Do you remember your first book crush? You know, the first time a book completely captured your imagination, transported you to a magical place, or introduced you to a lifelong friend you will never forget? In Book Crush, popular librarian and reading enthusiast Nancy Pearl reminds us why we fell for reading in the first place—how completely consuming and life-changing a good book can be. Pearl offers more than 1,000 crush-worthy books organized into over 100 recommended reading lists aimed at youngest, middle-grade, and teen readers. From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Pearl has developed more smart and interesting thematic lists of books to enjoy.
Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s not, and what’s going to hold their interest? Popular librarian Nancy Pearl points the way in Book Crush.
About the Author
Nancy Pearl created the program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book," which has spread across America and around the world. She talks about books and reading on NPR’s "Morning Edition" and on other public radio stations. Pearl teaches at the University of Washington and inspires readers across the country. She is the author of several books, including Book Lust, More Book Lust, and George & Lizzie. Pearl lives in Seattle with her husband.
"A self-confessed ‘readaholic,’ Pearl lets us benefit from her addiction. May she never seek recovery." –Booklist
"Read this, then go get a good book" –Christian Science Monitor