Award Winning Books

  • Alex Award Books

    The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
  • Best Books for Young Adults

    The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selected and annotated a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.
  • Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

    Annually, the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens

    Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18.
  • Outstanding Books for the College Bound

    The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. 
  • Printz Award Books

    The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. 

  • Books and Authors

    This valuable resource lists books and authors, and also assists you in finding "similar titles" if you like a specific genre or book.

  • Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

    • The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction.

  • Goodreads

    If you are in the mood to explore all things related to reading, this site lists recommended books, upcoming books, series, and much, much more. Create a username and password for even more fun.

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