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AnaCon in Anaheim

The Anaheim Central Library will showcase the second annual AnaCon event on Saturday, February 10. The FREE event will feature science fiction authors, comic book illustrators, book giveaways, and many more surprises!



Never Insult a Killer Zucchini Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580896184
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - February 9th, 2016

This is one science fair you ll never forget! 
When Mr. Farnsworth, the science-fair judge, declares that he loves zucchinis, the Killer Zucchini is smitten. As the judge makes his way through the exhibits alphabetically A (antimatter), B (bionic limb), C (cloning) the Killer Zucchini tries to show his affection. But when Mr. F gets to K and admits he likes to "eat" zucchini with ranch dressing, the Killer Zucchini gets steamed and attempts to exact his revenge on the snack-loving judge using the other science-fair projects as his means to an end. 
Hilarious havoc ensues as the entire science fair is destroyed by his wrath. 
Engaging backmatter provides the science behind the science fair entries created by the characters in the story.

Future Threat (Future Shock #2) Cover Image
Unavailable to Order
ISBN: 9780807526866
Availability: Special Order
Published: AW Teen - March 1st, 2017

Six months after returning from their first time-travel mission, Elena and her companions are drafted into a rescue effort to find a missing team of time-travelers. When they reach the future they realize that it has been altered, and now they must find the timeline that will allow them to survive.

The United Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 3 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681622620
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Turner - July 11th, 2017

In the epic conclusion to the award-winning Continuum Trilogy, Aero leads a group insurgents from the Second Continuum to overthrow his rival, Supreme General Vinick, and unite his space colony's military forces while Seeker embarks on a secret mission back to her home colony to reinforce Earth's defenses and protect the First Continuum against an even greater threat. Meanwhile, Myra's nightmares have become a reality as the Dark Thing hurtles toward Earth with designs on eradicating the planet's fledgling populace. The only thing standing in the way are the three Carriers and those who would join them to fight against a second coming of the Doom.

Extraction (Extraction Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250041173
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 22nd, 2014

"Welcome to extraction testing"

Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her 16th birthday when she'll be tested for Extraction, in the hopes of being sent from Kiel's toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be "extracted," she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life. What she finds initially at the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface--it's free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid--but life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers--and that means Logan, too. Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet's leaders don't want her running--they want her subdued.

With great writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Stephanie Diaz's Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read--sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game--and leave them breathless for more.

Hey-Ho, to Mars We'll Go!: A Space-Age Version of
By Susan Lendroth, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580897440
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - February 6th, 2018

This musical mission to Mars will have young astronauts talking--and singing--about the science of space travel.


Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," this jaunty journey follows five adorable, bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain themselves on the six-month trip. Even the design of the book defies gravity, as text and art float free on the page, encouraging readers to turn the book sideways and upside-down. An interactive, innovative approach to interstellar fun.

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine Cover Image
By Sally J. Pla, Steve Wolfhard (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062445797
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - February 6th, 2018

This funny and moving second novel from the author of "The Someday Birds" features comic trivia, a safety superhero, and a super-cool scavenger hunt all over downtown San Diego, as young hero Stanley Fortinbras grapples with his anxiety and learns what, exactly, it means to be brave.

Thirteen Rising (Zodiac #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448493558
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2017


The master has been unmasked. Rho's world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting? Or has she finally found her match in a master whose ambition to rule knows no limits?

Event address: 
Anaheim Public Library
500 W. Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805
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