Reading Portals

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

Harper Teen

HarperTeen is the home of the most exciting teen publishing anywhere. HarperTeen books may pull back the curtain on the fabulous lives of the beautiful people, go beneath the humdrum veneer of the girl next door, or offer a glimpse into the days and nights of troubled teens.

http://harperteen.com/

Reading Rants

Out of the ordinary teen book lists.

http://www.readingrants.org/

New York Public Library For Teens

New York City is the place to be for teens, and The New York Public Library has awesome materials, programs, and resources for all ages and interests. Check out past author chats, find out what’s on the to-read, to-watch, to-play list, and see what’s happening next in the library.

http://www.nypl.org/help/getting-oriented/resources-teens

Literature Map

Type in your favorite author’s name and the site will map authors that are similar.  A great way to get introduced to new authors.

http://www.literature-map.com/

BookBrowse

Your guide to exceptional books.

http://www.bookbrowse.com/reading_guides/genre/browse/index.cfm?category_number=40

No Flying No Tights

Everything you need to know and more about comics, graphic novels, and manga.

http://noflyingnotights.com/

Young Adult – Series & Sequels

To find what the author or series you are looking for just click on the letters below to browse alphabetical lists of authors or series names.

http://yaseries.bettendorflibrary.com/index.php/Main_Page

Teens @ Random

Random House provides this awesome site for teens to browse through their favorite Random authors, newsletter, upcoming book releases, and much more.

http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/

ipl2 For Teens

In January 2010, the website “ipl2: information you can trust” was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet.

http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/

JacketFlap

JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults.

http://www.jacketflap.com/

Free Online Books

Questia – Read more than 5,000 books for free. There’s no doubt Questia is a world-class research tool, but our library is filled with some terrific classic and rare books.

The Online Books Page – The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.

Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.