Looking for a good book?
Click HERE to see selected video book trailers for some of our recommended books!
Check out our Suggested Reading lists:
The lists are separated into genres or topics, and have summaries of the books as well as their locations here in the library!
(Click on the topic heading to access a PDF of the Suggested Reading List):
Beach Reads/Chic Lit
Mystery and Suspense
Harry Potter Read-Alikes
Lightning Thief Read-Alikes
Need some other choices?
Check out this list of read-alikes that Ms. Camille and Ms. Darby book-talked at the Middle School in 2011.
See what's new in our collection:
This online list shows what has recently been added to the library's Teen collection.
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2013 School Summer Reading Lists
Even though the summer is over, the schools' lists can be useful when looking for books in your grade level!
Use these links to download (PDF) the lists for grades 7 and 8:
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These links may also be of use in your search for a great read!
Check out the Booklists and Book Awards from the Young Adult Library Services Association (part of the American Library Association) HERE.
Or view these specific pages:
See the Garden State Teen Book Awards list HERE.
("The Garden State Teen Book Award is a project of the Young Adult Section of the New Jersey Library Association. Its awards committee, representing libraries from throughout the state, selected the nominees based on teen appeal and quality of writing from the previous year's 'Best Books' list. Ballots have been distributed to New Jersey school and public librarians.")
Also check out the annotated list of 2011 nominated books here.
(The GSTBA Ballot 2011 is now available. Teens will be able to vote on their favorite books from the ballot. The books with the most votes from teens are awarded the Garden State Teen Book Award.)
MyCentralJersey.com Super Summer Reader blog.
The website for the Home News Tribune and Courier News launched a blog for their Super Summer Reader Club. This blog allows readers of all ages to post their own book reviews and thoughts on books - and it's not just for the summer!
Check out New York Public Library's "Stuff for the Teen Age" HERE.
("Stuff for the Teen Age 2009 marks the 80th anniversary of The New York Public Library’s list of the best books, music, movies and video games for teens.")
Hey guys! Here's something just for you: Guys Read!
("Our mission is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read.")
Check out Teen Fire, a new Social Network for Teen Readers.
("TeenFire is dedicated to young adults who share a common passion: reading." It is "a space where teens can log on and interact with each other, as well as with published authors and YA editors.")
("We at Teenreads.com bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters.")
(A website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens that has been an online presence since 1998 and is now an interactive blog, where teens can not only respond to the reviews but write their own!)
Peruse the reviews at Teen Ink.
(Teen Ink is "a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. ")
Take a look at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's "Banned Books" page, in celebration of Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 3).
Check out Novelist K-8 or Novelist to find fiction books meeting your reading criteria!
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