As you can see from the title, this week I’ve chosen a few of my favorite books that are less widely known, but first I have to correct a grievous error on my part. Last week I was all about the new books I’ve stumbled upon recently.
I have had the pleasure recently to pick up a few books from authors who are new to the YA scene. I can be a bit mistrustful of new authors, especially if I see book one in a new series.
I was walking through Barnes & Noble today (it’s my happy place), and I saw that Garth Nix has a new book out! It’s called Trouble Twisters and it’s written by Mr. Nix and Sean Williams, who has written a number of Star Wars books.
If you have been in a book store lately, you have probably seen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or one of its sequels. I have not read any of these books because I suck and I don’t wanna. However, if you think you might enjoy a Regency novel with a twist, may I recommend Sorcery […]
When we are buying books for children, we tend to be drawn to the types of books we might personally enjoy. We can’t help it. It can come as a bit of a surprise when our kids remind us that they have their own tastes, tastes that are different than ours. It’s a positive thing, […]
Diana Wynne Jones has become one of my favorite authors, but I avoided her for years. The problem is that her books are not very blurb-friendly. I don’t know how many times I picked up one of her books, read the back and thought “Meh, maybe next time.” Then came the wonderful day I decided […]
One of the things that surprised me when I started reading more YA fiction was the depth and maturity of some of the writing. I love the fact that authors don’t talk down to their readers, just because they’re kids, and they don’t feel the need to write action-packed, fun-filled adventures with no real substance.
I love love love Terry Pratchett. I want to say that I love all his books, but in truth I am a Discworld freak. Most of his Discworld books are for adults, not that teens don’t enjoy them but there have been only five specifically written for younger audiences.
My goal with this series is to tell you about some of the newer books for young readers, the ones you might not remember from your childhood. The YA section of a bookstore has become a big and slightly confusing place (did you know that Barnes and Noble now has a “Teen Paranormal Romance” section?) […]
Middlemarch Madness has got me all worked up about girl power today and, while there are a lot of fantastic YA heroines, I have decided to focus on Alanna and the other badass ladies of Tortall.
Persephone Magazine is written by women, for women, and frequently about women, but I’m sure I’m not the only woman who has boys in her life that she encourages to read.
Good afternoon class. Today we will be discussing interactive books for young people. Some of my daughter’s favorite books are the ones that let her play along,
First, the answers from yesterday’s trivia: 1. The Princess and the Frog
Since I’ve written about some books for little kids and some for grade school/middle school kids, we’re up to teenagers. My tentative plan with this series is to cycle through the age groups each month with room for a miscellaneous post for whatever strikes my fancy.
Wondering what to get for your ten-year-old niece (or nephew)? Never fear, I’m here to help. These are three of my favorite book series in box-set form. All of them are designated ‘9-12’ age range and they are fun and engaging.