Gift Guide for Kids & Teens 2020
Not sure what to get your young readers this year? Try the gift of a good book. These curated selections are new and exciting picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, and young adult books from 2020. Not sure which book to pick? Click on the book covers to learn more about each title and even put books on hold to see them in person!
Let’s learn something new! Check out these great nonfiction reads for teens. Click the images to find these books in the library’s online catalog.
Teen Urban Fiction
These teen books keep it real. Real life is hard. And filled with obstacles. And hardships. And bad decisions. And good decisions. These books are fantastic reads dealing with real life situations and how teens deal with them.
Literacy Festival 2019
Did you participate in the 2019 Literacy Festival? Check out what to read next based on this year’s titles!
YA Own Voices
#Ownvoices is a hashtag that started on Twitter, used to recommend books about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group. Click on the authors names to check out these books by African American, Latin American, South Asian, Middle Eastern, East Asian, Native & Indigenous, and disabled or neurodiverse authors.
Rainbow Reads for Teens
Read all the colors of the rainbow with these books that span the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Click the images to find these books in our online catalog.
Young Adult & Graphic Novel Goodreads Awards 2019
Goodreads.com is a website dedicated to books and readers just like you. Each year they announce the best of the best in their Goodreads Choice Awards which is voted on by other readers. Here is a list of all of the nominees for best young adult fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels. Check out them out in the library’s catalog!
Young Adult Horror
Witches, zombies, and monsters….Yikes! Looking for some spooky reads for teens? Check out this list of great teen horror books. Click the images to find these books in the library’s catalog.
Young Adult Romance
Pick up something sweet from this selection of teen romance titles! Click the images to find these books in the library’s online catalog.
Young Adult Science Fiction
Check out some truly out-of-this-world stories with this selection of teen science fiction books! Click the images to find these books in the library’s online catalog.
Young Adult Fantasy
These spell-binding books are perfect for fans of fantasy for young adults! Click the images to find these books in the library’s online catalog.
Graphic Novels & Manga for Teens
Can’t get enough of comics or manga? Check out this selection of new and popular graphic novels for young adults. Click on the images to find these books in the library’s online catalog.
From Page to Screen for Teens
Can’t stop binge watching your favorite show but have run out of new episodes? Check out these books for fans of these popular shows!
Michael L. Printz Award List
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit. Michael L. Printz was a librarian in Topeka, KS and an active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association and this award is named in his honor. This list highlights the winners of this award since it began in 2000. Discover amazing stories and learn more about this prestigious award!
1000 Books BEYOND Kindergarten (High School)
1000 Books Beyond Kindergarten is a resource for parents and children looking for age-appropriate books to read outside of school. These lists cover 9th to 12th grade readers and are a mixture of genres and formats, both fiction and non-fiction. Follow our list of recommendations to read 1000 different books by the end of high school!
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. This list highlights the winners of this award since it began in 1970. Discover amazing stories and learn more about this prestigious award!
Pura Belpre Award Winners
The Pura Belpré Award, named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, was established in 1996 and is presented 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. This list highlights the winners of this award since it began in 1996. Click the images to view the item in the library’s catalog. Discover amazing stories and learn more about this prestigious award!