Booklists for Teens

Award winning and recommended books

Need some help finding just the right book? Checkout one of these booklists to get started.


Novelist Plus:

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction for all ages. Click on the “Teen” links within Novelist to find recommendations especially for teens.


Wyoming Library Association Book Award for Teens:

The Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association jointly sponsor the Soaring Eagle Book Award for students in Grades 7-12.


Young Adult  Library Services Association (YALSA):

Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA’s Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA’s selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

  • Printz Award: The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.
  • Odyssey  Award: The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
  • Alex Award: This award, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens. The Alex committee also publishes its official nomination list after the awards announcement.

Time Magazine’s List of “The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time:

http://time.com/100-best-young-adult-books/


Looking for More Book Ideas?

YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database (also available as an app), which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. You can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.