Grafton Public Library

Emoji Reads

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Rose’s latest summer at the beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents’ constant arguments, her younger friend’s secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.

The Haters by Jesse Andrews

A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of the Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series – they’re the real-life kids from her high school.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah’s voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of the killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York’s Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of “Typhoid Mary,” a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional reapers (‘scythes’). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe – a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn’t.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents’ expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

The friendship of three high school girls and their relationships with their friends and family are tested when two of them fall in love with each other.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity – and that of his pen pal – will be revealed.

Rice Craft by Sonoko Sakai

This book features more than 30 recipes for flavorful onigiri (bite-size balls of rice) with a range of fillings as well as master recipes for cooking rice, plus extras to round out the meal: a miso soup to float the rice balls in, perfect soft eggs to wrap in rice, and pickled ginger to serve on the side.

8-Bit: Art Book

This art book pays homage to the visual quality of digital artworks in a large scale gallery of brilliant color, featuring a rich variety of sprites, screenshots, and much, much more from a host of classic games.

Make Your Own Nail Decals by Janelle Estep

This book has everything you need to design, create, and apply your own waterslide nail decals at home. Featuring dozens of templates to scan, designs to color and embellish, and advice for creating your own look digitally or by hand, you’ll take your nails to the next level.

Emojis: The Secret Behind the Smile by Marty Allen

Emojis – we’ve all seen them and we’ve all most likely used them at one time or another, but in reality we know very little about them… until now!

Looking for more emoji books?

Emoji Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Katherine Furman

Cakemoji: Recipes & Ideas for Sweet-Talking Treats by Jenni Powell

The Emoji-to-English Dictionary: Your Text-Message Translation Guide

Darcy Swipes Left by Jane Austen and Courtney Carbone

A Midsummer Night #nofilter by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright

YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright

Scrooge #worstgiftever by Charles Dickens and Brett Wright

Srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone