Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults 2001

The Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), announces its 2001 selections finalized at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held January 12-17 in Washington, D.C. This year's committee focused on four subject areas: Paranormal, Cowboys and Pioneers, Laugh Aloud and Poetry. The committee's Paranormal list contains 16 works of fiction and non-fiction addressing the supernatural; Cowboys and Pioneers contains 22 books with a Western feel; Laugh Aloud comprises 25 fiction titles that range from a snicker to a guffaw; and the Poetry list contains 22 wildly variant works, including collections, single-author works and how-tos.

Bill Stack, committee chair, was enthusiastic about the selections. "I am very pleased with the quality of the titles chosen and the variety of the styles and authors represented."

The members of the 2000 - 2001 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults committee are: Sarah Dentan, co-chair, Berkeley, Calif.; Stack, co-chair, Queens, N.Y.; Emily Dagg, Seattle, Wash.; Rhonda Roth Glazier, Emporia, Kan; Shari L. Johnson, Pearl River, N.Y.; Brenda S. Kilmer, Miami, Fla.; Eileen M. Kuhl, Baltimore, Md.; Barbra Meisenheimer, Vancouver, Wash.; Michael G. Pawuk, Brooklyn, Ohio; Nancy Reich, Los Angeles, Calif.; Gail A. Richmond, San Diego, Calif.; Dawn M. Rutherford, Bellvue, Wash.; Tricia A. Suellentrop, Kansas City, Mo.; Sally M. Thompson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Reed Williams, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Susan Raboy, administrative assistant, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Humor || Paranormal || Poetry || Western

Humor

Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1995. Ballantine, $6.99 (0-345-39180-2).

Bauer, Joan. Rules of the Road. 2000. Puffin. $4.99 (0-698-11828-6).

Clark, Catherine. Truth or Dairy. 2000. Avon, $6.95 (0-380-81443-9).

Creech, Sharon. Absolutely Normal Chaos. 1997 HarperCollins, $5.95 (0-064-40632-6).

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963. 1997. Bantam, $5.99 (0-440-41412-1).

Danziger, Paula. This Place Has No Atmosphere. 1989 Bantam, $3.99 (0-440-40205-0).

Davis, Donald. Barking at a Fox-Fur Coat. 1991. August House, $12.95 (0-874-83140-7).

Fleischman, Paul. A Fate Totally Worse Than Death. 1997. Candlewick, $4.99 (0-763-60242-6).

Goldman, William. Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. 1990. Ballantine, $6.99 (0-345-34803-6).

Hayes, Daniel. Flyers. 1998. Aladdin, $4.50 (0-689-80373-7).

Howe. Norma. Adventures of Blue Avenger. 2000. Harper Tempest, $6.95 (0-064-47225-6).

Koertge, Ron. Confess-O-Rama. 1998. Laurel-Leaf, $4.50 (0-440-22713-5).

Korman, Gordon. The Chicken Doesn't Skate. 1998. Scholastic, $4.50 (0-590-85301-5).

Korman, Gordon. Losing Joe's Place. 1993. Scholastic, $3.99 (0-590-42769-5).

Larson, Gary. There's a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm's Story 1999. HarperCollins, $ 9.95 (0-060-93274-0).

Nodelman. Perry. Behaving Bradley. 2000. Aladdin, $4.99 (0-689-83093-9)

Paulsen, Gary. The Schernoff Discoveries. 1998. Yearling, $4.50 (0-440-41463-6).

Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories. 2000. Puffin, $4.99 (0-141-30352-2).

Pinkwater, Jill. Buffalo Brenda. 1992 Aladdin, $3.95 (0-689-71586-2).

Pratchett, Terry. Men at Arms: A Novel of Discworld. 1997. Harper Paperbacks, $6.50 (0-061-09219-3).

Sleator, William. Oddballs. 1995. Puffin, $4.99 (0-140-37438-8).

Spinelli, Jerry. Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? 2000. Little, $5.95 (0-316-80687-0).

Strasser, Todd. How I Spent My Last Night on Earth. 2000. Aladdin, $4.99 (0-689-82287-1).

