Find great recommended books from YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) award, book, and media lists! Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.
**While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.
SELF-e is a self-publishing program where local indie authors can share publish their e-book through the Library. Authors looking to promote their work and increase readership and exposure can submit their work to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's SELF-e program to be featured in the statewide Indie North Carolina's collection, with the potential for national exposure.
Pressbooks is an easy-to-use online software that allows you to create professional-quality e-book and print ready files in ePUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. You can create and export as many items as you wish!
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The first day of school is fast approaching, and some very special children will be first-timers and starting kindergarten.
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and a great way to celebrate this month is by sharing books with your children with LGBTQ+ families. This is a great way to start a conversation with your child, and to celebrate diversity.
First established in 1956, May is National Bike Month, and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Throughout the month, the league shares information about bicycle safety and the benefits of bicycling. Riding bikes is not only a money saving way to get around, but it is also a great way for children to get exercise! The following books are for children preschool through second grade and celebrate bicycles in their own way.
April 10th is Siblings Day where we celebrate having a brother or sister. This is a great time to talk to children about the meaning of families and siblings, and to share a great book. The following books are great for children who will be new siblings, or who have siblings already.
Spring break is right around the corner, so what better time to read about some road trip travelling? When you are riding in the car for a long time, these books about travel and adventure will be right in your lane. Driving? Be sure to check out some of our audiobooks to listen to while you hit the road! And if you are staying home, these books are a great escape to the open road. Be sure to check out some of these young adult novels that are sure to be quite an adventure.
A database of full-text magazines, journals, and reference books, as well as photo, map, and flag files dating back to 1917. Titles include popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Country Living, Elle, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and Popular Mechanics alongside an expansive list of scholarly and trade publications.
A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.