The National Book Foundation has announced the 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature, marking the first time that a longlist will be presented for all four NBA categories. (Longlists for Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction will be released on September 17, 18, and 19.) NBF will announce the finalists on October 16, and the winners on November 20.

The 2013 Longlist for Young People’s Literature:

Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (S&S/Atheneum), illus. by Jennifer Bricking

Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick), illus. by K.G. Campbell. (Click here for an interview with DiCamillo on the book's backstory.)

Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots (Philomel)

Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince (Scholastic/Levine).

Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck (S&S/Atheneum), illus. by Julia Kuo

David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing (Knopf)

Tom McNeal, Far Far Away (Knopf). (Click here for a Q&A with McNeal.)

Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone (Putnam)

Anne Ursu, The Real Boy (HarperCollins/Walden Pond), illus. by Erin McGuire

Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints (First Second). (Click here for a look inside Yang's graphic novels.)