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As of March 1, 2005, 26 books have been nominated for Best Books for Young
Adults. New nominations are posted on the first of each month throughout the

For information about Best Books for Young Adults including policies and
procedures and the complete list of nominations, please visit the YALSA BBYA
website at:

Nominations from the field are encouraged. Books must be published between
Sept. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2005 to be eligible for BBYA.

Thank you.

Lynn Rutan
Chair, BBYA 2006
Macatawa Bay School
Holland, MI

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Prom. Penguin Group USA/Viking, 2005. $16.99.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow.
Scholastic/Scholastic Nonfiction, 2005. $19.95. (0-439-35379-3).

Block, Francesca Lia. Necklace of Kisses. HarperCollins, 2005. $21.95.

Bruchac, Joseph. Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War
Two. Penguin Group USA/Dial, 2005. $16.99. (0-8037-2921-9).

Castellucci, Cecil. Boy Proof. Candlewick Press, 2005. $15.99.

Corbet, Robert. Shelf Life. Walker & Company, 2005. $16.95. (0-8027-8959-5).

Cummings, Priscilla. Red Kayak. Penguin Group USA/Dutton Books, September
2004. $15.99. (0-525-47317-3).

Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Penguin Group USA/Dutton Books, 2005.
$15.99. (0-525-47506-0).

Koontz, Trixie. Life is Good!: Lessons in Joyful Living. Yorkville Press,
November 2004. $17.95. (0-9729427-7-7).

Lane, Dakota. The Orpheus Obsession. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books,
2005. $16.99. (0-06-074173-2).

Lester, Julius. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue. Hyperion Books for
Children/Jump at the Sun, 2005. $15.99. (0-7868-0490-4).

Levithan, David. Are We There Yet? Random House Children's Books/Alfred A.
Knopf, 2005. $15.95. (0-375-82846-X).

MacCullough, Carolyn. Stealing Henry. Roaring Brook Press, 2005. $16.95.

Martino, Alfred C.. Pinned. Harcourt Inc., 2005. $17. (0-15-205355-7).

McNaughton, Janet. The Secret Under My Skin. HarperCollins/EOS, 2005.
$15.99. (0-06-008989-X).

Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight: A Novel. Little, Brown and Company/Megan Tingley
Books, 2005. $17.99. (0-316-16017-2).

Nelson, Marilyn. Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem. Front Street,
November 2004. $16.95. (1-932425-12-8).

Patterson, James. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Little, Brown and
Company, 2005. $16.99. (0-316-15556-x).

Pearson, Mary E.. A Room on Lorelei Street. Henry Holt, 2005. $16.95.

Peters, Julie Anne. Far from Xanadu. Little, Brown and Company/Megan Tingley
Books, 2005. $16.99. (0-316-15881-X).

Sittenfeld, Curtis. Prep: A Novel. Random House, 2005. $21.95.

Spillebeen, Geert. Kipling's Choice. Houghton Mifflin Company Books for
Children, 2005. $16. (0-618-43124-1).

Stein, Tammar. Light Years: A Novel. Random House Children's Books/Alfred A.
Knopf, 2005. $15.95. (0-375-83023-5).

Updale, Eleanor. Montmorency on the Rocks: Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer?
Scholastic/Orchard Books, 2005. $16.95. (0-439-60676-4).

Yolen, Jane and Adam Stemple. Pay the Piper: A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale. Tom
Doherty Associates/Starscape, 2005. $16.95. (0-765-31158-5).

Zusak, Markus. I am the Messenger. Random House Children's Books/Alfred A.
Knopf, 2005. $16.95. (0-375-83099-5).

Cindy Dobrez
BBYA 2006 Administrative Assistant
Harbor Lights School Library
3600 N. 152nd Ave.
Holland, MI 49424

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