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1. YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the ALA )--- Award books and book lists galore.
2. ALA (American Library Association)--- more on book awards and professional resources. Of special interest to me it has lots of information on book banning and 1st Amendment rights.
3. WorldCat--- cataloger's dream resource and inter-library loan resource.
4. Library of Congress--every educator should be familiar with this invaluable resource.
5. Stuff for the Teenage---New York Public Library. More than books...but a lot about books, too!
6. Best 100 Novels List--- Top 100 Novels of all-time as voted by regular people. This list actually reflects a better cross section of choices than the hoity-toity lists created by college professors. You can actually vote and the list changes occasionally.
7. Goodreads--- indispensable resource to book bloggers!
8. Teenreads---the Ultimate Teen Reading List, which is linked here.
9. Book in Series Database---The Nebraska Library Commission. A wonderful resource for teen librarians who can't keep track of all the books in the popular series that kids read.
10. Internet Public Library---This "library" is not a brick and mortar place, but is a fun and helpful resource.
11. LibraryThing---People can create a list of favorite books and organize them attractively.
12. Stop, You are Killing Me---a website to die for, if you love mysteries.
13. WLMA (Washington Library Media Association)--- this is my state association.
14. AASL (American Association of School Librarians)---25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.
15. Best Books 4 Teens---Lists galore... according to best books in each genre. Even has a list of best books for teens so far in 2011.
Additional sites I've discovered from other participants of this assignment:
-Flashlight Worthy Books---book lists!!!!! (Thanks Endless Reading!)
-Project Gutenburg---free e-books (Thanks All the Books I Can Read!)
-YA Lit--Upcoming and recently published YA books (Thanks The Reader Room!)
-VOYA--Voice for YA Lit (Thanks Phantom Paragrapher!)
-JaneAusten.org-- Everything Jane Austen. Love it! (Thanks Sarah Says!)
-Sync YA--Free audio downloads for teens this summer. (Thanks Young Readers!)
-Point of View Books--Information about books that cover tough topics (Thanks Smash Attack Reads!)
-Cybils--Bloggers Book Awards (that's us!) (Thanks There's a Book!)
-School Library Journal--Articles on everything related to libraries and books. (Thanks SharingSoda!)
-Book Drum--for background information on our favorite books. A real find! (Thanks Peppermint PhD!)
-ALAN--Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (Thanks Brooke Reviews!)
-NCTE--National Council of Teachers of English (Anti-Censorship Center) (Thanks Brooke Reviews!)
-Literature Maps- Find similar authors to your favorites. Instant and no sign-ups (Thanks Book Nympho)
Can you tell that I am creating this list for myself?