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Summer Reading Lists


Summer Reading Lists are now available for 2022 from many Camden County schools.  See them here.

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks


Check out an eBook or eAudiobook. Read it or listen to it on your computer, tablet or phone  All you need is a library card.  They expire at the end of the lending period, so you don't need to return them! The library has two ebook collections, two downloadable audiobook collections and downloadable magazines.  Start here.

Teen Reading Websites

 Favorite teen angst books Book Reviews
Students review preteen, teen, and young adult books for you.

Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
From the Bettendorf Public Library

Recommendations from YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association):
Outstanding FictionOutstanding Nonfiction | Outstanding Books for the College Bound | Outstanding Drama | Outstanding Poetry

Book Lists and Award Winners


ALA's 100 Best Books for Teens

Camden County Librarians put out a Teen Reads Newsletter each month.  See the latest six issues below.  Or get the newsletter in your email each month.

Book recommendations featured in past months on the Teen Space homepage


Past Teen Book Recommendations

American Library Association's Top 100 Books for Teens
Includes both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Garden State Teen Book Awards
Voted for by New Jersey teens!

Alex Awards
These awards honor the top ten adult books for young adults published during the award year.

Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is  a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author's lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular over a period of time.

Teen Top Ten
Selected by teens - sponsored by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Will Eisner Awards
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the "Oscars" of the comic book industry.  The awards are given out in more than two dozen categories covering the best publications and creators of the previous year.

The Harvey Awards
The Harveys recognize comic book outstanding achievements in over 20 categories.



Have you tried our digital magazines?  Choose from thousands of magazines through Overdrive. Get started here.

Teen Ink
A magazine written for teens by teens.

Girl Zone -- Teen webzine just for girls



Search in the library's graphic novel collection.

Absolute Anime
Hundreds of anime profiles, each containing information about anime characters, movies, OAV (Originally Animated for Video) series, and TV shows. There is also a section dedicated to anime that has been shown on U.S. television.
Over 90 different popular comics on the web.

DC Comics
Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, etc.

Marvel Comics 
Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and more.

No Flying, No Tights
A website reviewing graphic novels for teens.

The largest publisher of English language manga in the world.