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Spark Set 07

The Inventor’s Secret – Andrea Cremer • Inventor’s Secret #1

Cremer.Inventor's SecretIn an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain’s industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees’ struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future.



The Clockwork Three – Matthew Kirby

Kirby.Clockwork ThreeAs mysterious circumstances bring Giuseppe, Frederick, and Hannah together, their lives soon interlock like the turning gears in a clock and they realize that each one holds a key to solving the others’ mysteries.



Marbury Lens – Andrew Smith • Marbury #1

Smith.M.01.Marbury LensAfter being kidnapped and barely escaping, sixteen-year-old Jack goes to London with his best friend Connor, where someone gives him a pair of glasses that send him to an alternate universe where war is raging, he is responsible for the survival of two younger boys, and Connor is trying to kill them all.



The Lazarus Machine – Paul Crilley • Tweed & Nightingale #1

Crilley.TN.01.Lazarus MachineIn an alternate 1899 London, seventeen-year-old Sebastian Tweed searches for his kidnapped father, uncovering both a horrific technological secret and a political conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire.



Steampunk! : An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories – Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (eds.)

Link.Steampunk!A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.



The Iron Thorn – Caitlin Kittredge • Iron Codex #1

Kittredge.IC.01.Iron ThornIn an alternate 1950s, mechanically gifted fifteen-year-old Aoife Grayson, whose family has a history of going mad at sixteen, must leave the totalitarian city of Lovecraft and venture into the world of magic to solve the mystery of her brother’s disappearance and the mysteries surrounding her father and the Land of Thorn.





Spark Set 06

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley & illus. by Zdenko Basic

Shelley.Steampunk FrankensteinAn adaptation of Mary Shelley’s celebrated gothic classic features steampunk-inspired graphic art that incorporates gadgets, fashion elements and steam-powered machinery into the tale of a science experiment gone awry.


The Reluctant Assassin – Eoin Colfer • W.A.R.P. #1

Colfer.WARP.01.Reluctant AssassinIn Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.


Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve • Predator Cities #1

Reeve.HCC.01.Mortal EnginesIn the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.



Something Strange & Deadly – Susan Dennard • Something Strange & Deadly #1

Dennard.SSD.01.Something StrangeIn an alternate nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Eleanor Fitt sets out to rescue her brother, who seems to have been captured by an evil necromancer in control of an army of Undead.




The Lost Prince – Julie Kagawa • Iron Fey-Call of the Forgotten #1

Kagawa.IF.COF.01.Lost PrinceEthan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world, the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.


Freakangels Vol. 1 – Warren Ellis

Ellis.F01.FreakangelsTwenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years later, the world ended. This is the story of what happened next. So welcome to Whitechapel, some years from now, just barely above ground in a flooded England, where a clan of eleven strange people with purple eyes – the Freakangels – have carved out some sort of a life for themselves. A life that starts to show big cracks when a girl called Alice from Manchester turns up with a shotgun and a grievance, having met the lost, prodigal last Freakangel, who had very different ideas about what they should do with themselves and this flooded future England. Because the Freakangels have a big secret: Something very bad is their fault.


Summer Reading @BML


There are summer reading clubs for kids, teens and adults at the Bellmore Memorial Library this year.  Ask us, and join in.  You can join a reading club, pick up a book at the train station, take the kids to story time at Newbridge Road Pool.  Summer is the best time for reading-and the Library is the best place to start!

Summer Reading

Spark Set 05

Uncrashable Dakota – Andy Marino

Marino.Uncrashable DakotaIn 1912, an airship on its maiden flight is hijacked and young Hollis Dakota, heir to the Dakota Aeronautics empire, his friend Delia, and stepbrother Rob, become embroiled in a family feud that could send the ship–and them–crashing from the sky.

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Incarceron – Catherine Fisher • Incarceron #1

Fisher. I.01.IncarceronTo free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.




The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman • His Dark Materials #1

Pullman.HDM.01.Golden CompassAccompanied by her shape-shifting daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.




The Mammoth Book of Steampunk: 30 Extraordinary Tales – Sean Wallace (ed.)

Wallace.Mammoth Book of SteampunkPresents a collection of thirty short stories which explores alternate worlds from the past in which women and social classes are oppressed and anachronistic technology is used to bring about a better future.



Innocent Darkness – Suzanne Lazear • Aether Chronicles #1

Lazear.AC.01.Innocent DarknessIn 1901, on an alternate Earth, sixteen-year-old Noli rejoices when a mysterious man transports her from reform school to the Realm of Faerie, until Noli learns his sinister reason.




Ashes of Twilight – Kassy Tayler • Ashes of Twilight #1

Tayler.AOT.01.AshesSixteen-year-old Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city where, after 200 years, society is complacent and coal is diminishing until she unwittingly becomes a catalist for a revolution that destroys the dome, which could mean the end of everything.