2013 ALSC & YALSA Book Picks: The year's best titles for children and teens

Check out School Library Journal's comprehensive guide to the 2013 Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) Notable Children' Books and the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Best Fiction for Young Adults and Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

ALSC Notable Children's Books

Younger Readers

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BARNETT, Mac. Extra Yarn . illus. by Jon Klassen. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-195338-5.

BELL, Cece. Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover. illus. by author. Candlewick. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5475-7.

BINGHAM , Kelly. Z Is for Moose. illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-079984-7; PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-06-079985-4.

BUZZEO, Toni. One Cool Friend. illus. by David Small. Dial. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3413-5.

COAT, Janik. Hippopposites. illus. by author. Abrams/Appleseed. BD $14.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0151-1.

DACOSTA , Barbara. Nighttime Ninja. illus. by Ed Young. Little, Brown. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20384-5.

DAVIES, Nicola. Just Ducks! illus. by Salvatore Rubbino. Candlewick. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5936-3.

FLEMING, Candace. Oh, No! illus. by Eric Rohmann. Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-84271-9; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-94557-1.

FOGLIANO, Julie. and then it’s spring. illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/A Neal Porter Bk. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-624-4.

HALE, Christy. Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. illus. by author. Lee & Low. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-60060-651-9.

HENKES, Kevin. Penny and Her Doll. illus. by author. HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208199-5; PLB $14.89. ISBN 978-0-06-208200-8.

HEST, Amy. Charley’s First Night. illus. by Helen Oxenbury. Candlewick. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-4055-2.

HOSFORD, Kate. Infinity and Me. illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska. Carolrhoda. RTE $16.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-6726-0; ebook $12.95. ISBN 978-1-58013-997-7.

JEFFERS, Oliver. This Moose Belongs to Me. illus. by author. Philomel. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-16103-2.

JOHNSON, D. B. Magritte’s Marvelous Hat. illus. by author. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-55864-6.

KHAN, Hena. Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors. illus. by Mehrdokht Amini. Chronicle. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-08118-7905-7.

KLASSEN, Jon. This Is Not My Hat. illus. by author. Candlewick. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5599-0.

LITWIN, Eric. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. illus. by James Dean. HarperCollins/Harper. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211058-9; PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-06-211059-6; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211061-9.

LOGUE, Mary. Sleep Like a Tiger. illus. by Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton Harcourt. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-64102-7.

LONG, Ethan. Up, Tall and High! illus. by author. Putnam. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25611-0.

LOW, William. Machines Go to Work in the City. illus. by author. Holt. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9050-5.

PATENT, Dorothy Hinshaw. Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Walker. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-80272-845-6; PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-80272-846-3.

PINFOLD, Levi. Black Dog. illus. by author. Candlewick/Templar. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6097-0 .

REYNOLDS, Aaron. Creepy Carrots! illus. by Peter Brown. S & S. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0297-3; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5309-8.

SCHAEFER, Lola M. One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers & Sisters. illus. by Jessica Meserve. Hyperion/Disney. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-3760-3.

SCHMIDT, Gary D. Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert. illus. by David Diaz. Clarion. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-61218-8.

SEEGER, Laura Vaccaro. Green. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/A Neal Porter Bk. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-397-7.

SPRINGMAN, I. C. More. illus. by Brian Lies. Houghton Harcourt. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-61083-2.

STEAD, Philip C. Bear Has a Story to Tell. illus. by Erin E. Stead. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-745-6.

SUTTON, Sally. Demolition. illus. by Brian Lovelock. Candlewick. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5830-4 .

WILLEMS, Mo. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems. illus. by reteller. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210418-2.

WILLEMS, Mo. Let’s Go for a Drive! illus. by author. (Elephant and Piggie Series). Hyperion/Disney. RTE $8.99. ISBN 978-142316482-1.

Middle Readers

APPLEGATE, Katherine. The One and Only Ivan. illus. by Patricia Castelao. HarperCollins/Harper. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-199225-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210198-3.

BURLEIGH, Robert. George Bellows: Painter with a Punch! Abrams. RTE $18.95. ISBN 9781419701665.

BYRD, Robert. Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. illus. by author. Dial. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3749-5.

