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Book Award Lists

Choose a category below to find suggested reading materials from the leading awards lists for youth.


  • Lone Star Reading List
    Current Annotated List

    Recommended reading list for students in grades 6-8 including popular young adult books selected by public and school librarians in Texas.
    Maverick
    Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List
    Current Annotated List

    Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of graphic novel books.
    SpiritOfTexas
    The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program - High School
    Current Annotated List

    Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.
    SpiritOfTexas
    The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program - Middle School
    Current Annotated List

    Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.

    TAYSHAS High School
    Current Annotated List

    Recommended reading list designed to motivate young adults in grades 9-12 to become lifelong readers and to read for the pleasure of reading.

  • Alex Awards
    Current Alex Award Winners

    Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12-18, and selected from the previous year's publishing.

    Coretta Scott King Awards
    Coretta Scott King Award Winners (1970-Present)

    Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

    Morris Awards
    Morris Award Winners (2009-Present)

    Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

    Printz Awards
    Printz Award Winners (2000-Present)

    Awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

    Teens' Top Ten
    Current Teens' Top Ten List

    A "teen choice" list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Then teens vote online on their favorites and the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.


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Abilene, TX 79603
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