Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

1997  Top 10

These books are recommended for young adults ages twelve through eighteen. (Quotes are from teen reviewers.)

BRIAN'S WINTER by Gary Paulsen
What if Brian hadn't been rescued?

DOG BREED HANDBOOK SERIES by Bruce Fogle
Check out the photos and facts about many different breeds of dogs.

FALLING UP by Shel Silverstein
"A good book to read on a bad day."

HARD TIME: A REAL LIFE LOOK AT JUVENILE CRIME AND VIOLENCE by Janet Bode
Who is innocent and who is guilty?

HURRICANES: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST STORMS
These storms are destructive, powerful, unpredictable, terrifying, and fascinating.

INSIDE THE BODY by Anita Ganeri
Lift the flaps and explore the hidden layers of your body.

SMALL STEPS: THE YEAR I GOT POLIO by Peg Kehret
She's twelve years old and suddenly paralyzed.

THE ULTIMATE SPY BOOK by H. Keith Melton
The tools of the trade for the REAL James Bonds are described.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM adapted by Bruce Coville
"I never knew how good his (Shakespeare's)books were. The pictures are magnificent."

YUCK!: A BIG BOOK OF LITTLE HORRORS by Robert Snedden
Do you know what's sleeping in your bed?

Quick Picks were selected by a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

The complete list of 1997 Quick Picks can be found in ALA's Guide to Best Reading 1997, an interdepartmental project of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association, and Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.