research central teen guide
Stumped about what to read next? Find lots of booklists, "best-of" lists, and award winners for the best young adult books available.
We also have tons of Teen Booklists, available online or at the Library! Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure - we have booklists for all kinds of books. If you see a book you like, place a hold directly from our catalog and it will be waiting for you the next day if it's available. Happy reading!
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Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals - both living and deceased, as well as the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books.
With full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works, LRC contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest.
Award Winning BooksBest Fiction for Young Adults
The best fiction titles for teens.
Best of the Best
Find the best books and media for youth each year through YALSA's Best of the Best!
John Newbery Medal
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Margaret A. Edwards Awards
Honors an author's lifetime achievement in young adult literature.
Michael L. Printz Award
Awarded annually to the book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Awarded to the producer of the best audiobook for children or teens.
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Presented for a work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher and set in the New World.
William C. Morris YA Debut Award
Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
Yalsa's Teens' Top Ten
A "teen choice" list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
Reviews & Reading RecommendationsLitPick
Teen books reviewed and rated by teens.
Out of the ordinary teen booklists.
Teen Book Finder
Mobile App from YALSA for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States!