YALSA Teen Book Finder

YALSATeenBookFinderlogoYALSA Teen Book Finder: Apple only
Android app coming in 2014

ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has produced an iPhone app (which will work as well on an iPad) to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years’ of YALSA’s awards and lists on their smartphone.

The app features include:

  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook

Getting started

  1. Download the app.
  2. You’ve installed the YALSA Teen Book Finder app!

When you open YALSA Teen Book Finder, here are what the icons mean.

Hot Picks (click to make it larger):


Search (click to make it larger):


My Favorites (click to make them larger):



For more information on the YALSA Teen Book Finder, you may want to watch this video – YALSA’s Teen Book Finder:

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