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Summer Reading Lists | Teen Book Websites  | Book Lists & Award Winners | Audiobooks | Comics/Manga | eBooks | Zines

Summer Reading Lists

 

Here are the most recent summer reading lists for Camden County schools.
Summer Reading

Teen Reading Websites

 

Teenreads.com http://www.teenreads.com/

 Favorite teen angst books
http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/teen-angst

Flamingnet.com Book Reviews
http://flamingnet.com
Students review preteen, teen, and young adult books for you.

American Library Association's Top 100 Books for Teens

Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/read-research/books-in-series
From the Bettendorf Public Library

Young Adult Authors
http://dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Authors/Young_Adult/
From the DMOZ Open Directory Project

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

 

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

Book recommendations featured in past months on the Teen Space homepage

Teen Book Recommendations

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

Garden State Teen Book Awards
Voted for by New Jersey public and school librarians.

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
http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml
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
http://www.harveyawards.org/
The Harveys recognize comic book outstanding achievements in over 20 categories.

Listen to a Book

 

No time to read?  You can listen to an audiobook using your phone or computer.  The library has books on CD and downloadable audiobooks.  Search the library's audiobooks.

 

Zines

Have you tried RBDigital Magazines?  Get complete magazines on your computer, phone, or tablet, and you get to keep them forever!  We have nearly 100 magazines including  GL, Gamesmaster, and Seventeen.  Get started here.

Teen Ink
http://www.teenink.com/
A magazine written for teens by teens.

 

Girl Zone -- Teen webzine just for girls
http://www.girlzone.com/

Comics/Manga

 

Search in the library's graphic novel collection.

Absolute Anime
http://www.absoluteanime.com/
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.

Comics.com
http://www.comics.com/
Over 90 different popular comics on the web.

DC Comics
http://www.dc-comics.com/
Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, etc.

Marvel Comics
http://www.marvel.com/ 
Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and more.

No Flying, No Tights
http://www.noflyingnotights.com
A website reviewing graphic novels for teens.

Tokyopop
http://www.tokyopop.com
The largest publisher of English language manga in the world.

eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks

 

Check out an eBook and read it on your computer, ereader or smartphone.  All you need is a library card -- and you don't need to worry about overdue fees.  eBooks 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.

 

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