YALSA - 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure. It is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read. The 2012 list features 117 titles. "There is something here for everyone, from our struggling readers in middle school to the overscheduled young adult looking for a really good read," said Chairwoman Heather Gruenthal. "I am really proud of this year's committee for their work with teen groups from across the country and coming up with such a diverse list. Only on Quick Picks can you find zombies, superheroes, gangs, ghost hunters, murderers, monsters, goth girls, baby animals, gross facts, and sports heroes all in the same place.”
Source: http://www.ala.org/yalsa. All rights reserved.

This particular collection only includes some of YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers of 2012 list.

more

100 Most Awesome Things On The Planet (2011)

Written by Anna Claybourne

The next installment in the 100 MOST series explores the most awesome things on Earth!

As a follow up to the 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet (10/08) and the 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet (1/10), the 100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet highlights the Grand Canyon, Great Wall of China, Angel Falls, Amazon River, Aurora Borealis, biggest supertanker, longest bridge, smartest robot, fastest rocket, and more.

Each spread includes a rating from 1 to 5 indicating how "awesome" the item is, along with amazing facts, quirky side panels, and lots of full-color photos. (Copyright © Scholastic Press. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Scholastic Inc.

Close

Select Version you want to order