How do we assist reluctant teen readers in reader’s advisory? Put the tools in their hands!
One idea is to print out this poster for your teen area. It shows teens what tools they can use to find their next read.
If you have a social media account of any kind, look up booktubers (YouTube), bookstagrammers (Instagram), and bloggers to find out what teens are reading. In addition, there are several library resources that you can share with them.
Teen Book Influencers on Social Media
Go straight to the source. Teen social media royalty recommend their favorite titles to their peers on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Blogs. Have an account? Follow them!
Kirkus Reviews: Young Adult Book Reviews
Kirkus Reviews stands for—integrity, honesty and accessible reviews written with an insider’s eye. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released.
Use the recommended “For Fans of …” reading lists for those who like Game of Thrones, Marvel, Doctor Who, John Green. Or browse by genres, quick reads, realistic fiction and more.
Try the “I’m in the mood for books that are…” tool or “Featured Read-alikes” curated lists in the middle of the homepage and select the desired age range.
VOYA Voice of Youth Advocates: Book Lists
VOYA magazine is dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading.
YALSA’s Teen Book Finder (App and Database)
Selected for teens 12-18 years old, books in this resource are selected from award winners, honorees, and annual media lists. Browse by award, author, genre, and award year.
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