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Book Recommendations Sites

  • EPIC Reads
    Great reviews, contests,and giveaways!
  • Guys Read
    books for males
  • Read Kiddo Read
    from author James Patterson who has a passion for reading and creating readers.
  • LitPick
    Reviews for tweens and teens by teens and tweens! Including some very talented PSMS students! You can be a reviewer too! Just ask Mrs. Nocita how!
  • Good Reads
    listopia of teen books
  • YA Books Central
    Great site with weekly giveaways!
  • Reading Rants
    out of the ordinary teen book lists
  • Teen Reads
    ultimate reading lists
  • Johnson County Library
    find a good book
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Juvenile Series & Sequels
  • No Flying No Tights
    graphic novels
  • Barnes and Noble
    teen selections
  • Barnes and Noble
    children's selections ages 9-12
  • Gnooks
    List 3 authors you like to find similar author suggestions.
  • Which book
    find a book to match your mood
  • William Allen White
    Emporia State University Children't Book Awards
  • Young Adult Library Sevices Association
    tons of lists
  • GoodReads
    This is where I keep track of my books. You can post reviews and read others' reviews. Considered as a "social media" networking site, it really is very harmless unless you consider talking about books and writers dangerous!
  • Shelfari
    Another place to keep track of the books you read and read reviews by other readers.
  • Library Thing
    Another virtual bookshelf with your reviews.
  • Google Lit Trips
    Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story.
  • Teen Ink Book Reviews
  • ALAN Online
    Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
  • Young Adult Book Reviews
    Young adult book reviews written by a high school librarian.
  • Little Book Owl
    While exploring the Little Book Owl, you will find book reviews, giveaways and anything book-related. THE GIRL BEHIND THE KEYBOARD, Catriona aka. the Little Book Owl, is an Australian BookTuber and book blogger who has a passion for reading.
  • Read Breathe Relax
    a young adult fantasy/sci-fi book blog
  • Library of Congress Explore New Worlds. Read.
    The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. Throughout, you will find classic books for readers of all ages that have been digitized for online reading, as well as lists of suggested titles that may be obtained at your local library.

EPIC Reads YouTube


Nerdy Book Club


Reading with Jack

I love this teen reader!

Middle Grade Mania Book Blogs


YALSA Book Finder App

YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

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App features include:

  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook

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