CHIN, Jason. Island: A Story of the Galápagos. illus. by author. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-716-6.

CLOSE, Chuck. Chuck Close: Face Book. Abrams. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0163-4.

COLE, Henry. Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad. illus. by author. Scholastic. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-39997-5.

DECRISTOFANO, Carolyn Cinami. A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole. illus. by Michael Carroll. Charlesbridge. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-57091-783-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-60734-073-7.

FREEDMAN, Russell. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship. Clarion. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-547-38562-4.

GIDWITZ, Adam. In a Glass Grimmly. Dutton. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-525-42581-6.

HOOSE, Phillip. Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95. Farrar. Tr $21.99. ISBN 978-0-374-30468-3.

HOPKINSON, Deborah. Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-11674-9.

JENKINS, Steve. The Beetle Book. illus. by author. Houghton Harcourt. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-68084-2.

JOHNSON, Rebecca L. Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature’s Undead. Millbrook. RTE $30.60. ISBN 978-0-7613-8633-9; ebook $22.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0125-9.

KNOWLES, Jo. See You at Harry’s. Candlewick. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5407-8.

LIN, Grace. Starry River of the Sky. illus. by author. Little, Brown. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-12595-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21553-4.

MCKAY, Hilary. Lulu and the Duck in the Park. Bk. 1. illus. by Priscilla Lamont. Albert Whitman. Tr $13.99. ISBN 978-0-8075-4808-0.

MCPHERSON, Stephanie Sammartino. Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic. 21st Century Bks. PLB $33.26. ISBN 978-0-7613-6756-7; ebook $24.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8048-1.

OBED, Ellen Bryan. Twelve Kinds of Ice. illus. by Barbara McClintock. Houghton Harcourt. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-618-89129-0.

PALACIO, R. J. Wonder. Knopf. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86902-0; PLB $18.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96902-7; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89988-1.

RAPPAPORT, Doreen. Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller. illus. by Matt Tavares. Hyperion/Disney. RTE $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7868-0890-8.

ROSE, Caroline Starr. May B: A Novel . Random/Schwartz & Wade Bks. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-58246-393-3; PLB $18.99. ISBN 978-0-58246-412-1; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-58246-437-4.

RUSCH, Elizabeth. The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity. (Scientists in the Field Series). Houghton Harcourt. RTE $18.99. ISBN 978-0-547-47881-4.

SCHLITZ, Laura Amy. Splendors and Glooms . Candlewick . Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5380-4; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6246-2.

SHEINKIN, Steve. Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. Roaring Brook/Flash Point. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-487-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-861-3.

STEAD, Rebecca. Liar & Spy. Random/Wendy Lamb. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-385-73743-2; PLB $18.99. ISBN 978-0-385-90665-4; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89953-9.

TURNAGE, Sheila. Three Times Lucky. Dial. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3670-2.

VERNICK, Audrey. Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. illus. by Steven Salerno. Clarion. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-38557-0.

WOODSON, Jacqueline. Each Kindness. illus. by E. B. Lewis. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-24652-4.

Older Readers

ABIRACHED, Zeina. A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return. tr. from French by Edward Gauvin. illus. by author. Lerner/Graphic Universe. PLB $29.27. ISBN 978-0-7613-8568-4; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-57505-941-9; ebook $21.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0047-4.

BLUMENTHAL, Karen. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different. Feiwel & Friends. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01557-0; pap. $8.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01445-0; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01461-0.

DE GRAAF, Anne. Son of a Gun. tr. from Dutch. Eerdmans. pap. $8. ISBN 978-0-8028-5406-3.

HARTMAN, Rachel. Seraphina. Random. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86656-2; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96656-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89658-3.

LEVINSON, Cynthia. We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. Peachtree. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-1-56145-627-7.

LOWRY, Lois. Son. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-547-88720-3; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-547-92851-7.

MANZANO, Sonia. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32505-9; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-46958-6.

MONTGOMERY, Sy. Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-547-44315-7.

MURPHY, Jim & Alison Blank. Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure. Clarion . Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-618-53574-3; ebook $18.99. ISBN 978-0-547-82268-6 .

PITCHER, Annabel. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. Little, Brown . Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-17690-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20185-8.

