On the Books: Amazon compiled a list of 100 young adult books to read before you die | EW.com


On the Books: Amazon compiled a list of 100 young adult books to read before you die

Author: John Green Best for ages 12 and up Nerd-flag-waving 37-year-old John Green is the voice of modern YA lit—and he hasn't achieved his crown…

Summer is just around the corner, and the editors at Amazon Books have compiled their list of the 100 young adult books to read in a lifetime. Making the cut are fantasies like the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling and The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien, dramas like The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The Color Purple by Alice Walker, and supernatural books like Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and Carrie by Stephen King.  [Amazon Books]

Simon & Schuster is issuing a makeover of sorts for two of Cassandra Clare’s young adult series. The publisher ordered new book covers for the author’s The Infernal Devices trilogy  and the Mortal Instruments series, which will hit shelves in September. The Tor.com blog revealed the newly designed Infernal Devices covers Wednesday and Clare released six new Mortal Instruments jackets on her Tumblr page. Cliff Nielsen, who designed the artwork for all nine books, said that “reimagining these covers has been an exercise in trying to capture that emotion through iconography. It has been an attempt to personally connect with these beloved characters and their fictional lives, and share it as a visual parable to the throngs of Cassandra’s fans, past present and future.” [Adweek]

Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced Wednesday that documentarian Ken Burns will release his first children’s book titled Grover Cleveland, Again! Illustrated by Gerald Kelley, the 96-page picture book will feature a spread on all of the American presidents and is scheduled for release May 3, 2016.  [Random House]