Reader Fiction:

Tim Green. Unstoppable. (Harper, 2012)

Gordon Korman.
Ungifted. (Balzer & Bray, 2012)

Carl Hiaasen.
Chomp. (Knopf, 2012)

Teen Nonfiction:

Doreen Rappaport. Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance
During the Holocaust
. (Candlewick, 2012)

Steve Sheinkin.
Bomb: the Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most
Dangerous Weapon.
(Roaring Brook Press, 2012)

Eric Greitens.
The Warrior’s Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and
. (Houghton Mifflin, 2012)

Middle Reader Nonfiction:

Sandra Markle. The Case of the Vanishing Golden
Frogs: A Scientific Mystery
. (Millbrook Press, 2012)

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.
Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the
Battlefield and Beyond.
(Walker, 2012)

Steve Bloom.
Big Cats: In Search of Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, and Tigers.
(Thames & Hudson, 2012)

Fiction Picture Books:

Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. Boy + Bot. (Knopf, 2012)

Patrick McDonnell.
The Monsters' Monster. (Little, Brown, 2012)  

Mo Willems.
Listen to My Trumpet! (Hyperion, 2012)

Nonfiction Picture Books:

Tracey Fern, pictures by Boris Kulikov. Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown
Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
. (Margaret Ferguson,

Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Steven Salerno.
Brothers at Bat: The True
Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
. (Clarion, 2012)

Artie Bennett, illustrated by Mike Moran.
Poopendous. (Blue Apple Books,

Graphic Literature:

Doug TenNapel. Cardboard. (Graphix, 2012)

Boaz Yakin, and Joe Infurnari.
Marathon. (First Second, 2012)  

Derf Backderf.
My Friend Dahmer. (Abrams ComicArts, 2012)  

Series Additions:

Don Calame. Call the Shots. (Candlewick, 2012) [Swim the Fly, #3]           

Neal Schusterman.
UnWholly. (Simon & Schuster, 2012) [Unwind, #2]

Jonathan Maberry.
Flesh & Bone. (Simon & Schuster, 2012) [Benny Imura,