RAPPAPORT , Doreen. Beyond Courage : The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust. Candlewick . Tr $22.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-2976-2.

SÁENZ, Benjamin Alire. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. S & S. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0892-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0894-4.

TELGEMEIER, Raina. Drama. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Tr $23.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32698-8; pap. $10.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32699-5.

VOORHOEVE, Anne C. My Family for the War. tr. from German by Tammi Reichel. Dial. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3360-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-1015-7521-5.

All Ages

COOMBS, Kate. Water Sings Blue. illus. by Meilo So. Chronicle. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8118-7284-3.

FARRAR, Sid. The Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons. illus. by Ilse Plume. Albert Whitman. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8075-8129-2.

FROST, Helen. Step Gently Out. photos by Rick Lieder. Candlewick. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5601-0.

LEWIS, J. Patrick, ed. National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! National Geographic. Tr $24.95. ISBN 978-1-4263-1009-6; PLB $28.90. ISBN 978-1-4263-1054-6.

ZULLO, Germano. Little Bird. tr. from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick. illus. by Albertine. Enchanted Lion. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-59270-118-6. YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

(Starred items represent the 'top ten' picks in the category)

ANDERSON, Jodi Lynn. Tiger Lily. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-200325-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211461-7.

School Library Journal ReviewsANDREWS, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Abrams/Amulet. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0176-4; ebook $16.95. ISBN 978-1-6131-2306-5.

BACIGALUPI, Paolo. The Drowned Cities. Little, Brown. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-05624-3.

BARDUGO, Leigh. Shadow and Bone. Bk.1.(The Grisha Trilogy). Holt. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9459-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9710-8.

BARNABY, Hannah. Wonder Show. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-59980-9; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-59981-6.

BARNES, Jennifer Lynn. Every Other Day. Egmont USA. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-169-3; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-267-6.

BARRACLOUGH, Lindsey. Long Lankin. Candlewick. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5808-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6108-3.

School Library Journal ReviewsBRAY, Libba. The Diviners. Bk. 1. Little, Brown. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-0-316-12611-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21464-3.

BRENNAN, Sarah Rees. Unspoken. Bk. 1. (The Lynburn Legacy Series). Random. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-375-87041-5; PLB $21.99. ISBN 978-0-375-97041-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98918-6.

CALAME , Don. Call the Shots. Candlewick. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5556-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6185-4.

CAMERON, Sharon. The Dark Unwinding. Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32786-2; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-46964-7.

CAREY, Janet Lee. Dragonswood. Dial. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3504-0.

CARLTON, Susan. Love & Haight. Holt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-8097-1.

CASHORE, Kristin. Bitterblue. Dial. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3473-9.

COATS, J. Anderson. The Wicked and the Just. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-68837-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-68883-1.

CRONN-MILLS, Kirstin. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. Flux. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-7387-3251-0.

CROSS, Sarah. Kill Me Softly. Egmont USA. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-323-9; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-324-6.

CROWLEY, Cath. Graffiti Moon. Knopf. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86953-2; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96953-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98365-8.

DAMICO, Gina. Croak. Houghton/Graphia. pap. $8.99. ISBN 978-0-547-60832-7; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-0-547-82256-3.

DANFORTH, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-202056-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210196-9.

DERTING, Kimberly. The Pledge. S & S. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2201-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2203-2.

DOLLER, Trish. Something Like Normal. Bloomsbury. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-844-1.

ELLISON, Kate. The Butterfly Clues. Egmont USA. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-263-8; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-268-3.

FAMA, Elizabeth. Monstrous Beauty. Farrar. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-37366-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-429-95546-1.

FARISH, Terry. The Good Braider. Amazon. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7614-6267-5; ebook $7.99. ISBN 978-0-7614-6268-2.

FFORDE, Jasper. The Last Dragonslayer. Bk. 1. (Chronicles of Kazam Series). Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-73847-5; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-93542-3.

FITZPATRICK, Huntley . My Life Next Door. Dial. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3699-3.

GAGNON, Michelle. Don’t Turn Around. HarperCollins/Harper. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210290-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210292-8.

GAUGHEN, A. C. Scarlet. Walker. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8027-2346-8.

GRANT, Michael. BZRK. Bk. 1. Egmont USA. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-312-3; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-313-0.

