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Best of 2013 List of Lists

If you aren’t familiar with Largehearted Boy now is the time to become so. Each year he puts together a list of “Best of” lists. I searched and found all the links that lead to “Best of” list for “children”, “teen”, or “young adult”. The below list was made just before the holidays so make sure you check Largehearted Boy’s website for the latest updates and other “Best of” lists ranging from nonfiction to adult books. Also check his site for daily free music downloads.

From Largehearted Boy’s Best Books of 2013 List, Children and Young Adult

The Book Diaries (best children’s picture books)

Brain Pickings (best children’s, illustrated, and picture books)

BuzzFeed (best children’s books)

Canadian Children’s Literature Awards (children’s books)

Cate’s Book Nut Hut (top children’s books)

Chicken Spaghetti (list of children’s book lists)

The Children’s Book Review (best books for kids)

Christchurch Kids Blog (best children’s books)

Columbus Dispatch (best children’s books)

Flowering Minds (best children’s picture books)

Guardian (best children’s literature)

Horn Books (children’s books)

Huffington Post (best children’s picture books)

Independent (best children’s books)

Independent (best illustrated children’s books)

Iowa Public Radio (children’s books)

Kirkus (best children’s books)

KPCC (best children’s books)

The Library Ninja! (best children’s picture books)

Meridian Magazine (children’s fiction)

Nerdy Book Club (children’s and young books)

New York Times (best illustrated children’s books)

New York Times (notable children’s books)

New Zealand Listener (best children’s books)

Newsday (top children’s books)

Omnivoracious (best children’s books)

Parents (best children’s books)

Publishers Weekly (best children’s fiction)

Publishers Weekly (best children’s nonfiction books)

Publishers Weekly (best children’s picture books)

Random Musings of a Bibliophile (best children’s picture books)

Readings (best children’s picture books)

ReadKiddoRead (children’s books)

Redeemed Reader (favorite children’s picture books)

Spectator (children’s books)

Stories with Ms. Jenna (best children’s picture books)

Summer Edward (top children’s and YA books)

Tablet (best Jewish children’s books)

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award (Canadian children’s books)

Teaching Authors (favorite children’s picture books)

Telegraph (best young children’s books)

Walk the Ridgepole (favorite children’s picture books)

Wall Street Journal (best children’s books)

Bookworld (best kids books)

The Children’s Book Review (best books for kids)

Globe and Mail (best kids books)

Metro (best kids’ books)

Mingling with Words (favorite kids books)

St. Louis Public Library (staff’s best kids’ books)

Stories with Ms. Jenna (best middle grade books)

The Observer (best fiction for 8- to 12-yearolds)

The Gluten-Free Girl (best cookbooks for kids)

Adrienne’s 2014 Books To Read, part 2

This is part two of the books I’m forward to reading in 2014. Cathie Sue and I thought it would be fun to make our own mini-podcasts. Look for her’s next week!

Stacked Books, part 1 and part 2.

Books Mentioned:
“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart
“Isla and the Happily Ever After” by Stephanie Perkins
“Lost Mission” by Allen Zadoff
“Between the Spark and the Burn” by April Genevieve Tucholke
“The Infinite Sea” by Rick Yancey
“The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant” by Joanna Wiebe
“One Man Guy” by Michael Barakiva
“Scar Boys” by Len Vlahos
“Tin Star” by Cecil Castellucci
“Grandmaster” by David Klass
“Like No Other” by Una LaMarche

Still Waiting:
Raven Boys book 3 by Maggie Stiefvater
Rithmatist book 2 by Brandon Sanderson
“Shadow Scale” companion to “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman

Adrienne’s 2014 Books To Read, part 1

These are the books I’m looking forward to reading in 2014. Cathie Sue and I thought it would be fun to make our own mini-podcasts. This is the first of two podcasts from me.

Stacked Books, part 1 and part 2.

Books mentioned:
“Impossible Knife of Memory” by Laurie Halse Anderson
“Ignite Me” by Tahereh Mafi
“Cress” by Marissa Meyer
“White Space” by Ilsa Bick
“Slanted Worlds” by Catherine Fisher
“Cold Calls” by Charles Benoit
“Incinerator” by Niall Leonard
“Raging Star” by Moira Young”Lair of Dreams” by Libba Bray
“She’s Not Invisible” by Marcus Sedgwick

Bonus: Great Gifts for All

The CYA Podcast presents…Great Gifts for All!


Noisy Nora and Morris’ Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells
The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell
The Stinky Chese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Various GNs: Yotsuba&!, Y the Last Man, Walking Dead

10 Little Penguins: A pop-up by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joelle Jolivet
Stoo Hample’s Book of Bad Manners
Curse workers series by Holly Black
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Dystopian and apocalyptic: the differences –
Dystopian is a perfect world gone wrong; apocalyptic is a world rebuilt after being destroyed by tools of mass destruction whether chemical, biological, alien or warfare.

