The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

Kids’ Indie Next List – Spring ’09 March 13, 2009

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Young Adult — kidsbookcorner @ 2:10 pm

The Kids’ Indie Next List for Spring ’09 is now available at Indiebound.org! For those of you who don’t know, the Indie Next List is a compilation of indie booksellers’ favorite new books of the season.

Here are my favorites from the list:

If I Stay
by Gayle Forman (Dutton Juvenile)
“This is a simple, beautifully told story of a girl’s experiences after a horrific car crash. Forman deals with this difficult topic in a way that is striking and unusual, and thoroughly impressive.”

—Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY

.

.

.

.

.

.

Scat
by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
“Hiaasen’s newest book for young readers continues the themes of his previous novels, with another ecological mystery, and Scat is my favorite so far. The story centers around an evil teacher, a crazy classmate (who may or may not be an arsonist), and two best friends who are committed to saving the Florida Panther.”
—Laura Emden, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

.

.

.

.

Wintergirls
by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking Juvenile)
“Wintergirls searches to find meaning behind the pain women hold inside themselves. Anderson gives a terrifying glimpse into a young girl’s struggle with an eating disorder that grows into horrible self mutilation. Even though I found the subject scary, Anderson’s insight into it was enlightening and inspiring!”
—Sarah Hill, The River’s End Bookstore, Oswego, NY

.

.

.

.

The Composer is Dead
by Lemony Snicket, Carson Ellis (illus.) (HarperCollins)
“Who better to introduce children to the depths of an orchestra but Lemony Snicket? The Composer is Dead is an entertaining murder mystery that gives each instrument a voice and more character than words can describe.”
—April Gosling, Horizon Books, Petoskey, MI

Advertisements
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s