Teens @ the Library

20th Century Classics

1984 by George Orwell

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Animal Farm by George Orwell*

Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret

Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Are you there God? It's
Me Margaret
by Judy Blume*

Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Brave New World by Aldous A.Huxley

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Call of the Wild by Jack London

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel A. Keyes

Giver by Lois Lowery*

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

The Lord of the Rings

Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Flies by William Golding*

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Night by Elie Wiesel*

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck*

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Outsiders by S. E. Hinton*

Roots by Alex Haley

This Side of Paradise by F.Scott Fitzgerald

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee*

*Short or easy to read books

Animal Classics
for Teens

Animal Farm by George Orwell*

A fable about farmer Jones' domesticated animals, who, when they revolt against their cruel masters are then taken over by the pigs. Soon they find that they succeeded in exchanging one form of tyranny for another.

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild by Jack London*

This is the story of Buck, a dog abducted from his home and thrust into the merciless world of an arctic north consumed by the quest for gold.

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George*

To her small Eskimo village, she is Mayax, to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous Mayax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Looking for adventure and a new life, Ishmael, the story's narrator, decides to find work on a whaling boat. The Captain, Ahab and a white whale make for a classic sea tale.

Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton

When rebellious teen Travis is sent to his uncle's farm, he forms an uneasy friendship with a young riding instructor and a strange kinship with her restless horse, Star Runner.

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen*

Cole is a bully. He has beaten a classmate to the point of brain damage. Now he is facing a prison sentence; but then he is offered an alternative-Circle Justice, based on Native American traditions. He is banished for one year on a remote Alaskan island where his arrogance sets him directly in the path of the legendary White Bear.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls*

Where the Red Fern Grows

A Young boy in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.

The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings*

A young boy in the Florida backwoods is forced to decide the fate of a fawn that he has lovingly raised as a pet.

Redwall Series by Brian Jacques

Only the lost sword of Martin the Warrior can save Redwall Abbey from the evil rat Cluny and his greedy horde. This epic adventure contains elements of all grand quests, with heroic archtypes that will keep fans of Tolkien and King Arthur engaged to the final battle.

*Short or easy to read books

Fantasy Books
for Teens

Another Fine Myth by Robert Aspirin

Ratha's Creature by Clare Bell

Tithe by Holly Black

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Fire-Bringer by David Clement-Davies

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Owl in Love by Patricia Kindl

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus


Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey

Beauty by Robin McKinley

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

Magic Circle by Donna Jo Napoli

Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli

Lirael by Garth Nix

The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman

Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator

House of Stairs by William Sleator

Fantasy Series

Watership Down by Richard Adams (2 books)

Pyrian Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander (5 books)

Abarat by Clive Barker (2 books)

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron (5 books)

Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (13 books)

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (4 books)

Young Wizards Series by Diane Duane (8 books)

17, 18, & 19th
Century Classics

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

Daisy Miller by Henry James

Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Gulliver's Travels

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Red Badge of Courage

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Silas Marner by George Eliot

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Tales of Mystery and Terror by Edgar Allan Poe

Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

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