Resources for Teens

Middle and high school students, are you looking for your next great read? Digital books and media? Trustworthy websites and databases for research or homework? Driver education practice tests? BCL makes your search easier with this select list of links.

Teen Booklists & Reading Recommendations

BCL Booklists for Kids & Teens (ages 0-18, and parents/educators)
Booklists prepared by BCL staff for various interests and reading levels. Click the titles within each list to connect to the BCL catalog for the book’s details, availability, and to place holds.

 

YALSA Books & Media Lists
Up-to-date lists of the “best of the best” for teens, including audiobooks, fiction, films, graphic novels, popular paperbacks, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Outstanding Books for the College Bound. (Source: Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association)

 

Stuff for the Teen Age
New York Public Library blog featuring recommended reads and other topics related to teen books and media.

 

No Flying, No Tights
Reviews and insights on graphic novels, comics, and anime, with an online tool to browse for your next title.

 

Reading Rants!
Out-of-the-ordinary teen book lists and reviews on themes such as “Nail Biters,” “Teen Tearjerkers,” “Boy Meets Book,” “Historical Fiction for Hipsters,” and more.

 

NoveList and Novelist (K-8) 
Huge book database includes read-alike lists for titles/authors and ability to search for teen titles based on what you liked about other books. Have your library card number handy.

 

Lexile.com
Use “Find a Book” to identify titles that fit your Lexile reading level and interest area, or to find the Lexile level of a particular book.

More Resources for Teens

Teen Volunteer Program
As a Brown County Library volunteer, you can gain experience, have fun and (with approval) fulfill service learning requirements. Students entering grade 6 and older may apply.

 

Arduino Kits, Workshops & Resources
Arduinos are credit-card-sized, programmable microcontrollers that can read sensors and will turn on lights, run motors, and more, based on the code you write.

 

Student Resources
Databases for research, homework and information, including Rosetta Stone (language learning), EBSCO Learning Express (AP and college entrance exam practice tests), and more.

 

Digital Books and Media
Free downloadable e-books, audiobooks, video, magazines and more.

 

Wisconsin Driver Education Practice Tests
Free practice tests for Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles written examinations. Includes car, motorcycle and commercial driver license tests. Also see: DMV Driver Practice Test App