Books & Reading
ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books The Best Books for Young
Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services
Association, a division of the American Library Association book
Alex Award Winners The Alex Awards are given to ten books
written for adults that have special appeal to young adults,
ages 12 through 18.
The essential website on all things Shakespeare.
ATN Book Lists Very
comprehensive collection of recommended book lists. Check the
library catalog to see if we own a book you want to read off
of one of these lists.
Bartleby Verse One
of the largest free collections of verse on the web!
Based on the
Book Books, short stories and plays that have been made into
movies. Provided by Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri.
for Young Adults and Teen Top Ten Lists These annual lists
of books feature both fiction and nonfiction titles for teens
ages 12 to 18. You will find the lists from the last five years
here, along with a section to nominate titles to consider for
the next lists.
Notes Provides summaries and analyses of many of the classic
Notes free online. 200 literature guides available without
registration. Literature Notes tab at the top leads you to a
list of titles. Click View Free. Must pay for printing or
Teenage Angst Books "A special place on the web where it is
okay to have zits, daydream, feel secret stirrings within and
wonder what on earth will happen next in your life."
Harry Potter on the Web Guides and games about the world of
wizards and muggles.
Contains links to critical and biographical websites about
authors and their works. Can be browsed by author, title,
nationality, and literary period.
Love to Read:
Finding Books and Book Clubs This is one of many outstanding
"pathfinders" provided by the Internet Public Library. They lead
you on the path to discover what you are looking for!
Notable Graphic Novels Graphic Novel booklist
Novel Guide Novel Guide
is a great place to get free literary analyses for hundreds of
novels. Please note: This site contains a lot of advertisements.
Books for the College Bound Student
Printz Award Winners
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that
exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Picks for Reluctant Readers and Quick Picks Top Ten Lists
The annual lists feature books that will attract teens who, for
whatever reason, choose not to read. Lists for the last five
years are included. Title on the lists were suggested with lots
of input from young adult reluctant readers across the country.
There is also a section to nominate titles to consider for the
Reader’s Robot A
database of genre fiction and some popular nonfiction titles.
Unique in that it is searchable not only by keyword but also by
"Appeal Factors" such as length, style, type of ending, and
Reading Rants Need
something good to read? Try these out-of-the-ordinary annotated
Reading Lists Selected by our librarians especially for
Science Fiction Links Book
and film reviews, clipart and an art gallery are the main
features of this Sci Fi site.
SparkNotes Free study
guides on many school subjects, including literature, drama,
poetry and Shakespeare. Requires free online registration.
Teen Ink If you’re 13-19,
Teen Ink is YOUR magazine! Share stories, experiences and
creativity with teens nationwide and around the world!
Teen Lit This cool site
provides a forum for teens writers to publish and discuss their
writing, as well as review and discuss books they read.
Teenreads.com Teens who
like to read should check out this site. It is well designed and
features random quotes from authors and pop culture icons,
recommendations and reviews for recent releases, also a search
engine to find those obscure titles and more.
TeensPoint.org Book lists,
reviews, original fiction and prose and an online book club make
this a great site for readers.
Terrific Teen Novels The following lists of Teen Novels are
categorized by general theme, and represent compilations of both
“classic” and “contemporary” titles, geared towards teen
readers. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in the
following links, and we welcome you to take as many journeys in
your mind as these many titles allow!
TumbleReadables is an online collection of read-along titles
for elementary, middle school, and high school students which
features adjustable online text and complete audio narration.
Sentences are highlited as they are being read and the pages
turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early
readers, YA/Teen Novels, high interest/low level books for both
middle school and high school students, plus classics of
American and English literature.
Web English Teacher
The Web English Teacher presents the best of English/Language
Arts teaching and learning resources.
Wisdom Quotes Search
for quotes by category or keyword.
Central Looking for something to read? This site can help
you narrow the search. There are over 2400 book reviews of teen
and children's books on this site, but that is not all. There
are also study and book discussion guides, author bios and
interviews, a YA Book Central Blog, and more.
Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels Find the author or
series you are looking for just with just a click. Site provided
by the Bettendorf Public Library, Bettendorf, IA.
What is a
Databases are online versions of print encyclopedias and other
reference books which the library pays for just like buying
They do not count as “Internet” resources because they provide
the same information as reference books - they are just in an
“electronic” format for easier access.
How to log in:
- Click on the
database name to begin.
- If you are at home or school, you need to log-in with your Mesa
library card number and PIN to use them.
- Write down the name of the database you want to use before you
log-in from home or school, because we have a long list of
databases to choose from.