Recommended Reading:

Are you looking for a good book to read and need some ideas?  Try the recommendations on these sites:


A division of the American Library Association, YALSA's mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, ages 12–18; this organization sponsors Young Adult Literature Symposium, Teen Read Week, and Teen Tech Week.

LitPick Book Reviews

Formerly called Flamingnet, this site is a AASL Best Picks site for students.  Young adult books reviewed by young adult reviewers.  It can be enjoyed by an entire class, a book club, or an individual reader. 

Scholastic's Top Picks

Scholastic lists all their award winning Young Adult books for the year..


The world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. Track your own reading, see what your friends are reading, and receive personalized book recommendations Geared toward adults or older readers.

Young Adult (and kids) Book Central

Similar to Flixters for movies, this site gives a basic run-down of the book, then a score from the experts and a score from the readers. It's a great way to see reviews on new books, and readers can join as reviewers as well. This is a fun social experience for tween and teen readers as well as a helpful resource.

Reading from around the World

As an IB school, we care about literature from other places. Here's a blog with some recommendations you might be interested in...

Guys Read

This site is dedicated to promoting materials that boys like to read. It provides rationale and materials for how we can help boys read more and improve their literacy! It includes book suggestions based on theme, info on authors, reading lists, and ratings, plus more! If there's a teen boy in your world (or if you are a teen boy), you need to know about this site!