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Alex Awards

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Printz Awards

Book Jacket Where Things Come Back Book Jacket Ship Breaker Book Jacket Jellicoe Road Book Jacket Going Bovine ...See the full list


  • Teens’ Top Ten: A teen choice list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.
  • Graphic Novels: Are you a fan of comics, graphic novels, and manga? Check out these yearly lists of the best of the best.
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book: The best of the year as chosen by Washington state teens.
  • Excellence in Nonfiction Award: Want just the facts? From Charles Darwin’s worm experiments to the first freak shows, these titles demonstrate the best nonfiction for teens.
  • William C. Morris Award: Looking for up and coming authors? The Morris Award celebrates debut authors for teens.

Browse for Good Books

Readalikes: You liked that one, now what? If you’re looking for a specific series or ideas on something similar, check these out.

  • KDL What’s Next: The easiest site for getting a list of your favorite series’ in order! Search by title, author, or series name. You can also generate lists of teen authors by using the genre tool.
  • Your Next Read: If you’ve finished an awesome book and would like to check out others like it, check out this handy site.

Recommendations: From the best in queer teen fiction to the next big thing in teen publishing, these databases and websites have all kinds of suggestions.


  • Guys Lit Wire: No unicorns here… theoretically. Book recommendations by guys, for guys.
  • The Hub: The site for teen books of all kinds.
  • Queer YA: An in-depth blog featuring fiction for GLBTQ teens as well as links to author sites.
  • Reader Girlz: An award winning non-profit promoting teen literacy. Reading Rants: These aren’t just any old booklists.
  • Teen Reads: Check out upcoming titles, the best books into movies, or a video of your favorite YA author.