YA Booklists


Databases

A great guide to fiction and narrative non-fiction such as history, biography, adventure, travel, you name it. An easy interface with many search options makes this an excellent reader’s advisory tool. Provided by Forbes Library – requires a Forbes Library card to log in.

Books

Looking for young adult books with strong female characters? Check out these recommended feminist literature lists for birth through 18!

Tough issues for teens.

If you want to know anything and everything about the heroes and villains of the Forgotten Realms check out the this site.

See what your friends are reading.

Guys Lit Wire exists solely to bring literary news and reviews to the attention of teenage boys and the people who care about them.

A site started by author Jon Scieszka to help guys find books they want to read.

From the Mid-Continent Public Library (Independence, MO). This extensive database lists every series you can think of (and more). Look up series by series title, book title, author, and subject.

Librivox provides pre-teens and teens with a resourceful way to listen to audio books on your own time and at your own pace. It is user friendly; easy to navigate, download audio, and understand. –Emily Diehl

Honoring books published in 2010.

A graphic novel review website.

The American Library Association’s list of books for students and lifelong readers. Books are listed by subject.

New Authors. New Voices. No Kidding.

A list that presents well-written and illustrated books with strong gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgendered/queer-questioning messages published in the past 18 months. Chosen by an ALA roundtable.

If you liked…

The cutting-edge literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading

Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Check out these teen booklists from the Seattle Public Library.

Check out these teen booklists from the Springfield City Library.

What to read now. Features authors, awards, monthly polls, book reviews, and a newsletter.

Each year teens across the country vote for their favorite books and the American Library Association publishes the results.

A blog filled with books for tweens!

Authors

This page updated February 24, 2014.