GRANT, Michael & Katherine Applegate. Eve & Adam. Feiwel & Friends. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-312-58351-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-250-02648-4.

GREEN, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Dutton. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-525-47881-2.

HALPERN, Julie. Have a Nice Day. Feiwel & Friends. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-312-60660-2; ebook ISBN 978-1-466-82753-0.

HAND, Elizabeth. Radiant Days. Viking. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-670-01135-3; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-101-56704-3 .

HARRINGTON, Hannah. Speechless. Harlequin Teen. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-373-21052-7.

School Library Journal ReviewsHARTMAN, Rachel. Seraphina. Random. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86656-2; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96656-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89658-3.

HIAASEN, Carl. Chomp. Knopf. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86842-9; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96842-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89895-2.

JOHNSON, Angela. A Certain October. S & S. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-689-86505-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-1726-7.

JORDAN, Dream. Bad Boy . St. Martin’s/Griffin. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-312-54997-8.

KAGAWA , Julie. The Immortal Rules. Bk. 1. (The Blood of Eden Series). Harlequin Teen. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-373-21051-0; ebook $14.99. ISBN 978-1-459-22704-0.

KINCAID, S. J. Insignia . HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209299-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209301-1.

KINDL, Patrice. Keeping the Castle. Viking. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-670-01438-5.

KING , A. S. Ask the Passengers. Little, Brown. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-19468-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21453-7.

KNOWLES, Jo. See You at Harry’s. Candlewick. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5407-8.

KOKIE , E. M. Personal Effects. Candlewick. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5527-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6203-5.

School Library Journal ReviewsKONTIS, Alethea. Enchanted. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-64570-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-82235-8.

LACEY, Josh. Island of Thieves. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-76327-9; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-82232-7.

LACOUR , Nina. The Disenchantments. Dutton. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-525-42219-8.

LAFEVERS, R. L. Grave Mercy. Bk. 1. (His Fair Assassin Series). Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-62834-9; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-82241-9.

LAKE, Nick. In Darkness. Bloomsbury. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-743-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-820-5.

LANAGAN, Margo. The Brides of Rollrock Island. Knopf. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86919-8; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96919-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98930-8.

LARBALESTIER, Justine & Sarah Rees Brennan. Team Human. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208964-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208966-3.

LEAVITT, Martine. My Book of Life by Angel. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-35123-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-374-35124-3.

LEE, Y.S. The Traitor in the Tunnel: A Mary Quinn Mystery. Bk. 3. (The Agency Series). Candlewick . Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5316-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-763-65959-2.

LEVEEN, Tom. Zero. Random. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86921-1; RTE $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96921-8; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98932-2.

LEVINE, Kristin. The Lions of Little Rock. Putnam. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25644-8.

School Library Journal ReviewsLEVITHAN, David. Every Day. Knopf. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-307-93188-7; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-97111-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97563-8.

LYGA, Barry. I Hunt Killers. Little, Brown. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-12584-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20174-2.

MAAS, Sarah J. Throne of Glass. Bloomsbury. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-695-9; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-939-4.

MACCOLL, Michaela. Promise the Night. Chronicle. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8118-7625-4.

School Library Journal ReviewsMCCORMICK, Patricia. Never Fall Down. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-173093-1; PLB $18.89. ISBN 978-0-06-173094-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211442-6.

MCDONALD, Ian. Planesrunner. Bk. 1. (Everness Series). PYR. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-61614-541-5.

MACKALL, Dandi Daley. The Silence of Murder. Random/Alfred A. Knopf. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86896-2; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96896-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89981-2.

MCQUERRY, Maureen Doyle. The Peculiars. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0178-8; ebook $16.95. ISBN 978-1-6131-2308-9.

MAGOON, Kekla. Fire in the Streets. S & S/Aladdin. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2230-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-2232-2.

MARCHETTA, Melina. Froi of the Exiles. Bk. 2. (The Lumatere Chronicles). Candlewick. RTE $18.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-4759-9; ebook $18.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5966-0.

MARILLIER, Juliet. Shadowfell. Bk. 1. (Shadowfell Series). Knopf. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86954-9; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96954-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98366-5.

