New Books for Young Readers

New Books for Young Readers is an annotated list of new trade books that have been read and evaluated on the basis of their appeal and appropriateness for young people from age three to young adult. The list is arranged by the level - preschool, primary, intermediate or adolescent - for which the book is judged by the reviewers to be most appropriate, and then alphabetically by author within each level. Genres and books from parallel cultures and other countries are indicated. The prices reported are those that appear on the books for review. Many of the reviews in the final publication first appear in the preliminary book list that is presented during the oral review of new books during the annual Book Week program sponsored every October by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota.

New Books for Young Readers is supported by the CEHD Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota; the Julie M. Jensen Endowment for Language Arts Education, honoring Professors Naomi C. Chase and Robert Dykstra; and by all the trade book publishers who send their books for our consideration.

Review for us

If you like to read children’s and young adult books and have experience sharing books with young people, we are always adding to our pool of reviewers. Reviewers must be able to come to 125 Peik Hall on the U of MN East Bank campus during business hours to select and return review books. Reviews of worthy books are unsigned and edited by Marek Oziewicz. Just fill out this form to apply to join us.

Foreword and credits, 2013

Edited by Marek Oziewicz, University of Minnesota

Reviews by:
Lauren Causey, Becky Rapport, Aimee Rogers, and Tracy Preece