YALSA's Teens' Top Ten
*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.
About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT
2016 Teens' Top Ten announced! (see below!)
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 fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on 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™ (October 9-15, 2016) here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.
Meet the 2017 - 2018 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.
Learn more about how you can apply to participate in Teens' Top Ten here. We will be accepting applications beginning in August 2018.
2016 Teens' Top Ten
- Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831.
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780385755887.
- The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 9780545668347.
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. 9781627792127.
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press. 9780553496642.
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484705278.
- The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 9781250080059.
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780553499117.
- When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484700082.
- Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481418584.
View a list of the winners with annotations here (pdf).
2016 Teens' Top Ten Nominees
Download a full list of the nominees with annotations here (PDF).
2016 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Book Trailers!
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)
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 email@example.com or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387.
Curious? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Teens' Top Ten!