Book Pics

Award Winning Books (Best Books of 2016) 

Goodreads Choice Awards

Horn Book Fanfare

Kirkus Reviews

New York Times Book Review: 100 Best Books

Notable Children’s Books of 2016

Best Illustrated Books of 2016

The 10 Best Books of 2016

NPR’s Book Concierge: Guide to 2016’s Great Reads

School Library Journal’s Best of 2016

New York Libraries 

NYPL’s 100 Great Children’s Books – 100 Years

NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

NYPL Summer Reading 2017

BPL Summer Reading 2017

Queens Library Summer Reading

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Best Fiction for Young Adults

Book Awards: (View current and previous winners for all awards)

Printz Award Excellence in young adult literature

Morris Award Honors a debut book in published by a first-time author

Alex Award Honors books written for adults that have special appeal to YA

Edwards Award Honors an author/specific body of his/her work, for significant contribution to YA literature

Nonfiction Award Honors best nonfiction book published for young adults

Odyssey Award Honors best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Includes previous lists

YALSA’s Teen’s Top Ten A “teens choice” list

App: Teen Book FinderApp for YA award-winning book lists (free to download):

Additional Reading Resources and Websites 

Books and Authors (Avenues Library Subscription – For off-campus access, please email

Children’s Book Week 2013 Finalists and Winners

Edgar Awards (Mysteries)

Goodreads(YA Fiction)

Goodreads (YA Fantasy)

Goodreads (Middle Grades and Children)

International Reading Association Children’s Choices (2016)

IndieBound’s Indie Next List (Recommendations from independent book sellers)

National Book Award

NPR’s 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

NPR’s 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14

ReadKiddo Read James Patterson’s Website – great recommendations by genres and age 

The Reading Without Walls Challenge  – Gene Luen Yang