Monday, March 5, 2012

YA and MG Indies Choice Nominees

Courtesy of Publishers Lunch, here are the Indies Choice Award nominees for YA and MG:

Young Adult
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, by Joe Schreiber (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel)
Legend, by Marie Lu (Putnam Juvenile)
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea From Siobhan Dowd, by Patrick Ness, Jim Kay (Illus.) (Candlewick Press)
Shine, by Lauren Myracle (Amulet Books)
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (Eds.) (Candlewick Press)
Middle Reader
The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illus.) (Putnam Juvenile)
Bluefish, by Pat Schmatz (Candlewick Press)
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, Barry Moser (Illus.) (Peachtree)
The Flint Heart, by Katherine Paterson and John Paterson, John Rocco (Illus.) (Candlewick Press)
Liesl & Po, by Lauren Oliver, Kei Acedera (Illus.) (HarperCollins)
Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.) (Balzer + Bray)
Congrats to the nominees! Winners are announced on April 5.
Buckle up, TBR pile. You're about to grow...


  1. Have you read or would you recommend any of those? I'm looking for a good YA before Double Vision hits the bookshelves.

  2. The only one I've read is Liesl & Po in the middle readers (it's good). Otherwise, I'm surprised how few authors I even recognize. Maybe that's a good thing? :-)

    I'm reading the Edgar nominees; some good ones in there if you're looking for something new and fun...