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This page contains annotated lists of some of the new books found in our fiction collection.

Literature for All Ages (Grades 6-12) Literature for Senior Students (Grades 10-12)

Literature for All Ages (Grades 6-12)






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Literature for Senior Students (Grades 10-12)

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Langley Book of the Year

2008 / 2009




Young Readers Choice Awards

YRCA 2007

YRCA Past Winners

Stellar Awards: BC's Teen Readers' Choice Awards

2008 / 2009

2007 / 2008

2006 / 2007

2005 / 2006

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  • Biographies

  • A limited number of biographies, interviews, and links to popular children's and teen's authors and illustrators.

  • Booklists for Young Adults on the Web

  • This index was compiled from the many YA-related web pages created by Librarians, educators and others serving young adults. It is an extensive listing of websites organized by topic.

  • Bookspot

  • An extensive site devoted to recommeneded reads for teens and other related teen sites.

  • Canadian Children's Illustrated Books in English

  • Judith Saltman is a recognized authority on Canadian children's literature. She is a professor in the School of Library Archival and Information Science at the University of British Columbia. She is chair of the Masters in Children's Literature program.

  • The Canadian Literature Archive

  • This site contains links to Canadian's writers' websites. It also links to The Writers Union of Canada.

  • Children's Literature

  • A comprehensive list of Canadian Children's Literature Sites compiled by Reesa Cohen, a Children's Literature instructor at the University of Manitoba.

  • Children's Literature Web Guide (CLWG)

  • Compiled by David Brown at the University of Calgary. Includes news items, discussion boards,and lists of award-winning books and best sellers. Also provides excellent links to journals,book reviews, author websites, and resources for teachers and parents.

  • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature

  • Compiled by Lisa Bartle, Reference Librarian at California State University at San Bernardino. Allows searcher to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature. Includes the best-known awards from Canada, US, UK, and Australia.

  • East of the Web: Short Stories

  • This site contains short stories arranged by genre. Both classic short stories and new stories appear on this site. You may submit stories for publication.

  • Guys Read

  • This site was created by a former teacher, now author, who is interested in promoting reading for boys. On a smaller scale, like Novelist, it allows students to search for books like, for favourite authors.

  • How Novel! Canadian Young Adult Literature

  • Kay E. Vandergrift's Young Adult Literature Page

  • Hailing from Rutgers University, Kay E. Vandergrift is an acknowledged specialist in the field of services to youth. This page includes theoretical information as well as a series of bibliographies. See also: Special Interest Page. This page includes children's literature.

  • Locus Index to Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • This index is created from the monthly Books Received column in Locus Magazine. It includes the content of anthologies, single-author collections, and magazines.

  • National Library of Canada: Canadian Children's Literature Services

  • This site contains a well annotated list of links to Canadian Literature Resources.

  • Novelist

  • Novelist organizes books by theme and age level. If you like a particular book, you can find other similar books on this service.
    Click on the Database link and you will be automatically logged in to the databases from any school district computer. From home you must enter the username and password (see your school newsletters for these).

  • Novelist K-8

  • Novelist organizes books by theme and age level (K-Grade 8). If you like a particular book, you can find other similar books on this service.
    Click on the Database link and you will be automatically logged in to the databases from any school district computer. From home you must enter the username and password (see your school newsletters for these).

  • Online Literature Library

  • Try looking here for hard to find titles. You can't remember how a particular Aesop Fable ends? You will find the answer here. The goal of this site is to bring classic literature to a wider audience.

  • Paper Tigers.org

  • This is a Pacific Rim Voices Project and provides book reviews, book lists, educational resources, author interviews, and other resources on children's literature from around the Pacific Rim. There are some excellent links to Australian fiction in particular.

  • Picture Books for Secondary School Libraries
  • Read Up On It

  • From the National LIbrary of Canada. Read Up On It highlights Canadian literature for children. The theme index is particularly useful.

  • Reading Matters: Children's and Teen's Book Reviews

  • This relatively new site is continually adding new reviews. The site contains in excess of 250 reviews of new and classic titles. (United Kingdom site)

  • Reading Rants!

  • Visit this site for out-of-the-ordinary teen booklists.

  • Scholastic.com's Official Harry Potter Site

  • Download the Harry Screensaver or play a trivia game.

  • Stellar Awards

  • For BC teens. The books are Canadian. BC teens vote for their favourite book from a shortlist of nominations. Log on to participate.

  • Teen Link

  • From the New York Public Library. Includes the yearly publication Books for the Teen Age, a Historical Fiction List, and other book lists for teens.

  • The Vancouver Public Library

  • Includes book lists and various resources for teens.

  • Western Australia Young Reader's Book Award

  • Look here for Australian award winners.

  • YA Series and Sequels

  • On the Bettendorf Public Library's Teen Corner, look for books by series title or by author. This site also provides access to the Locus Index to Science Fiction and Fantasy and links to Teen Writers' sites.

  • Young Reader's Choice Awards

  • The Young Reader's Choice Awards are organized by The Pacific Northwest Library Association. Students vote for their favourite books from nomination lists in three categories. (Junior - grade 4 to 6; Middle - grade 7 to 9; Senior - grade 10 to 12)

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