Welter, John. I Want to Buy a Vowel: A Novel of Illegal Alienation. 1997. Berkley, $6.99 (0-425-16081-5).

Wrede, Patricia. Dealing With Dragons. 1992. Scholastic Point, $3.25 (0-590-45722-5).

Paranormal

Abadie, M. J. The Everything Tarot Book : Discover Your Past, Present, and Future : It's in the Cards ! 1999. Adams Media Corporation, $12.95 (1-580-62191-0).

Atwater-Rhodes,Amelia. In the Forests of the Night . 2000. Laureleaf, $4.99(0-440-22816-6).

Avi. Devil's Race . 1995. HarperTrophy, $4.95 (0-064-40586-9).

Berry, Liz. The China Garden . 1999 Avon, $6.99 (0-380-73228-9).

Clark, Jerome. Unexplained! : Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena . 1998. Visible Ink Press, $19.95 (1-578-59070-1).

Coleman, Loren and Jerome Clark. Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature . 1999. Fireside, $13.00 (0-684-85602-6)

Duncan, Lois. The Third Eye . 1991. Laurel Leaf, $4.99 (0-440-98720-2).

Hahn, Mary Downing. Look For Me By Moonlight . 1997 Flare, $4.50 (0-380-72703-X).

Kurland, Michael. Complete Idiot's Guide to Unsolved Mysteries . 2000. MacMillan Distribution, $16.95 (0-028-63843-3).

Moench, Doug. The Big Book of the Unexplained . 1997 DC Comics, $14.95 (1-563-89254-5).

Norman, Michael. Historic Haunted America . 1999. Tor Books, $7.99 (0-812-56436-7).

Reid, Lori. The Art of Hand Reading . 1999. D.K .Publishers Merchandise, $13.95 (0-789-44837-8).

Reiss, Kathryn. Time Windows . 2000. Harcourt, $6.00 (0-1520-2399-2).

Sleator, William. The Boxes . 2000. Puffin, $4.99 (0-141-30810-9).

Starwoman, Athena. How to Turn Your Ex-Boyfriend into a Toad & Other Spells : For Love, Wealth, Beauty and Revenge . 1996. HarperCollins, $11.00 (0-732-25709-3).

Windsor, Patricia. The Blooding . 1999. Point, $4.50 (0-590-43308-3).

Poetry

Berman, David. Actual Air Poems. 1999. Open City Books, $12.95 (1-890-44704-8).

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States . Edited by Lori M. Carlson. 1995. Fawcett Juniper, $4.95 (0-449-70436-X).

The Essential Haiku: versions of Basho, Buson and Issa. Edited by Robert Hass 1995. Ecco. (0-880-01351-6).

Fletcher, Ralph J. Room Enough for Love: The Complete Poems of I Am Wings and Buried Alive . 1998. Aladdin Paperbacks, $4.99 paper (0-689-81976-5).

Forman, Ruth. We are the Young Magicians . 1993. Beacon Press, $15.00 (0-807-06821-7).

Gingsberg, Allen. Howl and other Poems . 1991. City Lights Books, $5.95 (0-872-86017-5).

Glenn, Mel. Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? 1999. Puffin, $5.99 (0-140-38513-4).

The Haiku Year . Edited by Michael Stipe 1998. Soft Skull Press, $11.00 (1-887-12825-5).

Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper . Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. 1996. Alfread A. Knopf, $7.99 (0-679-88347-9).

I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans . Edited by Arnold Adoff Illustrated by Benny Andrews. With an Introduction by Nikki Giovanni. 1997 Aladdin Paperbacks, $4.99 (0-689-80869-0).

I Wouldn't Thank You for a Valentine: Poems for Young Feminists . Edited by Carol Ann Duffy 1997. Henry Holt $6.95 (0-805-05545-2

Issa, Kobayashi. Inch by Inch: 45 Haiku by Issa . 1999. La Alameda Press, $12.00 (1-888-80913-2).

Listen Up! : Spoken Word Poetry. Edited by Zoe Anglesey 1999. One World, $12.50 (0-345-42897-8).

Movin: Teen Poets Take Voice . Edited By Dave Johnson 2000. Orchard Books, $6. (9-505-3107171-5).

The Pain Tree: and Other Teenage Angst-Ridden Poetry . Illustrated by Esther Watson and Mark Todd. 2000. Houghton Mifflin Company, $6.96 (0-618-04758-1)

Perdomo, Willie Where a Nickel Cost a Dime . 1996. W.W. Norton and Company, $14.95 (0-393-31383-2).

A Rock Against the Wind: African American Poems and Letter of Love and Passion . Edited by Lindsay Patterson. 1996. Perigee, $12.00 (0-399-51982-3).

Slam . Edited by Cecily Von Ziegesar. 2000. Alloy Books $5.99 (0-141-30919-9). Poetry out loud!

Soto, Gary. Neighborhood Odes . 1994. Point, $4.50 (0-590-47335-2).

Taylor, Clark. The House that Crack Built . Illustrated by Jan Thompson Dicks. 1992. Chronicle Books, $6.95 (0-811-80123-3).

Wakan, Naomi. Haiku: One Breath Poetry . 1997. Heian International Publishing Company, $8.95 (0-893-46846-0).

Word Up! Hope for Youth Poetry from El Centro De La Raza . Edited by Raza. Anglesey, 1992. El Centro De La Raza, $12.95 (0-963-32751-8).

Western

Bradford, Richard. Red Sky at Morning . 1999. Harper Perennial, $13.00 (0-060-93190-6).

Brand, Max. Destry Rides Again . 1991. Pocket Books, $2.95 (0-671-73543-8).

Ellison, Suzanne Pierson. The Last Warrior . 1997. Rising Moon Press, $7.95 (0-873-58679-4).

Freedman, Russell. Cowboys of the Wild West . 1990. Clarion, $9.95 (0-395-54800-4). Hahn, Mary Downing. Gentleman Outlaw and Me-Eli: a Story of the Old West .1997. Morrow/Avon, $4.99 (0-380-72883-40

Halvorson, Marilyn. Cowboys Don't Cry . 1998. Stoddart Kids, $5.95 (0-773-67429-2).

Hillerman, Tony. Dance Hall of the Dead . 1990. HarperTrade, $6.50 (0-061-00002-7).

Karr, Kathlee. The Great Turkey Walk . 2000. Sunburst, $4.95 (0-374-42798-4).

L'Amour, Louis. Daybreakers (The Sacketts, No. 5) . 1998. Bantam Books, $4.50 (0-553-27674-3).

Lasky, Kathryn. Alice Rose and Sam . 1999. Hypersion Paperbacks for Children, $4.50 (0-786-81222-2).

Laxalt, Robert. Dust Devils . 1997. University of Nevada Press, $16.00 (0-874-17300-0).

McMurtry, Larry. Lonesome Dove . 1991. Pocket Books, $7.99 (0-671-68390-X).

Michener, James A. Centennial . 1994 Fawcett Books, $7.99 (0-449-21419-2).

Myers, Walter Dean. The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner . 1994 HarperCollins Children's Books, $4.95 (0-064-40462-5).

Paulsen, Gary. The Haymeadow . Illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen. 1994. Yearling Books, $4.99 (0-440-40923-3).

Peck, Robert Newton. Cowboy Ghost . 2000. HarperCollins Children's Books, $4.95 (0-064-40750-0).

Reaver, Chap. A Little Bit Dead . 1994. Dell Publishing Company, $3.99 (0-440-21910-8).

Riefe, Barbara. Against All Odds: The Lucy Scott Mitchum Story . 2000. Tor Books, $5.99 (0-812-55522-8).

Savage, Candace. Cowgirls . 1996. Ten Speed Press, $22.95 (0-898-15830-3).

Schaefer, Jack. Shane . 1983. Bantam Starfire, $5.99 (0-553-27110-5).

Watson, Larry. Montana 1948 . 1993, Pocket Books, $12.00 (0-671-50703-6).

Wister, Owen. The Virginian . 1998. Forge, $4.99 (0-812-58040-0).