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Announcing The Search for the Top 100 Teen Titles

Betsy Bird’s AFuse#8 Top 100 Picture Book Poll in 2009 was exciting and a wonderful use of web tools to participate in our love of books. This year AFuse#8 has announced the Top 100 Children’s Fictional Chapter Books Poll which focuses on middle grade fiction only (using Powell’s as a guide). With her permission since her blog stops at age 12, I’m giving everyone the opportunity to participate in

The Search for the Top 100 Teen Titles

Here are the rules:

Vote for your top ten teen titles of all time (again, not just this years’). These are the titles that appeal to teens including young adult novels, nonfiction, and picture books for teens (ages 13-19).

What? Nonfiction? Yes! If you know teens, then you’ll realize a true top 100 must have nonfiction. Picture books? Yes, there are picture books that appeal mainly to teens. I’m not talking about Brown Bear, Brown Bear either so don’t be silly. You can only enter ten titles so I trust in the collective to allow the top 100 titles to rise to the top.

List your books in order of preference. #1 will receive ten points, #3 nine, etc.  

Tell me what you like about each title.
 This way you can share what you truly feel about each title and not worry about being "politically correct" in your top ten list. I will include anonymous excerpts in my countdown so you have the opportunity to agree or argue. Now doesn’t that sound like fun?!
Email your submissions to me at by BookLover’s Day (AKA Valentine’s Day February 14, 2010).  

OR you can fill out the google form Top 100 Teen Titles by Valentine’s Day.  

Please choose submission form (email or google form) so your vote counts just once. I am rather obsessive about checking IP addresses so if I see someone attempting to cheat the system (Remember I DO work with teens so I’m creative, too), I will have to make an executive decision with the guidance of my library club.


  1. This is terrific! I was just thinking (whilst putting together by Top 10 for Betsy’s chapter book poll) “Someone needs to do this for YA!” Thanks! Can’t wait to see the results.

  2. Sondy at Sonderbooks says:

    Hooray! I’m so glad you’re doing this. Now I won’t have to worry about the books I’m leaving off the list for Betsy because I think they are really better for teens. I’m going to make my two lists mutually exclusive so as to include more books!

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