YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

About the Teens' Top Ten

teens' top ten

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.

YALSA is giving away 40 sets of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominated titles to libraries in need.  Apply for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway here.

Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply.  Applications are due May 1, 2014.  Recipients will be announced around the first week of June.

Please check back on August 15, 2014 for the application link for the Teens' Top Ten Book Groups. For more information about the book groups, please visit the FAQ page and read the Advisors' Procedures.

Official 2013 Teens' Top Ten titles

  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
  2. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)
  4. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
  5. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)
  6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
  7. Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)
  8. Every Day by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
  9. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (Egmont)
  10. Butter by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)

The nominees can be found here

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!