My Top Picks for Teen Books in 2015

All American Boys All the Bright Places

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Rage Audacity

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

Bone Gap Challenger Deep

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Delicate Monsters Dumplin'

Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Fell of Dark Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Last Leaves Falling More Happy Than Not

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Mosquitoland One

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

One by Sarah Crossan

The Porcupine of Truth The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) A Song for Ella Grey

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond

There Will Be Lies The Truth Commission

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Untwine

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Untwine by Edwidge Danticat


X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

This Week’s Tweets, Pins & Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

The tweet of the year for me:

Kirby Larson Tweet


Congrats, Mr. Ambassador! Celebrating Gene Luen Yang #kidslit

Jon Klassen Scores a Hat Trick #kidlit

Laurie Halse Anderson’s Seeds of America final book cover reveal #kidlit



California Library Creates Online Privacy Tool | American Libraries Magazine #libraries

I can't come into work today because a work of fiction has left me emotionally crippled.:


The 2016 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction – The Horn Book #yalit

YA Book Bloggers Targeted by Catfishing Scheme #blogging