Twisted Tales: Fairy Tales Re-Imagined

This booklist [pdf] comes from Tualatin Public Library and features retellings of fairy tales.

Beauty and the Beast

  • The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
  • Roses by G. R. Mannering
  • Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

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Great Reads for Guys

This booklist [pdf] comes from Deschutes Public Library and features recommended reads for teen guys.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
After finally getting noticed by someone other than bullies and his angry father, Tyler enjoys his new reputation. When life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded ships for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper with a girl in the wreckage, he has to make a tough choice.

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Books That Go Bump in the Night: a horror book list

This booklist comes from the Beaverton City Library and features horror titles for teens.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Tana travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a strange vampire boy in tow. (Grade 9+)

The Diviners (series) by Libba Bray
Evie uses her secret ability to read people’s past to hunt down a serial killer, encountering dead bodies at every turn. (Grade 10+)

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OYAN Book Rave 2018 Winners!

Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite novels for teens from the past two years. Nominations depend upon what the nominator thinks teens in Oregon will like to read or have been reading with enthusiasm, and the final list is created based on a vote of the OYAN membership. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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Diverse Voices in Teen Reads: A Book List

This booklist [pdf] comes from the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and features books for teens that represent a diversity of lived experiences.


Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
An in-depth account of Claudette Colvin, an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure.

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
An anthology of art and writings from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.

The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
An account of the 1944 civil rights protest by hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who refused to work in unsafe conditions.

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney
A narrative history of the Motown music label.

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Locally Grown booklist: Books Set in Oregon

This booklist [pdf] comes from the Tualatin Public Library and features teen books set in Oregon.

This Is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

What Light by Jay Asher
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon, and every year they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. Sierra meets Caleb, who is not your perfect guy, and is determined to help him.

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Tween Reads Booklist

This booklist [pdf] comes from Deschutes Public Library and features recommended reads (prose novels and graphic novels) for tweens in grades 4-7.

Booked by Kwame Alexander
Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John Anderson
Three boys are dismayed when their teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the activities of the local meat- packing plant have caused cows to turn into zombies.

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