Here are some books I've put up for display during these C-c-c-cold weather days!
They'll be up through this month:
My Personal List
Sorted by Call Number / Author
613.6 KEA Kearns, David A. Where hell freezes over. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2005.
Documents the 1946 survival story of six Navy officers whose Martin Mariner Seaplane crashed in the Antarctic during a "white-out" snowstorm, describing the harrowing conditions from which they escaped over the course of thirteen days.
910.4 A Alexander, Caroline, 1956-. The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition. 1st ed. New York : Knopf in association with the American Museum of Natural History :, 1998.
Provides an account of the Shackleton expedition of 1914, during which explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven set out to cross the Antarctic continent on foot, only to have their ship, Endurance, break up eighty-five miles short of their destination, leaving them stranded for close to two years. Includes a photographic record of the adventure.
917.9804 KRA Krakauer, Jon. Into the wild. 1st ed. New York : Villard Books, c1996.
Tells the story of Chris McCandless, a twenty-four-year-old who walked into the Alaskan wilderness on an idealistic journey and was found dead of starvation four months later. Attempts to discover what led the young man to that point.
940.4 MUR Murphy, Jim, 1947-. Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting. New York : Scholastic Press, c2009.
Tells the story of the December 25, 1914 truce between German and British soldiers as they laid down their weapons and met in No Man's Land to celebrate Christmas.
974.7 MUR Murphy, Jim, 1947-. Blizzard! : the storm that changed America. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic, 2000.
Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.
979.7 KRI Krist, Gary. The white cascade : the true story of America's deadliest avalanche. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2007.
A detailed chronicle of one of America's worst rail disasters describes how, in 1910, two trainloads of people, trapped in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State by a fierce February blizzard, were swept into a mountain ravine by the nation's deadliest avalanche.
982 REA Read, Piers Paul, 1941-. Alive : the story of the Andes survivors. [1st ed.]. Philadelphia : Lippincott, .
Discusses the ordeal of the survivors of an airplane crash in 1972 in the Andes wilderness.
FIC ABR Abrahams, Peter, 1947-. Reality check. 1st ed. New York : Laura Geringer Books/HarperTeen, c2009.
After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody's college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town; but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.
FIC AND Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. New York : Viking, 2009.
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
FIC AYA Ayarbe, Heidi. Freeze frame. 1st ed. New York : Laura Geringer Books/HarperTeen, c2008.
Fifteen-year-old Kyle believes he does not deserve to live after accidentally shooting and killing his best friend.
FIC BOW Bowler, Tim. Frozen fire. 1st American ed. New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2008.
Fifteen-year-old Dusty gets a mysterious call from a boy who says he is going to kill himself, and while he claims to have called her randomly, he seems to know her intimately.
FIC BRO Brooks, Kevin. The road of the dead. 1st American ed. New York : Chicken House, 2006.
Two brothers, sons of an incarcerated gypsy, leave London traveling to an isolated and desolate village, in search of the brutal killer of their sister.
FIC CAL Caletti, Deb. Wild roses. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.
In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician.
FIC CAV Cave, Patrick. Sharp North. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004.
In a futuristic world, Great Families rule Britain through a caste system where reproduction is seriously restricted, while the families keep illegal clones of "spares" of themselves.
FIC FEL Felin, M. Sindy. Touching snow. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007.
After her stepfather is arrested for child abuse, thirteen-year-old Karina's home life improves but while the severity of her older sister's injuries and the urging of her younger sister, their uncle, and a friend tempt her to testify against him, her mother and other well-meaning adults persuade her to claim responsibility.
FIC FER Ferguson, Alane. The Christopher killer : a forensic mystery. New York : Sleuth/Viking, 2006.
On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.
FIC FIS Fisher, Catherine, 1957-. Snow-walker. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow, 2004.
The snow-walker Gudrun came from the swirling mists and icy depths beyond the edge of the world to rule the Jarl's people with fear and sorcery, but a small band of outlaws will fight to the death to restore the land to its rightful leader.
FIC FRA Frazier, Charles, 1950-. Cold mountain. 1st ed. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1997.
Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated and determines to walk home to his sweetheart Ada, only to find the land and the girl he remembers as changed by the war as he.
FIC GAL Galloway, Gregory. As simple as snow. New York : Putnam's, c2005.
After his eccentric girlfriend mysteriously disappears, a young man must unravel the puzzle she left behind in her cryptic, riddle-filled letters and in the obituaries she created for every living person in town.
FIC GOI Going, K. L. (Kelly L.). Saint Iggy. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
Iggy Corso, who lives in city public housing, is caught physically and spiritually between good and bad when he is kicked out of high school, goes searching for his missing mother, and causes his friend to get involved with the same dangerous drug dealer who deals to his parents.
FIC GOL Golden, Christopher. The myth hunters. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
Oliver Bascombe abandons his dream of being an actor to join the family law firm and marry a respectable woman, but on the eve of his wedding, Oliver is lost in a blizzard and encounters Jack Frost, who needs Oliver's help to save both himself and his world, an alternate reality where fairy tales come true.
FIC HAL Halam, Ann. Siberia : a novel. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2005.
After spending two years at a prison school, thirteen-year-old Sloe sets off on a trek across frozen wastelands, tending to the secret "seeds" of wild animals her mother left in her care, trying to reach a new life for all of them.
FIC HAU Hautman, Pete. Rash. New York : Simon and Schuster, 2006.
