New Teen Titles
Browse the new arrivals of Teen novels, books, and titles below.
Dear My Blank
Love and Other Perishable Items
The Movie Version
Lucy and Linh
Financial Literacy for Millennials: A...
The Devil’s Banshee
My Lady Jane
Who I Kissed
Summer Days and Summer Nights
The Memory Book
Teen Book Awards
YALSA (the Young Adult Library Service Association) is a professional organization that puts together many book award lists.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.
March – By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
2017 Printz Award Honor Books
Asking for It – Louise O’Neill
After a party, Emma Donovan is found dumped outside her house with no recollection of the previous night. Pictures go viral showing her being raped. Lacking support from her small Irish town, Emma becomes a shell of her previous self, struggling with the question of whether she asked for it.
The Passion of Dolssa – Julie Berry
This beautiful historical epic tells the tale of Dolssa, an accused heretic on the run, and the three sisters who find and help her during the time of the Inquisition. Through recollections and testimonies, Dolssa’s layered story unfolds across time periods with rich language and historical detail.
Scythe – Neal Shusterman
In a future where death has been eradicated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation by “gleaning” random members of society. Teens Citra and Rowan are selected as apprentices and are thrust into a world of political intrigue. “Scythe” is a powerful examination of ethics, humanity and the flaws of immortality.
The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story. Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store–for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for significant and lasting contribution for writing to teens.
2016 Winner: David Levithan
The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year. The Nonfiction committee also publishes its official nomination list after the awards announcement.
2016 Winner: Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War, written by Steve Sheinkin. Published by Roaring Brook Press, 2015
A book list created by the ALA (American Library Association). The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.
In addition, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee created a Top Ten list of titles that exemplify the quality and range of graphic novels appropriate for teen audiences, denoted by an asterisk.
The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The award is co-administered with the Association for Library Service to Children
2016 Winner: The War that Saved my Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle. Published by Listening Library, 2015.
2016 Honor: Echo, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and narrated by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews and Rebecca Sole. Published by scholastic Audio, 2015.