I really love children's and young adult literature. Picture books are just in a class by themselves. I like the length of them - that the story is compact and every page is meaningful. It's like poetry. Since there is not a lot of room, the authors have to be concise and every word is important. I think writing short novels for young people is the most challenging for authors so I am always impressed when they write a brilliant middle grade book. Young adult is my all time favorite though.
Here are some of my favorites from the past year or two:
All cover images from Goodreads
What children's lit and young adult titles captured you this past year?