Books Susan Cooper Books by Susan Cooper Susan Cooper has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Susan Cooper 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. 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. Summer Reading: Kids Excerpt: 'The Magician's Boy' June 14, 2005 In this summer book pick for kids, a boy grows tired of his apprenticeship to a magician which seems to consist mainly of polishing wands and washing rabbits.