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October is Spooky Month & We're Getting Tons of New Books to Get You in the Spirit!

Does 1 Vote Matter? Pick up a Teen Title Before Election Day 

Alex Award Winners 2020

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. 

Heartbreak Hotel: Check out a Heartbreaking Teen Book
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
― James Baldwin

Diverse Stories
Stories featuring characters with diverse backgrounds.

LGBTQ Reads
Check out a Book featuring diverse LGBTQ characters and perspectives

Dystopian Stories
Stories featuring disturbing, dystopian worlds.

Mysteries
Stories rife with mystery, mayhem, and suspense

Excellent Audiobooks for Young Adults

Must Read YA Graphic Novels

Pick up a Classic YA Novel

 

Books in Series

What's Next
Created by the Kent District Library, this is a great place to find the next book in a series.

Fantastic Fiction
One of the best sources for information on books in series, as well as all works by an author. The site also includes upcoming titles.

Book Recommendations 

Novelist Plus can help you find a good book to read, with expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. It's also a great place to find 'readalikes', open any recommended book and see a list of similar titles to the right. 

YALSA Teen Book Finder Database Each year YALSA selects the best books and media for teens. Whether you're looking for a book for a reluctant or avid teen reader, there's sure to be a title that will fit the bill. This database provides a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.

Books and Movies 

Based on the Book
Comprehensive, up-to-date, and ever expanding list of books, plays, short stories, and graphic novels that have been made into feature-length movies or adapted for TV. (database maintained by the Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri.)

YA Award Winners 

Agatha Awards Best Young Adult 

The Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie, are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre.

Alex Award

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America.

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. 

National Book Award for Young People's Literature

These prestigious awards were established in 1950 to recognize American literary works of exceptional merit.

Phoenix Award

The Phoenix Award honors the most outstanding book published in English twenty years ago which did not receive a major award (such as the Newbery or Caldecott) at the time of its publication. The award is named after the legendary bird that rises from the ashes to new life and beauty.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

This award honors a work of nonfiction written for young adults. Through this award, YALSA hopes to recognize the importance of nonfiction books for young adults and encourage wider readership in the nonfiction genre.

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