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.
So you just found out that little Jimmy from down the road is staying the weekend and you have GOT to keep him busy. The only thing you know for sure is that he loves to read and wants to be either a ninja or a paleontologist when he grows up. Problem is, it’s 4:55 and the library closes in 5 minutes. What are you going to do???