Teen Book Ideas

Book Awards That Teens May Be Interested In
  •  The Maine Student Book Award is designed to expand literary horizons of students in grades 4-8 by encouraging them to read, evaluate, and enjoy a selection of new books and to choose a statewide favorite by written ballot each spring. For more information about the award, visit their website.
  •  The Lupine Award is designed to honor a living author or illustrator who is a resident of Maine, or who has created a work whose focus is Maine, as shown through the work’s characterization, plot or setting.  An author or illustrator is considered a resident if he or she was born in this state or currently resides in Maine for all or part of the year. For more information, visit their website.

  •  The Katahdin Award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes an outstanding body of work of children’s literature in Maine. The Katahdin Award is designed to honor a living Maine authoror illustrator. An author or illustrator is considered a resident if he or she was born in this state or currently resides in Maine for all or part of the year. For more information, visit their website.

  •  The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference. For more information see their website.

  •  YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. For more information visit their website.