06 9 / 2014

As promised, here’s the full list of panels and descriptions for youth programming at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival. YA lovers, parents & young readers, and bibliophiles of all ages are welcome!

05 9 / 2014

tilly-and-her-books:

My August book haul (2/?)

We spy some Brooklyn Book Festival authors!!

tilly-and-her-books:

My August book haul (2/?)

We spy some Brooklyn Book Festival authors!!

04 9 / 2014

"Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered."

03 9 / 2014

aseaofquotes:

Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

aseaofquotes:

Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

03 9 / 2014

Times, dates, and program descriptions will be up soon! BKBF is less than 3 weeks away!

03 9 / 2014

ohmylaurie:

You know what book series is not mentioned nearly enough and talks about a very important issue in a brilliantly and cleverly imagined science-fictionistic (is that a word?), futuristic world?

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Hang with Scott Westerfeld at this year’s YOUTH STOOP on Sunday, Sept. 21!

27 8 / 2014

"I have to take control and make a choice. But there is no choice that will bring all of my fragmented soul together. No matter what I decide…part of me will be forever lost."

LIKE NO OTHER by Una LaMarche (via weheartya)

26 8 / 2014

penguinteen:

Nice EW shout out to LIKE NO OTHER, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, and BELZHAR!

penguinteen:

Nice EW shout out to LIKE NO OTHER, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, and BELZHAR!

26 8 / 2014

Missed this fantastic interview on NPR’s All Things Considered with KINDA LIKE BROTHERS author COE BOOTH? No worries — you can catch it here! 

06 8 / 2014

frenchbobbyfrench:

NINE REASONS I READ YA (in alphabetical order, by author’s last name)

  1. Kendra by Coe Booth - She is the best writer in YA. I’d argue she belongs in conversations for one of the best writers in literature period.
  2. Tyrell by Coe Booth - See above
  3. Paper Towns by John Green - Green is a bit divisive, but he is smart, funny, and teens love him. This is my personal fave (of his).
  4. First Part Last by Angela Johnson - Beautiful and tender
  5. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart - It’s clever without being annoying. Plus, Frankie is just AMAZING.
  6. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga - Dark, edgy, heartfelt. Lyga is challenging without being pandering or condescending.
  7. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon - She should be the biggest author in the world. She is nice and engages with fans. Plus, her lush world-building and character-rich stories make her one of the few fantasy writers I want to read.
  8. This is not a Test by Courtney Summers - This is, personally, one of the most important books I have ever read. Sloane! Just Sloane!
  9. Runaways by Brian K Vaughan - A group of teen’s find out their parents are superheroes. What’s not to love? Some of the richest characterizations of teens in literature. Plus, the eventual villain is still my favorite character and one of the most surprising plot twists I have ever encountered.

We love Coe Booth over at Brooklyn Book Festival’s Youth Stoop, too. Join us in September to hear her talk New York and YA.