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50 Thin Classics
http://www.aclibrary.org:80/teens/default.asp?topic=Teens&cat=50ThinClassics
This list contains traditional and contemporary classics, which typically show up on high school required reading lists. While many classics are 350 – 500 pages or more, “thin” in this context means approximately 200 pages or less: many are less than 150 pages.

 

Award Winners

Alex Awards
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/alexawards/alexawards.htm
The top 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Shows current and past years winners.

Best Books for Young Adults
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/bestbooksyoung.htm
Selected fiction and nonfiction titles that exemplify good literary quality and popular reading appeal for teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Shows current and past years winners.

Michael L. Printz Award
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz,_Michael_L__Award.htm
Awarded to the best teen book of the year by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Quick Picks
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/quickpicks/quickpicksreluctant.htm
New books that may appeal to the reluctant reader, Awarded by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Teens Top Ten
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/teenstopten.htm
Read books chosen by teens, not librarian or teachers, as their top picks of the year. Also allows teens to vote for their favorite books during Teen Read Week.

 

Booklists: books by subject

A Few Good Books
www.acpl.lib.in.us/yas/booklists.html
Ideas for what to read next, from the people at the Young Adults' Services department of the Allen County Public Library.

Booklists for Young Adults
www.waterborolibrary.org/bklisty.htm
The librarians of the Waterboro Public Library have collected booklists from all over the U.S., with topics that range from adventure and animal stories to sports fiction and travel books.

Booklists for Young Adults
www.seemore.mi.org/booklists/
Get simultaneously overwhelmed and inspired by this volcanic eruption of booklists on every possible type of popular fiction, realistic fiction, and nonfiction. Be prepared; some of links to lists don't work.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Reads
www.carnegielibrary.org/teens/read/teenlists.html
Over two dozen briefly annotated lists of suggested reading for teens including biographies, poetry, self-help, and fiction. The several topical fiction lists cover such subjects as death and dying, faith, mental illness, various family relationships, gender issues, war, travel, and more. Booklist topics include "Attention All Animal Lovers," "Believers and Doubters," "Hip Hop," and "Thrillers and Mysteries for the Adrenaline Junkie."

Favorite Teenage Angst Books
www.grouchy.com/angst/
Lots of book reviews about teen angst, sorted by genre categories, interviews with authors, a message board, and links to related sites. As creator Cathy Young says: "A special place on the Web where it's okay to have zits, daydream, feel secret stirrings within, and wonder what on earth will happen next in your life."

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/outstandingbooks/outstandingbooks.htm
A core list that includes fiction, biography, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Titles are selected that will inspire readers to think about life, universal truths, and the human experience. Selected and revised every five years by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Read On
www.hclib.org/teens/read.cfm
Excellent collection of lists and reviews all the way from Minnesota's Hennepin County Library! Includes brutally honest book reviews by teens.

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists
http://www.readingrants.org/
A site of annotated booklists crafted especially for teens on such topics as vampire fiction, tearjerkers, and cool classics. Presents books with a twist, not your average best sellers. Created and maintained by a librarian who cares deeply about teens and their reading tastes; she provides extensive annotations for the books, and a way for young adults to make their own suggestions.

Teen Cyber Center
http://www.haverhillpl.org/Teen/Books_and_more/booklists.html#Readalikes
This library's website offers a selection of booklists by theme.

Teenreads.com
teenreads.com/
This site highlights hot new books for teens-and some cool old books, too. Includes book reviews, features about authors, including interviews, polls, reading lists and more, all with the teen reader in mind.

What's Next? Teen Series & Sequels
www.bettendorflibrary.com/bpl-bin/series.pl
Searchable database of teen book series and sequels. Search by author, title, or individual title to find the rest of the books in the series you're enjoying. You'll also discover more series by favorite authors. Sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library, Iowa.

 

Teen Reviews
Sites featuring book reviews mostly written by teens:

Reader's Club: Teen Corner
www.readersclub.org/category.asp?cat=4
Teens write book reviews for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County in North Carolina. Choose reviews from such categories as Action-Adventure, African-American, Humor/Satire, Inspirational, Suspense/Thrillers, Biographies, and more.

TeensPoint
teenspoint.org/reading_matters/teen_reviews.asp?media=book
A great web site for teens featuring a generous list of non-fiction titles. Read about skateboarding, real life pirates, travel, war & more. Includes "if you like…" author links. Also has music and movie reviews. Read reviews by teens & librarians.

 

 

 

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