Best Books for Young Adults
*YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is 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. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.
Through 2010, The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selected and annotated a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.
Best Books for Young Adults evolved into Best Fiction for Young Adults after the 2010 BBYA list was published.
Read about the BBYA/BFYA changes: a blog post detailing the YALSA Board meeting where changes were decided, a blog post announcing the change, background from the BFYA homepage, and FAQ on YALSA's selected lists.
1997 Best Books for Young Adults (unannotated)
1996 Best Books for Young Adults (unannotated)
1997 Top 10 Best Books (unannotated)
Best Books for Young Adults, 3rd Edition
Best Books for Young Adults is back and better than ever! The third edition, published in 2007, continues to be the most comprehensive and effective reference for great reading for young adults, including 40 years of best YA books. Edited by Holly Koelling with a foreword by Betty Carter, editor of the first two editions.
Best Books for Young Adults, 3rd Edition. 2007. 376p. ISBN 978-0-8389-3569-9 $37.50 ALA Members; $42 Nonmembers.