YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

About the Teens' Top Ten

teens' top ten

Vote now! Voting is now open for Teens' Top Ten!  All teens are eligible to vote for their favorite titles.  Voting will be open through Teen Read Week, which is taking place October 12-18 of this year (2014)! The "top ten" titles will be announced on October 20, 2014, so be sure to check back for the list of winners!

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens; the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

Meet the 2013 - 2014 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years.

See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.

Teens' Top Ten Book Group Application

For more information about having your book group participate, please visit the FAQ page, read the Advisors' Procedures, and download the Teen Review Form.

Applications are being accepted for Teen Book Groups through October 1, 2014. Apply online!

2014 TTT Nominee Book Trailers!

Check out book trailers for all 25 nominees via our youtube channel!

View the 2014 Official Teens' Top Ten Nominations (pdf)

Previous Winners

2013 Teens' Top Ten

2012 Teens' Top Ten

2011 Teens' Top Ten

2010 Teens' Top Ten

2009 Teens' Top Ten

2008 Teens' Top Ten

2007 Teens' Top Ten

2006 Teens' Top Ten

2005 Teens' Top Ten

2004 Teens' Top Ten

2003 Teens' Top Ten

Promoting the Teens' Top Ten

See our guide to promoting the Teens' Top Ten books and voting for the Teens' Top Ten in your library.

Download the Teens' Top Ten Toolkit (Word doc)

Participate in the Teens' Top Ten YALSA Librarians Group on figment.com.  This is a dedicated discussion group where librarians and library workers can come together to share materials and programming ideas for the TTT. The Figment editorial team will also share resources for the nominated titles, including author interviews, writing prompts, and other original programming. To join, simply create a free account on Figment and request membership to the YALSA group.

Use Figment's free groups function to host your library's own private book club, where teens can discuss the books they're reading and where you can share information about your library's events and resources.  You can also access and manage additional contests, writing prompts, games, and author interviews provided by Figment throughout the summer.

About YA Galley

Teens' Top Ten (TTT) is part of YA Galley, in which teen book groups led by YALSA members receive galleys from publishes throughout the year. Learn more about YA Galley and the fifteen participating libraries on our YA Galley Participants page or contact Nichole O'Connor at noconnor@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387.

Curious? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Teens' Top Ten!