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

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Big Nate on a Roll (2011)

Written by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate is back, starring in the third instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Big Nate's scout troop is fundraising and while door-to-door selling isn't really Nate's thing, there's nothing like a Grand Prize to get him motivated. Especially when the prize is an awesomely cool customised skateboard (and following an incident with a poodle and a bridge Nate is in need of a new set of wheels).

Nate has to win the prize but to do that he must out-sell Artur - the luckiest boy at school. Will Nate beat Artur to the prize (and possibly win over Jenny)? Or will he just end up in detention? This book is recommended for preteens ages 9 and up. (Copyright © HarperCollins. All rights reserved.)

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