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VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2016

This year’s list of high quality, middle grade nonfiction offers something for everyone. With Common Core increasing classroom focus on narrative nonfiction, research, and citing textual evidence, high quality, and high interest nonfiction is in high demand. From youth activists... (Continue reading)

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Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2015

Capturing the interest of middle school readers requires compelling stories with inspiring protagonists, and plots that spark emotion. Fortunately, this year we reviewed books that meet all of those criteria. Regardless of the genre, the 2015 Top Shelf nominations are... (Continue reading)

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The Perfect Tens 2015

With over 1,000 reviews in VOYA in print in 2015, our reviewers awarded only 40 titles (four percent) the Perfect Ten: A 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and a 5P for popularity (every young adult who reads... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2014

In a year of less abundant publications produced for curious young readers, the 2014 Nonfiction Honor List juxtaposes quality books as diverse as a survey of farm worker solidarity, the basics of philosophy and psychology, and encomiums to female scientists.... (Continue reading)

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VOYA Booklist Index

VOYA Magazine features annual booklist and themed booklists in every issue. The booklists are fantastic resources for collection development, building displays and booklists, and for readers advisory. This index is sorted by subject, but once downloaded can be sorted by... (Continue reading)

Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror 2014

VOYA presents the annual compilation of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books for teens that our reviewers have given top ratings. All titles have been awarded a 5Q for quality or 5P for popularity. This is a great list for updating... (Continue reading)

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Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2014

Middle school is a time of change as students’ minds develop and their exposure to the world increases. As a result, their internal lives and emotions grow more complex, and they may struggle to comprehend those new feelings. Since sympathetic... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2014

With over 1,082 reviews in VOYA in print in 2014, our reviewers awarded only thirty-eight titles (3.5 percent) the Perfect Ten: A 5Q for quality (hard to imagine it better written) and a 5P for popularity (every young adult who... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2013

A promising selection of books for eager and reluctant readers, VOYA‘s 2013 Nonfiction Honor List showcases data-filled works about nature, socializing, and history. Intriguing titles promote dipping into elegantly illustrated compendia and perusing the accomplishments and heroism of famous people... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List 2012

Inspirational stories from history, fashion, justice and injustice, self-help, the natural world, and money are topics in the 2012 Nonfiction Honor List. These books were selected after significant input from middle grade students and teachers. Some will appeal to a... (Continue reading)

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