YA Book Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 YA Book Prize has been announced. Last year was the inaugural year for this prize for UK and Irish YA books. Here is the new shortlist:

Am I Normal Yet? (Normal, #1) Asking For It

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

The Art of Being Normal Concentr8

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe

The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo The Lie Tree

The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

One The Rest of Us Just Live Here

One by Sarah Crossan

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1) Unbecoming

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham


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:


16 Children’s Books That Will Make You See The World Differently

Behind Our Favorite Children’s Books, a Woman Who Championed Them

Books on Film: In the Studio with Marla Frazee — 100 Scope Notes

Has Harry Potter made the trend for longer children’s books fly?

NPR – More Color In Kids’ Lit: Your Best Picks


Dennis Walcott gets hands-on as Queens Library CEO

Ep. 19 “Fish! Fish! Fish!” | Library Stories from NYPL

San Jose library amnesty weighed as unpaid fines near $7 million

Books have a way of making you homesick for a place you've never been to.:


Books I Wish I’d Read as an LGBTQ Teenager

‘Gossip Girl’ Author Cecily von Ziegesar Has A New YA Book Deal

Lauren Myracle Talks To ‘Little White Lies’ Co-Authors About Race, Power, & Their New YA Book

Top 10 invented worlds in teen books