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Teen Book Finder Database

Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

This annual list offers recommended graphic novels that have teen appeal.

Teens' Top Ten

This list allows teens to choose their ten favorite books from a list of current titles nominated by teen book groups. Nominations are listed in April. Teens vote for their favorite books in August and September. The votes are tallied and YALSA names the Teens' Top Ten during Teen Read Week.

Wattpad - discover a world of stories anywhere, anytime online. Amatuer and professional authors alike can share, collaborate, and read unlimited stories from this site. Share your own or read others. This is the youtube for the written word

Book Reviews Online's Contemporary Literature

This site offers current review and title information for contemporary literature. Sites for nonfiction and Manga are also available.

Bookends Blog

Terrific book blog from Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan, two Michigan middle school librarians!


This comprehensive website offers reading information by author, genre, award winners, and answers to frequently asked questions.


Goodreads offers a forum for readers to get book reviews and recommendations from people they know, track what they've read, and even start an online book club.


LibraryThing allows users to list, tag, rate, and review books they've read, and read others' book recommendations. LibraryThing also makes book recommendations based on what readers rate highly.

Writers Write!

This book review site is affiliated with and provides book reviews, author interviews, bestseller lists, and much more.