The National Book Foundation recently announced it's 2013 winner and finalists for achievement in Young People's Literature. Check them out here!
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata: Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left with their grandparents, who must come out of retirement to take care of them. New Teen Fiction Kadohata
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt: Raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah must protect their swamp when a world-class alligator wrestler wants to turn it into an alligator wrestling arena. New Juvenile Fiction Appelt
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal: A dark, contemporary fairy tale about a boy who's watched over by the ghost of Jacob Grimm. Coming soon to teen fiction!
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff: When a teenage girl's father's best friend goes missing, she tries to piece together the clues to the puzzle. Coming soon to teen fiction!
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang: A graphic novel featuring parallel stories about young men during China's Boxer Rebellion. New Teen Fiction Yang
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo: After a squirrel has an accidental run-in with a vacuum cleaner, he acquires superhero powers. New Juvenile Fiction DiCamillo
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff: An orphan with a talent for baking cakes is led on a journey that may reconnect her to her long-lost parents. Juvenile Fiction Graff
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson: A teenage girl faces danger when she falls in love with the leader of a futuristic society in Brazil. Teen Fiction Johnson
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: The story of two gay teenagers who stage a protest in honor of a hate crime committed against their friend. Based on a true story. Available through interlibrary loan
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu: A boy who works for a the most powerful magician in the village realizes even magic may not be enough to save the townspeople for something sinister in the woods. Coming soon to juvenile fiction!