Teen Book Awards & Best Sellers

Alex Awards

AlexAwards Opens in new windowThe American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association presents the Alex Awards, which are given to ten authors that published a work that expressed a particular appeal to young adults.

Amelia Bloomer Book List

Amelia Bloomer Opens in new windowNamed after Amelia Bloomer, a feminist activist, the Amelia Bloomer Book List is a list of works featuring outstanding titles with significant feminist content. Intended for ages birth to eighteen years of age, the list is given by the American Library Association and administered by the Social Responsibilities Round Table

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Boston Globe-Horn Book AwardsThe Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three (3) categories:

  • Fiction and Poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Picture Books

The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three (3) judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Opens in new windowThe Coretta Scott King Book Awards is given to African American authors and/or illustrators of outstanding works that portray, affirm, and celebrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values within children and young adult titles.

Edwards Awards

Edwards Award Opens in new windowThe Edwards Award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes a specific author and their work for their contribution to young adult literature.

Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction

Goodreads Choice AwardsThe Goodreads Choice Awards allows for members to vote on the best titles of the year for each genre or age demographic.

Morris Award

Morris Award Opens in new windowThe Morris Award honors a publication by a first-time young adult book author.

New York Times Best Sellers for Middle Grades and Young Adults

NYT Bestsellers Opens in new windowThe New York Times Best Sellers is a weekly chart that tracks the week's best-selling books in the United States. Unlike some subsequent lists of best sellers, the New York Times list is not based upon total sales figures, but instead surveys upon a selected sample of retail booksellers.

YALSA Nonfiction Award

YALSA Nonfiction AwardThe Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)'s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction recognizes the best nonfiction young adult publication.

Odyssey Awards

Odyssey Award Opens in new windowThe Odyssey Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and is sponsored by Booklist. The award commemorates the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.

Printz Award

Printz AwardThe Michael L. Printz Award is recognized to a work that possesses outstanding young adult literature.

Pura Belpre Award

Pura Belpre Award Opens in new windowThe Belpre Awards are given by the America Library Association and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA) to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latinx cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Rainbow Book List

Rainbow Book ListThe Rainbow Book List is created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association. The list presents works which signify and accurately portray LGBTQ+ content, intended for ages birth to eighteen years of age.

Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award Opens in new windowThe Schneider Family Book Award, overseen by the American Library Association, awards an author or illustrator who embodies the disability experience for children and young adult audiences.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award

SSYRAFor grades three (3) through eight (8), the Sunshine State Young Readers Award looks to promote independent reading. The books are selected based on "their wide appeal to literary value, varies genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation."