The National Book Foundation has announced their longlist for the 2013 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
- Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
- Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick Press)
- Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots (Philomel Books/Penguin Group USA)
- Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
- Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
- David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
- Tom McNeal, Far Far Away (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
- Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Group USA)
- Anne Ursu, The Real Boy (Walden Pond Press/HarperCollinsPublishers)
- Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints (First Second/Macmillan)
Deb Caletti, Cecil Castellucci, Peter Glassman, E. Lockhart, Lisa Von Drasek
The finalists will be announced on October 16, 2013. The winners will be revealed on November 20, 2013.
Looks like I’ve got some books to add to my reading list! What about you–have you read any of these titles, yet? If so what did you think? Any books that you think deserved to be on this list?