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The following is a list of Teen Booklist and book review web sites.<br><br>
  
YALSA Booklists
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==BookLists==
[http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/index.html YALSA Booklists]<br>
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The Young Adult Library Association lists its award-winning teen books on its web site, from Best Books for Young Adults to the Printz and Alex awards.
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Teen Reads
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* [http://www.seemore.mi.org/booklists/ Booklists for Young Adults on the Web] "This index was compiled from the many YA-related web pages created by librarians, educators and others serving young adults."  
http://www.teenreads.com/<br>
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From the site: "We at Teenreads.com bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. We are a part of The Book Report Network, a group of websites founded in 1996 that share thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week. Teenreads.com is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!"  
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Amazon.com Teen Books<br>
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* [http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/index.html YALSA Booklists] The Young Adult Library Association lists its award-winning teen books on its web site, from Best Books for Young Adults to the Printz and Alex awards.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/28/ref=br_bh_1_te/103-6951933-5835039
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Browse new books and read reviews by Amazon users.  
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Booklists for Young Adults on the Web<br>
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* [http://yalibrarian.com/yalib_wiki/index.php?title=Master_Index_of_booklists_on_the_web Master Booklist Index] TeenLibWiki's master index of teen booklists on the web. (in progress, help build it!)
http://www.seemore.mi.org/booklists/
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From the site: "This index was compiled from the many YA-related web pages created by librarians, educators and others serving young adults."
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Vandergrift's Young Adult Literature Page<br>
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==Book Talks==
http://scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/YoungAdult/index.html
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A more scholarly look at YA literature and its history by a library school professor at Rutgers.
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Favorite Teenage Angst Books<br>
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*[http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/ Nancy Keane's Booktalks] Over 1,000 short booktalks for library personnel and teachers to use. Interest Level (IL) and grade Reading Level (RL) are included.
http://www.grouchy.com/angst/
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From the site: "Hi! You've stumbled into a celebration of teenage angst and personal discovery. Here, you'll learn about great books for teens, meet interesting authors and other creative folks, and join me in honoring the joys and struggles of our teenage years. Welcome!"
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Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists<br>
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==Book Review Web sites==
http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/index.html
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From the site: "What is it? A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen. . . . Why are you posting these lists? Because I think some librarians, teachers, book publishers and other adults don't give teens enough credit when it comes to reading tastes. I think that sometimes teens want books that ask a little more of them than Sweet Valley High or Fear Street, but that are still interesting enough to keep their attention. Hopefully the books suggested here will do just that."
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Historical Fiction Starring Girls
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*[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/28/ref=br_bh_1_te/103-6951933-5835039 Amazon.com Teen Books]Browse new books and read reviews by Amazon users.  
http://home.pacbell.net/zindel/historical/
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From the site: "I have created a selective bibliography of Historical Fiction books for Young Adults that have female protagonists. I have not limited my selections by time period or geographical location, but have tried to choose stories that involve the characters in an adventure. Although they are not fiction, I included some memoirs that are especially powerful and absorbing."
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Nancy Keane's Booktalks
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*[http://scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/YoungAdult/index.html Vandergrift's Young Adult Literature Page] A more scholarly look at YA literature and its history by a library school professor at Rutgers.  
http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/
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From the site: "These short booktalks are intended to be used by library personnel and teachers. Currently, there are nearly 1,000 booktalks in the database. I have included bibliographical information for your convenience. . .I have also included grade Interest Level (IL) and grade Reading Level (RL) of the books when the information is readily available in standard sources."
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No Flying, No Tights: A Website Reviewing Graphic Novels for Teens
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*[http://www.grouchy.com/angst/ Favorite Teenage Angst Books]"Hi! You've stumbled into a celebration of teenage angst and personal discovery. Here, you'll learn about great books for teens, meet interesting authors and other creative folks, and join me in honoring the joys and struggles of our teenage years. Welcome!"  
http://www.noflyingnotights.com  
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A beautifully designed website with lots of new reviews, created by a library technician from Massachusetts. From the site: "I decided to create a page devoted to graphic novel reviews specifically for those who read them the most -- mainly teens -- and for those who might be involved in distributing them to teens -- namely teachers, librarians, and parents."  
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Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
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* [http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/index.html Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists] From the site: "What is it? A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen. . . . Why are you posting these lists? Because I think some librarians, teachers, book publishers and other adults don't give teens enough credit when it comes to reading tastes. I think that sometimes teens want books that ask a little more of them than Sweet Valley High or Fear Street, but that are still interesting enough to keep their attention. Hopefully the books suggested here will do just that."
http://www.csusm.edu/csb/
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Written in both English and Spanish, this site lists recommended books, professional resources, workshops, proceedings, friends, and links to other related sites.  
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See Me 4 Books
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* [http://www.noflyingnotights.com No Flying, No Tights] A Website Reviewing Graphic Novels for Teens
http://seeme4books.com/
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Reviews for and by teens of new YA books, from Betsy Fraser of Calgary Public Library.  
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* [http://www.csusm.edu/csb/ Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents]Written in both English and Spanish, this site lists recommended books, professional resources, workshops, proceedings, friends, and links to other related sites.
  
