2016 Best of the Best

2016 Best of the Best in Young Adult Literature

Awards & Booklists: current recommended reading for teens

Use these lists to promote the year's best young adult literature with the teens in your library, school or afterschool program!

Award Winners (Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, Printz)

2016 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks

2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

2016 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens

2016 Top Ten Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

2016 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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Free Marketing Materials

Download these materials to promote the latest young adult literature at your library, school or afterschool program!


  • Download a zipped file with low- and high-resolution logos in EPS, PNG, and JPG in blue and red for your use on your website, blog, Facebook page, newsletter, flyers, or other venues.

Best of the Best Top Ten Bookmarks

  • Download a high-resolution PDF for printing.

Spine Labels

  • Download a Word document template to print spine labels This is based on the Demco template for 1" x 1 3/5" Processing Spine Labels.


  • Download a high-resolution PDF bookplate to print and add to Best of the Best books at your library!

Awards Bookmarks

  • Download a a high-resolution PDF for printing, including all six YALSA Awards.

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