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Book Awards

Alex Awards Given each year to ten books written for adults that have a special appeal for young adul [...]


  • Alex Awards

    • Given each year to ten books written for adults that have a special appeal for young adults, ages 12 to 18. Each year’s awards are selected from the previous year’s publishing.



  • Michael L. Printz Award

    • Awarded every year to one book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named after a librarian from Topeka, Kansas.

Lists for Finding Great Reads

The Best Books for Young Adults (1996-2010) This was an annual list of significant fiction and nonfic [...]




  • Epic Reads

    • This website has it all: super reading lists, new book synopsis, book videos, author bios, book blogs, fun about book quizzes and polls, and lots of giveaways.


  • Best Fiction for Young Adults

    • This is an annual list of great fiction books (2011 to present) for young adult readers published by the Young Adults Library Services Association of the American Library Association. Titles selected for the list reflect a wide range of genres and styles.

Keep Track of Your Favorite Books!

Mid-Continent Public Library Books in a series in order   Bettendorf Public Library [...]





  • Fictfact

    • A good place for you to keep track of the series you are reading. It’s FREE!!

Book Reviews

Teen Ink Book reviews written for teens by teens. You can also discuss books and book reviews with ot [...]


  • Teen Ink

    • Book reviews written for teens by teens. You can also discuss books and book reviews with other readers. The website also features creative work (writing, art, and photos) submitted by teens.


  • TeenReads

    • Read reviews written by teens and librarians. Lists new releases and books coming soon, along with other book lists and resources to find your next great read.


  • Guys Read

    • A site dedicated to connecting guys with books. Titles are sorted by topics from “Boxers, Wrestlers, Ultimate Fighters” to “How to build stuff” and many others.


  • Guys Lit Wire

    • A blog filled with reading recommendations for dudes who like to read. Sorts posts by category, or just check out what’s been recently reviewed.


  • Manga Blog

    • This is an excellent monthly blog with knowledgeable reviews of newly released Manga of interest to teens. The blog also features Interviews with publishers discussing Manga trends and diverse publication formats.


  • Readergirlz

    • Celebrating girls who love books. Each issue focuses on a book, including a review, information about the author, discussion questions, and even a recommended playlist for listening to while reading.


  • Young Adult Book Blog Directory

    • This directory lists hundreds of current, weekly posted young adult book review blogs. It includes only blogs that post reviews two to four times weekly. It excludes author blogs, blogs about writing young adult books, and blogs supposedly from young adult book characters.


  • Juvenile Series and Sequels

    • This resource from the MidContinent Public Library lists books by series title, series subject, book title, or book author. Includes books for a wide range of ages, including Young Adults.


  • Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists

    • A blog with reviews of all kinds of young adult books. Books are categorized in lists that stretch from “Fanging Around” to “Nail Biters” to “Teen Tearjerkers” and many places in between.


  • Ultimate YA Bookshelf

    • 50 books, magazines, and audio books compiled in one list that highlights must have teen materials. Use it to find interesting books and materials.


  • What’s Next?: Teens Series and Sequels

    • Find out what the next book is in a series, or learn about other books written by your favorite author in this database assembled by the Bettendorf Public Library. Browse by author or series title.


  • Read.gov

    • Find booklists for areas of US history, read from a classic book online, or watch author webcasts at this site from the Library of Congress.


  • The Book Seer

    • Type in the name of a book you’ve enjoyed lately, and the book seer will return suggestions of titles you might also like.


  • What Should I Read Next?

    • Start with a book you like, and the site will give you recommendations based on other readers’ favorite books.


  • NPR’s 2015 Best Books

    • Check out the Young Adult picks along with lots of other categories. You can even combine categories and see what pops up!


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