One of the most wonderful feelings is stumbling across a book that you’ve never heard about before. The tastiest way to find an exciting new book is, of course, in a library or bookstore. However for most of us our new book discoveries happen through the internet.
Whether your book discovery happens in a bookstore, a library or online, nothing beats that glorious sense of anticipation. That itch to have the book in your hands, to open the cover for the first time.
As educators, librarians, parents, creators and others committed to children’s and young adult literature, our excitement is not always for us, but for the young people in our lives. We yearn to place irresistible, powerful new books in their hands and hearts.
The purpose of this new spot on the CTTCB website is to share booklists and individual titles of books you may not know exist. These may be new books, or books that have rested quietly in the shadows and are now coming back into focus.
It is our hope that our suggestions help you find unexpected inspiration and joy between the pages of a newly discovered book.