Reader’s Toolbox

Book Reviews and Awards

Accelerated Reading Book Finder Database: a database for finding books by topic and book level

CCBC Booklists for High School: booklists of recommended books on a wide range of themes and topics from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award: the most popular books nominated by middle and high school students in the State of Colorado

New York Times Best Seller Lists: weekly best sellers report provided by the New York Times

Teen Reads: reviews, author profiles, contests, and booklists

YALSA’s Book Awards and Booklists: awards and lists from the Young Adult Library Services Association (includes Best Books, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Teens’ Top 10, various awards and more)

Reader’s Advisory Tools

Based on the Book: a database of books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures

Good Reads: social cataloging and recommendation service

Google Books: from Google, provides a wealth of information about books from various sources. Useful tool for searching within a book to locate specific quotes.

Library Thing: social cataloging and recommendation service

Novelist: reader’s advisory database for discovering fiction books provided by EBSCOhost

What Should I Read Next: reading recommendations based on similar books or authors

What’s Next Database: the Kent Library District Books in Series database helps you search series fiction find books at libraries near you using the global catalog of library collections

Young Adult Book Series: a wiki from Bettendorf Public Library that provides information on young adult books in series and sequels