It’s that time of year…Aren’t there some children, tweens, or teens on your list who would love receiving a book for Hanukkah or Christmas? As a child, a book was (and still is) my favorite gift!
Today’s post is dedicated to Tween and Teen books. A follow-up will feature middle grade, chapter books, and picture books. And this year, since we have an amazing community of writers right here in our state, I’m featuring Colorado authors exclusively. All links are to author web sites, where you can obtain more information about each book from the expert–the person who wrote it.
Let’s begin with Tween books.
Victoria Hanley: VIOLET WINGS
Traci L. Jones: FINDING MY PLACE
Denise Vega: ACCESS DENIED
Lauren Myracle: THIRTEEN PLUS ONE; VIOLET IN BLOOM
Ingrid Law: SAVVY (Newbery Honor Book)
Now, onto Teen (YA) novels.
Julie Anne Peters: RAGE; BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, I’LL BE DEAD
Laura Resau: THE INDIGO NOTEBOOK; THE RUBY NOTEBOOK
Hilari Bell: THE GOBLIN GATE; TRICKSTER’S GIRL
Todd Mitchell: THE SECRET TO LYING
Claudia Cangilla McAdam: THE AWAKENING
Paolo Bacigalupi: THE WINDUP GIRL; SHIPBREAKER (National Book Award nominee)
Alane Ferguson: THE DYING BREATH
Becca Fitzpatrick: HUSH, HUSH; CRESCENDO
Sarah Ockler: FIXING DELILAH
Linda Sandoval: FATHER KNOWS BEST
Tucker Shaw: ANXIOUS HEARTS
Brenna Yovanoff: THE REPLACEMENT
Tara Kelly: HARMONIC FEEDBACK
Whew! When I started compiling this list, I had no idea it would be so long. Which proves my earlier point: Colorado writers are amazing (and prolific)!