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YA Book Awards Lists

ALA’s Teen’s Top 10 – teens vote on this award list

ALA Audiobooks for Young Adults

Amazon’s Young Adult Books

Booklist Editor’s Choice: Books for Youth

Caldecott Medal – award given for excellence in illustration of picture books

Coretta Scott King Book Awards – recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.

Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

John Newbery Medal– most distinguished contribution to children’s literature

Kirkus Reviews – Best Teen Books of 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award – honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Margaret A. Edwards Award – honors an young adult author’s body of work for lasting influence

Michael L. Printz Award – award given for excellence in literature written specifically for adolescents

Mildred L. Batchelder Award – given for excellence in children’s book originally published in another country

NY Times Children’s Paperback Bestseller List

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

Over the Rainbow Project Book List  – recognizes excellence in writing nonfiction and fiction expressing the LGBTQ experience

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Rainbow Project Book List – recommended books dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangendered and questioning issues and situations for children up to age 18

Schneider Family Book Award – book that chronicles a person’s disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Stonewall Awards: Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award – books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience

The Reading List – awards for genre fiction

William C. Morris Debut YA Award – honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens

YALSA Book Awards Lists – includes awards listed above but also awards for books written for adults, nonfiction, academic, and historical writing


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