Congratulations to our 2014 Award-Winners!

Congratulations to our 2014 Award-Winners!

Printz sealMorris sealFantastic news!!! ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell has been named a  2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature and CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn has been named the 2014 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author! 

** For more information about our teen titles, download the 2014 Books for Teens poster now or request a copy by e-mailing your full name, title & mailing address to library@macmillanusa.com. #librariansonly #kittensinspace 

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Our 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association Nominated Titles!

Our 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association Nominated Titles!

Woohoo! We're thrilled that so many of our titles have been nominated by YALSA's prestigious awards and book lists committees! 

Charm & Strange2014 Morris Award Finalist 

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 

See all of the nominees for the 2014 Morris Award here.

YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults (NOMINEES)

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn 
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell 
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell 

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (NOMINEES)

Conflicted: Life During Wartime
THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel
I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin 

GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies
ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE, edited by Tavi Gevinson 

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers (NOMINEES)

ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE, edited by Tavi Gevinson
ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another by Lisa Rogak 
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
USES FOR BOYS by Erica Lorraine Scheidt 
BEFORE I DIE by Candy Chang 

See the full list of Quick Picks nominees here.

YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens (NOMINEES) 

THE ODYSSEY by Seymour Chwast
MARBLE SEASON by Gilbert Hernandez 
KITARO by Shigeru Mizuki 

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominees here.

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Our 2013 YALSA Award Winners!

Our 2013 YALSA Award Winners!

Major congratulations to all of the fine authors and illustrators who were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!

Here's a run down of the Macmillan winners:

2013 Alex Award Winners:

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman 

MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan 

See all of the 2013 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA's 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving home to find yourself

MARKED by P.C. & Kristin Cast 

BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter 

Gowns, Greasepaint, and Guitars: Not the same old song and dance

WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE by Caridad Ferrer 

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here!

YALSA's 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

Selected books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers (TOP TEN) 

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda 

BAD BOY by Dream Jordan 

GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan 

I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin 

See the full list of Quick Picks here!

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels 2013:

TRINITY: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels here!

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Nominees for YALSA’s 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Nominees for YALSA’s 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

We're so pleased to report that THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America written by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and illustrated by Wayne Vansant, TRINITY: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, and GOLIATH by Tom Gauld have been officially nominated for YALSA's 2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list!

See the full list of nominees here. [...]

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Monday Fun Day! (8/27/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (8/27/2012 Edition)

Come one, come all, to a brand new week!

- Did you see today's Maximum Shelf? If not, take a look. It's entirely dedicated to Per Petterson's 1992 novel, IT'S FINE BY ME.

"[R]eaders who love deep examinations of character will find themselves caught in Audun's voice like a ray of light in a prism, their emotions filtering through in a spectrum of compassion, commiseration and admiration. [...]

"Petterson's prose is brisk and unornamented, perfect for evoking the austere beauty of the Norwegian landscape and yet packed with emotions both powerful and subtle."

The issue also includes an interview with Fiona McCrae, publisher and director of Graywolf Press, on working with translations. 

teens' top ten - Don't forget to direct your teen patrons to YALSA's Teens' Top Ten poll: http://www.SurveyMonkey.com/s/TeensTopTen12.

- Our overstuffed A MEMORY OF LIGHT backpack giveaway is still open for those of you interested in taking a peek at Uncharted Pages, our new SF/F recommendation blog hosted by EarlyWord! Contest details here

- And finally... 

MONDAY! MONDAY! MONDAY! The EPIC SHOWDOWN you've all been waiting for: Parrot vs. Kitten! Winner gets the back of the couch.

parrot v kitty vid

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This is Not a Test is Nominated for 2013 Quick Picks!

This is Not a Test is Nominated for 2013 Quick Picks!

Courtney Summers' apocalyptic emotional thriller, THIS IS NOT A TEST—which you may recognize as one of the inaugural recommendations on our new SF/F blog, Uncharted Pages—has been officially nominated for YALSA’s 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List! We wholeheartedly approve!

Four other Griffin titles were previously nominated: THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda, BAD BOY by Dream Jordan, GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan, and I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin.

Again YALSA says, "The Quick Picks list [...] suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read."

We're running a giveaway to celebrate Uncharted Pages and there's a copy of THIS IS NOT A TEST in the prize pack. Details here!

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2013 Quick Picks Nominees!

2013 Quick Picks Nominees!

We're so thrilled to see that the four following compulsively readable titles have all been officially nominated for YALSA’s 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List:

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda

BAD BOY* by Dream Jordan

GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

YALSA says, "The Quick Picks list [...] suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read."

We'll have our fingers crossed until ALA's 2013 Midwinter Meeting when they'll announce the final list (wish us luck typing and tying our shoes)!

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Bad Boy and Wake: 2013 BFYA Nominees!

Bad Boy and Wake: 2013 BFYA Nominees!

You know what, guys?

We never properly celebrated the fact that two of our totally stellar teen titles from St. Martin's Griffin were officially nominated for YALSA's 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults reading list!

Well, it's never too late to party, so let's hear it for...

BAD BOY
Dream Jordan

Kate has been institutionalized her entire life, but things start to look up when she connects with a handsome stranger. But can she heed the warning signs of his abusive behavior? 

WAKE
Amanda Hocking

Gemma's graceful swimming draws the attention of Penn, Thea, and Lexi, the gorgeous newcomers to her sleepy beachside town. But popularity isn't everything, and the dark secret they harbor threatens everything.

YALSA compiles this annual list to provide librarians with a resource to use for collection development and reader's advisory purposes.

The selection committee will discuss all of the excellent nominations at ALA Annual next month and finish their deliberations at Midwinter in January during which the final BFYA list will be selected and announced!

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Nominees Posted for YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults

Nominees Posted for YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults

We're thrilled to report that two of our favorite Young Adult titles have been nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2012. Congratulations to Carol Lynch Williams (MILES FROM ORDINARY) and M.J. Putney (DARK MIRROR)!

YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. 

The final BFYA list will be announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference. 

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