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RECOMMENDED READS

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									WEBSITES
    &
INSIGHTS
        FOR

TEEN READERS'

ADVISORY SERVICE:




        Kathe Fletcher
  Westminster Public Library
kfletcher@ci.westminster.co.us

     Updated November 2005
          WEBSITES
                        &

          INSIGHTS
FOR TEEN READERS’ADVISORY SERVICE:


   I.     Stretching Your Budget
                A. Book Covers
                B. Using Free Websites
   II.    Suggestions for Using the Handouts (now and later)
   III.   Websites
                A. Homework
                      1. Homework Help
                      2. Lexile Reading Level
                      3. Book Discussion/Study Guides
                      4. Diverse Authors
                      5. Biographies/Thin Books
                B. Recreational Reading
                      1. Fiction Genres
                      2. Series
                      3. If You Like…
   IV.    Insights- Book Talk
   V.     Questions




                                Kathe Fletcher
                         Westminster Public Library
                        kfletcher@ci.westminster.co.us
                           Updated November 2005
                                         WEBSITES:

HOMEWORK
WESTMINSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY HOMEPAGE

Westminster Public Library:          http://www.westminster.lib.co.us
Reading and Research:                http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/res/library/ref.htm
Homework Help:                       http://gromit.westminster.lib.co.us/homework/index.htm

OTHER HOMEWORK SOURCES
Country Studies:               http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Image, Audio, or Video Search: http://www.dogpile.com (and other search engines)

LEXILE READING LEVELS

Lexile Framework for Reading:        http://www.lexile.com, Select "Families", "Lexile Book Database",
                                             search from this screen or choose "Advanced Search"
Novelist K-8 (Subscription):         Search by “Author” or “Title”, find Lexile Levels in blurb

BOOK DISCUSSION/STUDY GUIDES

Novelist (Subscription):             Search by "Author" or "Title", look for "Book Discussion Guide"
Reading Group Guides:                http://www.readinggroupguides.com
Reading Group Choices:               http://www.readinggroupchoices.com
Nancy Keane:                         http://www.nancykeane.com
Booktalks:                           http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/authlist.htm

Classic Notes:                       http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles
Spark Notes:                         http://www.sparknotes.com

DIVERSE AUTHORS

Multicultural/International
St. Charles Public Library:          http://www.st-charles.lib.il.us/teens/hwzone/hz_multi.htm
San Francisco Public Library:        http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/sfplonline/teen/booklists/teenmulticultural.htm
Librarians’ Index to the Internet:   http://lii.org/search/file/literature_authors
Intenet Public Library:              http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit

Native American Authors/Tribes:
Internet Public Library:             http://www.ipl.org/div/natam
Latino/Latina:
California State University, Long Beach:     http://www.csulb.edu/library/subj/clauthors.html
Denver Public Teen Lists Title Page:         http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/book_lists.html
Denver Public Teen Lists:                    http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/genre/libros.html

                                                   .

                                             WEBSITES:
African American:
Denver Public Teen Lists:             http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/genre/a_american.html
Hennepin County Read On (Staff):      http://www.hclib.org/teens/read.cfm Select “African American Reads”

Gay/Lesbian:
San Francisco Public Library Teens: http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/sfplonline/teen/booklists/findout.htm
Denver Public Teen Lists:           http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/genre/glbtq.html

Asian American:
Multnomah County Library:             http://www.multcolib.org/books/lists/asian-am.html
Edmonton Public Library:              http://www.epl.ca/EPLMaster.cfm?id=ASIANHERITAG0001

FREQUENT REQUESTS

BiographyAutobiography
Denver Public Library:                http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/genre/bios.html
Waterboro Public Library:             http://www.waterborolibrary.org/bklisty.htm#yabio

Best Thin Books
Mid-Continent Public Library:       http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/lists/teen/skinnybooks.htm
Westport Public Library (6th-8th): http://www.westportlibrary.org/teens/teenbooklists/skinnymiddle.html
Westport Public Library (9th-12th): http://www.westportlibrary.org/teens/teenbooklists/skinnyhs.html

RECREATIONAL READING
FICTION GENRES

General Fiction
New York City Public Library (audio clips): http://teenlink.nypl.org Select “Audio Book Samples”
Teen Reads:                                 http://www.teenreads.com
Reading Rants:                              http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/lists.htm
       Boy Meets Book:                      http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/boys.htm
       Best Riot Grrrrrl [Girl] Reads:      http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/riot.htm
Canton Public Library:                      http://www.cantonpl.org/ya/books.html
Denver Public Library:                      http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/hot_titles.html
Teen Ink:                                   http://teenink.com/Books
Cool Reads:                                 http://www.cool-reads.co.uk
Novelist K-8 (Subscription):                Select “Browse Lists”, “Explore Fiction”, pick an age range
Historical Fiction
New York City Public Library:               http://teenlink.nypl.org/history.cfm
Reading Rants:                              http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/hiphistory.htm



