YA (& Kids) Book Central: Discover new books and write reviews on YABooksCentral.com, the only social network devoted to young adult and children's books. Check out our giveaways and exclusive cover reveals for the latest in YA releases.
Born in Michigan, she was raised in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. Ruta is passionate about the power of history and story to foster global dialogue and connectivity. She has been invited to present at NATO, European Parliament, the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, and Embassies worldwide.
Stuck in a reading slump? Looking for new authors, genres or a good challenge? The challenges below are filled with exciting reading prompts that will help you explore new genres, authors & more!
Teenreads.com: A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here.
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.
Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs. Click to open up to 4 sliders and move the to set your choices.
AllReaders.com contains detailed book and movie reviews from many different genres of books!
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The Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author.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.
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.
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: