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Staff Picks 2018 -- Juvenile & Teen Fiction

From past to present, from this world to worlds fantastic, our favorite fiction books were the ones that best captured what it means to be human.  Access the printable list by clicking here.

JUVENILE FICTION
24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz & Reneé Watson
Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
Breakout by Kate Messner
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Colors of the Rain by R.L. Toalson
Dear Sister by Alison McGhee
Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Granted by John David Anderson
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty
The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
I'm Ok by Patti Kim
It Wasn't Me by Dana Alison Levy 
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman
The Lifters by Dave Eggers
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
Mascot by Antony John
Megabat by Anna Humphrey
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh
The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy & Ali Fadhil
Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks
The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
The Seismic Seven by Katie Slivensky
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Sneak Thief by Faith Harkey
The Stone Girl's Story by Sarah Beth Durst
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
The Third Mushroom by Jennifer  L. Holm
Tiger Vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan Paquette
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O'Connor
What Goes Up by Wen Jane Baragrey
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
Winnie's Great War by Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

TEEN FICTION
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin
August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Cadaver & Queen by Alisa Kwitney
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VII Tall All by M.T. Anderson, et al
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker
A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
Love & Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Puddin' by Julie Murphy
Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Swing by Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
We'll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
Wildcard by Marie Lu

 

 

 

 

 

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