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Book Suggestions & Beyond

The library has tons of booklists and brochures recommending great books.  Librarians are around so that we can help you with your research, but also so that we can recommend books for you to read that we think you’ll enjoy.  You don’t like to read?  That’s because you haven’t met a book that’s good enough for you . . . yet . . .

Teen Reads
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!

Grouchy Café’s Favorite Teenage Angst Books
This site contains interviews, books reviews, and message boards; plus there are tons of links to YA authors’ personal webpages, cool ‘zines, and some really great book websites.

Internet Public Library’s Graphic Novels Guide
Part of the “Procrastination” portion of IPL’s massive website, the Graphic Novels Guide includes the basics of what graphic novels are, explains the importance of Japanese comics, and provides access to a variety of web comics and other resources.

No Flying No Tights
More booklists of graphic novels for teens than you’ll know what to do with.  Plus some explanation of the differences among graphic novels, comics, manga, anime . . ..

Reading Rants!
Jennifer Hubert, an NYC middle school librarian, created and maintains “Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists.”  She has superb style and knows all about the good reads.

Teen Link
This site is a teen page for the New York Public Library – “For Teen Readers, Writers and Dreamers.”

YA Authors Café
Authors Café holds regularly scheduled chats during which participants can discuss latest releases and talk directly with the authors; no ‘joining’ or registration required.  Chat sessions are held Tuesdays @8:30 p.m.

The Young Adult Library Services Association is part of the American Library Association that focuses on information primarily for those who are ages 12-18, and those who work with teens.  Check out their long list of booklists (including big award winners!), events for teens, and information resources.