Teen Book Recommendations Needed

There is an increasing appetite among STJ bloggers for fresh books to read. At the STJ Library blog the list of books read and reviewed keeps increasing, however, I fear the lack of choice in our current library stacks may soon inhibit this momentum.

So, I’d like to try something to abate/assuage my fears.

In my vision, I’d like to have a solid list of “teen recommended books” in my hand that I’d like to have the library acquire … some day.

So here’s what I’d like you to do:

  1. Create a single “Top 10” post identifying and justifying in a sentence or two a top 10 list of books you would like to read.
  2. For each text you list, be sure the link has the book’s ISBN-10 number (ie. link to the book at amazon.ca).
  3. identify at least one Canadian author
  4. identify at least one “non-fiction” title
  5. justify your choice of text after considering course focus questions
  6. Bonus: Add a “Showcase Widget” to your sidebar that does the same.
  7. Optional Extra Bonus: Create a “Listmania” or “Wishlist” list at Amazon.ca
  8. pingback or leave comment with a link to your post here

I’ve added a few widgets to the Library blog with links to libraries, resources, and reviews to help get you started. However, I personally find Amazon’s “listmania” feature quite useful.

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33 Responses to Teen Book Recommendations Needed

  1. rbrousseau says:

    A couple great books are:
    The purpose for Driven Life
    Twilight series 🙂
    The secret life of Bees
    and something that all high school students should read “Life strategies for Teens”

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  4. Mr. D. Sader says:

    Awards Lists are a good place to browse books:

    Newberry Medal or Honor

    Mildred L. Batchelder Award

    Odyssey Award (audio book)

    Margaret A. Edwards Award


    Alex Award “The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing.”

    The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. The winner will be named Jan. 26, 2009 during the Youth Media Awards at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The five finalists for the 2009 Morris Award are listed here.

    The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

    The Canada Library Association (CLA) Book of the Year for Children Award was established 1947. A medal presented annually to the author of the best children’s book published in Canada. The author must be a citizen or resident of Canada.

    TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

    Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People(Canada)

    CanLit for Teens or http://www.canlitforkids.com/WinterMid08_09/Winter_Mid08_09.html

    Oprah’s List for teens

    CBC Canada Reads

    List of links
    List of Awards

    The Charles Taylor Prize

    Governor General’s Literary Awards

    National Book Awards

    Giller Prize

    Trillium Book Award Winning Ontario Authors

    International IMPAC Dublin Award

    Parent’s Choice Awards

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  7. `Nekaylaa =) says:

    Here is a link to my top ten books that I think we should add to our school library:


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  13. shmyshak says:

    Here is a link to my top ten books that I think we should add to our school library:


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