Great Reads for Teens


Booklists and Reviews

  • AR Bookfinder-Find Accelerated Reading books by title or topic.
  • Booklists by Genre-Recommended Reading by the Young Adult Librarians of the Los Angeles Public Library.
  • Book Spot-Books written with young adults in mind confront issues that are of great importance to teens and their families.
  • Flamingnet - Book reviews for and by teens.
  • Novelist Plus-Information on thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles. Reviews, author read-alikes, discussion guides and more.
  • Reading Rants-Out of the ordinary teen booklists!
  •, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.
  • The Young Adult Library Services Association-Assorted YALSA booklists


Award-Winning Teen Books

  • Alex Award-given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award-honors an author and a specific work for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens.
  • Michael L. Printz Award-for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
  • William C. Morris Award-honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author.