Reading recommendations: Rangatahi – Teens

Reading recommendations: Rangatahi

Explore fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, rainbow reads and more - all made for teens. Find your next favourite read at the library.

Best of 2021: Young Adult

A selection of recommended titles for young adults added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2021.

Reading Guides

eBooks and eAudiobooks reading guide

Always have a story on the go. Discover our eBooks and eAudiobooks for rangatahi.

Fiction reading guide

Whatever kind of fiction you’re into, there’s a great story here for teens.

Genre reading guide

Find new reads from your favourite genres with these librarian recommendations for teens.

Graphic novels reading guide

Art and story come together in a range of genres and styles for teens.

If You Like reading guide

Want some new favourites? Discover titles for teens based on popular series and authors.

Manga reading guide

Want to start a new series and don’t know where to start? Here are our guides to Japanese comics.

Mental health reading guide

We recommend books and websites will help you learn more about mental health and wellbeing for teens.

Non-Fiction reading guide

Explore true stories and find resources on issues affecting youth.

Our Voices reading guide

Find stories with characters just like you or see the world through another's eyes. Diverse stories and voices, great for NCEA

Rainbow Reads

Books for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

Theme reading guide

Discover stories for teens on a range of topics and issues such as war, culture, race, and more. Great for NCEA.

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Award winners

The Best of the best - find shortlisted and award-winning titles of international and New Zealand literary prizes for kids and young adults.

Award winners

Awards of the Children’s Book Council of Australia

The winners in the CBCA awards for 2021 have been announced with titles for young children through to teens.

Young Adult Fiction Award

NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

SFWA Nebula Awards - Andre Norton Award

Sci-fi/fantasy fans! Check out the finalists for the Andre Norton Award for an outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy book.

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