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Teens Know Best


Teens Know Best is a new type of book club. Teens read books BEFORE they are published and then write reviews for publishers.

Presented in partnership with Metropolitan State University

The Teens Know Best (TKB) book club is for teens 12-18 who want to read and review young adult (YA) books that aren’t available to the public yet. YA Publishers read TKB member reviews and use them to influence their future decisions. You can check them out on Facebook or Instagram.  TKB is a collaborative program of Metropolitan State University and Saint Paul Public Library.

Online Meetings

Teens Know Best is meeting the second Tuesday of every month through Zoom.

Contact Colette -- -- or Jennifer -- -- for more information.

Curbside Pickup of Books

Books will be available on a cart September 15, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pick up your books from the cart or staff can put the bags of books into the trunk of you car.

Participation Guidelines

At the monthly meetings teens will each talk about at least one book they read, by briefly sharing the highlights. Teens are always allowed to “pass” if they are not prepared to share.

Members are encouraged to submit at least one review a month using the form linked above. Non submittal of reviews may be a case for suspension of borrowing privileges.

Respect is crucial: everyone deserves to share as much or as little as they like, without interruption – even if you disagree with them.

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and there are no “right” or “wrong” responses.

Don’t feel stuck with a book. If you don’t like it, just read something else. However you can still review the book (why you dislike a book is just as important as why you do).

Books are “hot-off-the-press” and mostly “not-off-the-press” titles (in other words, not yet in their final published and publicly available form); these are commonly known in the industry as prepublication “galleys” or “Advance Reader Copies” (ARCs).

Teens Top Ten Reviews

Teens Know Best is an official Teens Top Ten review group. We are one of only 15 groups that were selected in the country to be part of this Teens Choice book award process! If you are a member of Teens Know Best, you can review and vote on 2020 books by using this form (voting ends October 15).


Explore the latest from Teens Know Best.

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20 ALA Youth Media Award Winners from 2020

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens.

Teens Know Best selected nationally as a Teens' Top 10 group

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 16 public and school libraries from across the country.

Createch's Youth Leadership Council Zine

Createch's Youth Leadership Council made a zine! Check it out.
SPPL_TKBTeenChoice said:

This book pulled me in. I read it in a few hours when I was home sick from school, and I could not put it down. The characters were all very strong and…

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SPPL_TKBTeenChoice said:

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense and fantasy books. The plot is very interesting and has no dull points. The main character develops…

Read more of this comment about Warcross

Books with Most Complicated Love Shapes

Books (mostly YA) with complicated love triangles, squares, & other various shapes.

Teens Know Best Top 25 in 2017

The top 25 books SPPL's Teens Know Best book club read in 2017.
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