Books Libba Bray Books by Libba Bray Libba Bray has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Libba Bray Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience. Heather Murphy Best Books Of 2009 Librarian Nancy Pearl's 2009 Under-The-Radar Books December 10, 2009 The end of another year means another giant stack of books you missed during the past 12 months. Nancy Pearl, our favorite librarian, stops by to share recommendations that should keep old, young and 'tween readers content. Librarian Nancy Pearl's 2009 Under-The-Radar Books Listen· 7:19 7:19 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121243815/121274741" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Going Bovine' December 10, 2009 Libba Bray's novel is narrated by a 16-year-old boy diagnosed with "mad cow" disease. He embarks on a crazy, complicated quest for a cure, encountering a range of quirky characters — some of whom may be the result of his disease-driven delusions.