Teen Ink
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==Genres==
http://teenink.com//
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From the site: "Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. There are over 15,000 pages of student writing on this site. And we're now approaching our 15th year!"
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*[http://www.reviewandreact.com/ ChickLit Fiction]- Hip, smart fiction about teens.
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*[http://home.pacbell.net/zindel/historical/ Historical Fiction Starring Girls] From the site: "I have created a selective bibliography of Historical Fiction books for Young Adults that have female protagonists. I have not limited my selections by time period or geographical location, but have tried to choose stories that involve the characters in an adventure. Although they are not fiction, I included some memoirs that are especially powerful and absorbing."
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==Teen Oriented==
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*[http://www.flamingnet.com/ Flamingnet] - book reviews by teens.
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*[http://www.reviewandreact.com/ Review and React] - Teens & adults write and react to book reviews.
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* [http://seeme4books.com/ See Me 4 Books] - Reviews for and by teens of new YA books, from Betsy Fraser of Calgary Public Library.
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* [http://teenink.com/ Teen Ink ] - This teen-authored print magazine contains a large number of book reviews written by young adults.
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* [http://www.teenreads.com/ Teen Reads] - From the site: "Teenreads.com is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!"
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* [http://www.teensreadtoo.com/ Teens Read Too] - This site, run by writer Jennifer Wardrip, has both adults and teens among its reviewers, but the overall look of the site is teen-oriented.  They also have a very handy YA books-by-release-date calendar.
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*[http://engagedpatrons.org/Blogs.cfm?SiteID=1769&BlogID=113 The Teen Review] - Reviews of books, graphic novels, and other materials, written by teens via the [http://www.mcpl.us Marathon County Public Library] ([http://www.mcpl.us MCPL])

Latest revision as of 08:19, 25 July 2010

The following is a list of Teen Booklist and book review web sites.

Contents

[edit] BookLists

  • YALSA Booklists The Young Adult Library Association lists its award-winning teen books on its web site, from Best Books for Young Adults to the Printz and Alex awards.
  • Master Booklist Index TeenLibWiki's master index of teen booklists on the web. (in progress, help build it!)

[edit] Book Talks

  • Nancy Keane's Booktalks Over 1,000 short booktalks for library personnel and teachers to use. Interest Level (IL) and grade Reading Level (RL) are included.

[edit] Book Review Web sites

  • Favorite Teenage Angst Books"Hi! You've stumbled into a celebration of teenage angst and personal discovery. Here, you'll learn about great books for teens, meet interesting authors and other creative folks, and join me in honoring the joys and struggles of our teenage years. Welcome!"
  • Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists From the site: "What is it? A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there's life after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen. . . . Why are you posting these lists? Because I think some librarians, teachers, book publishers and other adults don't give teens enough credit when it comes to reading tastes. I think that sometimes teens want books that ask a little more of them than Sweet Valley High or Fear Street, but that are still interesting enough to keep their attention. Hopefully the books suggested here will do just that."

[edit] Genres

  • Historical Fiction Starring Girls From the site: "I have created a selective bibliography of Historical Fiction books for Young Adults that have female protagonists. I have not limited my selections by time period or geographical location, but have tried to choose stories that involve the characters in an adventure. Although they are not fiction, I included some memoirs that are especially powerful and absorbing."

[edit] Teen Oriented

  • See Me 4 Books - Reviews for and by teens of new YA books, from Betsy Fraser of Calgary Public Library.
  • Teen Ink - This teen-authored print magazine contains a large number of book reviews written by young adults.
  • Teen Reads - From the site: "Teenreads.com is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!"
  • Teens Read Too - This site, run by writer Jennifer Wardrip, has both adults and teens among its reviewers, but the overall look of the site is teen-oriented. They also have a very handy YA books-by-release-date calendar.
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