October 16, 2008

National Book Awards

From The Horn Book web site via Read Roger, The Horn Book editor's blog, information about the National Book Award Finalists for young adults:

2008 National Book Award Finalists

"Five novels, four of them written for young adults, have been selected as finalists for the 2008 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The winner will announced on November 19th at a dinner and ceremony in New York City. Daniel Handler chairs the judging committee, which also includes Holly Black, Angela Johnson, Carolyn Mackler, and Cynthia Voigt."
  1. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
    (Simon and Schuster) review
  2. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
    (Atheneum) review
  3. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  4. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
    by E. Lockhart (Hyperion) review
  5. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

The Horn Book, 10/16/08

Interested? Two of these books are currently part of the juvenile collection:

Check them out!