Books Jerry Spinelli Books by Jerry Spinelli Jerry Spinelli has written books about: Children's Books Fiction Young Adult Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jerry Spinelli What books about race or culture would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto Code Switch Seeking Wonderful Young Adult Novels That Deal With Race December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions. 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. Author Interviews Kids Rule In The Land Of 'Hokey Pokey' January 4, 2013 In Jerry Spinelli's latest book, the Hokey Pokey is much more than a children's song and dance. Hokey Pokey is the name of a magical universe where kids are in charge with no adults in sight. There are herds of bikes, endless cartoons, a cuddle station and dessert for lunch every day. Kids Rule In The Land Of 'Hokey Pokey' Listen · 6:30 6:30 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168627370/168724715" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 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.