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Reading for Teens
In addition to the Library’s reading lists, check out these sites for suggestions on what to read next.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Teen Reads
    You'll find lots of great reading lists here - survival stories, historical fiction, biographies, Michael Printz award winners, and many more.
  • Creative Writing for Teens
    Writer's block? Here is everything you need to know about creative writing, including FREE lessons!
  • Gary Paulsen
    This website contains info on Paulsen's latest real adventure on the high seas, a bio, annotations and excepts from his books, Q&A pages, and the game White Fox.
  • Gordon Korman
    This web site contains annotations of the wide variety of works Korman has written and a discussion board for talking about writing as well as books and authors.
  • Guys Read
    Guys often have to read books that they don't really like. So find out what guys do like to read on this website from author Jon Scieszka.
  • Jean Craighead George
    Official site for Newbery winner Jean Craighead George. Provides tips on writing as well as a look at the books she has written. George also provides a number of audio clips, video clips and photos which help the reader get to know her better.
  • Joan Bauer
    This web site provides an intimate look at this author including her bio and book picks, a short essay on "Why I Read", brief annotations on her works, and recipes related to characters.
  • Judy Blume's Home Base
    Author biography, booklists, tips on writing and lots more.
  • Kenneth Oppel
    What else has Kenneth Oppel written apart from the Silverwing saga? You'll be surprised!
  • Lois Lowry
    Newbery award winner Lois Lowry provides an inside look into her writing and life. A collection of her speeches is accessible via PDF files, while a list of books provides short teasers. Also included is a Q&A section.
  • Meg Cabot
    The author of the Princess Diaries! Meg's bio, diary and other cool stuff can be found.
  • Poetry 180
    Produced by the Library of Congress in collaboration with U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins. Collins chose 180 poems of interest to high school students to share one each day of the shcool year.
  • Poetry Written by Teens
    Written by and for teens, this site offers more than 2000 poems from around the world. Selections include a variety of forms and styles and a broad range of emotions are expressed. Students can join the forum and comment on the work of their peers.
  • Poets.org
    Produced by the Academy of American Poets. This site features biographies of 450 American poets as well as more than 1400 of their poems.
  • Readergirlz
    Readergirlz is about having serious fun while talking about books with the author and your friends. It is about getting the inside scoop about why the novel was written, the tears and joys and real-world angst that the author has lived and layered into her story and about reading great books to get to know yourself, your friends, and yes, even your mother, better. It's about celebrating strong girls in books who've got the guts to dream and about reaching out to others based on what you've read. And most of all, readergirlz is about inspiring girls to make history of their own!
  • Representative Poetry Online
    Resources on poets, poetic language, literary criticism, and poems from the University of Toronto Department of English.
  • Stephenie Meyer
    The author of the Twilight series! Find information on her bio, other projects, upcoming movies and more.
  • Teen Poetry
    A showcase of 22,000 poems. Post your own or browse through others!
  • Teenreads
    News, reviews and interviews for the teen book world.
  • White Pine Books Lists from goodreads.com
    A selective list of the best Canadain Teen Novels dating back to 2002, as selected by the Ontario Library Association.
  • Will Hobbs
    Will Hobbs offers his fans a look at why he wrote each book along with pictures that inspired his writing. Readers will also find a Q&A list and a "Just for Fun" section providing interactive questions related to the author's life and literature.