Stuff for the Teen Age

images-2 copyCheck out the best in teen books and media. The New York Library shares the best picks of the year in teen books and media in its blog Stuff for the Teen Age.

Planning on seeing the film, Man of Steel? Celebrate Superman’s 75th Birthday and the release of the new film by reading some of popular Superman tales listed in

        The AnnSupermanReturnsShield1otated Superman: A Top 10 List.

Summer books and audiobooks available online

Picture books/short chapter books

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Always available to read on a computer with internet, We Give Books offers an online library of 150 picture books as well as short chapter books for kids 0 – 10, including well known books http://www.wegivebooks.org/.  The organization also donates books for each book read.

Check out the summer reading program with weekly book selections and corresponding activities for ages 0-3, 4-7, and 8-10.

 Young Adult Audiobooks

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Download MP3 Audiobooks with SYNC.  Free weekly offerings over the summer for high school students with many titles appropriate for middle schoolers.  There are two well reviewed book options each week: a YA (young adult) fiction book or a classic novel.   http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Reading Resources

Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Find some good tips on how to encourage reading at home. These Reading Resources offer strategies and tips for building reading and literacy skills at home. Reading Rockets is another site dedicated to teaching kids to read and helping those that struggle.

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