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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu - and although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion.

Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.

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Friday
Jan282011

YALSA's 2011 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

 

According to the YALSA website, here are 2011's top 10 best fiction books, for young adults. I have yet to seriously look into any of these titles - but so far, I'm intrigued by both Bamboo People and Last Night I Sang to the Monster, from what I've read on YALSA.

 

If any of you read any of the books on the list - please let me know...I'm always looking for a great YA read. 

For the complete list of 99 books selected, please see their website.

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Monday
May312010

2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

 

2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), here is the list of the top ten best books for Young Adults, in 2010. 
In addition to the 90 titles selected for the full list of Best Books for Young Adults, the 2010 committee has selected the following as the ten best books for young adults.
  • Brennan, Sarah Rees. Demon's Lexicon. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/Margaret K. McElderry. 2009.
  • Griffin, Paul. The Orange Houses. Penguin/Dial Books.  2009.
  • Herlong, M.H. The Great Wide Sea. Penguin/Viking.  2008.
  • Jinks, CatherineThe Reformed Vampire Support Group. Harcourt/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2009. 
  • Napoli, Donna Jo. Alligator Bayou. Random House / Knopf.  2009. 
  • Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir. W.W. Norton & Co. 2009.
  • Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. Random House / Wendy Lamb Books.  2009.
  • Stork, Francisco XMarcelo in the Real World. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books.  2009. 
  • Taylor, Laini. Lips Touch: Three Times. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. 2009.
  • Walker, Sally MWritten in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland. Lerner/Carolrhoda Books.  2009.



Have you read any of them?