                                            /~amutch/jen/lists.htm


                                            WEBSITES:
Inspirational
Overbooked:                                 http://www.overbooked.org/genres/inspirational/index.html
                                                     Scroll down to featured headings
Logan Public Library:                       http://library.loganutah.org/booklist/ya/IFS12-16.htm
Edmonton Public Library:                    http://www.epl.ca/EPLMaster.cfm?id=CHRISTINFICT

Romance
Wheaton Public Library:                     http://www.wheaton.lib.il.us/library/pdf/yromance.pdf
The Romance Reader:                         http://www.theromancereader.com

Mystery
The Mystery Reader:                         http://www.themysteryreader.com
Tucson-Pima Public Library:                 http://www.lib.ci.tucson.az.us/teenzone/teenmyst.htm

Horror
Springfield Public Library:                 http://springfieldlibrary.org/reading/its_alive.html
Dark Echo Horror:                           http://www.darkecho.com

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Locus Magazine Online:                      http://www.locusmag.com/ForthcomingBooks.html
Science Fiction and Fantasy Database:       http://www.sfandf.com Select “Young Adult”
Fantastic Fiction:                          http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk

Graphic Novels/Manga
No Flying, No Tights:                       http://www.noflyingnotights.com/index2.html
Anime Web Turnpike:                         http://www.anipike.com Scroll down the page
Comics Worth Reading:                       http://www.comicsworthreading.com/reviews/manga.html

SERIES
Bettendorf Public Library:                  http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/bpl-bin/series.pl
Mid-Continent Public Library:               http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/series/juv
Kent Library District:                      http://www.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp
Novelist K-8 (Subscription):                Select “Search Our Database”, "Find a series name",
                                            Enter, for ex: "Pendragon"

IF YOU LIKE…
Internet Search (Google):                   http://www.google.com, enter "if you like" and Title and/or Author
Waterboro Public Library: (Index of sites): http://www.waterborolibrary.org/bklisty.htm - yaif
Nancy Keane (Index of popular titles):      http://nancykeane.com/rl/ - Readalikes
Edmonton Public Library (Redwall): http:/ http://www.epl.ca/EPLMaster.cfm?id=REDWALLRLIKE
Springfield Public Library (Child Called It): http://springfieldlibrary.org/reading/childcalled.html
Multnomah County Library:                     http://www.multcolib.org/books/lists/adultlists.html
                                                       Select “Adult Reads for Teens”
Denver Public Library:                        http://teens.denverlibrary.org/find/genre/adult.html
2005 Alex Awards:                    http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/alexawards/05alex.htm




                                                INSIGHTS:
                      KATHE'S RECOMMENDED FICTION
                             YOUNG ADULT/UPPER J READING LEVEL
                                    (All Read as Books on CD)

Anderson, Laurie Halse, Speak (YA)
Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers (YA/UPPER J)
Bray, Libba, A Great and Terrible Beauty (YA)
Curtis, Christopher Paul, Bucking the Sarge (YA)
Donnelly, Jennifer, Northern Light (YA)
Funke, Cornelia Caroline, Dragon Rider (YA/UPPER J)
Funke, Cornelia Caroline, Inkheart (YA/UPPER J)
Funke, Cornelia Caroline, Thief Lord (YA/UPPER J)
Giff, Patricia Reilly, Lily's Crossing (YA/UPPER J)
Giff, Patricia Reilly, Pictures of Hollis Woods (YA/UPPER J)

                                    ADULT READS FOR TEENS
                                RECOMMENDED BY KATHE FLETCHER

Berg, Elizaberh, Durable Goods, Joy School, True to Form (Trilogy)
Chevaliar, Tracy, Girl with a Pearl Earring
Creel, Ann Howard, The Magic of Ordinary Days
Dai, Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Durham, David Anthony, Gabriel’s Story
Goodman, Carol, The Lake of Dead Languages
Haddon, Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hallowell, Janis, Annunciation of Francesca Dunn
Hosseini, Khaled, Kite Runner
Kidd, Sue Monk, The Secret Life of Bees
King, Laurie, The Beekeeper's Apprentice through Locked Rooms (Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes Series)
Martel, Yann, Life of Pi
Maynard, Joyce, The Usual Rules
Meyers, Kent, The Work of Wolves
Mones, Nicole, A Cup of Light
Nothomb, Amelie, Loving Sabotage
Otsuka, Julie, When the Emperor Was Divine
Picoult, Jodi, My Sister’s Keeper
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos, Shadow of the Wind
Singleton, Elyse, This Side of the Sky

								
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