About Our Booklists
VOYA features at least one annotated booklist for teen readers in every issue—sometimes more. Any booklist may be reproduced without permission as long as VOYA is cited as the source. If you are looking for the designed pdf versions of our booklists, click on the Digital VOYA.
Every February Issue
- Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers. Begun in 2000, high-quality fiction for eleven- to thirteen-year-old readers is chosen annually by a committee of librarians and teachers with student input.
- The Perfect Tens: The Titles with 5Q and 5P Ratings reviewed in Voice of Youth Advocates in the Previous Year.
Every April Issue
- VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Since 1984, the best titles are nominated annually by VOYA reviewers and compiled by VOYA editors.
- Pure Poetry: VOYA’s Poetry Picks. The best collections nominated by VOYA reviewers and compiled by VOYA editors.
Every June Issue
- Open for submissions on various topics.
Every August Issue
- VOYA’s Nonfiction Honor List. Begun in 1996, this list is chosen annually by a committee of librarians and teachers. Honor list books target middle school students.
- Recent Noteworthy Books in Spanish
Every October Issue
- Extending the Five-Foot Bookshelf. Professional reading for librarians serving young adults. Indispensable professional titles are nominated annually by VOYA reviewers; the list is compiled by RoseMary Honnold.
Every December Issue
- Clueless? Adult Mysteries with Young Adult Appeal. Tempting adult mysteries for teens are recommended annually by mystery experts John Charles and Joanna Morrison.