Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Nominations Round-Up, Winter

Each quarter, the Selected Lists teams compile the titles that have been officially nominated to date. These books have been suggested by the team or through the title suggestion form, read by multiple members of the team, and received approval to be designated an official nomination. At the end of the year, the final list … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Nominations Round-Up, Winter

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of The Missing Passenger by Jack Heath

The Missing Passenger by Jack HeathSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/Simon & SchusterPublication Date: February 23, 2021ISBN: 978-1534449893 A plane with no passengers crashes in his hometown and Jarli quickly finds himself in the middle of a mystery. When he gets suspicious of the police working the case and learns that no one can … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of The Missing Passenger by Jack Heath

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Hide and Don’t Seek and Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi

Hide and Don’t Seek and Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi. Art by Carolina GodinaQuill Tree Books/HarperCollins PublishersPublication Date: August 3, 2021ISBN: 978-0063026957  This collection of “all types of” short stories includes twenty short texts ranging from one to eighteen pages in length. Text message exchanges, letters, a script, poetry, and traditional prose … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Hide and Don’t Seek and Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Sink or Swim by Tash McAdam

Sink or Swim by Tash McAdamOrca Soundings/Orca Book Publishers Publication Date: August 17, 2021ISBN: 978-1459828513 Bass and his adventurous new girlfriend Rosie skip school for a joyride on a boat. As a storm rolls in and their boat becomes damaged, the pair must find their way to a deserted island and fend for themselves. Bess is … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Sink or Swim by Tash McAdam

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, Art by Juliana Moon

Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, Art by Juliana MoonEtch/Clarion Books  Publication Date: January 5, 2021ISBN: 978-0358299523 After her mom gets a new job, thirteen-year-old Karen moves to Greece to live with her dad Zed. Her new home and school, Mt. Olympus Junior High, seems a little strange, but fun, until people … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, Art by Juliana Moon

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Sunkissed by Kasie West

Sunkissed by Kasie WestDelacorte/Penguin Random House Publication Date: May 5, 2021ISBN: 978-0593176269 Avery is spending the summer at a camping resort with her family, which isn’t quite the “adventure” her dad promised but does give her some much-needed space from drama at home. It also allows her to focus on discovering who she is and what … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Sunkissed by Kasie West

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen

Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel MakonnenScholastic Press Publication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 978-1338665857  Yared Heywat lives a lonely, meagre life with his Uncle Moti and his bionic lioness Besa as his only companions. But when Yared’s forced to sign into his favorite augmented reality game with his real name, he … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of A-Okay by Jarad Greene

A-Okay by Jarad GreeneHarperCollins Children’s Books/Harper AlleyPublication Date: 11/2/2021ISBN: 978-0063032842 Jay is in eighth grade and suddenly he has acne. He doesn’t really think anything of it until there are pimples all over his face. In consultation with a couple doctors, Jay tries various treatments (which don’t really work) until he’s finally put on a … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of A-Okay by Jarad Greene

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of That Weekend by Kara Thomas

That Weekend by Kara ThomasPenguin Random House/Delacorte PressPublication Date: July 29, 2021ISBN: 978-1524718367 Claire wakes up in a hospital with no memory and is shocked to learn that her two best friends are missing. They had all gone camping that past weekend and Claire quickly becomes a suspect as the only surviving member of said … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of That Weekend by Kara Thomas

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hard Wood by Sugar Rodgers

They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hard Wood by Sugar RodgersBlack Sheep/Akashic BooksPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 978-1617759710 WNBA All-Star Sugar Rodgers shares her story of growing up, poverty, family life, school, sports, friends, and how she eventually shaped a successful career as a professional basketball player for herself.  … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2022) Featured Review of They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hard Wood by Sugar Rodgers