BookExpo Young Adult Editors’ Buzz

BookExpo Young Adult Editors’ Buzz

06/01/2017, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Room 1E 12/13/14


The prestigious BookExpo 2017 Young Adult Book Editors' Buzz Panel program names the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2017. Over the past years, BookExpo’s Editors’ Buzz program has had a tremendous track record of predicting the coming year’s hottest books. Over the past three years, the program has selected nine books that made it onto The New York Times Best Sellers list. The selection process was made by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians and other industry professionals. The thoughtful debates within the selection process are designed to achieve the widest possible consensus. The Buzz Panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with an Author Stage appearance for the chosen authors.

The finalists:


Tillie Walden

First Second Books

Publication Date: September 12, 2017


Beasts Made of Night

Tochi Onyebuchi


Publication Date: September 12, 2017


All the Wind in the World

Samantha Mabry

Algonquin Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 10, 2017


The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Dashka Slater

Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Crown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: October 17, 2017



Heather Hebert is the owner of Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA,  a children’s bookstore which her mother opened three decades ago.  She is currently a member of the ABC at ABA Advisory Council, has served on the NAIBA board, and was a member of the Indie Choice Award and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award committees. Heather has taken her passion for reading and is sharing it with children of all ages at her store Children's Book World in Haverford, PA, one of the most-well respected and long standing children's book stores in the country.  At the store Heather overseas author events, book fairs, reading programs, and book purchasing, but she is happiest chatting about books with customers.


  • Heather Hebert



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    Author Stage Talks
  3. Education
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