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Readers' Advisory: Young Adult & Teen

Guide to finding reading recommendations.

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Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search box above to search for an author or book.  Information on over 500,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.


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Teen Book Awards

Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.

Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Edwards Award honors an author and a specific work for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens.

William C. Morris Award
The Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. The first award will be given in 2009.

Odyssey Award 
The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

Michael L. Printz Award
The Printz Award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
YALSA's newest award will honor the best nonfiction book for young adults; the first winner will be named in 2010.

Series Information

NoveList Plus is integrated into the Library's Catalog and allows browsers to link to series information.  NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as author read-alikes and book discussion guides. To access the resources below from home you'll need to log in using your library card and PIN (last four digits of whatever phone number we have on file for you).

How to find series information in the Library's Catalog:

  1. Search for a specific title in a series or the author of the series.
  2. Select one of the titles that you know is a part of the series information you are looking for. (Our example search is for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle)
  3. Click on "Recommendations and Reviews" from the left hand menu options (see image to the right)
  4. The first category on this screen will be "Books in this Series."  The books will be in the reading order of the series.  If there are more than five (5) books in a series, click on the "More" options to see the entire list.
  5. Each book is also a link to see if our library has copies of the other books in this series.