Wondering what to read next? Follow these links to get some ideas. (click the image to follow the link)
Epic Reads lets you browse books for young adults below and click on a cover to get reviews, comments and user media about the best teen books out right now. Looking for a specific title? Use the search box to jump directly to the book or series you’re interested in.
Retellings are books that are modern versions of books that have been written before. Things like Shakespeare and fairy tales are often subjects of retellings. Click the link below for tons of retelling ideas.
Story Snoops is a literary community offering balanced, informative book reviews from a parent's perspective. And it's searchable by topic, age-range, etc.
Diversity in YA was founded in 2011 by authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo as a website and book tour. They celebrate young adult books about all kinds of diversity, from race to sexual orientation to gender identity and disability. Their goal is to bring attention to books and authors that might fall outside the mainstream, and to bring the margin to the center. They encourage an attitude of openness and curiosity, and they welcome questions and discussion.
You read the whole Hunger Games series... now what should you read? The awesome librarians at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas put together this great flow chart to help you figure out what to read once you've finished The Hunger Games series. A lot of these books are available in the WMS library. Make sure you're choosing those that are appropriate for your reading and interest level.
"I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?" also offers a chance for readers to post reviews of the GLBTQ YA books and to read each other's reviews. Every book will eventually have its own post and listing in the column on the right. Click on the title and you'll go to the post on that book. There will be a brief summary, a photo of the cover, and of course whenever possible a link to the author's website. The "comments" for each book post will be the place for you to review the book yourself, and check out what other people thought of the book. IHIQ is a blog published by Lee Wind. Writer and Blogger working in Children's publishing/media and all opinions presenting on the page are his.
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers.
NPR (National Public Radio) collected 75,220 people's voted on their favorite young adult novels. Check out the list by clicking on the image below.
(get to the printable list here)
NPR (National Public Radio) also collected over 2,000 votes for favorite books for kids ages 9-14. Check out the list by clicking on the image below.
(get to the printable list here)
YA (and Kids!) Books Central is an interactive book community where you can post a review of a recent book you read, add a book to our database that isn't there, join (or start!) a book club or discussion group, upload an avatar, send some friend requests, enter our giveaways, browse book listings, check out some community videos.
The Rainbow Book List Committee proudly announces the 2016 Rainbow List. The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list is intended to aid youth in selecting high-quality books that were published between July 2014 and December 2015.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh book recommendations for middle schoolers.