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Books That Are Smart & Cool

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz, Y FIction Horowitz, Y Books on CD Horowitz
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl series) by Eoin Colfer, Y Fiction Colfer, Y Books on CD Horowitz
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Death in the Air by Shane Peacock, Y Fiction Peacock
After losing his mother while solving a brutal murder, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime. While visiting his father at work, Sherlock watches a dangerous trapeze performance. When the troupe's star drops to his death, Sherlock notices something is amiss and realizes it was foul play.

The Boy Sherlock Holmes: Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock, Y Fiction Peacock
A woman is found stabbed to death in London. A young boy is drawn to the scene to investigate the murder and becomes a suspect himself.

Bunker 10 by J.A. Henderson, Y Fiction Henderson
Something is going terribly wrong at the top secret Pinewood Military Installation, and the teenage geniuses who study and work there are about to discover a horrible truth as they lead a small military force trying to retrieve data and escape before the compound self-destructs.

Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba, Y Graphic Ohba
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and bored out of his mind! But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, and notebook dropped by a rougue shinigami, a death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal... or his life?

Death Note: Another Note, the Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Ishin Nishio, Y Graphic Nishio
There's a killer loose in Los Angeles and super-sleuth L is on the case. Along with Naomi, a former FBI agent, he helps the LA police solve the grisly crimes. In typical Death Note fashion, things get complicated. And there's a big surprising plot twist at the end of the book.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight(DragonLance series) by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman
After five years, a group of friends reunites as the shadow of war hangs over the land. When an artifact of incredible power falls into their hands, they must flee the forces of darkness, for they have learned the terrible truth: the dragons have returned to Krynn!

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks, Y Fiction Jinks
Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks, Y Fiction Jinks
After the Axis Institute is blown up, fifteen-year-old Cadell Piggot is unhappily stuck in foster care with constant police surveillance to protect him from the evil Prosper English until he gets an offer to join a mysterious group called Genius Squad.

H.I.V.E.: Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Educationby Mark Walden, Y Fiction Walden
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

H.I.V.E.: The Overlord Protocol by Mark Walden, Y Fiction Walden
Still trapped at the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, or H.I.V.E., evil-genius-in-training Otto Malpense is nearly assassinated and must now not only try to escape, but also find out who murdered his best friend--and save himself.

Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori, Y Graphic Hatori
Haruhi is a scholarship student at an exclusive private school: Ouran High School, where it turns out the bespectacled, short-haired Haruhi is the only student from a lower-middle class family in attendance! Then, to make matters worse, one day she breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to one of the campus clubs-a mysterious outfit called the "Host Club," consisting of six superrich (and gorgeous) guys. Haruhi can't afford to pay back the cost of the vase, of course, so she's forced to work for the Host Club! And it's there that she discovers just how rich all the boys are and how different the rich are from you and me...And meanwhile, the eccentric but good-hearted rich boys are shocked to find out how life is on the other side...

Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper by Michael Reisman, Y Fiction Reisman, Y Books on CD Reisman
Sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the book to save himself.

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