MATSON, Morgan. Second Chance Summer. S & S. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-9067-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4391-5752-7.

MAZER, Harry & Peter Lerangis. Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am. S & S. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-3895-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4990-9.

MEYER, Marissa. Cinder. Bk. 1. (Lunar Chronicles Series). Feiwel & Friends. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-312-64189-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4668-0011-3.

MICHAELIS, Antonia. The Storyteller. tr. from German by Miriam Debbage. Abrams/Amulet. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0047-7.

MIÉVILLE, China. Railsea. Del Rey. Tr $18. ISBN 978-0-345-52452-2.

MYERS, Kate Kae. The Vanishing Game. Bloomsbury. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-694-2.

NELSON, Vaunda Micheaux. No Crystal Stair: A Novel in Documents, Based on the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller. illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda Lab. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-6169-5; ebook $12.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8727-5.

NEWMAN, Lesléa. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Candlewick. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5807-6.

NIELSEN, Jennifer A. The False Prince. Bk. 1. (The Ascendance Trilogy). Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-28413-4; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-39249-5 .

NIX, Garth. A Confusion of Princes. HarperCollins/Harper. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-009694-6; PLB $18.89. ISBN 978-0-06-009695-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-221356-3.

OPPEL, Kenneth. Such Wicked Intent. Bk. 2. (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein). S & S. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0318-5; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0319-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0320-8.

PEARCE, Jackson. Purity. Little, Brown. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-18246-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20198-8.

POBLOCKI, Dan. The Ghost of Graylock. Scholastic. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-40268-2.

PRATCHETT, Terry. Dodger. HarperCollins/Harper. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-200949-4; PLB $18.89. ISBN 978-0-06-200950-0; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219015-4.

School Library Journal ReviewsQUICK, Matthew. Boy 21. Little, Brown. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-12797-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-19314-6.

RIVERS, Karen. The Encyclopedia of Me. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-31028-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-46951-7.

ROSSI, Veronica. Under the Never Sky. HarperCollins/Harper. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207203-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207205-4.

RUBENS, Michael. Sons of the 613. Clarion. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-61216-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-544-08044-7.

School Library Journal ReviewsSÁENZ, Benjamin Alire. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. S & S. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0892-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0894-4.

SCHREFER, Eliot. Endangered. Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-16576-1; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-47001-8.

SCHREIBER, Joe. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-57738-8; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-547-67763-7.

SCHUMACHER, Julie. The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls . Delacorte. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-73773-9; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-385-90685-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98571-3.

SELFORS, Suzanne. The Sweetest Spell. Walker. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8027-2376-5.

SHERMAN, Delia. The Freedom Maze. Big Mouth House. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781931520300; ebook $9.95. ISBN 9781931520409.

SONNENBLICK, Jordan. Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip. Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32069-6; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-39311-9.

School Library Journal ReviewsSTIEFVATER, Maggie. The Raven Boys. Bk. 1. (The Raven Cycle). Scholastic. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-42492-9; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-46979-1.

SUMMERS, Courtney. This Is Not a Test. St. Martin’s. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-312-65674-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01181-7.

TREGAY, Sarah. Love & Leftovers. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Bks. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-202358-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209935-8.

VIVIAN, Siobhan. The List. Scholastic/PUSH. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-16917-2.

VOLPONI, Paul. The Final Four. Viking. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-670-01264-0.

WASSERMAN, Robin. The Book of Blood and Shadow. Random/Knopf. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86876-4; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96876-1; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89961-4 .

School Library Journal ReviewsWEIN, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Hyperion/ Disney. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-5219-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-5325-2.

WOODSON, Jacqueline. Beneath a Meth Moon. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25250-1.

WOOLSTON, Blythe. Catch & Release. Carolrhoda Lab. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-7755-9; ebook $12.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8725-1.

ZETTEL, Sarah. Dust Girl. (The American Fairy Trilogy). Random. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86938-9; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96938-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98318-4.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

(Starred items represent the 'top ten' picks in the category)


ABIRACHED , Zeina. A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return. tr. from French by Edward Gauvin. illus. by author. Lerner/Graphic Universe. PLB $29.27. ISBN 978-0-7613-8568-4; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-57505-941-9; ebook $21.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0047-4.

