The Isinglass Teen Read Award was started in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. New Hampshire 7th and 8th graders nominate titles and vote for the winners. Voting is done annually in April.
Click here for the current Isinglass Teen Read Award winner and a list of previous winners with links to our catalog for availability. For more information, please visit the Young Adult Library Services of New Hampshire on their Facebook page.
The Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award
(New Hampshire students, grades 9-12)
The Flume: NH Teen Reader's Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to a New Hampshire teens' request to have a book award geared toward high school students. Teens in grades 9-12 nominate titles that were published within the last two years. Librarians then narrow the group of titles to a list of 10. Teens vote for the winning title from that list.
Click here for the current Flume Award winner and a list of previous winners with links to our catalog for availability. For more information, please visit the Young Adult Library Services of New Hampshire on their Facebook page.
(Young Adults ages 12-18)
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official American Library Association award in 2002. Winners are selected by a committee, but anybody can suggest a title. View past winners on the ALA website.
YALSA's Teen Book Finder
YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association
Click here for a YALSA's valuable list of book awards. Need help finding your next great teen read? Click here!