Judy B. (Our Lead Children's Buyer) Recommends

Boy Nobody by Alan Zadoff

"Zadoff has written a teen spy novel whose 17-year-old protagonist is just called Boy. He was taken from his home at an early age and programmed to be an efficient and unquestioning killer...What a great read!" ~Judy


The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

"There is plenty of action, mystery,  and romance, and a book you won't want to put down.  And the end will make you want to read the next in the Trilogy, Independent Study by Charbonneau, due out January 2014." ~Judy


The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

"I found this novel to be addictive—you don't have to love sci-fi to keep the pages turning. It's a masterpiece of tension: there is heart-pounding action and gut-wrenching decisions to be made. There are characters that Cassie and the reader are just not sure of. I found this to be an exciting new read in teen fiction." ~ Judy


Nightsong by Ari Berk, illustrated by Loren Long 

"Each word, each picture conveys the need for us all to take a deep breath, trust our innate sense, and just jump into the unknown.  Loren Long's body of artwork is incredible and always adds to the text in such a way that we really can see Chiro's brave journey through the dark." ~Judy B.

Find the latest TC Staff Recommendations Between the Covers.


Boy Nobody Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316199681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

The Testing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547959108
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 4th, 2013

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The 5th Wave Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399162411
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

Nightsong Cover Image
By Ari Berk, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416978862
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012