School Library Journal ReviewsBACKDERF, Derf. My Friend Dahmer. illus. by author. Abrams. Tr $24.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0216-7; pap. $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0217-4.

School Library Journal ReviewsFETTER-VORM, Jonathan. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb. illus. by author. Hill and Wang. Tr $22. ISBN 978-0-809-09468-4.

GOODWIN, Michael. Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures. illus. by Dan E. Burr. Abrams. pap. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8109-8839-2.

HALE , Nathan. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy. illus. by author. Abrams/Amulet. Tr $12.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0396-6.

School Library Journal ReviewsLAMBERT, Joseph. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller. illus. by author. (The Center for Cartoon Studies Series). Hyperion/Disney. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-1336-2.

O’CONNOR, George. Hades: Lord of the Dead. Bk. 4. illus. by author. (Olympians Series). First Second/A Neal Porter Bk. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-434-9; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-761-6.

QUINN, Jason . Steve Jobs: Genius by Design. illus. by Amit Tayal. Campfire. pap. $12.99. ISBN 9789380028767.


AZZARELLO, Brian. Wonder Woman: Vol. 1: Blood. illus. by Cliff Chiang & Tony Akins. (The New 52!). DC Comics. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9781401235635.

BENDIS, Brian Michael. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Vol. 1. illus. by Sara Pichelli. Marvel Comics. Tr $24.99. ISBN 978-0-7851-5712-0.

School Library Journal ReviewsBENDIS, Brian Michael. Ultimate Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man. illus. by Mark Bagley. Marvel Comics. Tr $24.99. ISBN 978-0-7851-5274-3.

BERMEJO, Lee. Batman: Noël. illus. by author. DC Comics. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9781401232139.

BROWN, Tom & Nimue Brown. Hopeless, Maine Vol 1: Personal Demons. illus. by Tom Brown. Archaia Entertainment. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-1-936393-57-2.

CAREY, Mike. Sigil: Out of Time. illus. by Leonard Kirk. Marvel Comics. pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-07851-5622-2.

COSBY, Nate. Cow Boy Vol. 1: A Boy and His Horse. illus. by Chris Eliopoulos. Archaia Entertainment. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-1-936393-67-1.

COSTA, Mike & Jon Armstrong. Smoke and Mirrors. illus. by Ryan Browne. IDW. pap. $19.99. ISBN 978-1-61377-402-1.

DEFILIPPIS, Nunzio & Christina Weir. Avalon Chronicles: Once in a Blue Moon. Vol. 1. illus. by Emma Vieceli. Oni Pr. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-1-934964-75-0.

GAULD, Tom. Goliath. illus. by author. Drawn and Quarterly. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781770460652.

GIALLONGO, Zack. Broxo. illus. by author. First Second. pap. $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-551-3.

GRAHAM, Brandon. King City TP. illus. by author. Image Comics. pap. $19.99. ISBN 9781607065104.

HATKE, Ben . Legends of Zita the Spacegirl. illus. by author. First Second. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-806-4; pap. $12.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-447-9.

School Library Journal ReviewsHICKS, Faith Erin. Friends with Boys. illus. by author. First Second. pap. $15.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-556-8.

INZANA, Ryan. Ichiro. illus. by author. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-0-547-25269-8.

ISAYAMA, Hajime. Attack on Titan 1. illus. by author. Kodansha. pap. $10.99. ISBN 978-1-61262-024-4.

JEON, Hey-jin. Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries Vol.1. illus. by Ki-ha Lee. Seven Seas. pap. $11.99. ISBN 9781935934806.

KASHYAP, Keshni. Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary. illus. by Mari Araki. Houghton Harcourt. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-0-618-94519-1. ebook. $18.95. ISBN 978-0-547-60786-3.

KOVAC, Tommy. The Royal Historian of Oz. illus. by Andy Hirsch. SLG Publishing. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781593622169.

School Library Journal ReviewsKWITNEY, Alisa, et al. A Flight of Angels. illus. by Rebecca Guay. Vertigo. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781401232009; pap. $17.99. ISBN 9781401221478.

L’ENGLE, Madeline. A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel. adapted by Hope Larson. illus. by adapter. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-0-374-38615-3.

