Looking for a good book?
We recommend the following resources to help you in your search. As always, please feel free to ask a librarian for help!
See what's new in our collection:
This online list shows what has recently been added to the library's Teen collection. You can also use the catalog to search for specific books, in this library or in other nearby libraries!
Use Novelist to search for fiction books meeting your reading criteria!
This database offers recommended reading lists by genre, sorted by suggested age/grade levels. It allows you to search for books by subject, author, title, or keyword, and provides an option for "read-alike" titles.
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com.)
Read about, and even vote on, the Garden State Teen Book Awards 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."
Directly download the annotated lists for 2015's award nominees:
Vote online here! "Teens all across NJ are invited to vote for their favorite book title in any one or all three voting categories. Deadline for voting is December 31, 2015."
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:
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." The library has recently subscribed to the magazine and you can check it out from us with your library card!
Hey guys! Here's something just for you: Guys Read!
This website's mission "is to motivate boys to read by connecting them with materials they will want to read, in ways they like to read."
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!
This site is part of the Book Report Network and strives to "bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters."
Visit New York Public Library's "Stuff for the Teen Age" HERE.
A blog by New York Public Library staff on which they post lists, recommendations, and a variety of other topics related to teen books and media.
Take a look at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's "Banned Books" page, in celebration of Banned Books Week.
Celebrate the freedom to read any time by checking out something that somebody somewhere has challenged or banned.
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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)
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