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Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels

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Database of books that have been made into movies.

Banned Books

List of books (which we have here at the library) that have been banned and WHY?

Girls Only

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Guys Read

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Young Adult Library Service Association (ALA)

Each section includes information on the award or list, and links to current and previous award winners or lists of titles.

TeenInk: Book Reviews

Read what teenagers think of the latest fiction and nonfiction, science fiction, inspirational books, horror, bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, history, romance and more.

Young Adult Love Stories

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Examines the issues of ethical living and good citizenship, looking at being respectful, obeying the law, being a good friend and neighbor, and more.

170 CRA

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Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleontologist for the American Museum of Natural History, he discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most of the other dinosaurs on display there today.


Describes the story of the Olympic Games, the courage, prowess, and strength of the athletes, the obstacles to be overcome including religious conflict, prejudice, war, and economic strife, and the occasional hilarity.

796.4 BOB

What is nonverbal communication? -- In your face -- A show of hands -- Body talk -- Putting your best face (and body) forward. A guide to nonverbal communication, addressing facial expressions, hand gestures, and body language.

153.6 SON

Provides instruction to the fundamental skills needed to draw portraits with step-by-step demonstrations.

743.4 BAR


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Genres of Fiction

Fiction: Made-up Story

Genre: Type, Kind, Category of Story


World of Possibilities


World of the Past


World of Impossibilities

Science Fiction

World of Speculation


Author Websites: 


Judy Blume  
Meg Cabot  
Eoin Colfer  
Susan Cooper  
Chris Crutcher  
Sarah Dessen  
Neil Gaiman  
Carl Hiaasen  
S. E. Hinton  
Brian Jacques  
Diana Wynne Jones  
Ursula LeGuin  
Robin McKinley  
Garth Nix  
Richard Peck  
Darren Shan  
Jane Yolen  


And the winner is....



Caldecott Medal:

A Ball for Daisy

by Chris Raschka


Michael L. Printz Award:

Where Things Come Back

by John Corey Whaley


Newbery Medal:

Dead End in Norvelt

by Jack Gantos



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