KC Public Library Blog
Some couples in young adult novels seem so real that it is like you know them. The best pairs are those where two people are individuals who discover more about themselves because of their interactions with each other. Notice how I kept love triangles and werewolves out of that definition? I kept them out of the ten example couples that I share here, too.
For the past 64 years, the New York Times has released a year-end list of the best illustrated children’s books. These are storybooks, graphic novels and non-fiction titles that feature illustrations that are beautiful and strange, off the wall and mind-bending, incredibly ornate and sometimes just plain simple. Most importantly, these books are always totally cool! The selections are made solely on artistic merit, but that doesn’t mean the stories aren’t just as excellent.