YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

About the Teens' Top Ten  I  TTT Nominees  I  Previous Winners  I  Promoting the TTT  I  About YA Galley

YALSA has launched the 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

teens' top tenThe 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-October 12 here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the following week after.

Teens' Top Ten Book Groups

Learn more about how you can apply to participate in the Teens' Top Ten book groups here.  Applications for the next set of TTT groups will open in August 2020!

Meet the 2019 - 2020 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years.

Suggest a title for the Teens' Top Ten!

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

2019 Teens' Top Ten Official Nominees

(Download the PDF with annotations here)

  • #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781368010023
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Dutton Books/Penguin Random House. 9780525641780
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing. 9781335692290
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481499101
  • The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481498548
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House. 9781524767099
  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House. 9780399549809
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781484728499
  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough. Dutton Books/Penguin Random House. 9780735232112
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan.9781250170972 
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group. 9780316310277
  • Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson. Henry Holt & Co/Macmillian. 9781250159014
  • Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. Dial Books/Penguin Random House. 9780525552963
  • Frat Girl by Kiley Roache. Harlequin Teen/Harlequin Trade Publishing. 9780373212347
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328778239
  • Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9780544968578
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. 9781978650078
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group. 9780316341714
  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert. Hyperion/Disney Book Group. 9781484726020
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperTeen/HarperCollins. 9780062662804
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. First Second/Macmillian. 9781250159854
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll. Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan. 9780374300289 
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster. 9781978614306
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown. HMH Books for Young Readers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 9781328810151
  • Wildcard by Marie Lu. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House. 9780399547997

Previous Winners

2018 Teens' Top Ten

2017 Teens' Top Ten

2016 Teens' Top Ten

2015 Teens' Top Ten

2014 Teens' Top Ten

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)

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!