TIME magazine recently published their lists of Top 100 Young Adult & Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time. The lovely Candlewick Press has 6 titles on the Young Adult list – and they are pretty great and include some of our favourite books.
To celebrate, Candlewick Press is offering a pretty cool giveaway today: one winner wins a prize pack with paperback copies of The Tiger Rising and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane both by Kate DiCamillo, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Feed by M.T. Anderson and Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci.
The contest runs until January 31 11:59am EST. To enter, use the form below. Good luck!
Cynthia (Afterwritten)January 26, 2015 at 6:08 am
Oooh, that’s an interesting list! Strange to see that Every Day by David Levithan is on there but none of his other books… I like Every Day, but it’s not my favourite by him and he’s one of my favourite authors ever. I do think The Graveyard Book is pretty great, although my heart looks at that list and says “OBVIOUSLY HP IS THE BEST FOREVER AND EVER”, haha.
AngieJanuary 26, 2015 at 9:15 am
My favorite is The Knife of Never Letting Go. I loved the Chaos Walking trilogy!
CristyJanuary 26, 2015 at 9:33 am
I’m happy Tiger Rising made the list.
bethJanuary 26, 2015 at 9:52 am
My favorite is definitely The Giver
Kyla @ Carmel & KylaJanuary 26, 2015 at 10:19 am
Out of all books on the YA list, my definite favorite is The Hunger Games! I love Katniss and Peeta so much. Thanks for the giveaway, The Book Smugglers and Candlewick!
Melissa's Eclectic BookshelfJanuary 26, 2015 at 10:41 am
The Knife of Never Letting Go! I love Ness!
Gerd DuernerJanuary 26, 2015 at 11:19 am
From the list I’d say “The lord of the rings”.
Jenna OJanuary 26, 2015 at 11:48 am
Boy proof is my favorite one!
LozzaJanuary 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm
On the YA list, the ones that made me sigh and go YESSSSS were A Wrinkle in Time, To Kill a Mockingbird, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Have I Loved, The Pigman, The Grey King, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and The Book of Three.
On the Children’s List, I actually have an almost-four-year-old who is at just the right age for most of these, and I think they did a great job with this list. There are a few major-award-winning children’s books that are beautiful and lovely for adults, but sometimes I think the people on the awards committee must not have ever actually sat down with a child and tried to read the book to them. In contrast, we’ve read almost everything on this list (a few things, like Amelia Bedelia, are aimed at slightly older kids) and he’s loved pretty much all of them. Frog + Toad 4EVA.
AllisonJanuary 26, 2015 at 12:48 pm
There are so many great titles on this list! And so many that I still need to read. 🙂
Paul MorrissJanuary 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm
The Chronicles of Narnia is my all time favourite
Heather SJanuary 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm
The Tiger Rising
Kelly W.January 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm
A Monster Calls
VeronicaJanuary 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm
I love Harry Potter and The Graveyard Book 😀
KaetheJanuary 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm
Wow, I’m really hard pressed to choose between The Chaos Walking series and His Dark Materials series.
But seriously, what the hell is up with that list? Why did no one who understands the term YA ever get to look at it?
Mary AnneJanuary 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm
I hate favorite choosing. I kept saying, “That one!” (A Wrinkle in Time.) “Or maybe that one.” (Anne of Green Gables.) And so on. “But definitely not that one.” (Twilight, really?) Maybe right at this exact second – Saffy’s Angel. I love books that give me the giggles, but still have so much more going for them.
MalihaJanuary 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm
I have always loved To Kill a Mockingbird… Powerful stuff.
Rachel GledhillJanuary 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm
I love A Monster Calls to bits and pieces.
MeghanJanuary 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm
Wow, so so so many good ones! And several that I have bought over the years, but not read yet. I have to go with Harry Potter although there were a bunch I could have easily chosen with no hesitation!
Lesley DJanuary 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm
There are so many great ones on that list, but The Golden Compass was always one of my favs. Thanks for the giveaway!
Priscilla and her BooksJanuary 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm
This is epic! My favourite YA book of all time is The Book Thief.
lisaJanuary 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm
A Wrinkle in Time, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, HP, The Golden Compass, The Sword in the Stone, Little Women, The Hobbit/LOTR, the Narnia books, The Book of Three: so many old favorites. The giveaway titles are new to me, so thanks for the chance to win.
