THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner is young adult adventure/fantasy recommended for ages 14+. Winner of Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and Bulletin Blue Ribbon Best of 2000 Awards.
PANDEMIC by Yvonne Ventresca is young adult fiction recommended for ages 12+. The 2015 SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner for the Atlantic region.
HEART OF A SAMURAI by Margi Preus is middle grade historical fiction recommended for ages 9+. A Newbery Honor Book.
GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES!: VOICES FROM A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE by Laura Amy Schlitz is middle grade historical fiction (and in play form!). A Newbery Winner and a New York Times Best Seller!
THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION by Nancy Farmer is fiction recommended for ages 14+. A Newbery and Prinz Honor Book.
THE BLACKTHORN KEY by Kevin Sands is middle grade fiction recommended for ages 9+. A Cybils Award winner.
THE FOG DIVER by Joel Ross is fantasy recommended for ages 12+. A Cybil Award Winner.
WEETZIE BAT by Francesca Lia Block was named one of NPR’s Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time. Fiction recommended for ages 18+.
JINX by Sage Blackwood is an award-winning, middle grade fantasy recommended for ages 12+.
THE MERMAID’S SISTER by Carrie Ann Noble was a 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Winner. Young adult fantasy recommended for ages 14+.
THE NEST by Kenneth Oppel is middle grade horror recommended for ages 12+. An ALA Notable Book for Young Readers.
When the 2015 Newbery books were announced, Compass Book Ratings did not have a single one in our database. We have them now, but in January 2015 we were caught a little flat-footed. However, when the 2016 Newbery books were announced, we were already ahead of the game; we already had all three 2016 Newbery Honor books in our database. …