Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers


Aitkens, Maggi. Kerry, a Teenage Mother. 1994. illus. Lerner, $14.21 (0-8225-2556-9).

Alicea, Gil C. The Air Down Here: True Tales of a South Bronx Boyhood. Chronicle, $14.95 (0-8118-1048-8).

Ballinger, Erich. Monster Manual: A Complete Guide to Your Favorite Creatures. 1994. illus. Lerner, $14.21 (0-8225-0722-6).

Bode, Janet. Trust & Betrayal: Real Life Stories of Friends and Enemies. Delacorte, $15.95(0-385-32105-8).

Brandenburg, Jim. An American Safari. illus. Walker, $16.95 (0-8027-8319-8).

Chaiet, Donna. Staying Safe on Dates. illus. Rosen, $16.95 (0-8239-1862-9).

Cheney, Glenn Alan. Teens with Physical Disabilities: Real-life Stories of Meeting the Challenges. illus. Enslow, $17.95 (0-89490-625-9)..

Coleman, Lori. Fundamental Soccer. illus. Lerner, $14.96 (0-8225-3451-7).

Cumming, Robert. Annotated Art. illus. Dorling Kindersley, $22.95 (1-56458-848-3).

Dicks, Ian and Hawcock, David. Unwrap the Mummy. illus. Random, $20 (0-679-87028-8).

Erlbach, Arlene. Video Games. illus. Lerner, $14.21 (0-8225-2389-2).

Herzog, Brad. HoopMania! The Jam-packed Book of Basketball Trivia. illus. Bantam, paper, $3.99 (0-553-48308-0).

Johnson, Anne. Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles. illus. Klutz, $19.95 (1-57054-018-7).

Maisner, Heather. The Magic Globe: An Around-the-World Adventure Game. illus. Candlewick, $12.95 (1-56402-445-8)

Maisner, Heather. The Magic Hourglass: A Time-Travel Adventure Game. illus. Candlewick, $12.95 (1-56402-446-6).

Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire. illus. Scholastic, $16.95 (0-590-47267-4).

Pellowski, Michael Morgan. The Art of Making Comic Books. illus. Lerner, $14.96 (0-8225-2304-3).

Platt, Richard. Pirate. illus. Knopf, $17 (0-679-87255-8).

Porter, Cheryl. Gross Grub: Wretched Recipes That Look Very Yucky but Taste Yummy. illus. Random, paper, $4.99 (0-679-86693-0).

Posey, Carl. Big Book of Weirdos. illus. DC Comics/Paradox, paper $12.95 (1-56389-180-8).

Power, Vicki. Vanity. illus. Watts, $14.42 (0-531-14356-2).

Putnam, James and Pemberton, Jeremy. Amazing Facts about Ancient Egypt. Abrams, $9.95 (0-8109-1953-2).

Salinger, Adrienne. In My Room: Teenagers in Their Bedrooms. illus. Chronicle, $16.95 (0-8118-0796-7).

Schleifer, Jay. Daytona: Thunder at the Beach! Silver Burdett/Crestwood, $15.95 (0-89686-818-4).

Shepherd, Sandy. Myths and Legends from around the World. Macmillan, $17.95 (0-02-762355-6).

Steiger, Sherry Hansen and Steiger, Brad. Mysteries of Animal Intelligence. illus. TOR, paper, $4.99 (0-812-55191-5).

Talbot, John. It's for You: An Amazing Picture-Puzzle Book. Dutton, $16.99 (0-525-45402-0).

Taylor, Barbara. Arctic & Antarctic. Knopf, $17 (0-679-87257-4)..

Taylor-Gerdes, Elizabeth. Straight Up! A Teenager's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Life. 1994. illus. Lindsey, paper, $12.95 (1-885242-00-X).

Vancil Mark. NBA Basketball Basics. illus. Sterling, $16.95 (0-8069-0927-7).

Williams, Marcia. The Adventures of Robin Hood. illus. Candlewick, $17.95 (1-56402-535-7).

Wilson, Hugo. The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle. Dorling Kindersley, $39.95 (0-7894-0150-9).


Anderson, Wayne. The Perfect Match. illus. Dorling Kindersley, $14.95 (0-7894-0157-6).

Applegate, Katherine. Sharing Sam. Bantam, paper, $3.50 (0-553-56660-1).

Banyai, Istvan. Re-Zoom. illus. Viking, $13.99 (0-670-86392-0).

Bates, Michael. Reckless. Bantam, paper, $3.99 (0-553-56694-6).

Brown, Susan M. You're Dead, David Borelli. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Jean Karl, $15 (0-689-31959-2).

Burks, Brian. Runs With Horses. Harcourt, $11 (0-15-200264-2); paper, $5 (0-15-200264-9).

Cat-Dogs and Other Tales of Horror. Ed. by A. Finnis. Scholastic, paper, $3.50 (0-590-22292-9).

