2013 Kids and Young Adult Winter Reading

2013 Kids and Young Adult Winter Reading

Looking for last minute inspiration for the good little kids and teens on your holiday gift list? Join us as we explore titles that would win over all young readers, voracious and reluctant alike.

Looking for last minute inspiration for the good little kids and teens on your holiday gift list? We've got suggestions for the littlest readers and most mature young adults. Join us as we explore titles that would win over all young readers, voracious and reluctant alike.

Guests

Edie Ching

Lecturer, College of Information Science at The University of Maryland; member, ALA Notables Childrens' Book Committee; reviewer, Booklist

Erica Perl

children's book author; Vice President of Publisher and Author Relations, First Book

Heidi Powell

Manager, Children and Teens Department, Politics and Prose; co-founder, An Open Book Children's Literacy Foundation

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Best Children's And Young Adult Books

Notable picture books, novels and nonfiction books for children, middle graders and young adults.

Heidi Powell's Picks


Big Snow
by Jonathan Bean


Moonday
by Adam Rex


Mr. Wuffles 
by David Wiesner


This is the Rope
by Jacqueline Woodson


The Big Wet Balloon/El Globo Grande y Mojado
by Liniers


Toilet: How It Works
by David Macaulay


Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
by Nathan Hale


Words With Wings 
by Nikki Grimes


When the Beat was Born 
by Laban Carrick Hill


Bo at Ballard Creek 
by Kirkpatrick Hill


March
by John Lewis


Hostage Three
by Nick Lake


Dusk
by Uri Shulevitz

Edie Ching's Picks

Picture Books

Image of An Otis Christmas
by Loren Long
Philomel

For Readers in Grades 2-4

Image of Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Brian Floca
Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

Image of The Year of Billy Miller
by Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow Books

For Middle Readers

Image of Invasion
by Walter Dean Myers
Scholastic Press

Image of Zebra Forest
by Adina Rishe Gewirtz
Candlewick

For Older Readers (grades 9 and up)

Image of Boxers & Saints Boxed Set
by Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien
First Second

For the Whole Family

Image of Matilda
by Roald Dahl
Penguin Audio

Erica Perl's Picks

Image of The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Philomel

Image of Secret Pizza Party
by Adam Rubin
Dial

Image of Battle Bunny
by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Image of Crabtree
by
McSweeney's McMullens

Image of Counting by 7s
by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Dial

Image of Romeo and Juliet
by Gareth Hinds
Candlewick

Image of Seven Stories Up
by Laurel Snyder
Random House Books for Young Readers

Image of Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud
Disney-Hyperion

Image of Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin's Griffin

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