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.
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 - October 15 here on the Teens' Top Ten site.
Teens' Top Ten Book Groups
APPLICATIONS for 2023-2024 Books Groups is now open
Learn more about how you can apply to participate in the Teens' Top Ten book groups here.
Meet the 2023 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next year.
Teens' Top Ten Title Suggestion Form
See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.
- All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. Razorbill.
- Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate. Disney Hiperion.
- Blackwater by Jeanette Arroyo and Ren Graham. Henry Holt and Co.
- Crumbs by Danie Stirling. Clarion Books.
- Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil. Disney Hyperion.
- Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
- Five Survive by Holly Jackson. Electric Monkey.
- Gallant by VE Schwab. Greenwillow Books.
- Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh. Feiwel & Friends.
- Gleanings: Stories from Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Simon &Schuster Books for Young Readers.
- Gold Mountain by Betty Yee. Carolrhoda.
- I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. Penguin.
- Icebreaker by Hannah Grace. Pig and Bear Publishing.
- The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman. Clarion Books.
- Lakelore by Anna-Maria McLemore. Feiwel & Friends.
- Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes. Balzer + Bray.
- Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks. Harry N. Abrams.
- Lightlark by Alex Aster. Harry N. Adams.
- Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of an Wuhanese American by Laura Gao. Balzer + Bray.
- A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.
- My Sister's Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel. Harry N. Adams.
- Nothings Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk. Versify.
- Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus. Delacorte Press.
- The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. Disney.
- Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer. HarperTeen.
Download the full list with annotations.
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)
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 YALSA Projects at email@example.com or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387.
Curious? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Teens' Top Ten!