New Brunswick Free Public Library

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New Brunswick Free Public Library

Teen Reads

School Summer Reading Lists

The 2014 Summer Reading information for grades K-8 is available on the McKinley school web page here.

You may also use these links to download (PDF) the lists for grades 7 and 8 from 2013 (which should be the same for 2014)

Visit the New Brunswick High School Summer Reading page here for all the necessary information for that school's summer reading assignments.

Download the New Brunswick Health Sciences and Technology High School list here.

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Looking for a good book?

Click HERE to see selected video book trailers for some of our recommended books!

Tween Tumblr

Follow us @ NBFPLTweens for book reviews and more!
Tweens: the library has a new Tumblr just for you! (Specifically for 4th - 8th graders.) To submit a review to NBFPLTweens, visit OR hand in a review in person to Ms. Chelsea. To ask a question, visit

Check out our Suggested Reading lists:

The lists are separated into genres or topics, and have summaries of the books as well as their locations here in the library! (Click on the topic heading to access a PDF of the Suggested Reading List):


Award Winners

Beach Reads/Chic Lit



Graphic Novels

Mystery and Suspense


Scary Books

Science Fiction

Harry Potter Read-Alikes

Lightning Thief Read-Alikes

Twilight Read-Alikes

Need some other choices?

Check out this list of read-alikes that Ms. Camille and Ms. Darby book-talked at the Middle School in 2011.

See what's new in our collection:

This online list shows what has recently been added to the library's Teen collection.

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These links may also be of use in your search for a great read!

Check out the Booklists and Book Awards from the Young Adult Library Services Association (part of the American Library Association) HERE.
Or view these specific pages:

See the Garden State Teen Book Awards list HERE.

("The Garden State Teen Book Award is a project of the Young Adult Section of the New Jersey Library Association. Its awards committee, representing libraries from throughout the state, selected the nominees based on teen appeal and quality of writing from the previous year's 'Best Books' list. Ballots have been distributed to New Jersey school and public librarians.")

Also check out the annotated list of 2011 nominated books here.

(The GSTBA Ballot 2011 is now available. Teens will be able to vote on their favorite books from the ballot. The books with the most votes from teens are awarded the Garden State Teen Book Award.) Super Summer Reader blog.

The website for the Home News Tribune and Courier News launched a blog for their Super Summer Reader Club. This blog allows readers of all ages to post their own book reviews and thoughts on books - and it's not just for the summer!

Check out New York Public Library's "Stuff for the Teen Age" HERE.

("Stuff for the Teen Age 2009 marks the 80th anniversary of The New York Public Library’s list of the best books, music, movies and video games for teens.")

Hey guys! Here's something just for you: Guys Read!

("Our mission is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read.")

Check out Teen Fire, a new Social Network for Teen Readers.

("TeenFire is dedicated to young adults who share a common passion: reading." It is "a space where teens can log on and interact with each other, as well as with published authors and YA editors.")

Have a go at

("We at bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters.")

Check out Reading Rants.

(A website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens that has been an online presence since 1998 and is now an interactive blog, where teens can not only respond to the reviews but write their own!)

Peruse the reviews at Teen Ink.

(Teen Ink is "a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. ")

Take a look at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's "Banned Books" page, in celebration of Banned Books Week (September 26 - October 3).

Check out Novelist to find fiction books meeting your reading criteria!

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Quick Links:

Book Trailers

New Books

YALSA Booklists

Garden State Teen Book Awards

MyCentralJersey Reader Blog

Stuff for the Teen Age

Guys Read

Teen Fire

Reading Rants

Teen Ink

Banned Books


Go to:

Teen Home

Teen Events

Study Hall

NBFPL Website

Regular Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-9pm; Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm; Sunday*: 1-5pm (*except in Summer)