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ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adult

Booklists and Recommended Reading

 Award Winners

  • Alan Awards - to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature
  • Alex Awards - are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18
  • California Young Reader Medal - millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal
  • The Edgars - Given by the Mystery Writers of America. Search by Award Category Best Young Adult or Best Juvenile
  • Edwards Award - honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature
  • Hugo Awards - awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy
  • International Reading Association Children's and Young Adult's Book Awards - are given for an author’s first or second published book written for children or young adults (ages birth to 17 years)
  • John Newbery Medal - given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
  • Michael L. Printz Award - an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
  • Nebula Awards - are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction- goes to a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults


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2015 Teens' Top Ten titles announced!

What is the Teens' Top Ten?

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen.

Teens voted and the results are in!
Here are the official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles!

  1. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  2. I Become Shadow by Joe Shine
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  4. My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
  5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  6. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Young Elites by Marie Lu.
  8. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  10. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Dowload Top Ten Nominees (pdf).