Fall 2020 Kids’ Next List

The Fall 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List has been announced. These are titles recommended by independent booksellers from across the country. Here are their selections the top ten books for youth this fall. The link will take you to the full list.

The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Lightfall: The Girl and the Galdurian by Tim Probert

Lobizona by Romina Garber

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Short & Sweet by John Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse

A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – Sept 18


Children’s books round-up: A great fantasy story to distract from Covid – The Irish Times


Banned Books Week through an alternate lens: Amnesty International – ALA OIF Intellectual Freedom Blog

Online storytimes: an interview about technology and connecting – ALSC Blog

A pandemic side effect: low morale in public libraries – Public Libraries Online

Sharjah World Book Capital leads Beirut Library restoration aid – Publishing Perspectives

Why GoodReads is bad for books – NewStatesman


8 transgender YA books written by trans and nonbinary authors – Book Riot

2020 pandemic novels for young readers – Publishers Weekly

Laurie Halse Anderson and Tiffany Jackson discuss YA and the Me Too movement – EW

Portable and tote-able: 60 fall 2020 YA paperbacks – Book Riot