Teen Book Awards and Notable Picks

Rhode Island Teen Book Award
The goal of the award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age.

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
This is an annual list of notable audio recordings of significant quality and interest to young adults. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Best Fiction for Young Adults
This general list of fiction titles is created each year to highlight books that have a proven appeal for teens. This list evolved out of the Best Books for Young Adults. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens
This is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
This award honors the highest literary achievement in books for young adults for a book published during the preceding year.

National Book Award
This award honors authors in four different areas each year, one of which is writing for young people.

Non-Fiction Award
The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Outstanding Books For The College Bound
Updated every five years, this comprehensive list provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. The most recent list was released in 2014.

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
This goal of this list is to encourage young adults to read for pleasure by presenting to them lists of popular or topical titles which are widely available in paperback and which represent a board variety of accessible themes and genres. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
The list of fiction and non-fiction titles is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award
This award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.