Award Winners

Looking for a great book? You’ll definitely want to check out these award-winning books for teens. They’re all hand-selected by librarians or teens (or both!) depending on the award.

Take a look! Your new favorite book could be waiting for you.

And if you want more lists, check out our recommendations from the staff.

2016 Nutmeg Book Award Teen Nominees

The Nutmeg Book Award Teen Nominees are chosen by a committee of teens, public librarians, and school media specialists who recommend newer books that they believe students in grades 7-8 will love to read.

2016 Nutmeg Book Award High School Nominees

The Nutmeg Book Award High School Nominees are chosen by a committee of teens, public librarians, and school media specialists who recommend newer books that they believe students in grades 9-12 will love to read.

YALSA 2016 Teens’ Top Ten

The YALSA Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries across the country.

Winners

Nominees

YALSA 2016 Nonfiction Award

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults ages 12-18.

Winner

Finalists

      

 

Printz Award

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

2015 Winner

2015 Honor Books

      

 

Morris Award

The 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.

2016 Winner

2016 Finalists

      

 

Alex Award

The Alex Awards are given by the American Library Association to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12-18.

2016 Winners