LEPP, Royden. Rust Vol 1: Visitor in the Field. illus. by author. Archaia Entertainment. Tr $24.95. ISBN 978-1-936393-27-5.

School Library Journal ReviewsLONG, Mark & Jim Demonakos. The Silence of Our Friends. illus. by Nate Powell. First Second. pap. $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-618-3.

MEREY, Ilike. a + e 4ever. illus. by author. Lethe Press. pap. $18. ISBN 978-1-59021-390-2.

MORRISON, Grant. Joe the Barbarian Deluxe Edition. illus. by Sean Murphy. Vertigo. Tr $29.99. ISBN 9781401229719.

School Library Journal ReviewsMURAKAMI, Takashi. Stargazing Dog. illus. by author. NBM/ComicsLit. pap. $11.99. ISBN 978-1-56163-612-9.

NEEL, Julien. Secret Diary. Bk. 1. tr. from French by Carol Klio Burrell. illus. by author. (Lou! Series). Lerner/Graphic Universe. PLB $27.93. ISBN 978-0-7613-8776-3; pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8868-5; ebook $20.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0099-3.

PETTY, JT. Bloody Chester. illus. by Hilary Florido. First Second. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-100-3.

PHAM, Thien. Sumo. First Second. pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-581-0.

RIOUX, Jo. The Golden Twine. Bk. 1. illus. by author. (Cat’s Cradle Series). Kids Can. RTE $17.95. ISBN 978-1-55453-636-8; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-55453-637-5.

ROZUM, John. Xombi. illus. by Fraser Irving. DC Comics. pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781401233464.

SHINKAI, Makoto. 5 Centimeters per Second. tr. from Japanese by Melissa Tanaka. illus. by Yukiko Seike. Vertical. pap. $18.95. ISBN 978-1-932234-96-1.

SIMONE, Gail. Bat girl Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection. illus. by Ardian Syaf. (The New 52!). DC Comics. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9781401234751; pap. $14.99. ISBN 9781401238148.

SMITH, Mark Andrew. Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors. Vol. 1. illus. by Armand Villavert. Image Comics. pap. $15.99. ISBN 9781607061151.

SNYDER, Scott. Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls. illus. by Greg Capullo. (The New 52!). DC Comics. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781401235413.

School Library Journal ReviewsTELGEMEIER, Raina. Drama. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Tr $23.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32698-8; pap. $10.99. ISBN 978-0-545-32699-5.

TENNAPEL, Doug. Cardboard. illus. by author. Scholastic/Graphix. Tr $24.99. ISBN 978-0-545-41872-0; pap. $12.99. ISBN 978-0-545-41873-7.

THUNG, Diana. August Moon. illus. by author. Top Shelf. pap. $14.95. ISBN 978-1-60309-069-8.

TOMA, Rei. Dawn of the Arcana. Vol. 1. ISBN 978-1-4215-4104-4. _____. Dawn of the Arcana. Vol. 2. ISBN 978-1-4215-4105-1. ea vol: tr. from Japanese by Alexander O. Smith. illus. by author. Viz Media. pap. $9.99.

TOMORI, Miyoshi. A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 1. tr. from Japanese. illus. by author. Viz Media. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4215-4164-8.

School Library Journal ReviewsWAID, Mark. Daredevil. Vol. 1. illus. by Paolo Manuel Rivera & Marcos Martin. Marvel Comics. pap. $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7851-5238-5.

WESTERFELD, Scott & Devin Grayson. Uglies: Shay’s Story. illus. by Steven Cummings. Del Rey. pap. $10.99. ISBN 978-0-345-52722-6.

WILSON, G. Willow. Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice. illus. by David Lopez. Marvel Comics. pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7851-5608-6.

WOODING, Chris. Pandemonium. illus. by Cassandra Diaz. Scholastic/Graphix. Tr $22.99. ISBN 978-0-545-25221-8; pap. $12.99. ISBN 978-0-439-87759-6.

YANG, Gene, Michael Dante DiMartino, & Bryan Konietzko. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 1. ISBN 978-1-59582-811-8. _____. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Part 2. ISBN 978-1-59582-875-0. ea vol: illus. by Gurihiru. Dark Horse. pap. $10.99

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