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Booklist Editors’ Choice, 2012

Booklist is the only other review source that publishes a best of the year list in our category. The Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2012 was released yesterday. Let’s compare to the AB4T Best Books of the Year, shall we? FICTION Of the 12 fiction titles chosen by Booklist, we overlap on 4 […]

Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012

What a wonderful year of reading is reflected in the 2012 Best AB4T list. Fictional stories range from the end of the world to waking up in a new body, homesteading in Oregon to super-mean high school cheerleaders, from the Trojan war to the war in Iraq. On the nonfiction front, we are continually curious […]

Best Books of the Year so far, 2012

The school year is over, ALA Annual is (nearly) past, the big fall books are calling, it must be time to announce our Best of the Year so far! As usual, we are excited to highlight books that offer a combination of quality and teen appeal. For more information, click on title links for full […]

The Alex Awards, 2012

YALSA’s 2012 Alex Awards were announced yesterday morning at the ALA Media Awards. The winners are (with links to the AB4T review of each title): Big Girl Small, by Rachel DeWoskin In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, by […]

Booklist Editors’ Choice

Booklist Magazine released its Editors’ Choice lists earlier this week, including the annual Best Adult Books for Young Adults. Booklist is the only other review journal that creates a list sharing our criteria — books published for adults that have interest for young adults — so it is always fun to compare the two. Booklist […]

Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011

The purpose of AB4T is to help librarians and other readers learn about books published for the adult market that have appeal to teens. Currently, nearly 20 librarians review for the blog. All work with teens in either public or school libraries, in a variety of settings across the country. We began work on the […]

National Book Awards & AB4T Best of the Year

No, not the Young People’s Literature category. Many, many others have done a great job of writing about those unfortunate events. I would like to take a brief look at the NBA Fiction finalists. They are (from the NBA website): Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn (Bellevue Literary Press) Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (Random House) Julie […]

Best Books of the Year so far, 2011

Why wait until the end of the year? With ALA Annual approaching, where we all begin to look forward to fall books, this is a good time to look back at the best of the best of the year so far. Each blog reviewer was asked to choose up to 3. We aimed (as always) […]

Skippy Dies

Skippy Dies

Skippy Dies found itself on many best books of the year lists in 2010, including the New York Times and Washington Post. Among ALA publications and awards it was chosen for the Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books 2010 and the Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults 2010, and an Alex Award nomination.  Both Barnes and […]

Booklist Editors’ Choice

The Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2010 is now available online. This list offers several choices not found on either the Alex Awards list, or our own Best Adult Books 4 Teens list. These three lists are usually quite different. I assume that to be a function of the vast numbers of […]