Books for Teens

Book Trust brings you the best book recommendations for books for teenagers. We offer monthly roundups of the best new books, booklists, and the 25 best books for 12-14 year olds.


Whether you're looking for recommended books, books for 12 year olds, tips for how to write a book review, writing tips, short stories for teenagers,  or how to start a book blog, this is the place for you!

Booklists for teens

We've got a lot of different booklists for you to see, from historical fiction to epic fantasy, and everything inbetween.

Writing tips for teens

Want to start writing stories? Interested in improving your writing? Want to get into writing fan fiction?


We've talked to many authors over the years, take a look at the latest interview or browse through the archive! 

Young adult books

We have a whole section devoted to young adult books as well - explore YA booklists, interviews, news, blogs and more.

Chris Riddell: Waterstones Children's Laureate

Chris Riddell is the ninth Children's Laureate (until 2017), taking over from Malorie Blackman. Find out about what Chris has been doing during his time in the role so far.

Best Book Guide 2015

We've collected the best books from the past  year in this handy guide that recommends the best books in the following categories: 0-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-14 years; 14+.