Recommended Reading

Award Winners & Lists

  • Abraham Lincoln Awards – Best fiction of the year as chosen by Illinois High School students.
  • Alex Awards – Awards given each year to 10 adult books which should also appeal to teens.
  • Best Fiction for Young Adults – Annual list of the best Young Adult Fiction titles of the year, as chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens – Annual list of the best Graphic Novels for teens, as chosen by the Young Adult Library Service Association.
  • Printz Awards – Best fiction book of the year, as chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award – Award presented to outstanding youth fiction, as voted on by fourth through eighth graders in Illinois.
  • Teens Top Ten – Teen-voted picks for the best fiction of the year.

Recommended Reading Lists by Genre

  • Jr HS/HS Fantasy PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Historical Fiction PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Realistic Fiction PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Romance PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Scary Stories and Horror PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Science and Dystopian Fiction PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Mystery, Thrillers and Suspense PDF
  • Jr HS/HS Read the Rainbow PDF

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