REALITY BOY is a Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and SLJ Book of the year 2013!
We're pretty stoked around here.
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Reality Boy - Available NOW.
A Kirkus Best Book of 2013, A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013, A Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon Best Books for October, Winter 2013-2014 Kids' Indie Next List Top Ten, 2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog Title, A 2014 Tayshas High School Top Ten Reading List Pick...
“Timely, incisive, compassionate. All of A.S. King’s novels are must-reads.”—Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook
“A.S. King at her best, and maybe then some. This book is tough and funny and smart as hell.”—Chris Crutcher, author of Period 8 and Whale Talk
Ask the Passengers - Available at fine booksellers. Paperback coming 9/10/13
A 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize Winner, 2013 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Honor book, A 2013 Carolyn W. Field Award Winner, 2013 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices pick, A 2012 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, A 2013 Capitol Choices book, An ALA GLBTRT Rainbow List Top Ten pick, A Kirkus Best Book of 2012, A School Library Journal Best Book of 2012, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012, A Library Journal Best Books 2012: Young Adult Literature for Adults book, Six starred trade reviews, A Fall 2012 Junior Library Guild Selection, A Fall 2012 Indie Next List Pick, A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick...
“So special and perfect and true and right. . . I'll hold it in my heart forever.”—Lauren Myracle, author of Shine
Monica Never Shuts Up
A dozen stories featuring a mouthful of lottery tickets, a giant cow, two yachts, a six-pack of Fresca, and Monica, who never shuts up.
"King continues to expertly plumb the lovely numbness of a young person struck by emotional paralysis. ... Another thoughtful, and often breathtaking achievement."--Booklist (starred)
Everybody Sees the Ants - Available at fine booksellers.
2012 ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults pick, Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, Six Starred Reviews, A Junior Library Guild Selection, A 2012 Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, A Cybils Award Finalist, An Andre Norton Award Nominee, a Pennsylvania School Librarian Association's 2011 Top 40 List....
"Funny and serious all at once in a way that only a great, enduring book can be." --Francisco X. Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World
"Read this book!"--James Patterson, bestselling author of the Maximum Ride and Witch & Wizard series
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
(Printz Honor Book)
Michael L. Printz Honor Book 2011, A Junior Library Guild selection for Fall 2010, An Edgar Allen Poe Award nominee, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, Indie Next List Pick for Teens, Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens 2010, Cooperative Children's Book Center's CCBC Choices 2011. . .
“The book is deeply suspenseful and profoundly human.” --Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Brilliant. Funny. Really special." --Ellen Hopkins, author of NYT bestselling Crank, Glass and Tricks
The Dust of 100 Dogs
An Indie Next Pick, A Cybils Award Finalist, YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Pick...
"Undeniably original." --Booklist
"A remarkable and compelling story for readers seeking something out of the ordinary." --VOYA
"Exciting, fascinating, spellbinding.” --Heather Brewer, author of NYT Bestselling The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
Collections & Anthologies
When Liz and Reg find their dream house, they don’t expect to find Lois and her magical Fresca. Same as Deirdre doesn’t expect to find what she finds in the trash bin. Debra can’t help but send pieces of herself to her ex-husband same as Jim can’t help thinking about the pieces of men that are taken without permission.
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"Sometimes funny, sometimes painful, and thoroughly thought-provoking."--PW
"This is a fresh, smart collection with a can’t-lose subject."--Kirkus Reviews
A travesty. A violation. An ecstasy. A disappointment. An instant. A lie. A theft. A rite of passage. Whatever you call it, there's only one first time.
A.S. King, Melvin Burgess, Keith Gray, Patrick Ness, Anne Fine, Sophie McKenzie, Bali Rai, Jenny Valentine, Mary Hooper, and Andrew Smith. Some of today's leading international YA authors contributed to this hard-hitting collection of original short stories: some funny, some moving, some haunting but all revolving around the same subject—virginity.
Break These Rules
Middle grades and young adult authors speak candidly on the unspoken “rules” of adolescence in this collection of moving, inspiring, and often funny essays. This unique volume encourages readers to break with conformity and defy age-old, and typically inaccurate, orthodoxy—including such conventions as Boys can’t be gentle, kind, or caring; One must wear Abercrombie & Fitch in order to fit in; Girls should act like girls; and One must go to college after finishing high school.
With contributions from acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning young adult authors, this collection encourages individuality by breaking traditionally held norms, making it an ideal resource for tweens and teens.
Dear Bully Anthology
"This anthology of personal essays provides empathetic and heartfelt stories from each corner of the schoolyard: the bullied, the bystander and the bully himself are all represented. Their words will be a welcome palliative or a wise pre-emptive defense against the trials of adolescent social dynamics.”--The New York Times