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The Best in Fiction

Alex Awards

The top 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA).

John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Recognizes those authors who have provided young adults with an authentic voice that continues to illuminate their experiences and emotions.

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

First awarded in 2009, honors a new author’s debut book for teens.


The Best in Non-Fiction


A resource for ravenous readers - non-fiction booklist.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Medal

The Sibert Medal honors the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

Honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults.

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