Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Royal Reads

Alphabet of Dreams  cover

Alphabet of Dreams

Author: Fletcher, Susan, 1951-

Fourteen-year-old Mitra, of royal Persian lineage, and her five-year-old brother Babak, whose drea...

Beauty's Daughter  cover

Beauty's Daughter

Author: Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

When renowned beauty Helen runs off to Troy with Prince Paris, her enraged husband, King Menelaus,...

A Brief History of Montmaray  cover

A Brief History of Montmaray

Author: Cooper, Michelle, 1969-

On her sixteenth birthday in 1936, Sophia begins a diary of life in a fictional island country off...

Cleopatra's Moon  cover

Cleopatra's Moon

Author: Shecter, Vicky Alvear. 1961-

Cleopatra Selene, the only surviving daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, recalls her life of po...

A Confusion of Princes  cover

A Confusion of Princes

Author: Nix, Garth.

"Battling aliens, space pirates, and competitors, Prince Khemri meets a young woman, named Raine, ...

Entwined  cover


Author: Dixon, Heather, 1982-

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

Falling Kingdoms  cover

Falling Kingdoms

Author: Rhodes, Morgan.

"A fantasy about three kingdoms on the brink of war and the destiny of one princess"--Provided by ...

The False Prince  cover

The False Prince

Author: Nielsen, Jennifer A.

In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be s...

The False Princess  cover

The False Princess

Author: O

For sixteen years, Nalia has been raised as the princess of Thorvaldor, but one day she learns tha...

King of Ithaka  cover

King of Ithaka

Author: Barrett, Tracy, 1955-

When sixteen-year-old Telemachos and his two best friends, one a centaur, leave their life of priv...

The King's Rose  cover

The King's Rose

Author: Libby, Alisa M.

Catharine Howard recounts the events in her life that led to her being groomed for marriage at the...

The Kingdom of Little Wounds  cover

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

Author: Cokal, Susann.

On the eve of Princess Sophia's wedding the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the o...

Lady Macbeth's Daughter  cover

Lady Macbeth's Daughter

Author: Klein, Lisa., 1958-

In alternating chapters, ambitious Lady Macbeth tries to bear a son and win the throne of Scotland...

The Musician's Daughter  cover

The Musician's Daughter

Author: Dunlap, Susanne Emily.

Amid the glamour of Prince Nicholas Esterhazy's court in 18th-century Vienna, murder is afoot. Or ...

Palace of Spies  cover

Palace of Spies

Author: Zettel, Sarah.

In 1716 London, an orphaned sixteen-year-old girl from a good family impersonates a lady-in-waitin...

Princess for Hire  cover

Princess for Hire

Author: Leavitt, Lindsey.

Desi Bascomb has been longing for a bit of glamour in her Idaho life. So when a flawlessly dressed...

Riese : Kingdom Falling  cover

Riese : Kingdom Falling

Author: Cox, Greg, 1959-

"Riese has never been happy as a princess; she'd much rather be hunting or fighting than sitting t...

The Selection  cover

The Selection

Author: Cass, Kiera.

America Singer is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the hear...

Sphinx's Princess  cover

Sphinx's Princess

Author: Friesner, Esther M.

Although she is a dutiful daughter, Nefertiti's dancing abilities, remarkable beauty, and intellig...

The Summer Prince  cover

The Summer Prince

Author: Johnson, Alaya Dawn, 1982-

In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel a...

Throne of Glass  cover

Throne of Glass

Author: Maas, Sarah J.

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prin...

Wisdom's Kiss cover

Wisdom's Kiss

Author: Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.

Princess Wisdom yearns for a life of adventure beyond the kingdom of Montagne. She forms an uneasy...


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