Teen Titles

Book review magazine for teenagers

Teen Titles is a collaboration by school librarians and the Publications Team within the City of Edinburgh Council. The magazine has been reviewing books for young adults since the 1990s. We produce 3 issues a year.

Publishers send us recently published or advance copies of books. We divide these among the team who write short blurbs and divide up the books to 2 or 3 other schools, ensuring that every City of Edinburgh Council secondary school has new titles. We invite students in these schools to read these books and tell us what they think. These reviews are then published, warts and all, ensuring that our young people’s voices are well and truly heard!

Readers can join in by sending in their own book reviews to our Readers Write section.

We aim to promote reading in a fun way that will appeal to young people.

For librarians, it is a great ordering tool for the newest young adult titles.

This presentation on Teen Titles has background info, tips on how to use the magazine to find something good to read and guidances on writing reviews.

Latest issue

Teen Titles Issue 78 came out in April 2021 and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together!

Congratulations to Wester Hailes Education Centre for reviewing the stunning cover book Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam.

As usual, the magazine features a host of thoughtful and honest reviews and interviews of the latest books for teenagers. Alex Nye is interviewed by Trinity Academy students and she talks about her new book When We Get To The Island which really is a chase across the wilds of Scotland!

Wibke Brueggemann spoke to a student from Queensferry High about her debut book Love is for Losers, and we think that if you are looking for something to make you laugh, look no further!

And this issue features something new too. We are delighted to present to you out new Top Teen Title! We decided it was high time we picked out our favourite book of the all the titles we received for review and this issue we chose ( drumroll please!) Burn by Patrick Ness

Back issues

Every issue has interviews with today's most popular writers, author photos and biographies.

Download Teen Titles back issues (PDFs)


Contact us to buy issues or take out an annual subscription. An annual subscription runs from April to April. There are three issues a year, usually in May, October and January.

We will send an invoice, so there is no need to pay in advance.

The rates are

  • £12 for one copy of each issue
  • £20 for two copies of each issue
  • £30 for five copies of each issue
  • £52 for ten copies of each issue.