>ALA has posted the 2011 Notables and Best Fiction for Young Adults list. I had to laugh when I looked at the latter–YALSA got rid of its supposedly ungainly Best Books for Young Adults list last year to focus on narrower lists this year, but what did we get? A YA-fiction-only list that, with 99 titles, is longer than last year’s all-comers list of 90. And just how selective is it when more than half of the nominated titles (191 in all) were chosen?
>What did they do, flip a coin?
January 13, 2011 by 19 Comments
Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Transformations
On October 2-3 2015, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children’s book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children’s and young adult literature. Confirmed speakers include 2015 BOSTON GLOBE HORN–BOOK AWARD recipients Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Jon Agee, Gregory Maguire, and Neal Shusterman, plus a special keynote appearance by Susan Cooper.