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  • Young Adult Books in Sequels and Series: Which book in a series comes next?

  • CliffsNotes Study Guides

  • SparkNotes Study Guides

  • Shmoop Literature

  • Look up books by Lexile Level

    Alex Award Winning BooksThe Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

    African American Authors - Great books for teens by African American authors.

    Battle of the Books Selections 2014-Present  -- Books that were selected for the Westchester Library System Battle of the Books tournaments. These books were selected by a team of librarians based on the tournament's mission, " to promote a love of reading in kids and teens, to expose them to titles and authors that they might not encounter otherwise, to encourage them to think of their local public library as a resource for entertainment and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

    Books & More – Great lists of Teen books (& more) searchable by topic, genre, author & format created by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

    Comics & Graphic Novels (Digital) – Download FREE comics & graphic novels through your library — through “Comics Plus”. Make a free account & get reading!

    EBooks & Audiobooks Download – Download FREE eBooks, audiobooks, & music through your library — through OverDrive! All you need is your library card.

    Edwards Award Winning Books -- This award honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. 

    Hispanic Teen Fiction – Novels & graphic novels featuring strong characters of Hispanic background.

    LGBTQA+ & Gender Identity Reads - 100 must reads!

    Morris Award Winning Books -- Honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

    Non-Fiction Award Winning Books -- YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults ages 12-18.

    Odyssey Award for Audiobooks -- This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.

    Printz Award Winning Books - An award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

    Rainbow Reads - The List is a curated bibliography highlighting books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, aimed at children and youth from birth to age 18.

    Series & Sequels Database –  Perfect when you are looking for the next book in your favorite series. There are over 36,000 books listed in 4,900 series from birth to grade 12! Hosted by the Mid-Continent Public Library.

    Teen Book Finder Database -- Award winning titles selected for teens ages 12-18.

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