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.

Reading Guides

Rainbow Reads

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

If You Like reading guide

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

Theme reading guide

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

Non-Fiction reading guide

Explore true stories and find resources on issues affecting youth.

Fiction reading guide

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

Genre reading guide

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

eBooks and eAudiobooks reading guide

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

Graphic novels and Manga reading guide

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

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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

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.

Awards of the Children’s Book Council of Australia

The winners in the CBCA awards for 2020 have been announced with titles for young children through to teens.

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