YALSA's Teens' Top Ten
About the 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.
Official 2014 Teens' Top Ten titles announced!
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin)
- Splintered by A.G. Howard (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
- The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile)
- Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
- Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
- The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
- The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press)
View a list of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten titles here (pdf).
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387.
Curious? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Teens' Top Ten!