If you are in 5th-8th grade you can participate in the Rebecca Caudill Award. Simply read 3 of the books from the nomination list and vote in February. Which book do you think deserves attention?
Cumulative Master List 1988-2014
Given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children from 1922-present.
If you are in 9-12th grade you can participate in the Abraham Lincoln Award. Students need to read 4 book from the nomination list and vote in February.
The Michael L. Printz Award is given each year to a young adult book that exemplifies literary excellence.
Teen Read Week
Teen Scene at Galesburg Public Library- Check out the Teen book list, featured book of the month, and library activities for teens.
Reading List from GPL
100 Best-Ever Teen Novels
The United State of YA: Read Your Way Across the USA!
Pulseit - Read Books Online Free for a limited time only or read excerpts
James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead
Top 100 Challenged and Banned Books Lists
Check-out some of the most debated books in the United States.
The Forbidden Library- Banned and Challenged Books
Looking for the next book in the series, can't remember that author's name? This web database gives titles, authors and numbers to help guide you through multiple book series.
IPL Literary Criticism Collection
Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
2013 YALSA Top Books