Looking for a good scare? Check out the latest spine-tingling YA offerings sure to keep teens up at night.
The YALSA/Morris Award winner and SLJTeen Live speaker continues to spin unnerving tales; SLJ chats with her about her latest YA.
The queen of the teen thriller died on June 15, and the YA world will never be the same. In remembrance of Lois Duncan, we share recent YA thrillers that share the same suspense, plot twists, and unforgettable characters that Duncan is celebrated for.
Brooklyn Public Library honored budding teen writers with top prizes for their inaugural Ned Vizzini Writing Contest on June 7.
As rising seniors and college-bound high school graduates finish off the school year, the following works will keep them intrigued during the summer months.
Since The Raven Boys, the YA author has had teens spellbound by the trials of Blue, her fatal curse, and the enigmatic boys at a local private school. Maggie Stiefvater chats about The Raven King and what’s next on the horizon.
The award-winning graphic novel This One Summer has come under fire again, this time in Henning, MN.
Waid, Mark. Archie Vol. 1. illus. by Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, & Veronica Fish. 176p. Archie Comics. Mar. 2016. pap. $19.99. ISBN 9781627388672.
Gr 7 Up –Archie Andrews and the Riverdale teens have been reimagined by Eisner Award–winning writer Waid and “Saga” artist Staples with a fresh, 21st-century spin in time for the franchise’s 75th anniversary. While still keeping the boy-next-door charm and sweet sensibility of the original comics, this volume, which collects the first six […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s classic continues to inspire new YA adaptations every year. Give these titles to budding Janeites or teens looking for YA romances with a unique spin.
SLJ chats with debut author Meredith Russo about her first book for teens If I Was Your Girl, what librarians can do about North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, and the ups and downs of being a published author.
The summit drew record numbers of librarians and book creators, who, apropos of the new location, enjoyed deep dives into kid lit along with their deep dish.
Looking for lighthearted romances to populate summer reading shelves? Take a look at the latest crop of beach reads that teens will be devouring come vacation time.
SLJ caught up with Roshani Chokshi to chat about her inspiration for The Star-Touched Queen, life as a first-time novelist, and what she’s working on next.
A longtime SLJ YA reviewer of science fiction, romance, fantasy, historical fiction, dystopian, and horror, Leigh Collazo, originally a Texas school librarian, packed her bags and her family and became an international librarian.
This year’s Teen Read Week, held from October 9–15, will highlight teen services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak a language other than English at home.
SLJ chats with Cassandra Clare, author of the mega-popular “Mortal Instruments” series about her “Dark Artifices” series opener and her love for libraries.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Share these recently reviewed YA titles and resources with teen readers.
From a nuanced look at abuse to a fun read about a teen who communicates with ghosts, these latest works set in Australia are sure to wow U.S. teens.