So I am talking at the upcoming Discworld Convention about how to keep your YA tbr pile well-stocked with books such as would appeal to a Pratchett fan ...and so naturally I was wondering what UK YA and MG books are out there (Terry Pratchett being UKian), that haven't made it across the pond...and then I realized I had little clue how to find out.
Every time a UK Awards list is posted, I thrill to the sight of new to
me MG and YA books that look really, really good. And I wonder what
great books I'm missing, and I wish that I knew of more blogs that
covered UK releases for those ages.
Some publishers I know about, and I guess I could try to check their catalogues, and I know of three useful blogs (Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books, Bart's Bookshelf, and An Awfully Big Blog Adventure), and I read the Guardian. Is there Something Else one can do to stay au courant with spec fic for the younger reader in the UK?????
Thanks to Katherine Langrish, I've learned about a site new to me, UKYA --"celebrating YA fiction by UK authors." Lots of speculative fiction!
And thanks to Malinda Falgoust, I've bookmarked the Kelpies page at Floris Books--classic and contemporary children's books set in Scotland, with a lot of fantasy!
Suggestions welcomed for all other countries where sci fi and fantasy books for kids and teens are written in English.
If I was at ALA this weekend, here's the UK book I would be frantic to get (coming out in the US this fall....)