Colorado Blue Spruce Award

Given by Partners in Literacy

277 Works / 278 Items 2,386,211 Books 69,266 Reviews 4.0
The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (Blue Spruce Award) has been recognizing the most popular books among middle and high school students in the State of Colorado since 1985.

The award is show more unique in being entirely nominated and voted for by teens. Inclusion on the nominations list does not imply endorsement by any adult as this is a program of entirely student-selected titles. Each year teens in grades 6-12 are free to nominate their favorite titles; a list of 12-15 titles is then compiled by the Blue Spruce Award committee based on number of nominations received.

Students must have read at least three of the titles to vote for a winner. Adults do not nominate or vote for books, and publishers are not allowed to submit their books for consideration.
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All, Winner (36), Nominee (242)
All, 2023 (7), 2022 (5), 2020 (1), 2019 (1), 2018 (1), 2017 (1), 2014, 2016 (1), 2016 (16), 2013, 2015 (2), 2015 (20), 2014 (18), 2013 (17), 2012 (17), 2011 (20), 2008, 2010 (2), 2010 (18), 2009 (17), 2008 (17), 2005, 2007 (2), 2004, 2007 (1), 2007 (18), 2006 (1), 2003, 2005 (1), 2005 (18), 2004 (19), 2003 (20), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1997/1998 (1), 1996 (1), 1995 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (1), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (1), 1989 (1), 1988 (1), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1)

Winner 36

Nominee 242

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez2023
Two Degrees by Alan Gratz2023
The Keeper by Guadalupe Garcia McCall2023
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh2023
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys2023
Remember Me Gone by Stacy Stokes2023
These Deadly Games by Diana Urban2023
The Guncle by Steven Rowley2022
Game Changer by Neal Shusterman2022
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat2022
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas2022
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green2014, 2016
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson2016
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson2016
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau2016
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare2016
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr2016
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand2016
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas2016
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty2016
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch2016
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes2016
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell2016
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski2016
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer2016
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey2016
Matched by Ally Condie2013, 2015
Blood Red Road by Moira Young2013, 2015
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin2015
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson2015
The Selection by Kiera Cass2015
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner2015
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost2015
Truancy City by Isamu Fukui2015
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia2015
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin2015
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins2015
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon2015
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers2015
Proxy by Alex London2015
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore2015
Legend by Marie Lu2015
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi2015
Delirium by Lauren Oliver2015
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys2015
UnWholly by Neal Shusterman2015
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey2015
Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity by Drew Brees2014
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo2014
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare2014
Reached by Ally Condie2014
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow2014
The Death Cure by James Dashner2014
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia2014
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins2014
Every Day by David Levithan2014
Son by Lois Lowry2014
Slob by Ellen Potter2014
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan2014
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi2014
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan2014
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater2014
The Help by Kathryn Stockett2014
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein2014
Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler2013
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne2013
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare2013
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner2013
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen2013
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick2013
Behind the Gates by Eva Gray2013
The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman2013
Fallen by Lauren Kate2013
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson2013
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell2013
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder2013
Charlie Small 5: Charlie in the Underworld by Charlie Small2013
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater2013
Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey, Young Reader's Edition by Tim Tebow2013
The Comet's Curse: A Galahad Book by Dom Testa2013
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson2012
Fire by Kristin Cashore2012
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare2012
The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer2012
The Maze Runner by James Dashner2012
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen2012
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick2012
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix2012
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins2012
Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz2012
Evermore by Alyson Noël2012
Fang by James Patterson2012
House Rules by Jodi Picoult2012
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard2012
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater2012
Fakie by Tony Varrato2012
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway2011
Graceling by Kristin Cashore2011
Betrayed by P. C. Cast2011
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare2011
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen2011
Truancy by Isamu Fukui2011
Identical by Ellen Hopkins2011
Under the Dome by Stephen King2011
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney2011
Swindle by Gordon Korman2011
Summer Ball by Mike Lupica2011
Every Soul A Star by Wendy Mass2011
The Host by Stephenie Meyer2011
Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull2011
Max by James Patterson2011
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult2011
Syren by Angie Sage2011
Charlie Small 1: Gorilla City by Charlie Small2011
Peak by Roland Smith2011
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater2011
The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer2008, 2010
Marley & Me by John Grogan2008, 2010
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray2010
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter2010
Marked by P. C. Cast2010
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare2010
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen2010
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke2010
Burned by Ellen Hopkins2010
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney2010
Raven Rise by D. J. MacHale2010
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull2010
The Final Warning by James Patterson2010
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer2010
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan2010
Queste (Septimus Heap, Book 4) by Angie Sage2010
Unwind by Neal Shusterman2010
Specials by Scott Westerfeld2010
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie2009
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares2009
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen2009
The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau2009
Flush by Carl Hiaasen2009
Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz2009
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar2009
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock2009
School's Out Forever by James Patterson2009
Terrier by Tamora Pierce2009
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett2009
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan2009
Physik by Angie Sage2009
So B. It by Sarah Weeks2009
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld2009
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak2009
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry2008
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen2008
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau2008
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke2008
High Rhulain by Brian Jacques2008
Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan2008
The Rivers of Zadaa by D. J. MacHale2008
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer2008
The Silverville Swindle by Kym O'Connell-Todd2008
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1) by James Patterson2008
DragonSpell by Donita K. Paul2008
Summer of the Apocalypse by James Van Pelt2008
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan2008
Flyte by Angie Sage2008
Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud2008
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld2008
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown2005, 2007
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot2004, 2007
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo2005, 2007
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares2007
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray2007
The Sight by David Clement-Davies2007
The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer2007
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen2007
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey2007
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke2007
The Light of the Oracle by Victoria Hanley2007
Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques2007
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata2007
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer2007
Nightmare by Joan Lowery Nixon2007
The Last of the O-Forms & Other Stories by James Van Pelt2007
Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce2007
Magyk by Angie Sage2007
The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket2007
The Golem's Eye by Jonathan Stroud2007
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman2003, 2005
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi2005
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares2005
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot2005
Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card2005
The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer2005
Prey by Michael Crichton2005
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke2005
The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley2005
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand2005
Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs2005
Triss by Brian Jacques2005
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd2005
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine2005
A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin2005
Nightmare Academy by Frank Peretti2005
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold2005
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman2005
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson2004
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card2004
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn2004
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer2004
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer2004
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris2004
Dr. Franklin's Island by Ann Halam2004
The Healer's Keep by Victoria Hanley2004
The Hunting of the Last Dragon by Sherryl Jordan2004
Telling Christina Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel2004
Aimee by Mary Beth Miller2004
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Sara Nickerson2004
1st to Die by James Patterson2004
Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson2004
Strangers and Beggars by James Van Pelt2004
Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce2004
Stetson by Susan Rottman2004
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli2004
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong2003
She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall2003
Loves Me, Loves Me Not by Anilu Bernardo2003
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden2003
Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy2003
Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville2003
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher2003
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene2003
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix2003
Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder by Tony Hawk2003
Taggerung by Brian Jacques2003
The Vanishings: Four Kids Face Earth's Last Days Together by Jerry B. Jenkins2003
Silent to the Bone by E. L. Konigsburg2003
No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman2003
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley2003
Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen2003
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck2003
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling2003
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket2003


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