Nominations for the 2021 Cybils Awards are in full swing, and I’m thrilled that so many of you have been putting forth your nominations. However, there are still a ton of great books that haven’t been nominated yet, and this is the final week to get your picks in. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely painless to make an account and celebrate your favorite kidlit and YA from this past year.
I’m so excited to announce nominations are currently open for the 2021 Cybils Awards.
Trix McCabe has always had the practically magical ability to take things without being noticed. It’s how she’s survived so long on her own after her mom walked out. However, after a slip lands her in police custody, she must choose between prison or living with her family in middle-of-nowhere Rocksaw, Kansas. As much asContinue reading “A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo”
It’s been a year since the Catalog Killer finished his reign of terror in the the seaside town of Camera Cove, leaving four people dead. Mac Bell has tried closing that chapter of his life— after all, the police’s official line is that it was a random drifter, and that’s been good enough for mostContinue reading “Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan”
Each week for Paperback Throwback, I highlight a book from my ever-growing collection of older paperbacks, ‘90s and prior. Come check out everything from Zebra’s line of horror to Scholastic’s preteen Apple Paperbacks, and everything in-between— you’ll know them by their stylishly cheesy covers, flashy plots, and cheap prices.
Nate’s always been a good kid. But when he becomes friends with the new guy at school, Cam, his family notices a change. Cam’s the kind of guy who forces him to think about life, the universe, and his dreams … and, yeah, sometimes they break the rules. Soon their two worlds twist around eachContinue reading “Deposing Nathan by Zack Smedley”
Each week for Paperback Throwback, I highlight a book from my ever-growing collection of older paperbacks, ‘90s and prior. Come check out everything from Zebra’s line of horror to Scholastic’s preteen Apple Paperbacks, and everything in between— you’ll know them by their stylishly cheesy covers, flashy plots, and cheap prices. Join me on this strollContinue reading “Virus by Diane Hoh”
Nathalie Baudin writes the morgue column for Le Petit Journal, which is all the more impressive considering she’s a sixteen-year-old in 1887. Though she longs for a more challenging journalist position, she dutifully attends morgue viewings each day without incident. That is, until the body of a murder victim is displayed, and Nathalie has aContinue reading “Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok”
Scholastic debuted Point Horror as a series in 1991, originally by repackaging several previous books under the new banner. The mission was simple: create solid horror stories for teens. And it worked, with the jagged, spattered lettering and haunting covers becoming staples on young adult bookshelves throughout the ‘90s. New books were published through 2005 fromContinue reading “The Snowman by R.L. Stine”