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Teen Book Sites

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Reads
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/teens/read/teenlists.html
Award winners, mysteries and thrillers, and lots of other annotated lists of recommended titles.

Favorite Teenage Angst Books
http://www.grouchy.com/angst/
Click on one of the categories (e.g, Fitting in, Mixed-up families, Sex and Love, Creativity, Pressure, Trouble) to read honest reviews; join the message board to talk about books; find links to other book, author and zine sites for teens.

New York Public Library Teen Link
http://teenlink.nypl.org/
Links to author sites, live author chats, book reviews, information on poetry and writing workshops, as well as an intro to the NYPL for teens.

No Flying, No Tights: Graphic Novel Reviews for Teens
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/
Search reviews by genre -- superheroes, fantasy, science fiction, humor, nonfiction, historical fiction, crime and suspense, realism; check out; at core lists; check out the new reviews. Search the index by title, publisher, author.

Outstanding Books for the College-Bound and Life-Long Learners
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb/
"Intended as a tool for a variety of audiences-- college bound students, educators, librarians, and parents… the list is divided into five sections : fiction, biography, nonfiction, drama and poetry."

Reading Rants : Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists
http://www.readingrants.org/
With categories like Nail Biters, the Silver Pentacle, Boy Meets Book and The Coolest Classics You Never Even Heard Of, this site has something for everyone.

TeenReads.com
http://www.teenreads.com/
Reviews, author interviews, information on book award winners, reading guides and more.



Award and "Best of" Lists

Outstanding Books for the College-Bound and Life-Long Learners
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb/
What should you read before you get to college? Check out this site of recommended fiction and non-fiction books.

YALSA Best Books
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/
Each year, librarians who work with teens compile these lists, including best books, best paperbacks, quick reads, and more.



Books into Film

Based on the Book
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/movies/
Want to know if a movie was based on a book, play or short story? Want to know the title and author of the book that a movie was based on? Search this database by title or author of book, title of movie, or the year of its release to find out. Covers about 1,200 films made from 1980 through projected releases in 2007.

 



Children's Books

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com
Reviews of children's books of all genres and ideas on integrating literature into the curriculum.

Children's Literature Web Guide
http://www.ucalgary.ca/%7Edkbrown/index.html
Children's book awards, the year's best, lots of lists, resources for teachers, resources for writers and illustrators, and much more. Includes information on YA (young adult) books for teens.




For Teen Writers

Wordsmiths
http://teenlink.nypl.org/WordSmiths-About.html
From New York Public Library comes this site where you can publish your poetry and short stories.

TeenInk: A Magazine Written by Teens for Teens
http://www.teenink.com/
Read the online version of TeenInk; submit your writing to be published in the print or online version.




For Reading Groups

ReadingGroupGuides.com
http://www.readinggroupguides.com
Reading group guides, adivce on starting and sustaining reading groups, interviews with groups around the country.



Book Sellers

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

BiblioFind
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/books/misc/bibliofind.html/002-2225023-7500029
Search for rare, used and out-out-print books.

BookFinder
http://www.bookfinder.com/
New, out-of-print and used books.

Powell's Books
http://www.powells.com/
The online site of the legendary bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Great prices on new and used books.

Strand Books
http://www.strandbooks.com/home/
"Eight miles of books" at Broadway and 12th Street. Now online.



Last updated September 6, 2008
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