Did you know that reading something you enjoy for just six minutes a day can reduce stress? In a 2009 study, researchers at the University of Sussex found that reading helped to lower stress even more than listening to music, having a cup of tea or coffee, or playing video games. Pick up a book today and reduce your stress!
Reading Rants - Book reviews that are written for teens, and organized into lists such as Reality Bites, Historical Fiction for Hipsters, Teen Tearjerkers, Graphic Fantastic and more.
KPL Teen Website - Discover new titles, find links to book trailers, and information about teen events at the KPL.
Teen Reads - Reviews, author interviews, reading lists, and info about books yet to be published.
Book Riot - Book reviews that cover a wide variety of genres and tastes, as well as podcasts that talk about various facets of books and reading.
Teens' Top Ten - Best books for teens selected by teens
Great Graphic Novels - Top graphic novels for teens selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
White Pine Award - The Ontario Library Association compiles a list of Canadian books for high school students. Winners are selected by Ontario high school students, who vote for their favourites
Printz Award - Literary excellence in young adult literature
Coretta Scott King Award - Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values
Canada Reads - CBC's annual Battle of the Books where Canadian personalities defend their choice for the book they believe Canadians should read.
Giller Prize - Best in Canadian adult fiction
GoodReads - A reader's dream! Find a book, read or post reviews, keep track of the books you've read, and more. Links to GoodReads are also available in NoveList.
GuysRead - A collection of books that guys have said they've enjoyed.