Books & Reading (Teens)

Advice for Readers
Book selections for Teens from Teen Librarians
Finding Wonderland Weblog
Book recommendations and thoughts on writing for teens
Guys Read
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list.
Reading Rants!
Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!
Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
Young Adult Library Services Association Best Books for Young Adults
Through 2010, The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selected and annotated a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.
Young Adult Library Services Association Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Young Adult Library Services Association Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Literary Criticism
Literature Resource Center*
Literary criticisms, story summaries, author biographies
Spark Notes
Online study guides for literature, drama, poetry & more
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