Teen Book Award


Between September 1 until October 31 of each year, nominations in three categories are accepted from New York State students in grades 7-12 or ages 13+

Teens may nominate only one book.

Prior Winners are not eligible. See the list of previous winners here.

Nominations must be a specific title, not a whole series. (Example: The Lightning Thief NOT Percy Jackson and the Olympians).

Online Voting




Printable posters with QR codes

Link to online voting form.

Paper Ballots




Find printable nomination forms here

Submit your totals here


DEADLINE for submission is October 31th.

Download the teen guidelines here.


The 3 Apples Book Award is a joint program of the Youth Service (YSS)

and School Library (SSL) Sections of the New York Library Association (NYLA).