Reading Lists & Resources

  • Urban & African American Fiction

    Thanks to Heidi Jung and the librarians of YALSA for compiling this list!

  • Book(s) Readalikes-If you like this book, you'll like...

  • Book Reviews 1,400 sources

    A selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new, trying to meet all your book review, preview, and information needs.

  • Book Reviews - The New York Review of Books

  • Books for gay teens

    Gay Teen Books, Culture and Politics ...and More! (Yes, "Gay Teen" includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming Teens!).

  • Books In a Series Website

    This page lists book series that have been contributed to by more than one author.
    If you're looking for a series written by a single author please look on that author's
    website.
  • Booktalking Blog - Booktalking with TheBookDragon

    In these pages, TheBookDragon will be sharing school media center (library) booktalks, book reviews, and treasures in the pleasures of books. TheBookDragon invites you to sit down with a hot cup of coffee or tea, and share your thoughts--about books you have read/are reading, random book thoughts, or related treasures YOU have found.

  • Children's Classics

    These books have stood the test of time. Although written many years ago, they can still move your heart and stir your mind. They are gifts from the great imaginations of the past to you - the future!
    These books have become classics because they are imbued with a deep humanity which transcends the time in which they are written. There are, however, a few which include stereotypes or reflect values and beliefs which may be different from those held by your family. Parents should encourage their children to read questioningly and to discuss with them issues of race, class and gender which may be raised in some of these books.
    Source - Vancouver Public Library
  • The Garden State Teen Book Awards

    This Garden State Book Awards was established in 1977 to honor books for young readers. The annual children's awardshonors children's titles in the following categories: Easy to Read, Easy to Read Series, Children's Fiction and Children's Nonfiction. The annual teen awards are given in the following categories: Fiction (Grades 6-8), Fiction (Grades 9-12) and Nonfiction.

  • Literary Criticism - IPL2

  • Outstanding International Books lists from USBBY

    USBBY selectss an annual list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults, which is published each year in the February issue of School Library Journal and as a bookmark.

  • Short Thrillers - Wired for youth

    Short and Sweet teen books under 150 pages.

  • Teenreads.com

    Includes Author interviews, reviews, series, new in paperback, podcasrts, etc.
    THIS WEBSITE TAKES A LITTLE TIME TO LOAD- but is well worth it.
  • TeensReadToo

    Welcome to TeensReadToo.com!
    Please take a minute to check out our featured titles.
    Simply click on a book cover for more information.

  • YALSA - Best Books for Young Adults - 2009

    The list of 86 books, drawn from 224 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction that reflects the diversity of the teen experience, nonfiction that brings to teens an awareness of the world they live in and its history, and fantastical stories told in both narrative and graphic formats.

  • What Should i Read Next ?

    nter a book you like and the site will analyse their huge database of real readers' favorite 
    books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
    The site has been used more than 10 million times!
    (You can register for free on the results page and build your own favorites list.)