Reading Lists

Looking for a good book? Check out these award-winning books and recommended books for adults, teens and kids. Still can't decide? Then contact our Reference staff at the Tabb Library, 757-890-5120, or the Yorktown Library, 757-890-5207. They will be glad to assist you in finding just the right book, movie, or music.

Reading Lists for All Ages

Challenged or Banned Books
The American Library Association's top ten list of the most frequently challenged books of the past year.

Reading Lists for Kids

American Library Association Youth Media Awards
The Youth Media Awards honor children's and young adult authors and illustrators, as well as producers of children's audio materials. They include the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Odyssey and Geisel Awards.

Battle of the Books
This reading list is provided for the annual Battle of the Books reading competition for students in grades 4-8. The titles listed represent a variety of genres of children's literature sure to appeal to any upper-elementary or middle school reader.

Reading Lists for Teens

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
The American Library Association presents the Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. These books, recommended for ages 12-18, are geared to the teenager who does not like to read.

Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
The American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee selects a yearly list of significant young adult fiction, as well as the top ten titles. These titles are selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.

Reading Lists for Adults

Notable Books for Adults
A list of very good, very readable fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader.

Top 10 First Novels
The American Library Association's top 10 debut fiction novels of the year.

Year's Best Crime Novels
The top ten best fiction crime novels of the year and top 10 debut crime novels.
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