2009 MUST READS: Children's and YA

Here we should recommend to each other the TOP TOP titles for children and YA. Remember: only those that really deserve everyone's attention should be listed :)
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254 books · 782 voters · list created April 10th, 2009 by Roxanne Hsu Feldman (votes) .
17 likes · 
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Roxanne Hsu 1523 books
349 friends
Monica 2525 books
746 friends
Laura 3853 books
72 friends
GraceAnne 1426 books
267 friends
Tim 3304 books
136 friends
Karlan 1014 books
173 friends
Tamora 2722 books
4519 friends
Betsy 1997 books
1734 friends

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message 1: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Oops. My bad. I didn't realize it was 2009 books.


message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Are we putting books on here that aren't out yet? I thought this is for what is currently out and what others have already read and feel is good. I agree Catching Fire is probibly going to be amazing but since it's not out yet i don't think we should vote on it.


message 3: by Karlan (new)

Karlan Will 2008 titles be eliminated? I assumed so and refrained from voting for them.
Karlan


message 4: by elissa (last edited Apr 17, 2009 07:58AM) (new)

elissa Any goodreads librarian can delete titles from a list, so I deleted a few of the most glaring errors (books absolutely published before 2009). It looks like this is going to be a misunderstood list, though, and that some people aren't going to understand that it's only for books published this year. The person who created the list should have said the "TOP TOP titles for children and YA published in 2009" to make it absoultely clear, unless they really do want a list of books that they should read in 2009!


message 5: by elissa (new)

elissa I took THE HUNGER GAMES, a 2008 title off, and 15 min later it's back on. It's my personal favorite 2008 title, so I can't bring myself to delete it again if this list is going to have titles published in other years. Since I didn't create the list, I don't want to edit the description, but it might help if the list creator did!


message 6: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Ruth I agree that Hunger Games shouldn't be on the list, since it was published in 2008. I'm a Goodreads librarian and would remove it, but I don't see how to do that.


message 7: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Ruth I finally figured out how to remove books, and I removed The Hunger Games, since it's not a 2009 book. I agree that we shouldn't be adding books to the list that we haven't read, but I'm reluctant to remove Catching Fire in case someone has an early ARC.


message 8: by DaNae (new)

DaNae You might want remove the other 2008 titles.


message 9: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Ruth Ok, I removed the following books, which were published in 2007 or 2008:
The Graveyard Book
10,000 Dresses
How to Build a House
The Kindling of GreenFyr
Zorgamazoo
Big Fat Manifesto

Everyone: please try to make sure that the books you vote for are 2009 books, since that's the title of this list. Thanks.


message 10: by DaNae (new)

DaNae Thanks, the list makes much more sense now.


message 11: by Keely (new)

Keely I can't figure out how to add books, I'd Love to add The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, it comes out in Sept and is really amazing -- I read the galley. I also agree regrettably the Hunger Games and the Graveyard Book and anything else from 2008 shouldn't be up unless we're just recommending YAs we adore in general.


message 12: by elissa (new)

elissa Keely~On the right side of the list, there's a box below "find/add books to list". You just look it up and then vote on it. When I type in Ask Answer Ness, it comes up right away.


message 13: by Keely (new)

Keely elissa wrote: "Keely~On the right side of the list, there's a box below "find/add books to list". You just look it up and then vote on it. When I type in Ask Answer Ness, it comes up right away."

Thanks :-)


message 14: by elissa (new)

elissa You're welcome. :)


message 15: by Mokamonkey (new)

Mokamonkey Kelly wrote: "Are we putting books on here that aren't out yet? I thought this is for what is currently out and what others have already read and feel is good. I agree Catching Fire is probibly going to be ama..."

Even though Catching Fire isn't out, many have read it in ARC format. So it's valid to add it.


message 16: by Colleengw (new)

Colleengw i love the hunter games!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being published in 2009:

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (2008)
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (2001)
A Certain Slant of Light, by Laura Whitcomb (2005)
The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness (2008)
Sacred Scars, by Kathleen Duey (2008)
The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson (2001)
Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction (2008)


message 18: by Cecil (new)

Cecil how do you read books on here?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm not sure what you mean, Cecil.


message 20: by Ava (new)

Ava Styles ✓



message 21: by Meghana (new)

Meghana Talluri Cecil wrote: "how do you read books on here?"

I don't think you can.


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