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Check out Connecticut’s own Teen Book Award winners and nominees!

2016 Teen (Grades 7-8) Nominees

  • Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
  • I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

2016 High School (Grades 9-12) Nominees

  • Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
    by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • Winger by Andrew Smith

Stop by the Teen Area today and grab one of the selections! Congratulations to The Raft by S.A. Bodeen, winner of the 2015 Teen Award and Every Day by David Levithan, winner of the 2015 High School Award!

Teens’ Top Ten

TeensCongratulations to the 2014 Teens' Top Ten winners. All TTT current and past winners are on display in the Teen Area.

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  • Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

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