Teen Booklists and Book Reviews

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


Booklists for Young Adults on the Web
http://www.seemore.mi.org/booklists/ From the site: "This index was compiled from the many YA-related web pages created by librarians, educators and others serving young adults."

YALSA 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.

Book Talks

Nancy Keane's Booktalks http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/ 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."

Book Review Web sites

Amazon.com Teen Books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/28/ref=br_bh_1_te/103-6951933-5835039 Browse new books and read reviews by Amazon users.

Vandergrift's Young Adult Literature Page
http://scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/YoungAdult/index.html A more scholarly look at YA literature and its history by a library school professor at Rutgers.

Favorite Teenage Angst Books
http://www.grouchy.com/angst/ 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!"

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists
http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/index.html 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."

Historical Fiction Starring Girls http://home.pacbell.net/zindel/historical/ 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."

No Flying, No Tights: A Website Reviewing Graphic Novels for Teens http://www.noflyingnotights.com 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."

Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents http://www.csusm.edu/csb/ Written in both English and Spanish, this site lists recommended books, professional resources, workshops, proceedings, friends, and links to other related sites.

See Me 4 Books http://seeme4books.com/ Reviews for and by teens of new YA books, from Betsy Fraser of Calgary Public Library.

Teen Oriented Y

  • Teen Ink This teen-authored print magazine contains a large number of book reviews written by young adults.
  • Teen ReadsFrom the site: "Teenreads.com is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!"