YA Advisory Board

If you are a teen, and love to read, this is the group for you!

Looking to discover that next great YA novel? Meet authors, publish reviews, field trips to publishers - all are in the plans for this exciting new group.

The YA Advisory Board is open to all 8th-12th grade students.

If you would like to attend but are not yet a member just RSVP to Liane at liane@watchungbooksellers.com



The YA Advisory is a teen driven group here at Watchung Booksellers. Since our first meeting in February of 2013 we have met every month and have had a lot of fun.

In February Author Maureen Johnson, (Shades of London Series, The Little Blue Envelopes Series, Bermuda Triangle, and other books) visited the store. Our members and local fans had a wonderful evening of laughing and wand waving with Ms. Johnson. Two of our YA Board Members also had the opportunity to interview her before the event. The interview was then posted on our website.

In March we had a visit from Morgan Doremus of RT Book Reviews. She discussed the book review opportunities for teens that exist online and in print at RT Book Reviews. That evening also included an impromptu discussion about books that have been made into movies. The consensus was that the books are usually better than the movies.

In April author Henry joined the group to discuss writing, and what it is like to be an author. At that meeting several of our very creative teens shared a piece of their work with us.

Everyone is very excited about our next project, where we will be creating a video about ‘Literacy in our Community’.

The YA Advisory Board has been a huge success and a great addition to our community. This is just the beginning of what we have been up to and we look forward to more fun teen events at Watchung Booksellers. Thank you to all who support us.