Teen Picks

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What to Read Next

  • Teen Book Finder -a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.
  • Yalsa Booklists - Librarian created lists of books on multiple topics.
    • Teens Top Ten - Every year teens across the U.S. vote for their favorite book.
  • BOOK RIOT - Recommendations and Reviews
  • NoveList Plus - Find information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more. 
  • Rainbow Reads - A blog dedicated to LGBT media! Here you will find reviews, recs and info about upcoming LGBT content.


  • Printz Award - The top “literary” teen novel, many great reads.
  • Alex Award - Top ten books written for adults that teens will like.
  • Coretta Scott King Awards - The best works by African-American authors and illustrators.
  • Eisner Award - Prize given for creative achievement in American comic books 
  • Morris Award - The Top novel for teens written by a first time novelist.
  • Pura Belpre Award Presented to a Latino or Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for youth.
  • Stonewall Book Award Literary award that annually recognize "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience" 
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award - Recognizes the best in Jewish children's and young adult literature. 
  • Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature - Presented annually by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. 
  • Odyssey Award - The best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
  • Schneider Family Book Award -  Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.