Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Fantasy


Author: Cashore, Kristin.

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Ka...

The Alchemyst

Author: Scott, Michael,

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, ...

Fall of a Kingdom

Author: Bell, Hilari.

In this first volume of The Book of Sorahb, Bell introduces readers to a world of honor, dan...

Faerie Wars

Author: Brennan, Herbie.

Troubled by family problems, Henry finds his life taking a whole new dimension when he and h...


Author: Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, ...

Fire Bringer

Author: Clement-Davies, David,

Ancient prophecies are fulfilled in these two favorite epic fantasies by David Clement-Davie...

The Singer of all Songs

Author: Constable, Kate,

Calwyn, a young priestess of ice magic, or "chantment," joins with other chanters who have d...

The Named

Author: Curley, Marianne.

Ethan, one of the Named, fights the Order of Chaos and its destruction in the present by tra...


Author: Elliott, Patricia,

A village girl, newly companion to the Master's ward in the days following the Ministration,...

Half World

Author: Goto, Hiromi,

"Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. She is unpopular at school. At home, where she and her lovin...

The Seer and the Sword

Author: Hanley, Victoria.

Princess Torina, who has the ability to see the future, and her friend Landen, who seeks a s...

The Hero and the Crown

Author: McKinley, Robin.

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthr...

Melting Stones

Author: Pierce, Tamora.

Residents of the island of Starns send for help from Winding Circle temple, and when prickly...

The Amulet of Samarkand

Author: Stroud, Jonathan.

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to st...

The Summoning

Author: Armstrong, Kelley.

After fifteen-year-old Chloe starts seeing ghosts and is sent to Lyle House, a mysterious gr...


Author: McCaffrey, Anne.

Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away,...

City of the Beasts

Author: Allende, Isabel.

When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an exped...


Author: Almond, David,

Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house...


Author: Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia.

In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the sh...

Once Upon a Marigold

Author: Ferris, Jean,

A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who ...

The Goose Girl

Author: Hale, Shannon.

On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and...


Author: Mahy, Margaret.

Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy...


Author: Pattou, Edith.

A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the vict...

The Wee Free Men :

Author: Pratchett, Terry.

A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high bl...

Artemis Fowl

Author: Colfer, Eoin.

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy ...

The Golden Compass

Author: Pullman, Philip,

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidna...


Abraham Lincoln Award

Awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by Illinois high school students

Alex Award

Adult books that appeal to teen readers

Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA)

Best teen books selected from the previous year

Coretta Scott King Award

Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people

Excellence in Nonfiction

Honors the best nonfiction book of the year written for teens

Rainbow Book List: GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Children’s/Young Adult LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) nominees

Michael L. Printz Award

Honoring excellence in books for teens

Pura Belpre Award

Celebrating the Latino cultural experience

Rebecca Caudill Award

An Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Honors the best novels of the year by a debut author writing for teens

YALSA Book Awards and Booklists

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association presents annual awards and puts out annual lists for various types of genres and materials