YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Book Awards have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age.  The titles on YALSA's book lists contain a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

Morris Awards

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

Nonfiction Award

The Nonfiction Award is given to the best nonfiction book published for the young adults.

Odyssey Award

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.


Want more options?

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to nearly 4,000 titles recognized by YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

App features include:

  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by book list
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook

The android and iOS versions of the app are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Both versions of the app were developed by Ora Interactive.

Have a question or comment about the app or want to report a bug? Contact yalsa@ala.org.

Teen Book Club Kits

The library has Teen Book Clubs Kits that can be checked out for four-week lending periods.  They are housed at Franklin and can be requested by asking a staff member to reserve a kit. The number of copies vary per title.

Young Adult Book Club Kits:

  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix - 800L
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - 1000L
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - 1180L
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 850L
  • Freak the Mighty by W. Rodman Philbrick - 1000L
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen - 760L
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - 810L
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 710L
  • Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie - 680L
  • Maze Runner by James Dashner - 770L
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - 590L
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - 840L
  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz - 670L
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - 1050L
  • White Fang by Jack London - 650L

* each title is labeled for its lexile measure

YA Books Made Into Movies


*These books have been selected for teens. The titles on this book list contain a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage parents to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Please check our catalog to see which books are available. This is not an exhaustive list of every YA title made into a movie.*

5th Wave by Richard Yancey

​13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher - TV show

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book Thief by Markus Zusak

​Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Movie titled, “Whip it”)

Divergent; Insurgent; Allegiant by Veronica Roth

DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

​Every Day by David Levithan

​Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Giver by Lois Lowry

Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

How to Deal by Sarah Dessen

Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (Movie titled, “Seventh Son”)

Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Maze Runner; The Scorch Trials; Death Cure by James Dashner

​Me and Early and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Midnight Sun by Trish Cook

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Nick and Norah’s infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn

Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Paper Towns by John Green

Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare–TV show

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli (Movie titled, “Love, Simon”)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Movie titled, “Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker”)

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Why we broke up by Daniel Handler

Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle



All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Pre Production, To Be Released in 2018 or 2019

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - August 2019

Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys (Movie titled, “Ashes in the Snow”) - 2018

Call of the Wild by Jack London - December 2019

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – In development

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - 2018

Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - Has a Producer

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - Channing Tatum to direct, Production Halted in Oct. 2017

I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson – Optioned

​Illuminae by Amie Kaufman - Brad Pitt set to produce

Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – Optioned since 2012

Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - March 2019

Legend by Marie Lu

Let it snow by John Green

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - December 2019

Looking for Alaska by John Green – Optioned, but unlikely to be made

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Elizabeth Banks to direct, In development

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - Optioned

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Film rights sold to Universal Pictures

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – TV show - 2018

Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - In Development

Sorta like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick - In Development, possibly Netflix

Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith - In Development

Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - May 2019

The Diviners by Libba Bray – Rights purchased by Paramount Pictures

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Optioned



updated: 11/1/18

YA Foreign Language Collection


French, German, Spanish, Italian…The majority of our collection is written in English, but we are adding some diversity!  We now have (and will continue to add) other languages to our YA collection.  These books can be difficult for staff and patrons to look up, so here is a helpful list of what we currently provide.


Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain/Las Adventuras de Tom Sawyer

Allegiant by Veronica Roth/Leal

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens/Un Cuento de Navidad

Divergent by Veronica Roth/Divergente

Fruits Basket Volume 16 by Natsuki Takaya

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter y la camara secreta

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince/Harry Potter y el misterio del principe

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling/Harry Potter y la Orden del Fenix

Insurgent by Veronica Roth/Insurgente

Paper Towns by John Green/Cuidades de papel

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green/Bajo La Misma Estrella

The Giver by Lois Lowry/El Dador

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/El Principito

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis/La Traversia del Explorador del Alba (Chronicas de Narnia)-AUDIOBOOK

Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis/El Principe Caspian-AUDIOBOOK



Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens/Les Conteurs A La Ronde

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them by J.K. Rowling/Les Animaux Fantastiques: Vie et habitat des Animaux Fantastiques

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins/Hunger Games Tome 1

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl/James et la grosse peche

Le Mystere Guignol by Raynald Guillot

Le Petit Nicholas by Rene Goscinny

Quidditch Through The Ages by J.K. Rowling/Le Quidditch a travers les ages

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Le Petit Prince

The Tales of Beedle Bard by J.K. Rowling/Les Contes de Beedle le Barde

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter a l’ecole des sorciers-AUDIOBOOK

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Le Petit Prince-AUDIOBOOK



The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Regulus



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl/Charlie Und Die Schokoladenfabrik

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

Matilda by Roald Dahl/Matilda

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/Der Kleine Prinz



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling/Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins/Hunger Games

Tales of Andersen (Fairy Tales) by Hans Christian Andersen/Fiabe di Andersen

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling/Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale-AUDIOBOOK

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling/Harry Potter e la camera dei segreti-AUDIOBOOK



James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery/ Xiao wang zi



Frankenstein by Mary Shelley/Keinotekoinen Mies


If you're interested in learning another language, we have a helpful, fun online resource: Transparent Language!