Cofer, Judith Ortiz. An Island like You: Stories of the Barrio. Orchard/Melanie Kroupa, $15.95 (0-531-06897-8).

Cole, Sheila. What Kind of Love? Diary of a Pregnant Teenager. Lothrop, $15 (0-688-12848-3).

Cooney, Caroline. Flash Fire. Scholastic, $14.95 (0-590-25253-4).

Cormier, Robert. In the Middle of the Night. Delacorte, $15.95 (0-385-32158-9).

Coville, Bruce. Into the Land of the Unicorns. 1994. Scholastic, $13.95 (0-590-45955-4).

Crutcher, Chris. Ironman. Greenwillow, $15 (0-688-13503-X).

Deaver, Julie Reece. Chicago Blues. HarperCollins, $14.95 (0-06-024675-8).

Dexter, Catherine. Alien Game. Morrow, $15 (0-688-11332-X).

Galloway, Priscilla. Truly Grim Tales. Delacorte, $10.95 (0-385-32200-3).

Geary, Rick. Jack the Ripper. illus. NBM, $14.95 (1-56163-124-8).

Goldman, E. M. The Night Room. Viking, $14.99 (0-670-85838-2).

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Running Out of Time. Simon & Schuster, $15 (0-689-80084-3).

Hahn, Mary Downing. Look for Me by Moonlight. Clarion, $13.95 (0-395-69843-X).

Hall, Barbara. The House across the Cove. Dell/Laurel-Leaf, paper, $3.99 (0-440-21938-8).

Jennings, Paul. Unbearable! More Bizarre Stories. Viking, $14.99 (0-670-86262-2).

Kehret, Peg. Danger at the Fair. Dutton/Cobblehill, $14.99 (0-525-65182-9).

Lester, Julius. Othello. Scholastic, $12.95 (0-590-41967-6).

Lynch, Chris. Slot Machine. HarperCollins, $13.95 (0-06-023584-5).

McCants, William D. Much Ado about Prom Night. Harcourt/Browndeer, $11 (0-15-200083-6); paper, $5 (0-15-200081-X).

McDaniel, Lurlene. A Season for Goodbye. Bantam, paper, $3.99 (0-553-56265-7).

Miklowitz, Gloria. Past Forgiving. Simon & Schuster, $15 (0-671-88442-5).

Neenan, Colin. In Your Dreams. Harcourt, $11 (0-15-200885-3); paper, $5 (0-15-200884-5).

Peck, Richard. The Last Safe Place on Earth. Delacorte, $15.95 (0-385-32052-3).

Powell, Randy. Dean Duffy. Farrar, $15 (0-374-31754-2).

Randle, Kristen D. The Only Alien on the Planet. Scholastic, $14.95 (0-590-46309-8).

Scott, Michael. Gemini Game. 1994. Holiday, $14.95 (0-8234-1092-7).

Steele, Danielle. The Gift. 1994. Delacorte, $15 (0-385-31292-X).

Strasser, Todd. How I Changed My Life. Simon & Schuster, $16 (0-671-88415-8).

Taylor, Miriam. The Well. Dial, $14.99 (0-8037-1802-0).

Testa, Maria. Dancing Pink Flamingos and Other Stories. Lerner, $13.13 (0-8225-0738-2).

Thesman, Jean. Summerspell. Simon & Schuster, $15 (0-671-50130-5).

Vande Velde, Vivian. Companions of the Night. Harcourt/Jane Yolen, $17 (0-15-200221-9).

Veitch, Tom and Kennedy, Cam. Star Wars: Dark Empire. Dark Horse Comics, paper, $17.95 (1-56971-073-2).

Williams-Garcia, Rita. Like Sisters on the Homefront. Dutton/Lodestar, $14.99 (0-525-67465-9).

Yolen, Jane. Here There Be Witches. Harcourt, $17 (0-15-200311-8).

Zindel, Paul. The Doom Stone. HarperCollins, $14.95 (0-06-024726-6).

Zweifel, Karyn. Southern Vampires. 1995. Crane Hill, paper, $12.95 (1-881548-14-7).

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1996, Committee Members

Susan Rosenzweig, chair, consultant, Lincoln (RI); Naomi Angier, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR; Margaret Butzler, Bethel Park (PA) Public Library; Cynthia Glunt, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, OH; Nancy Haines, Barron G. Collier High School, Naples, FL; Andrew Hunter, Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC; Eva-Maria Lusk, Spokane County (WA) Library District; Lucy Marx, Louisville (KY) Free Public Library; Robert Paul, Jr., Sequoyah High School, Madisonville, TN; Adela Peskorz, Minneapolis (MN) Public Library; Rochelle Sides, Springville Road Regional, Birmingham, AL; and Stephanie Zvirin, Booklist consultant.