In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than be free", sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.
FIC HOB Hobbs, Will. Far North. New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1996.
After the destruction of their floatplane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, struggle to survive a winter in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories of Canada.
FIC HOL Holt, Simon. Soulstice. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
As the summer solstice approaches, fifteen-year-old Reggie, horrified to learn that the Vours are still intent on harming her family and her best friend Aaron, finds help from an unlikely source.
FIC HOL Holt, Simon. The devouring. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
The existence of Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, becomes a terrifying reality for fifteen-year-old Reggie when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.
FIC JOH Johnson, Peter, 1951-. What happened. 1st ed. Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, c2007.
A sixteen-year-old boy tries to come to grips after he and his brother go for a joyride that ends in a hit-and-run.
FIC JON Jones, Carrie. Need. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town, where new friends tell Zara the strange man she keeps seeing may be a pixie king, and that only "were" creatures can stop him from taking souls.
FIC LER Lerangis, Peter. Smiler's bones. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2005.
Presents a fictionalized account of the life of Minik, a Polar Eskimo taken by explorer Robert Peary, along with Minik's father, Smiler, and four others, to be presented as exhibits to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
FIC LEV Levithan, David. Are We There Yet? New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Tricked by their parents into taking a trip to Italy together, two brothers--one in high school and the other recently graduated from college--reflect on the directions of their own lives and on the distance that has grown between them.
FIC LYN Lynn, Tracy. Snow : a retelling of Snow White and the seven dwarfs. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York, NY : Simon Pulse, 2006, c2003.
When her father, the duke, decides to remarry in the hopes of producing an heir to the throne, the young princess must learn to cope with her jealous and evil stepmother, but when the situation becomes dangerous, the princess flees to London.
FIC MCC McCaughrean, Geraldine. The white darkness : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : HarperTempest, 2007, c2005.
Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen year old--discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symme's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of a hollow Earth.
FIC MCK McKernan, Victoria. Shackleton's stowaway. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, c2005.
A fictionalized account of the adventures of eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow, who stowed away for the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition and, after their ship Endurance was crushed by ice, endured many hardships, including the loss of his toes to frostbite, during the nearly two-year return journey across sea and ice.
FIC MCN McNish, Cliff. Angel. 1st American ed. Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, 2008.
An unlikely friendship develops between fourteen-year-olds Stephanie, an angel-obsessed social outcast, and Freya, a popular student whose visions of angels sent her to a mental institution and who is now seeing a dark angel at every turn.
FIC MIL Miller, Mary Beth, 1964-. On the head of a pin. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2006.
Andy, a teenage boy, accidentally shoots and kills another student while drinking at a party at his father's isolated cabin, and after trying to conceal her death, Andy and his friends have to deal with the consequences.
FIC PRA Pratchett, Terry. Wintersmith. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2006.
Witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, forcing her to turn to the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.
FIC RIO Riordan, Rick. The Titan's curse. 1st ed. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, c2007.
The disappearance of the goddess Artemis while out hunting a rare, ancient monster, prompts a group of her followers to join Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.
FIC SCH Schrefer, Eliot, 1978-. The school for dangerous girls. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
Sent to a remote, run-down reform school in Colorado, fifteen-year-old Angela is placed with the better girls, but upon learning that her "dangerous" friends are being isolated and left to live as animals, she takes radical steps to join them and help them escape.
FIC SCH Schroeder, Lisa. Far from you. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2009.
A novel-in-verse about sixteen-year-old Ali's reluctant road trip with her stepmother and new baby sister, and the terror that ensues after they end up lost in the snow-covered woods.
FIC SED Sedgwick, Marcus. The book of Dead Days. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2004.
A magician named Valerian has only the days between Christmas and New Years to save his own life after making a pact with the devil years before and seeks the help of a servant boy and an orphan girl named Willow.
FIC SEL Selfors, Suzanne. Coffeehouse angel. New York : Walker & Co., 2009.
Sixteen-year-old Katrina's kindness to a man she finds sleeping behind her grandmother's coffeehouse leads to a strange reward as Malcolm, who is actually a teenage guardian angel, insists on rewarding her by granting her deepest wish.
FIC SME Smelcer, John E., 1963-. The trap. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2006.
In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel, who is better known for brains than brawn, worries about his missing grandfather, and the grandfather, Albert Least-Weasel, struggles to survive, caught in his own steel trap in the Alaskan winter.
FIC SOR Sorrells, Walter. Whiteout. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2009.
Sixteen-year-old Chass makes her way through a Minnesota blizzard, seeking not only the murderer of a beloved music teacher, but also something belonging to the killer who has been chasing her mother and herself around the country.
FIC STI Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-. Shiver. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic, 2009.
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
FIC VRE Vrettos, Adrienne Maria. Sight. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2007.
Sixteen-year-old Dylan uses her psychic abilities to help police solve crimes against children, but keeps her extracurricular activities secret from her friends at school.
FIC WHI White, Andrea, 1953-. Surviving Antarctica : reality TV 2083. 1st ed. New York : Eos, c2005.
In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds who were deprived by chance of the opportunity to continue their educations reenact Scott's 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality television show, secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.
SC LET Let it snow : three holiday romances. New York : Speak, 2008.
The Jubilee express -- A cheertastic Christmas miracle -- The patron saint of pigs. Contains three interconnected holiday stories of love, romance, and kisses in a small town, by popular teen authors John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson.