Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Fairytales Retold

Beastly  cover


Author: Flinn, Alex.

A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhatta...

Book of a Thousand Days  cover

Book of a Thousand Days

Author: Hale, Shannon.

Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her sixteen-year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Sare...

Castle Waiting  cover

Castle Waiting

Author: Medley, Linda.


Cinder  cover


Author: Meyer, Marissa.

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted me...

Entwined  cover


Author: Dixon, Heather, 1982-

Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her elev...

Fairest  cover


Author: Levine, Gail Carson.

In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile h...

Golden  cover


Author: Dokey, Cameron.

Rapunsel has only two nights and one day in which to free a girl from a curse. ...

The Goose Girl  cover

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 her ...

The Grimm Legacy  cover

The Grimm Legacy

Author: Shulman, Polly.

New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circul...

The Iron Knight  cover

The Iron Knight

Author: Kagawa, Julie.

Faery prince Ash--the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court--finally gets to tel...

Red Spikes  cover

Red Spikes

Author: Lanagan, Margo, 1960-

Ten stories that take place in worlds not quite our own and yet each one illuminates what it is t...

Sisters Red  cover

Sisters Red

Author: Pearce, Jackson.

After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett an...

Snow  cover


Author: Lynn, Tracy.

A retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs....

The Stepsister Scheme  cover

The Stepsister Scheme

Author: Hines, Jim C.

"You know how all those old fairy tales take you through lots of scary adventures till you finall...

Toads and Diamonds  cover

Toads and Diamonds

Author: Tomlinson, Heather. 1964-

A retelling of the Perrault fairy tale set in pre-colonial India, in which two stepsisters receiv...


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