Award Winners

2016 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Alive by Chandler Baker Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison The Summer After You & Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski The Devil You Know by Trish Doller Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff When by Victoria Laurie The Novice by Taran Matharu Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven I am Princess X by Cherie Priest & Kali Ciesemier Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt Con Academy by Joe Schreiber The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Award Winners & Recommended Reading Lists

Alex Awards
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selects ten adult books that will appeal to teen readers to receive the Alex Award each year.

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Created by the Audiobook and Media Exploration Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Best Fiction for Young Adults
Books are selected for good literary quality and reading appeal for teens, ages 12-18 and compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Excellence in Nonfiction Award
An award for the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.

Lone Star Reading List
The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list for readers in grades 6-8, developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table.

Margaret A. Edwards Award
Awarded annually for lifetime achievement by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
The Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list for readers in grades 6-12, developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association.

Michael L. Printz Award
Sponsored by Booklist, it is awarded annually to a book that exemplified young adult literature.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Books are chosen that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure.

Rainbow List
The Rainbow Book List presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content.

Tayshas Reading List
The Tayshas High School Reading List is a recommended reading list for readers in grades 9-12, developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table.

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

William C. Morris Debut YA Award
Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.