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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 summer reading lists for Camden County schools.
Summer Reading

Teen Reading Websites

 Favorite teen angst books Book Reviews
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
From the Bettendorf Public Library

Young Adult Authors
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.

Books that have stood the test of time.

Camden County Library's Yearly Teen Book Awards Newsletter - 2011
Includes the Garden State Teen Book Awards, Alex Awards, the Printz Award, and ALA's Teen Top Ten.

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
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
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 MP3, cassette or CD player.  The library has books on cassette, books on CD and downloadable audiobooks.  Search the library's audiobooks.




Teen Ink
A magazine written for teens by teens.


Girl Zone -- Teen webzine just for girls



To see the library's entire collection of comics/manga, do a Subject search in our Catalog for "graphic novels."


Absolute Anime
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.
Over 90 different popular comics on the web.

DC Comics
Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, etc.

Marvel Comics 
Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and more.

No Flying, No Tights
A website reviewing graphic novels for teens.

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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