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500 Great Books for Teens

500 Great Books for Teens

Anita Silvey
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006
Banned Book Club

Banned Book Club

Ryan Estrada, Kim Hyun Sook
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2020
Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems

John Grandits
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Published:
2007
Brave. Black. First: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World

Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World

Cheryl Hudson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2020

Crush: Love Poems for Teenagers

Kwame Alexander
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Poetry, Romance
Published:
2008
The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Classics, Fiction
Published:
1589
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters

Mark Dunn
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2002
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life
Extra Credit

Extra Credit

Andrew Clements
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2009
Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

Tonya Bolden
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
2018
Golden Legacy

Golden Legacy

Leonard Marcus
Age Level:
Adult
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2007
Good Poems

Good Poems

Garrison Keillor
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2003
Portrait of Phyllis Naylor Reynolds as a young girl

How I Came to Be a Writer

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2001

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

Emma Walton Hamilton
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Classics, Poetry
Published:
2009
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

Paul Janeczko
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2009
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder (DK biography series)

Tanya Lee Stone
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2009
Macbeth

Macbeth

William Shakespeare
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Classics, Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Poetry
Published:
1606
Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon

Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon

Leonard Marcus
Age Level:
Adult
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
1992
Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature
Mister Pip

Mister Pip

Lloyd Jones
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2006
night garden

Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams

Janet Wong
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Poetry
Published:
2000
Not Quite What I Was Planning

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

Rachel Fershleiser , Larry Smith
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Poetry, Short Stories
Published:
2008
Our Teacher Is a Vampire

Our Teacher Is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories

Mary Amato
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2016
pass it down

Pass it Down: Five Picture Book Families Make Their Mark

Leonard Marcus
Age Level:
Adult
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
2006