Here you can browse through all kinds of reading lists for teens! Teen books, known as Young Adult literature (abbreviated as YA), is literature written for, published for, or marketed to ages 12 to 18. However, not every title is meant for the entire age range. Here are some age ranges that titles have: 12+, 14+, 16+.
These specific ranges are based on themes and content. They are determined by publishers, vendors, and professional reviewers.
How do I find out what books are right for my age or my teen's age?
There are several ways you can find this by using our catalog!
When you search for a book, click on the title and scroll down. If you click the "Explore Series, Librarian Recommendations: Lists, and more" tab, the professional reviews are listed. Most of the reviews suggest the age or grade level they would recommend the book to. They can sometimes vary, so it is always best for the teen's guardian to look over the books themselves to determine if they are the right fit for their teen.
You can also click the "Content from NoveList" tab. This provides the Lexile Measure and Accelerated Reader level. The Lexile Measure determines the text difficulty and reader ability (reading comprehension), which helps young teens reading at a higher level and older teens reading at a lower level find books that fit their speed while still suiting their age. Accelerated Reader levels determine the appropriateness (Interest Level or IL) and text difficulty (Book Level or BL) of books. They roughly correspond to grade levels: Lower Grades (K-3), Middle Grades (4-6), Upper Middles Grades (6+), and Upper Grades (9-12).
Still not sure? Consult with our Teen Services Librarian! She can show you how to use the library's catalog to find suggested age ranges. She also offers personalized book recommendations! There are various ways to get personalized recommendations to fit everyone's needs: