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The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time
We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers. LIST: The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Little, Brown

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The 21 best YA books of 2015 See full review of The Art of Being Normal • Buy The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson from Telegraph Books "Let's make it a school day, Mickey." Does Nature Make Us Happy? Marilyn Price-Mitchell In today’s age of high technology, research shows that our hunger for the natural world still endures. In fact, our connections with nature could just be the best medicine for people of all ages—improving our health, happiness, and well-being. Those same connections could also heal the planet. Few would disagree that our natural and cognitive worlds have grown disconnected. Most of us, particularly children, spend far less time in nature today than in recent decades.

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages. Some are bright and colorful, some are quiet and subtle. Some are whimsical (some have talking animals!) others are clever and cheeky. Some are melancholy and others are sweet and others offbeat and funny. Here are a few we think are extra-special, for all these reasons and more. Top 12 Young Adult Books for Reluctant Readers Based on the last school year, I've compiled my list of the best read, most asked for, and favorite books from my class library. All 12 of these titles are young adult fiction, and all of my copies of these books are coming apart at the seams..literally! The list includes books aimed for both guys and girls. This list is (most importantly) not up to me–all of these books were checked out most of the year because my students LOVE them…some would definitely not make my top 12 list! I put them in reverse order and linked the titles to a summary of the book…so, drum roll please:

2015 YALSA Best of the Best Awards & Booklists Use these lists to market the Best of the Best titles in your library! Award Winners (Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, Printz) The Power of 'Good Enough' — Atlantic Mobile How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best" Over a decade ago, psychologist Barry Schwartz published what might be the ultimate psychological life-hacking tome, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less.​ In it, Schwartz argues that the modern world's smorgasbord of options—Brawny or Bounty? Coke Zero or Diet? Major in sociology or anthropology?—makes us less happy, not more.

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23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years. In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below. And if you're really paranoid about fellow beachgoers judging your teen-title, there's always the anonymity of a cover-less ereader. Although, unless they're reading War and Peace surf-side, they're really in no position to criticize. Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll.