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Time to vote for NPR’s Best-Ever Teen Novels

You remember last month when you had the agonizing task of nominating your top five young adult novels of all time? Well, the nominations have been tabulated and the NPR … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

What are the best young adult novels?

NPR wants your help in creating a list of the 100 best YA novels of all time. I’m not going to lie, this was tough. My first entry was as … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

ALA releases its Best Fiction for Young Adults list . . .

. . . and just like that, my TBR pile has exploded. If you don’t hear from me for a while, it’s probably only that the pile has collapsed on … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on the ALA Youth Media Awards

So, today was the day the American Library Association announced their youth media awards winners and honor recipients, which is kind of A Big Deal in the library and literary … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Printz Award Speculation

School Library Journal’s Jonathan Hunt offers some of his picks for potential Printz award winners. I’ve only read one of the books he’s listed — Franny Billingsley’s Chime ( and … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · Leave a comment