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Links to Book Lists


Amazon - Best Sellers
Bestsellers in Teen and YA Books

Barnes & Noble - 50 YA books Adults Will Love Too

Some of the best contemporary, science fiction, historical, fantasy and romance novels are written by YA authors.


Guys Read

For boys reading. List of books recommended by Jon Sczieska


The Horn Book

Reviews of children's books, articles, and interviews of authors and illustrators.

Book talks, reading recommendations, book reviews, and general information about children's literature.


NYT YA Best Sellers

The New York Time YA Best Sellers so far 2018.


No Flying, No Tights

Graphic novels, the focus of this site. The Main Site, for teens · Sidekicks, for kids up to age 12 · The Lair, for older teens and adults.


NPR Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2017 Great Reads

Explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved in 2017


Publishers Weekly

The international news website of book publishing and bookselling including reviews, bestseller lists, commentary and more.


Reading Rants

Reading Rants, a website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens.

Place for teens to sound off about what's on their bookshelves. Look for the latest young adult reads, popular titles, and weekly polls.



YALSA is the world leader in evaluating, selecting and recommending books, audiobooks, and films for teens.

  • DRA
    Most schools refer to a lower elementary child’s DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) score, which also matches a corresponding reading level of books. Book lists for DRA levels are available online.
  • Guided Reading Levels 
    The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System uses letters of the alphabet to indicate reading level — “A” for the most beginning kindergarten reader and “Z” for advanced readers around 7th or 8th grade. These book lists can be found on various websites.
  • QRI Grade Level Rating
    For older elementary students, the QRI (Qualitative Reading Inventory) assessment is given to assess grade level reading in both fiction and nonfiction. These scores don’t match up to specific books but are helpful to use as a guideline when asking for book recommendations and looking at the publisher’s reading levels.
  • Publisher’s Grade Equivalent Rating
    All publishers have their own system for evaluating reading levels. They indicate a grade level number such as 2.5 for the middle of 2nd grade. The confusing thing is that each publisher has its own system for evaluating and assigning a grade level. Use these as a starting point, not the be-all, end-all for reading level, since they are not normed.
  • Lexile 
    The Lexile Measure indicates the complexity of text and assigns it a score from 0L to 2000L; it also measures the student’s actual reading ability. Students take an SRI test or a standardized reading test to get their Lexile number. To find books using the Lexile measurement, go to the Lexile site or the Scholastic site.

Book Awards


The Man Booker Prize
The Booker Prize, which aims to reward the best novel of the year, is awarded by Booker plc.

National Book Award

One of the USA's most prestigious literary prizes, the National Book Award is given by the National Book Foundation.

The National Book Critics Circle Award

The National Book Critics Circle Award annually recognizes books in five categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography/autobiography, poetry, and criticism.

The Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards® are voted on and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.  Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible  The Award for Best Script was added in 2000

The Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal, which honors the author making the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Nobel Prize for Literature

Swedish engineer Alfred Nobel provided for the establishment of the Nobel Foundation in his will in 1895. Since 1901, it has recognized achievement in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics.

The PEN/Faulkner Award
The PEN/Faulkner Award is affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists) and is named for William Faulkner, the author of "The Sound and the Fury". The award recognizes an outstanding fiction book selected by judges who are themselves fiction writers.

The Printz Award
Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

The Pulitzer Prize

The will of Joseph Pulitzer, a crusading newspaper journalist, provided for the establishment of the Pulitzer Prizes. Since its inception in 1917, the prizes have recognized the best in journalism, letters, drama and music. Many consider it the most prestigious award a journalist or author can achieve.


Summer Reading

The nonprofit ReadWorks partners with K-12 teachers to address literacy



Audio Books


SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning Spring 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2019, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks.



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