BOOK LISTS

Informed Teens Blog Book Lists:

Dragon Tales - Holy Smokes Batman it's a Puffin' Lizard
Dystopian Valentines - world gone wrong with a romantic splash
Travel Tales - Nonfiction - true adventure

Awards:
Alex Awards - This award, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens. 
Mildred L. Batchelder Award -  Awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
Pura Belpré AwardThe Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction - This award honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. Administered by the American Library Association.
Andrew Carnegie Medal - The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year. 
Edgar Awards - Named after Edgar Allan Poe. Each Spring, Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar Awards, which include a Young Adult category.
Margaret A. Edwards Award - The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for significant and lasting contribution for writing to teens.
Hugo AwardsPresented annually by the World Science Fiction Society.
Coretta Scott King Award - The Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
Massachusetts Book Awards - The Massachusetts Center for the Book recognizes important works of Massachusetts including children's/young adult literature. Books must have been written by authors residing in Massachusetts or must present themes of particular and specific importance to the Commonwealth if their authors are not residents.
Morris Award - The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, funded by the William C. Morris Endowment, honors the best book by a previously unpublished author writing for teens. 
National Book Award - An annual award that includes a Young People's Literature category.
John Newbery Medal - The Newbery Medal was named for 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Nonfiction Award - The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year. 
Scott O'Dell AwardThe Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction was established by author Scott O'Dell to encourage young readers' interest in the history that shaped their nation and their world. 
Odyssey Award - The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The award is co-administered by the American Library Association with the Association for Library Service to Children.
Michael L. Printz Award - The Printz Award, sponsored by Booklisthonors the best book written for teens each year. 
Pulitzer Prize - Administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded in 21 categories.
Schneider Family Book Award - The Schneider Award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - The Sibert Award, established in 2001, is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published the previous year. Administered by the Association for Library Service to Children. 
Stonewall Award - Annual award, administered by American Library Association, given for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience. 
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teens' Top Ten -  A teen choice list, where teens choose their favorite books of the previous year. Readers age 12-18 can vote online for their favorites August 15 - September 15. The 10 titles with the most votes are announced during Teen Read Week, the third week in October.

Lists:
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults -  A list provided by YALSA of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.
Best Fiction for Young Adults - YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.
Fabulous Films for Young Adults - Administered by YALSA.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens -  A list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA. 
Massachusetts Libraries Reading Recommendations - Springfield City Library's Youth Services Department has compiled reading lists for teens.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learner - This list, administered by YALSA, is updated every 5 years and is primarily intended for students in grades 9-12 who wish to enrich and strengthen their knowledge of various subject areas in both classic and contemporary literature.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - This list is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose of this list is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use. Administered by YALSA.

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