More NBA Books

While I was reading for the National Book Awards, I came across a number of books that I thought were really fantastic, but which for whatever reason didn’t wind up among the five nominees. I’ve been wanting to share them with you, but it wasn’t cool to do so while being a judge. But now that the awards are all awarded, I’m allowed to say my piece.

Note that these books are personal faves, and don’t reflect in any way the deliberations of the judges. They’re just great books that I want to blog about. So without further ado, let me recommend . . .


Robot Dreams is a graphic novel by Sara Varon. Although it’s basically wordless, it tells one of the most moving stories about friendship I’ve ever read. It’s about keeping and losing friends, and how change can be both melancholy and joyful. Although it looks like a kid’s picture book, it’s really for anyone.

The art in Robot Dreams is fantastic, in the sense of taking you to another world. The book is that rare mix of funny and mysterious, soulful and effervescent. You should definitely give it a read.

In other news, Uglies has been nominated for Amazon’s Best Books for Teens of 2007. It’s a list of customer favorites, and includes Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, and Al Gore! That’s not bad company.

Go vote for your favorites right here.

276 thoughts on “More NBA Books

  1. thanx! i had trouble drawing flyboy—the first version was scary and his hair too pointy. then i drew like 80 more unsuccesful ones b4 i got it right. school = boring.
    he looks kinda skaterish now. which could make sense, i think. i could see jonathan as a skater.
    glad u ppl like my picturez!

    i just added like a million articles 2 the midnighters wiki, all the people and darklings and the blue time and stuff.
    tired me out. i go sleep now.

  2. Lizzy-wa: you click the tab at the top of the screen that has the “+” sign on it. then you can fill out the heading and leave your message in the larger box below the heading box.

  3. Dont be happy about it. Every stinkin time you get it tightened, you enad up eating soup… me! URG, i hate soup, well if you ate it for 3 day you would to, SO DONT GIVE ME THAT LOOK!

  4. I finish Touching Darkness and it was so good. I loved the ending. I have to get Blue Noon now. I wish there was a book store closer to my house! The nearest one is like 25 minutes away. 😈

  5. oh. i HATE my braces. and because both my mom and dad work, everytime they say “we’ll need to set an appointment for sometime in six weeks,” my mom ends up making an appointment nine weeks later cause she cant fit it into her schedule. im ending up having to wear them for 3 years instead of only 1 and a /2. *really big sigh*.

    -Lizzy-wa OUT! 🙁

  6. this morning i wake up, and there is a picture on my floor. it has a pumpkin with the simbol for pi. the caption below it says pumpkin pi.

  7. soo pumpkin math teacher made us do that last year.. uno pie..i did a pig pi…(like poop)..others did like cow pis and apple and cherry ans stuff like that.. <3..iwas a fun activity though

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