Wednesday, August 16, 2006

4-Star YA Reads

As promised here is a partial list of the books that Fredricksen Library teens considered worthy of 4 stars. As I started going through the binders what struck me was how many books you guys really loved. To keep the list managable I'm only including books in the YA collection. I was also happy to see a mix of both new books and ones that have been around a few years but are still well worth the read. Another quick note: I'm also looking at the books that you folks liked that I don't have in the collection, and will use that information when I'm ordering new materials. This list is also only the books from the first binder - titles starting with A-L. I'll do the other binder soon. Watch for that. If a book is shelved in any way other than by the author's last name (non-fiction, or by series name) the call number is noted as well.

All of the Left Behind: The Kids series by Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye (YA LEFT)
All of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
All American Girl by Meg Cabot
The Amber Spyglass and The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz
Back in Black by Zoey Dean
Blade Silver by Melody Carlson
A Break With Charity by Ann Rinaldi
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (YA 951.05 MAH)
The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi
Cut by Patricia McCormick
The Dark by Marianne Curley
Dark Blue: Color Me Lonely by Melody Carlson
Darkest Hour (The Mediator series) by Meg Cabot
Detour for Emmy by Marilyn Reynolds
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Caroline Mackler
Eldest and Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Emergency Room by Caroline Cooney
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Fatality by Caroline Cooney
Finding a Way Through When Someone Else Has Died by Pat Mood (YA 155.937 MOOD)
Flight #116 is Down by Caroline Cooney
For Teens Only by Carol Weston (YA 646.7 WESTON)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Gathering Blue and The Giver by Lois Lowry
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
Girls on Film by Zoey Dean
Goddess of the Night (Daughters of the Moon series) by Lynne Ewing
The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud
The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
High Heat by Carl Deuker
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
Inkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
Learning to Swim: A Memoior by Ann Turner (YA 362.76 TURNER)
Lucy’s Angel (7th Heaven series) by Brenda Hampton (YA SEVENTH)

Remember: the binders with all of the reviews will stay out in the YA area year-round. If you're looking for ideas for what to read next, take a look through them.

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