Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: Wolf and Werewolf Reads

Raised by Wolves  cover

Raised by Wolves

Author: Barnes, Jennifer

A girl raised by werewolves must face the horrors of her past to uncover the dark secrets that the ...

Never Cry Werewolf  cover

Never Cry Werewolf

Author: Davis, Heather,

Forced to attend a camp for teens with behavior problems, sixteen-year-old Shelby Locke's attempts ...

Shiver  cover


Author: Stiefvater, Maggie,

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particula...

By These Ten Bones  cover

By These Ten Bones

Author: Dunkle, Clare B.

After a mysterious young wood carver with a horrifying secret arrives in her small Scottish town, M...

Wounded  cover


Author: Cole, Stephen,

Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson and seventeen-year-old Kate Folan try to escape Kate's werewolf famil...

Nightshade  cover


Author: Cremer, Andrea R.

Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it's their destiny to mate with one another and rule over th...

Sisters Red  cover

Sisters Red

Author: Pearce, Jackson.

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

Blood and Chocolate  cover

Blood and Chocolate

Author: Klause, Annette Curtis.

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the ...

Tantalize  cover


Author: Smith, Cynthia Leitich.

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-theme...

Moonlight  cover


Author: Hawthorne, Rachel.

While working as a wilderness guide in the national forest where her parents were killed twelve yea...

Low Red Moon  cover

Low Red Moon

Author: Devlin, Ivy,

Seventeen-year-old Avery can remember nothing to explain her parents' violent death in the woods wh...

Dead is a State of Mind  cover

Dead is a State of Mind

Author: Perez, Marlene.

When a gorgeous new student's prediction that a teacher will be murdered comes true, seventeen-year...

Once in a Full Moon  cover

Once in a Full Moon

Author: Schreiber, Ellen.

Seventeen-year-old Celeste Parker finds herself falling for Brandon, a boy from the wrong side of t...

Claire de Lune  cover

Claire de Lune

Author: Johnson, Christine,

On her sixteenth birthday Claire discovers strange things happening and when her mother reveals the...

The Frenzy  cover

The Frenzy

Author: Block, Francesca Lia.

When she was thirteen, something terrifying and mysterious happened to Liv that she still does not ...

13 to Life  cover

13 to Life

Author: Delany, Shannon.

Everything about Jessie Gillmansen's life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Ju...

Need  cover


Author: Jones, Carrie.

Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmot...

Wereling  cover


Author: Feasey, Steve.

A teenage boy's ordinary life is wrenched apart when he discovers that he is the last hereditary we...

Red Riding Hood  cover

Red Riding Hood

Author: Blakley-Cartwright, Sarah.

The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw ma...

Trial by Fire  cover

Trial by Fire

Author: Barnes, Jennifer

Bryn, the new alpha of her werewolf pack, must deal with an opposing pack led by her friend when a ...


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