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New Teen Books
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New eMaterials for Teens
Recently ordered teen fiction
Recently ordered teen nonfiction

Reading Lists by Teen Services Librarians
Books that Won't Make You Blush for Teens
Can You Survive the Future? Dystopian & Apocalyptic Reads for Teens
   Newest Teen Fantasy
   Duets, Trilogies & Quartets
   Favorite Series
Mystery & Detective Stories for Teens
Once Upon a Time: Retold Fairy Tales for Teens
Spies & Espionage Thrillers for Teens
Sports Reads for Teens
Steampunk for Teens
Teen Reads from Mythology
Bite Me! Creatures of the Night

Historical Fiction by Time Period
Prehistoric and Ancient Cultures
Middle Ages
Renaissance Age 1500-1700
Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement 1500-1774
Revolutionary, French, & Napoleonic Wars 1775-1815
1820-Civil War-1895
1900-World War I-1930
1931-World War II-1945
Post World War 1946-1999
Contemporary History 2000-

Diverse Culture/Race/Heritage/Ethnic Reads: Fiction & Nonfiction
East and Central Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Mongolia
Southeastern Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore,Thailand, Vietnam
Southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Southwestern Asia (Middle East): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Latin America & the Caribbean

Teen Issues: Fiction & Nonfiction
Anger / Violence / Gangs / Crime
Body Image / Eating Disorders
Bullies / Bullying / School Violence
Death / Grief / Loss
Dysfunctional Families / Abuse
Divorce / Stepfamilies / Foster Families / Adoption
Mental Illness / Depression
Peer Pressure / Popularity
Physical Challenges / Special Needs
Runaways / Homelessness / Abandonment
Sexual Abuse / Rape / Dating Violence
Substance Abuse
Teen Love / Desire / Sex / Pregnancy / Parenthood
Terminal Illness / Major Accident

Biographies for Teens
Graphic Novels and Manga for Teens
Historical Nonfiction for Teens
Poetry for Teens

Award Winners & Nominees
ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books
Alex Award Winners
Colorado Blue Spruce Award Nominees
National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Printz Award
Schneider Family Book Award
Teens' Top Ten Winners
Teens' Top Ten Nominees
William C. Morris Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Adult Books for Teens
Alex Award Winners
Booklist's Editor's Choice: Adult Books for Teens 2016
School Library Journal's Best Adut Books for Teens 2016
Booklist's Editor's Choice: Adult Books for Teens 2015
School Library Journal's Best Adult Books for Teens 2015
Booklist's Editor's Choice: Adult Books for Teens 2014
School Library Journal's Best Adult Books for Teens 2014
School Library Journal's Best Adult Books for Teens 2013
School Library Journal's Adult Books 4 Teens Blog
teenreads Adult Books You Want to Read
VOYA's Clueless list of Adult Mysteries with Young Adult Appeal 2014
VOYA's Clueless list of Adult Mysteries with Young Adult Appeal 2013
VOYA's Going the Other Way Adult Books that Appeal to Teen Guys 2014
VOYA's True Story! Great Adult Nonfiction for Teens 2013

Book Suggestions
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  1. Thanks for the feedback! If there are any other kinds of book lists that you'd like to see here, just leave a comment or email Lisa or Hollie below.

    1. You should have a book list about cats!

    2. hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) Trollol

    3. Need book list about mythical creatures!

  2. Can you have a book list about vampires and werewolves? Thanks, CJ

  3. Can you have a list on Ancient Egypt?

  4. We'll work on the vampires and werewolves list. Thanks! As for the Ancient Egypt books, some of them are in the Prehistoric and Ancient Cultures list. We don't have enough to do a full list of just Ancient Egypt but this link brings up all of our young adult novels about Ancient Egypt (with a couple of not-quite-on-topic books thrown in):

    Hope this helps!

    Teen Services Librarian

  5. can you have a mythology list? thanks that would be great

  6. We can work on that. Do you mean young adult fiction books based on Greek, Roman, and various other myths like the Percy Jackson series?

    Teen Services Librarian

  7. I am defiantly reading these!!

  8. I love this whole thing.

  9. I'll have to bookmark this page because I know I'll be using it in the future to find a good book

  10. Awesome site! I love checking out the books here!

  11. Thanks! We just added some lists in our new books category if you want to check those out!

  12. I love your book lists.

  13. I really like this page because I have trouble finding good books that I haven't read, because I don't really like lots of romance and drama.

  14. Do you have a magna list?

    1. Hi. Yes we do! It's under the "Nonfiction" category and the list is called "Graphic Novels and Manga for Teens." It doesn't include everything we have, just some of the more recently purchased titles. If you have any purchase suggestions for new titles, please let us know. Thanks!

  15. Could you guys do a list on fantasy books? Thanks!

  16. I will create a fantasy booklist this fall. I will try to focus this list on newer fantasy reads, as there are so many titles in the fantasy genre!

  17. It would be nice to have a horror book section. This is a great website.

  18. sci-fi would also be cool come to think about it! Thanks!

  19. I think that there should be a little more variety on the awards because they seem clustered on one same type. I also think the nominee process should be changed a little bit

  20. Great book list!

  21. I don't know if the Teen's Top ten Nominees are the display or not. Is it the same?

  22. Can we have a manga list? Reply saying [MANGA] if you agree and support!

  23. Love the mythology section!

  24. Can you post a list of books set in Antarctica?

    1. WPL Teen UndergroundJuly 7, 2016 at 4:20 PM

      Great question! Since we have so few young adult books set in Antarctica, it is best to search for them using the online catalog. Go to: In the first search box, select search by "subject Keyword" and type in "Antarctica." Scroll further down to "limits" and select "Young Adult Fiction" or "Young Adult Non-Fiction." Hope this helps! If you need additional help, contact the College Hill Information Desk at 303-658-2603 or the Irving Street Information Desk at 303-658-2302.

  25. This is awesome! I have been looking for good books to read and this organized list is a lot more helpful in finding new books to read compared to browsing the library's catalog! Thank you! (:

  26. There's a wide variety here. :)

  27. need a book list about animal adventures!

  28. this helps me find books that i could possobly be able to read that are my level, thx a tone!