Looking for something to read that isn't required by your teachers? Looking to read about something you're actually interested in? This collection of resources is your answer. Here you'll find sites with fun reading lists, online independent 'zines blogs by teens, and more.
Each of the sections includes information on the award or list, a nomination form (when available), and links to current and previous award winners or lists of titles. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Accelerated Readers Type in a title to find reading levels and points.
Is your nose always in a book? Do peers give you a hard time? You know something they don't. Keep on reading and you'll know a whole lot of things they don't. Book reviews, contests, and online reading for teens.
Read new fiction by teens. CyberTeens is an online community for young people from all over the world who share their thoughts and ideas with each other.
Fiction Connection (Password required.)
This database can help you discover titles similar to those you already enjoy. You may log on to Fiction Connection at NebraskAccess. Call the library at (402) 461-2346 or e-mail us for your password.
For a complete list of book-related databases see our Online Research Tools – Find a Good Book page.
Nebraska children's choice literary award nominees and winners, including Young Adult. Learn here how to vote.
Guys often have to read books they don’t really like. They don’t get to choose what they want to read. And what they do like to read, people sometimes tell them is not really reading. This web site helps guys pick from all different kinds of reading – not just school novels.
Looking for something to read that isn’t required by your teachers? Looking to read about something you’re actually interested in? This collection of resources is your answer! Here you’ll find sites with fun reading lists, online independent ‘zines, blogs by teens, and more.
NoveList (Password required, must have a current library card.)
NoveList can help you find Young Adult level book discussion guides and more. These are fully developed guides, including information on the author, a plot summary, questions and answers, and suggested titles for further reading. Call the library at (402) 461-2346 or e-mail us for your User ID and password.
For a complete list of book related databases see our Databases – Find a Good Book page.
Out-of-the-ordinary teen book lists.
Teen Ink (Magazine is available in the teen area of the library.)
Magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens. An excellent resource for teen writers and artists. Read or submit reviews and other creative works.
Book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more for teen readers every week. The place online for teens to talk about their fave books—and find the hottest new titles.
This web site has everything to help you find a good book to read. Find award-winning reading lists for young adults, book reviews, author interviews, or join the interactive reading circle.
Where teens choose the winners. Sponsored by the American Library Association.
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