Tuesday, January 24, 2006

ALA BBYA and Selected Audio Books

Best Books for Young Adults 2006 from the American Library Association. Highlights include: Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard (Roaring Brook, 2005); Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, 2005)(author interview); Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (Delacorte, 2005)(author interview); Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac (Dial, 2005)(author interview); Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci (Candlewick, 2005)(author interview); Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Simon & Schuster, 2005)(author interview); Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar (Dutton, 2005)(author interview); Twilight: A Novel by Stephanie Meyer (Little Brown, 2005); A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson (Holt, 2005)(author interview); The Lighning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, 2005)(author interview); Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Razorbill, 2005); Sandpiper by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster, 2005)(author interview); and A Thief in the House of Memory by Tim Wynne-Jones (Farrar, 2005). The Top Ten List also was posted.

2006 Selected Audio Books for Young Adults from the American Library Association. Highlights include “Prom,” by Laurie Halse Anderson, read by Katherine Kellgren (Recorded Books, 2005) and “The Truth About Sparrows,” by Marian Hale, read by Emily Janice Card (Listening Library, 2005).

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