Books for the Teen Age 2006
About the Cover Design
Each year The New York Public Library sponsors a citywide competition to design the cover of Books for the Teen Age. The cover art for Books for the Teen Age 2006 was created by Darryl Davis, an art student at SoBRO, South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. He is a 10th grader at Samuel Gompers Career and Technical Education High School, Bronx.
13 Little Blue Envelopes
Maureen Johnson | Harper Collins
Mysterious letters from Ginny’s dead aunt jets her across the Atlantic on a scavenger hunt of self-discovery.
Black and White
Paul Volponi | Viking
Eddie and Marcus are best friends on the court, until Eddie pulls the trigger and Marcus takes the rap.
Cecil Castellucci | Candlewick
Driven, determined, obsessive Victoria discovers that life as a recluse is more than tough: it’s painful.
Jeanne Du Prau | Greenwillow
Duff has 6 days to drive from Virginia to California in a jalopy and nothing goes smoothly.
Day of Tears
Julius Lester | Jump at the Sun
Pierce Butler’s mounting gambling debts pushed him to auction those enslaved on his Georgia plantation in 1859.
The Diary of Pelly D
L.J. Adlington | Greenwillow
Reading Pelly’s diary changes what Tony thought he knew about the war his side won.
David Bodanis | Crown
The stories of the people who discovered the force that holds the universe together.
Eyes with Winged Thoughts
Gordon Parks | Atria
A master artist with words and images explores emotions and issues.
Elizabeth Royte | Little, Brown and Company
Setting out from a Brooklyn apartment to find the places where all of our trash ends up.
The Highest Tide
While looking into the waters near his home, Miles discovers unique specimens that lead to his transformation from undersized outsider to teen prophet in the eyes of some of his neighbors.
If We Kiss
Rachel Vail | HarperCollins
When Charlie’s dreams of a first kiss are fulfilled.
Chris Lynch | Gennie Seo Books/Atheneum
The way Keir sees it, he’s a good guy, not a rapist.
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth
Elizabeth Partridge | Viking
An icon emerges as a human being, complete with wondrous creativity and flaws.
Shannon Okey | Watson-Guptill
Learn knitting basics and then create a cool scarf, hat or even legwarmers.
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls
Amateur sleuth, Lulu Dark vows to track down the thief who stole her precious designer knock-off purse and make them pay.
Scott Westerfeld | Simon Pulse
Tally realizes that there is far more to being pretty than she ever expected.
A Really Nice Prom Mess
Brian Sloan | Simon & Schuster
Closeted Cameron’s prom plans with his boyfriend go down in flames in less than twelve hours.
Predator fall for prey, human falls for vampire.
We B* Girlz
Nika Kramer Cooper and Martha Rokafella | Candlewick
Photos and words document an international portrait of hip hop B-girls who are athletic and powerful freestyle dancers.
The Witch’s Boy
Michael Gruber | HarperTempest
Imagine if your name was Lump and your mother was a witch.