The Best New Children’s and Young Adult Books

Date(s) - 04/01/2014
10:30 am - 11:30 am



  • What’s new in children’s and YA books?
  • What are great new books for story times, programs, and book clubs?
  • What are the best ways to keep up with what’s new?

It’s an exciting time for children’s and young adult books, the fastest growing areas of publishing.  Terrific new writers and illustrators are entering the field while time-tested writers are creating some of the best books ever.  Nonfiction is in a golden age, with top-notch writing, research, visuals, and book design.  The area of young adult books is exploding, attracting adult readers as well as teens.

In this webinar, learn about what’s best in recent picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction. The program will cover resources for keeping up with what’s new and finding the best books for your collection and patrons through annual lists of best books, the wide variety of awards for youth books, popular blogs, and more.

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff working with children and young adults, literacy staff and volunteers, school librarians, directors, principals, library assistants, library school students, teachers, and reading teachers.

Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar. 

Kathleen Odean ~ Biography

Kathleen Odean, who was a youth librarian for 17 years in public and school libraries, gives day-long workshops on children’s and young adult books and Common Core nonfiction. She chaired the 2002 Newbery Award Committee and served on the Caldecott Award Committee. Her publications include Great Books for Girls (Ballantine, 2002) and Great Books about Things Kids Love (Ballantine, 2001). Kathleen reviews books for Kirkus, Teacher-Librarian and The Providence Journal.


Registration is closed for this event.