 Apocalyptic books:
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
Life as We Know It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Enclave by Ann Anguirre
Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Dystopian books:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Dark Parties by Sara Grant
Feed by M.T. Anderson – get audio version
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Matched by Ally Condi – series
Delirium by Lauren Oliver – series
Incarceron & Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld –series
Unwind by Neal Shusterman – series – 50+ titles, the list is from 2009 but still applicable.

YA Consultants
YALSA resources: All webinars on this page are free to YALSA members two months after their original recording.

Watch your email for YALSA webinar’s directed to state youth services consultants. The webinar’s highlight the teen services resources YALSA has available on their website. Some you may already know, but I’m sure there’s a few you may not.

International Federation of Library Associations Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section

Michelle Alison Taylor’s Master’s thesis The Monster Chronicles: The role of children’s stories featuring monsters in managing childhood fears and promoting empowerment.

School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come edited by Kristin Fontichiaro

Children’s Programming Monthly: Programs & Ideas for Preschool through Grade 3.

Name of the Wind and Wisemans Fear by Rothfuss
Lamentation, Canticle, Antiphon by Ken Scholes
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Young Adult
Star Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce
Incarceron, Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
Okay for now by Gary Schmidt

The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Boat of her Own Making
A Tale Dark of Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin

Picture Book
Shout ,Shout it Out- Denise Fleming
Press Here by Herve Tullet
I want my Hat Back- Jon Classen
Ruby Violet and Lime by Jane Brockett
Stars by Marla Frazee
Lego Ideas Book and/ or the Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Leviathan Trilogy
The True Meaning of Smekday
The Jeeves and Wooster novels by P.G. Wodehouse

What It Is and Picture This
Masters: Collage
The Map As Art
Modern Masters series

Improve Yourself:
The Power of Now
Man’s Search for Meaning
“Let something go”


City of Fallen Angels & TMI

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Roll call question
What are your favorite places to read?

“2012 Newbery Reading List”, by Hunt, Jonathan. January 27, 2011, School Library Journal Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery blog.

Virginia Euwer WolfeNeustadt Award winner
Monday is One Day by Arthur Levine
Which Way by Marthe Jocelyn
Go outside

DC Comics reboot of their entire universe

Anti-recommendation: Don’t watch Bill and Ted Adventures cartoon

Teen Read Month partnering with Kevin Stark of Toy and Action Figure Museum, a Color Nook for top readers of a school and public library provided by Sonic, Corp, posters and a drawing of all participants for a set of books.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Red Glove or, The Devil Inside

Red Glove by Holly Black

Red Glove by Holly Black (author’s website)

Roll Call Question:
What children/young adult blogs do you read?

American Indian’s in Children’s Literature
Bookshelves of Doom

Oklahoma 2011 Sequoyah Winners and 2012 Masterlists


Cathie Sue
Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Mermaids are the new trend, here, here and here.
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Green Money by Not Holly Black

Dr. Who (BBC)
IPhone Nike +GPS app

Echo Bazaar (online game)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and playlist
Weeding your collection (see Space Between Trees entry)

List of best written and acted TV Shows

7 Picture Books and Snow-klahoma!

Banana by Ed Vere

Banana by Ed Vere

Stalling by Alan Katz

Stalling by Alan Katz

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton

Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton

Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Phileas's Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade

Phileas's Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade

13 Words by Lemony Snicket

13 Words by Lemony Snicket

Axecop (Cathie Sue mentioned during the Shark vs Train discussion)

Roll Call Question: What young adult or children’s author would you like to see write adult books?

Cathie Sue: Blake Nelson

Emily: Joss Whedon

Jenny: Jonathan Stroud

Karl: Mo Willems (a non-fiction book)

Adrienne: Holly Black, Margo Lanagan, David Lubar

Adult authors writing children and young adult; Wikipedia Book of Author Entries and Plain Text Doc
BitchMedia’s 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader and the controversy
Amelia Bloomer Project

Wolfsnail: Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (publish date September 13, 2011)

Jenny (not on recording)
Poisons of Caux series by Suzannah Applebaum
Gabriela’s Restaurant and Bakery in Norman, OK

Tank Girl (movie)
Stay warm

True Grit by Charles Portis – see the movie and read the book
Greek on ABC Family and Netflix Instant
PBS Masterpiece Theater Downton Abbey – available online until February 22, 2011, and on Netflix Instant

Upcoming Books:
As Easy as Falling of the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen (debut)