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The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire Wins 2016 Blue Spruce Book Award

February 15, 2017 - 10:01am -- Dodie

The winner of the 2016 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award is The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester. The winning title was revealed at the 2017 Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) annual conference on February 2, 2017.

Top Picks & Award-Winning Books for Teens

February 4, 2014 - 1:00pm -- angela

Looking for a great read? You'll definitely want to check out our top picks and award-winning books for teens. These books were hand-picked by librarians, bloggers or teens (depending on the award).

Take a look, a new favorite could be waiting for you!

And if you want more lists, check out our book lists by Staff and Teens, or create your own!

Cybils Finalists--Great Books to Start Your Year!

January 2, 2013 - 8:58am -- Becker

Book awards season has begun! You'll be hearing a lot about "best of" books over the next month, and here is a list to start you off! The Cybils have been around for 6 years now, and they are children's and young adult literary awards given by book bloggers! Check out some of the teen finalists:

Fantasy & Science Fiction:

And All the Stars, Andrea Host

Morris Award Finalists--Debut Authors to Check Out!

December 11, 2012 - 12:28pm -- Becker

We all have favorite authors we like to return to again and again, and we eagerly await their new books. But how do you find NEW authors? Lots of folks find out about new books and authors by hearing recommendations from friends (and hopefully librarians!). Another way is to look at awards lists. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) gives out the Morris Award every year to YA book by a previously unpublished author. These are the authors that you want to keep an eye on!

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