Books Rebecca Stead Books by Rebecca Stead Rebecca Stead has written books about: Children's Books Fiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Rebecca Stead NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews The Bonds Of Friendship Stay Strong In 'Stranger' August 4, 2015 Newbery Medal-winning author Rebecca Stead says her latest, Goodbye Stranger, is about love and how it helps a trio of seventh-grade girls stay friends through the challenges of middle school. The Bonds Of Friendship Stay Strong In 'Stranger' Listen · 7:50 7:50 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/429365941/429386034" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 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. Review Best Books Of 2012 The Year's Outstanding 'Backseat' Reads, For Ages 9 To 14 December 10, 2012 NPR's Backseat Book Club polled children's booksellers and librarians to find 2012's best books for middle-graders. The winners are a heartwarming city kid's tale, a Chinese folklore-inspired adventure, and an encounter with a 10-year-old you'll never forget. 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 Toggle more options 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 Best Books Of 2009 2009's Best Young Adult Fiction (Mostly) December 8, 2009 Critic Jonathan Hunt's picks include love stories between historical figures; fantasy and supernatural fiction that doesn't concern vampires or werewolves; and time traveling mysteries. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'When You Reach Me' December 8, 2009 Rebecca Stead's short novel throws together seemingly disparate elements — game shows, time travel, mystery — but happily, they come together into a wonderfully engrossing whole.