Read our themed booklists and find out about some of our favourite teen titles.
We will add a new list every month, so keep checking this page and remember to leave comments and let us know what you think of the books we have chosen.
There's something about the diary or journal format in a book that really helps you get under a character's skin. After all, you're privy to their first-person, most innermost thoughts. The relationship between the reader and this character feels so close that it can almost feel like a friendship.
This must be why diary books are at their most powerful when you are a pre-teen or a young teenager: battling through puberty, everyday life, and trying to figure out who you are and want to be.
Below are some of our favourites for capturing the highs, the lows, and the very, very funny bits.
For readers 12+.
The lives of a huge proportion of children and young people will be touched by mental health issues, whether directly or indirectly. As many as one in ten children and young people aged five to 16 have a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is three in any one classroom.
By adulthood, the figure rises to one in four, meaning many children will come into contact with relatives or other adults who are affected.
Books that acknowledge and explore mental health problems can help to increase awareness, encourage dialogue, reduce stigma and develop real understanding. Such books are still fairly rare, but the following teen/young adult reads offer a range of different perspectives and are well worth seeking out.
We thought we'd use April's Funny Books month to have a laugh at the Lollies shortlisted books.
A bear in need of the toilet, a shy viking and a lonely slug make up the laughs on our Lollies list. So, chuckle, belly laugh and even RAOFL (roll around on the floor laughing) at our books perfect for ages 5-13.
Ring in this St Patrick's Day by adding six new books set in Ireland to your reading list.
Our St Patrick's Day booklist about the Emerald Isle features a range of books. Tales of time travel, magic, witches, natural disasters and mythical worlds are awaiting to be explored.
If fantasy isn't your thing, then there are funny books about contemporary Ireland and short stories too.
Browse the selected books, which sees Ireland transformed in a variety of ways. And all without a single leprechaun in sight.
Take a look at some of our favourite re-tellings (or reimaginings) of Shakespeare's plays. They all bring these incredible stories to life for younger readers.
From picture book versions to teenage novels, the books provide the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.
These brilliant teenage titles are all competing to win in their category - older fiction - and the overall prize at the Waterstones book awards.
They've been voted for by Waterstones booksellers up and down the country - who, let's face it, know a thing or two about books.
Whoever wins next week, on Thursday 17 March, you're guaranteed a fantastic read if you pick up any of these. Why not take a look and pick your next book?
Love is a classic theme in teen and Young Adult fiction, so here are our top 10 romances from the past year. CAUTION: MAY INCLUDE hot graffiti artists, sexy surfers, reincarnation, gangster families, hilarious, three-dimensional characters and a truckload of simmering chemistry…
Looking for some wintry or festive page-turners?
Here's our selection of teenage books to keep you warm in the holidays. Some are the perfect cosy read. Others have storylines to get the blood pumping!
We're thrilled to announce that Children's Laureate Chris Riddell will be releasing a fun picture/activity book. Chris's Doodle-a-Day diary will be great for doodlers and features step-by-step guides, colouring in and story starters.
The book's publisher, Macmillan Children's Books, are kindly donating 20p from every copy sold in the UK to Book Trust, which will be available from 22 October.
Since being announced as Children's Laureate back in June, Chris has been doodling every day, and these pictures can be seen on the Children's Laureate site. Chris also kindly made Illustrations in Search of a Story - a fun activity for children and teens - for the Book Trust website.
So, before his Doodle-a-Day diary is released, relive or discover some of Chris's previous books and illustrations.
This summer try out some of these books, there's something for everyone - whether you're after a funny book, an emotional book, a thriller, or a road trip.