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CA Young Reader Nominees
Young Adult Nominees Picture Books for Older Readers Nominees
The Hired Girl Oriting Jupiter Salt to the Sea Barbed Wire Baseball Noisy Paint Box The Right Word

CA Young Reader Medal Nominees: Find out what books are nominated this year or see past winners. YOU can vote for a winner in any category. You only need to read all 3 books in that category. See Ms. Broger-Mackey for a ballot. Voting must be completed by March 30th each year.



YALSA ALA Award Winners for Young Adults: ALA and YALSA recommend excellent titles published for young adults each year from graphic novels to Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers.

ALA Stonewall Book Awards for best LGBTQ literature for young adults.


CA Dept of Educ Rec Lit List CA Dept of Educ Rec Lit List: Look up recommended books by subject, grade, language, author, or title.


Intl Literacy Assoc ILA Young Adults' Choices Reading List: The International Literacy Association annually publishes its Young Adults' Choices Reading List. The books are selected by readers themselves. Excellent selections.


Good Reads Good Reads: Just browse, or create a free account, and look for read-alikes, write reviews, or simply find great book recommendations.


WhichBook WhichBook: A new way to choose a book. Click up to 4 sliders to set your choices.




Top 10 Novels at CHS for Fall 2017
Rank Title Author Call #
Source: CHS OPAC statistical report
1 Unwind (series) Neal Shusterman Fic Shu
2 The Fault in Our Stars John Green Fic Gre
3 If I Stay (series) Gayle Forman Fic For
4 Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher Fic Ash
5 Go Ask Alice Anonymous Fic Go
6 The Hunger Games (series) Suzanne Collins Fic Col
7 We Were Liars E. Lockhart Fic Loc
8 Wake (series) Lisa McMann Fic McM
9 Crank (series) Ellen Hopkins Fic Hop
10 Maze Runner (series) James Dashner Fic Das