Recommended Sites for Teen Readers
No Flying No Tights is a graphic novel review site with a huge section just for teens. Includes 11 different genres, plus Anime and Manga. Reading Rants is a fantastic blog written for teens. Booklists, yearly top 10 lists, links to author websites, and more. According to the blog's author, this site is "for teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques." Teen Reads is a site dedicated to book lovers. It's a forum where teens can discover new books and share opinions on the books they love to read.
Connected Youth Booklists From the Austin Public Library, this site offers booklists in many genres, including graphic novels and non-fiction. Guys Read, Jon Scieszka’s website of books especially recommended for guys. Teen Award Winners Find all the award-winning teen books in one place. Includes links to the books that have earned the Alex Awards, Teens Top Ten, Printz Awards, and more. Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List was created to encourage young adult readers, grades 6-12, to explore a variety of current books in graphic novel format. Tayshas Reading List was developed to motivate young adults, grades 9-12, to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of young adult readers throughout Texas. The Book Seer Tell the book seer what you've read and he'll recommend similar titles to you. Librivox Free audiobooks from the public domain (includes all the classics). Play streaming or download to a device. Books Should Be Free Audiobooks and e-books in the public domain. Free streaming and downloads to mobile devices.
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free e-books. Available in epub and kindle format for download or reading online.
Feedbooks provides free access to current ebooks that can be downloaded to your ipad, phone or other device.
Book and Library Apps
Teen Book Finder App is a free APP that links you to YALSA’S last 3 years of awards and book lists on your smartphone or tablet.
Catalist Digital is a free mobile app for smarphone or tablet that allows you to listen to the CHS library's collection of audiobooks. You can get the username and password from your librarians.
Destiny Quest App provides mobile access to CHS library's catalog of books, e-books and audiobooks. You can also login to your account, place holds, see what's new and access public resource lists.
Follett Digital Reader App allows you to read the e-books in the CHS library catalog. Similar to ibooks and Kindle apps. Ask your librarians for the login information.Notable Websites
American Library Association, American Association of School Libraries 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning fosters the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. Free Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.Book Trailers