Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

About the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
The list is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose of this list is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

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2013 Selection(s)

Awkward Family Pet Photos

Author: Bender, Mike; Chernack, Doug. Publisher: Random House/Three River Press, 2011.

Family portraits are awkward. Family pet portraits are hilarious.

Diary of Creepy-Ass Dolls

Author: Brooks, Stacey Leigh. Publisher: Krause Publications, 2012.

These are the dolls that nightmares are made of.

Fail Harder:Ridiculous Illustrations of Epic Fails

Author: failblog.org community. Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011.

When things go hilariously wrong.

K is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice

Author: John, Jory and Monsen, Avery. Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2012.

Not your typical alphabet book.

Photobombed!: Making Bad Pictures Great and Good Pictures Awesomely Bad

Author: Jenkins, Beverly. Publisher: Sourcebooks, 2012.

A guaranteed double-take!

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood

Author: Kyi, Tanya Lloyd. Publisher: Rolston, Steve. Annick Press, 2012.

Everything there is to know about blood.

The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills That Will Get You Out Alive

Author: Johnson, Rich. Publisher: Weldon Owen, 2012.

Epic guide to keep you alive.


2013 Selection(s)

Alien Investigation: Searching for the Truth About UFOs and Aliens

Author: Halls, Kelly Milner. Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Inc./Millbrook Press, 2012.

Are they out there?

Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight into the Final Frontier

Author: Briggs, Amy. Publisher: National Geographic, 2012.

Angry Birds meet NASA.

Weird But True! Stupid Criminals: 150 Brainless Baddies Busted, plus Wacky Facts

Author: National Geographic. Publisher: National Geographic, 2012.

What were they thinking?