Book Recommendations

Our favorite reads by genre! (1)

Best Fiction for Young Adults

Fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. 

Great Graphic Novels

Recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12 to 18. 

Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. 

Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. 

Morris Award

The William C. Morris Young Adult (YA) Debut Award, first given in 2009, honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. 

Nonfiction Award

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA's) Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12 to 18) during a November 1 to October 31 publishing year. 

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.