Resources to help you choose the BEST of the BEST BOOKS to read


"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island, and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."    -Walt Disney


2018 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees - Digital Flyer
Each time you read and rate a 2018 KBA book, your name will be entered into a fabulous prize drawing! Find more info in the JHHS library.

Kentucky Bluegrass Awards - Past Winners 2001-2017

Top Ten Best Fiction 2017 - YALSA

YALSA's Best of the Best 2011-2017

Teens' Top Ten
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Book Finder - Find great teen books here.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
For teens who don't like to read

Alex Awards 2017
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

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

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

100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time - by TIME magazine

College Board's 101 Books for the College-Bound Reader

More Lists for all Ages