Recommendations

5 YA Books for Tweens with Nervous Parents

In my last post, I talked about "age appropriateness" and what we mean by that when choosing books for tweens. In this post, I'm going to highlight some of my favorite Young Adult books that (in my opinion) are appropriate for the 11-14 crowd and why I think they're a good fit. Let's dive in!… Continue reading 5 YA Books for Tweens with Nervous Parents

Uncategorized

“Is That Age Appropriate?” : Tweens and YA

One of the biggest fights you'll witness in a bookstore is between the tween who feels ready to dive into more "grown-up" books and the adult who is terrified that they will read something too mature for them. As a children's bookseller, I'm often the referee in that fight. It isn't easy. I sympathize with… Continue reading “Is That Age Appropriate?” : Tweens and YA

Recommendations, Reviews

A Book Like Summer

The weather is warm, school is officially over, and the season of lounging in the backyard with a good book and a glass of lemonade is upon us. Summer is a great time for fun, flirty stories that make you feel as bright and happy as a day at the beach. Below you'll find some… Continue reading A Book Like Summer

Reviews

Review: The Obelisk Gate

Release Date: August 16th, 2016 Author: N.K. Jemisin Website: http://nkjemisin.com/ ISBN: 9780316229265 Review: When a customer comes to me for a science-fiction recommendation, the first thing I pull from the shelf is N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season. "It's like Between the World and Me written as an apocalyptic revenge saga," I say with a grin, probably for the… Continue reading Review: The Obelisk Gate

Reviews

Review: You Know Me Well

Release Date: June 7th, 2016 Author: Nina LaCour and David Levithan Website: http://davidlevithan.com/ and http://ninalacour.com/home ISBN: 9781250098641 Review: At the end of the day, all you really need to know about this book is that it's a fantastic collaboration between two of YA's best and brightest, Nina LaCour and David Levithan. There is no question of the quality… Continue reading Review: You Know Me Well