What Do I Read Next? Some Lesser Known Teen Book Awards
How about ones specific to genre fiction? Here are some awards lists you might not have thought to look for your next teen read. Of course, these books are great for adults, too!
Many of the adult book awards include a subcategory for teen books. This is the recently announced Andre Norton Award Shortlist for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (part of the Nebula Awards):
Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor
Chime, by Franny Billingsley
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
Everybody Sees the Ants, by A.S. King
The Boy at the End of the World, by Greg van Eekhout
The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson
Ultraviolet, by R.J. Anderson
The Eisner Awards recognize excellence in comics and graphic books. The 2011 Best Publication for Teens winner was:
Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
Los Angeles Times Book Prize YA Shortlist:
Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray
The Big Crunch, by Pete Hautman
A Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd, by Patrick Ness
Life: An Exploded Diagram, by Mal Peet
The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
The Cybils are chosen by young adult book bloggers. The 2011 winners include:
Nonfiction: Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart,
by Candace Fleming
Graphic Novel: Anya's Ghost, by Vera Brosgol
Fantasy & Science Fiction: Blood Red Road, by Moira Young
Fiction: Stupid Fast, by Geoff Herbach
The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees for Best Young Adult Mystery:
Most of these awards will list past winners (and sometimes shortlists or nominees) on their web sites. You can find more awards lists to look to for recommendations of what to read next at DPL's Teen Book Awards page!
What's your favorite award to look to for recommendations?
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