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Reading Portals

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The very best books entertain, uplift and educate. They enfold us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you'll find on BookBrowse.

Epic Reads
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This website presents a digital community designed to connect readers with HarperTeen authors and books. Epic Reads has three channels: the main;, “featuring a curated list of titles that appeal to readers of dystopian and paranormal fiction”; and, which focuses on the “romance, realistic and contemporary fiction genre.”

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Teens, teachers and media specialists alike will benefit from the booklists, library links, online handouts, bibliographies and s online book reviews of popular and independent titles that are updated weekly. This site offers input from other readers and their own reading of YA novels. Past reviews are also maintained online and are searchable by author.

Guys Read
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Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.  Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

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JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry.

New York Public Library for Teens
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New York City is the place to be for teens, and The New York Public Library has awesome materials, programs, and resources for all ages and interests. Check out past author chats, find out what’s on the to-read, to-watch, to-play list, and see what’s happening next in the library.

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PinkMonkey is the world's largest library of free online literature summaries, with  over 460 study guides, book notes, and chapter summaries online. Users will discover that there need be no more trips to the bookstore mand no more fruitless searching for a booknote that no one ever has in stock.All that information can be found on this website!!

Reading Rants
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A website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens, written by Jennifer Hubert (that’s me!) and designed by Andrew Mutch that has been an online presence since 1998. In May 2007, Andrew transformed the original website into an interactive blog, where teens can not only respond to my reviews but write their own.

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This site offers teen readers aged 12-17 --- as well as the librarians, teachers, and booksellers that work with this age group --- reviews and excerpts of YA books, as well as adult titles that are appropriate for a teen audience.

YA Ultimate Bookshelf Project
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The list includes 50 books, five magazines and five audio books. Subscribers to the YALSA-BK electronic discussion list suggested titles for the Ultimate Teen Bookshelf, which were vetted by knowledgeable librarians.

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten
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The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country.