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Best Of Updates

Booklist has published its Best of 2013 list, and Kirkus has put up its Best Nonfiction list, so we can finally wrap up our look at the major journals’ take on the best books of the year. In the fiction category, there are no big surprises since last we spoke, although interestingly, most of the [...]

Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2013

Every fall the “Adult Books 4 Teens” reviewers come together to nominate, discuss, and select the best reading of the year for a list that guarantees a combination of excellence and appeal to young adults. It’s hardly unusual to find debut novels among our best of the year, but nine out of 21 seems high. [...]

Best of the Year so far, 2013

The Death of Bees

Summertime…and the livin’ is easy… Speaking to all you school librarians out there — is there anything better than the first weeks of summer vacation? When time suddenly opens up, sleep is a possibility, and opportunities to read seem to be everywhere? Many teens feel the same way. Here’s hoping some of them find these [...]

Best of 2012 compilation

There are three sources for the annual best of the best adult books for teens: Booklist Editors Choice Adult Books for Young Adults (listed here; blogged about  here), the Alex Awards (listed here; blogged about here), and right here at AB4T – our Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012. YALSA has also released the 2013 Alex [...]

Adult Nonfiction for Teens

Looking at the New York Times’s list of 100 Notable Books of 2012, I was somewhat surprised and definitely disappointed to see that this blog had reviewed only two of the 47 titles the Times recommended (in contrast, we reviewed 12 of the Times’s 53 fiction titles). To be sure, we reviewed our fair share [...]