YALSA's Teens' Top Ten
Where Teens Choose the Winners!
The 2008 Teens' Top Ten
The vote is in! More than 8,000 teens voted on this year's winners. The 2008
Teens' Top Ten is:
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
About the Teens' Top Ten
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their
favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups
in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are
posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote
on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week. Readers aged twelve to eighteen can vote right
here, online, anytime that week.
The 2007 Teens’ Top Ten is:
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers,
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books, 2006)
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles (Flux, 2006).
Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson (Hachette
Book Group USA/Little, Brown
Firegirl by Tony Abbott (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown
Books for Young Readers, 2006).
All Hallows Eve (13 Stories)by Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt, 2006).
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt, 2006).
River Secrets by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2006).
Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe (HarperCollins, 2006).
Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks (Chicken House, 2006).
The 2006 Teens’ Top Ten is:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
(Scholastic Press, 2005).
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young
Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Knopf Books for Young
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (Delacorte Press, 2005).
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Razorbill, 2005).
Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (HarperCollins
Children’s Books, 2005).
Poison by Chris Wooding (Orchard Books, 2005).
Captain Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V.
Hart (Laura Geringer Books, 2005).
If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa
Kantor (Hyperion Books for Children, 2005).
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Books for Young Readers,
Babylonne, Catherine Jink
Darkness Under Water, Kanell
Exposed, Suasn Vaught
Guardian, Julious Lester
Love is Hell, Marr, Wessterfeld, Zevin
Need, Carrie Jones
November and December’s
roundup of Cool New Books includes PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, a thrilling tale of
love, loyalty and illusion from the bestselling author of the Kiesha’ra
series, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes; LOVE IS HELL, a collection of supernatural
stories courtesy of Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine
Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin and Laurie Faria Stolarz; LILY DALE: CONNECTING,
the third installment in Wendy Corsi Staub’s paranormal suspense series, in
which Calla finally uncovers the mystery behind her mother’s death; HERE LIES
ARTHUR, Philip Reeve’s retelling of the legend of King Arthur, who is portrayed
as the leader of a ragtag war band; DEATH’S SHADOW, book seven in The
Demonata horror series by Cirque du Freak author Darren Shan; and
DEADLY LITTLE SECRET, a story of paranormal romance from Laurie Faria Stolarz
that revolves around a fairly ordinary 16-year-old protagonist whose life is
turned upside down when a mysterious new guy starts junior year at her high