Lists and 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


2019 Kentucky Bluegrass Award-Nominated Titles List

Kentucky Bluegrass Awards - Past Winners 2001-2018

Top Ten Best Fiction 2018 - YALSA

Top Ten Best Fiction 2017 - YALSA

YALSA's Best of the Best 2011-2018

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

Amazon's 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime

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

BIG READ 2017 Book List 
Choose a book from last year's Big Read book choice list. 

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