SabrinaJanuary 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm
Code Name Verity! No doubt.
SabrinaJanuary 26, 2015 at 10:55 pm
Oh my lord… I can’t read. From the list, my favorite is Dogsbody. I love that book so, so much.
LexiJanuary 26, 2015 at 11:01 pm
That is a really odd list. I love Westing Game and DWJ but of all her books, I would not have picked Dogsbody. I’m sad MW Turner and the Queen’s Thief series did not make it.
MiraJanuary 27, 2015 at 12:08 am
That is a sad, sad list. Why are Matilda, Marry Poppins, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on that list; I read all of them in 2nd grade! The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is about a toy rabbit getting lost for goodness’ sake! (Could you honestly imagine any 13 year-old reading that?) Why were The Alchemyst and Twilight even considered??? And where are all the brilliant YA books such as Seraphina and The Folk Keeper and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe? Whoever wrote that list (1) has no idea what YA is and (2) is MUCH too reliant on the popularity of books. Have they even read any of them??? Damn, even I could make a better list. And I’m a random person on the internet.
Katrina T.January 27, 2015 at 8:22 am
Harry Potter. I’m one of those people who grew up reading a Harry Potter book each year. And I don’t know what my childhood reading life would have been like without this book. It’s such a great influence.
KatyJanuary 27, 2015 at 9:15 am
The Knife of Never Letting Go or A Monster Calls are my favorites.
Katrina FJanuary 27, 2015 at 10:28 am
This is so difficult. I’m going to go by sheer number of times I’ve read a book on the list: I read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe once a month for several years when I was a kid and teen. It was my mum’s copy from when she was a girl, so it did not survive the love. 🙁
Amanda LeeJanuary 27, 2015 at 11:44 am
So many amazing titles! Choosing a favorite is like tearing my heart apart- A Wrinkle in Time, Harry Potter, The Golden Compass, To Kill a Mockingbird… some of the titles I may not agree with, but so many good choices as well.
HebeJanuary 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm
I wouldn’t call it a YA novel, but of the books on the list The Lord of the Rings< is definitely my favourite. The Golden Compass is good, too, and actually YA.
ElizabethJanuary 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm
I haven’t read ANY of them yet, but I really want to!
Nicole RJanuary 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm
I adore ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ with all my heart!
BookwormiousJanuary 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm
I am most interested in The Knife of Never Letting Go!
KelleyJanuary 27, 2015 at 11:37 pm
So many awesome books. . . But I can’t help but love Harry potter the best
ValeriaJanuary 28, 2015 at 4:36 am
I think my favourite book can be only something that I reread multiple times, so it’ll be Harry Potter!
Nikki EgertonJanuary 28, 2015 at 8:06 am
The Book Thief stole my heart when I read it and I’ve never gotten it back since, so that would be my pick
Kirsten!January 28, 2015 at 5:36 pm
My favorite from the list is probably Wrinkle in Time. Or the Graveyard Book. But Boxers & Saints was excellent too… so a three-way tie between those 😛
EmilyJanuary 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm
I am pretty much in love with Candlewick Press and everything they do.
EmilyJanuary 28, 2015 at 7:58 pm
But my favorite is probably The Knife of Never Letting Go.
Becky C.January 29, 2015 at 9:36 am
A Monster Calls was great!
Katharine OJanuary 29, 2015 at 8:19 pm
Favorite? No fair! I’ll narrow it to five: The Hobbit, Mary Poppins, The Mixed-Up Files, Jacob Have I Loved and Harry Potter. So many good choices!
AxieJanuary 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm
I BAWLED reading A Monster Calls. I remember the moment, too…I was lying in my loft bed in my no-heat New York apartment at like midnight while it was storming outside…and I was just crying and crying. Weirdly, it was a happy moment.
AnonymousJanuary 30, 2015 at 10:06 am
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 🙂
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LesleyFebruary 7, 2015 at 5:48 am
I did not know about TIME magazines list of Top 100 Young Adult & Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time. Thanks. I am looking forward to checking it out and also your articles
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