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Staff Picks for Teens

Discover the best books for teens and fans of young adult fiction, selected by our staff. Find new featured book lists every month, or explore our picks by genre.
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Featured Teen Book Lists

Teen Books On Time
These books are all on time. Prepare for: time to stop, characters or plots to reach through seasons and/or years, families to grow across generations. (Created August 2021)
TEEN BOOKS ON TIME

Explore, Create and Share Your Stories for Teens
This year’s Summer of Learning program, 'What's YOUR Story?' encourages us to explore, create and share our stories! Here are some titles for teens that do just that. (Created June 2021)
EXPLORE, CREATE AND SHARE YOUR STORIES FOR TEENS

Mental Health Awareness Month for Teens
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are some fiction, nonfiction and online resources for teens. (Created April 2021)
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH FOR TEENS

Asian Pacific American Heritage for Teens
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This list features titles written for teens by Asian and Pacific Islander authors. (Updated April 2021)
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FOR TEENS

National Poetry Month for Teens
Celebrate National Poetry Month with some novels/memoirs in verse and other poetry related titles and resources for teens. (Updated March 2021)
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH FOR TEENS

Women's History Month New Nonfiction for Teens
In celebration of Women's History Month, read about women scientists, activists, artists, and more! (Created March 2021)
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH NEW NONFICTION FOR TEENS

20 Black Voices in Teen Fiction from 2020
Celebrate Black voices during Black History Month with some teen fiction #ownvoices titles.
20 BLACK VOICES IN TEEN FICTION FROM 2020

Staff Faves 2020: Teen
Every year we poll our staff across the system for their favorite books published in a given year.(Created Nov. 2020)
STAFF FAVES 2020: TEEN

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Cohort Recommends
The 2020-2021 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Cohort thought it would be fun to share out some books that inspire them. (Created Oct. 2020)
SEATTLE YOUTH POET LAUREATE COHORT RECOMMENDS

Magic, Mystery and More for Teens
Here are some 2020 mystery, thriller, suspense, horror, and magical titles for teens. May contain ghosts. (Created Sept. 2020)
MAGIC, MYSTERY AND MORE FOR TEENS
Teen Book Lists

Adult Titles with Teen Allure
A staff selection of adult titles with allure for teens.
ADULT TITLES WITH TEEN ALLURE

Adventure Books for Teens
A staff selection of adventure fiction titles for teens.
ADVENTURE BOOKS FOR TEENS

Books for Middle Schoolers
A staff selection of titles for middle schoolers.
BOOKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

Fantasy for Teens
A staff selection of fantasy fiction titles for teens.
FANTASY FOR TEENS

Graphic Novels for Teens
A staff selection of graphic novels for teens.
GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR TEENS

Historical Fiction for Teens
A staff selection of historical fiction titles for teens.
HISTORICAL FICTION FOR TEENS

Horror and Thrillers for Teens
A staff selection of horror and thriller titles for teens.
HORROR AND THRILLERS FOR TEENS

Humor for Teens
A staff selection of humor fiction titles for teens.
HUMOR FOR TEENS

Mysteries for Teens
A staff selection of mystery fiction titles for teens.
MYSTERIES FOR TEENS

Native American Lit for Teens
A staff selection of Native American titles for teens.
NATIVE AMERICAN LIT FOR TEENS

Nonfiction Books for Teens
A staff selection of nonfiction titles for teens.
NONFICTION BOOKS FOR TEENS

Queer Books for Teens
A staff selection of queer titles for teens.
QUEER BOOKS FOR TEENS

Realistic Fiction for Teens
A staff selection of realistic fiction titles for teens.
REALISTIC FICTION FOR TEENS

Romance for Teens
A staff selection of romance fiction titles for teens.
ROMANCE FOR TEENS

Science Fiction for Teens
A staff selection of science fiction titles for teens.
SCIENCE FICTION FOR TEENS

Social Justice and Activism for Teens
A staff selection of social justice and activism titles for teens.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACTIVISM FOR TEENS
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