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Introduction

Stumped about what to read next? Find lots of booklists, best of lists, and award winners for the best young adult books available.

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Databases

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Biography Reference Bank Help

From EBSCOhost
Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals - both living and deceased, as well as the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books.

Literary Reference Center

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With full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works, LRC contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest.

Literature Resource Center Help

Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods from around the world.

NoveList Plus Help

A great stop to finding that next great read, with both fiction and nonfiction titles!

Salem Press

Search WCPL's collection of Salem Press titles on literature and history.

WorldCat

Lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.


Web Links

Award Winning Books

Best Fiction for Young Adults
The best fiction titles for teens.

Best of the Best
Find the best books and media for youth each year through YALSA's Best of the Best!

John Newbery Medal
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Margaret A. Edwards Awards
Honors an author's lifetime achievement in young adult literature.

Michael L. Printz Award
Awarded annually to the book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Odyssey Award
Awarded to the producer of the best audiobook for children or teens.

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Presented for a work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher and set in the New World.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award
Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

Yalsa's Teens' Top Ten
A "teen choice" list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Reviews & Reading Recommendations

Flamingnet
Teen books reviewed and rated by teens.

Reading Rants
Out of the ordinary teen booklists.

Teen Book Finder
Mobile App from YALSA for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States!

Teen Reads
Search for books by author, genre, or category.