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MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks & SWAY by Kat Spears are nominees for the 2017 Nutmeg Book Awards!
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children’s librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.
The winners in each category will be announced on or about May 15th. Congrats to the nominees!
Calling all YA Librarians! Here are the latest & greatest teen-friendly titles available this month from Griffin Teen & FSG (Adult). Make sure to join @earlyword later today at 5pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) to brag about your favorite teen reads!
BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears|
From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY (now available in trade paperback), comes a new novel that asks the question: when a group of four best friends begins to drift apart, what will it take to bring them back together? It’s received two starred reviews, including this one from Booklist: “A painfully honest and powerful depiction of the changing nature of friendships in the face of hardship and an exploration of what it means ‘to be human and alive.’”
DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together face their hostile Georgia town. “Readers seeking a star-crossed love story with a twist won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens from rival traveling performer families who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them. “McLemore’s prose is ethereal and beguiling… The enchanting setup and the forbidden romance that blooms…will quickly draw readers in, along with the steady unspooling of the families’ history and mutual suspicions in this promising first novel.” — Publishers Weekly
Her new novel, BREAKAWAY, is about a young man who finds himself pulled between building a healthy and stable relationship with a girl he might be falling in love with, grieving for his younger sister, and trying to hold onto the friendships he has always relied on.
Reviewers love it as much as we do—it already has THREE starred reviews:
“There’s not a single canned emotion to be found; each boy’s pain is visceral and true to his character. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a more realistic portrait of friends finding themselves while losing one another. A rare study of growing pains that gives equal weight to humor and hardship.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A painfully honest and powerful depiction of the changing nature of friendships in the face of hardship and an exploration of what it means ‘to be human and alive.’” — Booklist, starred review
“Spears showcases a talent for creating believably flawed characters seeking connection in the aftermath of tragedy.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together face their hostile Georgia town. “Readers seeking a star-crossed love story with a twist won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove
Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!
2015 Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!
YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults
See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.
YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.
YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton
See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.
YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins
See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction
‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma
Calling all YA & Teen librarians!
St. Martin’s Griffin has a new batch of teen fiction – JUST FOR YOU!
PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine (Fear Street series)
The first new Fear Street book in nearly 20 years! Rachel Martin is thrilled to be invited to Brendan Fear’s birthday party on Fear Island, but it’s not all fun and games when party guests start dropping dead. “Stine again demonstrates that he is a true master of the formula.” — Booklist
SWAY by Kat Spears
In this “compelling debut told with swagger and real depth” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) by librarian Spears, a young man who avoids emotional connection at all costs is forced to open his heart when he meets the girl of his dreams. “Engrossing… Sharp dialogue, edgy humor, and an unlikely hero make this page-turner a winner.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review