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Books and Magazines to Read Online or Download to Your Devices - for Free


    Access eBooks, eMagazines, and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime. Note: a library card is needed to access some of the materials.

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    Teen Book Reviews & News

    CBR - Comic Book Resources

    Online comics magazine that's the place to go for news, reviews, blogs, columns and video from a variety of contributors.

    Comics Worth Reading

    Blog featuring news and reviews of graphic novels, comics, manga and more. From Johanna Draper Carlson and friends.

    No Flying, No Tights

    Graphic novel review and discussion site, including links to great blogs. From teen librarian and comics expert Robin Brenner.

    Reading Rants Blog

    Reviews of the latest teen books, awesome lists, and links to teen book news & blogs from Jennifer Hubert -- Manhattan librarian and teen book maven.

    Teen Reads

    Book reviews, author interviews, the latest book buzz, polls and contests. Make sure to check out the Teenreads.com Ultimate Teen Reading List -- "over 400 titles that we believe are perfect choices for reading and discussing."

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    Best Book Lists & Awards 

    Best Books for Teens Lists from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association - US)

    Alex Awards

    Best Adult books for teens.

    Best Fiction

    Great Graphic Novels

    Non-fiction Award

    Printz Award (winners and honour books)

    For "literary excellence in young adult literature". You can find a list all of the Printz Award winners in the Library's Discover catalogue: Michael L. Printz Award.

    Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

    Recommended books for "teens who dislike to read for whatever reason."

    Readers' Choice

    The most popular titles of the year, as chosen by librarians, educators, teens and young adult literature enthusiasts.

    Teens' Top 10

    "A "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year."

    Best Audiobooks for Teens Lists from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association - US)

    Amazing Audiobooks

    Odyssey Award

    Canadian Lists and a Selection of Book Awards

    Young Adult Fiction Award - Canadian Library Association

    Canadian Children's Literature Awards - Canadian Children's Book Center

    Governor General's Awards

    Ann Connor Brimer Award - Atlantic Canadian

    Woozles Battle of the Books

    Check out the reading list for the Woozles Teen Battle of the Books 2016 (PDF). Whether you're competing with your school or just interested in some good reading, you'll love this selection of recommended titles.

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    • The Lie Tree
    • The way he lived
    • A drop of night
    • Thief of lies
    • Defender
    • Character, driven
    • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
    • Hidden gold
    • The heart of stone
    • The last boy and girl in the world
    • The epidemic
    • I see reality
    • Finding Hope
    • Under the Dusty Moon
    • Flawd
    • Dark energy
    • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
    • Harmony House
    • Burning
    • See no color
    • One of us
    • A tangle of gold
    • It should have been a #GoodDay
    • Beautiful broken things
    • The radiant road
    • Speak a word for freedom
    • When we collided
    • Hit count
    • Fig
    • The beast of Cretacea
    • Essential maps for the lost
    • Queen
    • Exit, pursued by a bear
    • The Raven King
    • Breakaway
    • The forbidden orchid
    • The young adult's guide to public speaking