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All the books (and other items) on the lists below come HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

2015 Printz Award Winner and Honor Books
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Simply put: we love this list to find talented authors.
2015 Abe Lincoln Award Winner and Nominees
The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois.
2015 Alex Award Winners
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
2015 Teen Staff Picks
Our picks for best new books! We've read them all. Let us know what you think after you read them.
Graphic novels we think are superb!
Looking for a good book to read? These are the top ten titles from the previous year, named in January 2015 taking into account local teens' opinions!
Check out the finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults from last year!
Book Discussion Sets for Teens
Want multiple copies of books, so you and your friends can read the same book together? Look no further!
Fairy Tale Retellings for Teens
You may be familiar with Fairy Tales, but not like these. Here is a list of Fairy Tale books for Teens with a twist!
Growing Up _______-American
This list features stories about 1.5, 2.0 generation, and other multicultural American teens. The numbers 1.5 and 2.0 indicate when they or their family moved to America, not their software version! C'mon, guys!
Outstanding GLBT Books
Check out these books featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual characters!
Teen Services Staff All-Time Favs!
This is a list of our favorite books for teens of all-time, well . . . at least for right now!
TFiOS Read-Alikes
If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, quit your crying and read these similarly funny and heartbreaking novels. (WARNING: You may start crying all over again)
Twists & Turns: Great Mysteries for Teens
Here is a list of tense and intense mystery titles for Teens!
Still Want MORE?
Here's a list of suggested websites for what to read, and stuff to do!


Looking for a book, but ALL copies are checked out? Or maybe you'd rather read or listen to a book on your mobile device? Check out our collection of eBooks, audio books, and eMagazines! Click the links below to browse our collection. Need help? Step-by-step instructions can be found on the library's website or stop by the Hub desk.
  • 3M Cloud Library: Check out eBooks on your computer or mobile device.
  • hoopla: Stream video (movies & TV episodes), music, and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device.
  • OverDrive: Download eBooks or audiobooks to your computer or mobile device.
  • Zinio: Read magazines on your computer or mobile device.