Lists and Suggestions


Category: teens

List: Superpowers

Carroll, Michael Owen, 1966-

Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans--both heroes and villains--thirteen-year-olds Danny...

Patterson, James, 1947-

Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminati...

Mlynowski, Sarah.

"What happens when a group of Tribeca high school kids go in for flu shots . . . and end up bei...

"Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time s...

Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-

When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of "unmaking"--a v...

Grant, Michael, 1954-

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, s...

Rudnick, Paul.

When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle's mother dies, she is whisked away from a trailer park to N...

Cashore, Kristin.

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

Bray, Libba.

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after m...

Moore, Perry.

Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and is asked...

Hawkins, Rachel, 1979-

When Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, she is exi...

Westerfeld, Scott.

Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all bo...

Mitchard, Jacquelyn.

Identical twins Meredith and Mallory Brynn have always shared one another's thoughts, even as t...

Ward, Rachel, 1964-

Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avoids rel...

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blu...

Westerfeld, Scott.

Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a group of pe...

Cabot, Meg.

After moving from New York to California with her newly married mother, 16-year-old Susannah has to ...

Sanderson, Brandon.

At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and...

St. Crow, Lili.

Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures o...

Cross, Julie.

After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses...

Clements, Andrew, 1949-

"Teens, especially those not in the uber-popular set, know all about feeling invisible. But wha...

King, Wesley.

When supervillains of the Vindico realize they are getting too old to fight the League of Heroes, th...

McMann, Lisa.

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn...

Awards

  • 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
  • Coretta Scott King Award
  • Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people
  • 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