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Selection Tools

A curated collection of various selection tools to be used in a school library. There are general resources in addition to high school specific resources.

Booklist

"Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA."

Booklist Podcast

A Podcast created by Booklist.

School Library Journal

"School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. We evaluate a broad range of resources, from books and digital content to databases, in 6000+ reviews published annually."

"Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books?

We know what this feels like. The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, contests and more every week. We hope you'll visit our websites and discover why since 1996 The Book Report Network has been the best place online to talk about your last great read --- and find your next one."

ALAN Online

"The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature."

BookPage | Discover your next great book!

"Find expert book recommendations for the best books to read in all genres."

Education Review

Education book reviews!

Goodreads | Meet your next favorite book

"Find and read more books you’ll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads."

50 of the Most Essential High School Stories — Barnes & Noble Reads

"High school is a near-universal experience to which we can all relate. It's also a complicated, messy time in life in which one grows from the end of childhood." B&N Best Novels for High Schoolers!

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels : NPR

"More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience."

TITLEWAVE | Follett School Solutions, Inc.

"Welcome to Titlewave, where you can find the best, educationally-relevant materials to support learning. Search our curated content – print books, ebooks and more – and let our resources help you build your curriculum."

World of Reading, Ltd

"World of Reading, Ltd was established by Cindy Shapiro Tracy in 1989 and is dedicated to providing a resource for quality foreign language and ESL products for parents, teachers, librarians, companies, government agencies, etc."

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) |

"YALSA's publications offer librarians and library workers a wealth of tips and resources to help make your day-to-day job easier!"

Book Wire

"Bookwire offers the most complete list of books with comparison prices of the books you want from all the major online retailers."

Book Awards - BookSpot.com

A list of major book awards and who has won!

Book Reviews - The New York Times

"A free collection of book reviews published in The New York Times since 1981."