Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Harmony, 1980.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is exactly what Arthur Dent needs when he is plucked off of the Earth moments before it explodes. Join him on his unexpected journey through the universe.
Dangerous Games. Yearling, 2000.
Dido Twite must bring an expert on games back to London to an ailing King James III.
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: the True Story of the Endurance Expedition. Crown, 1999.
An exciting account of a dangerous journey.
Barrett, Neal Jr.
Dungeons and Dragons: The Movie. Wizards of the Coast, 2000.
An adaptation of the popular movie.
Rules of the Road. Putman’s, 1998.
Sixteen-year-old Jenna, a true shoe salesman at heart, gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of old-fashioned shoe stores from Chicago to Texas.
The Dark Corridor. Franklin Watts, 1988.
A teenager refuses to stop searching for the truth when his troubled girlfriend apparently kills herself.
Crusader. Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Roberta deals with local politics, violence, domestic problems, and prejudice while working in her uncle’s virtual reality arcade.
Bodart, Joni Richards, ed.
Booktalk! H.W. Wilson, 1980.
Richards gives tips and examples for effective booktalks.
Magic Kingdom for Sale – SOLD! Ballantine, 1986.
Still recovering from the death of his wife and child, Ben Holiday takes a chance and buys a supposedly magic kingdom.
Butler, William Vivian.
The Young Detective’s Handbook. Atlantic Monthly, 1981.
A children’s book describing detection skills and forensic evidence.
Forensic Science: Evidence, Clues, and Investigation. Chelsea House, 2000.
Discusses the science of solving mysteries.
Card, Orson Scott.
Shadow of the Hegemon. Tor, 2001.
This riveting sequel to Ender’s Shadow follows Bean as he decides whether or not he should head off a potential world dominator by assisting Ender’s megalomaniac brother in his quest to become a Hegemon.
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Bilingual in the United States. Holt, 1994.
Poems in both English and Spanish that express Latino culture and concerns.
Best Books For Young Adults: The Selections, the History, the Romance, 2nd Edition. ALA, 2000.
Chronicles the history of the “Best Books for Young Adults” book lists and includes a complete list of books appearing on the lists from 1966 to 1993.
Carter, Betty and Richard F. Abrahamson.
Nonfiction for Young Adults: From Delight to Wisdom. Oryx, 1990.
Discusses nonfiction for young adults and suggests appropriate titles.
Chelton, Mary K., and James M. Rosinia.
Bare Bones: Young Adult Service Tips For Public Library Generalists. ALA, 1983.
Discusses programming and collection issues regarding services to young adults.
Clements, Jonathan, selector and translator.
The Moon in the Pines: Zen Haiku. Viking, 2000.
Illustrated with Japanese prints and paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, this poetry collection captures the spirit of the Haiku.
Sadako. Penguin, 1997.
Illustrated by Ed Young, this picture book tells the story of a young girl dying of leukemia caused by the bombing of Hiroshima.
Flight #116 Is Down. Scholastic, 1992.
Teenager Heidi Landseth is changed forever as she helps rescue survivors from a plane that crashes on her family’s property.
The Thieves’ Guild. Wizards of the Coast, 2000.
In this novel in the Dragonlance series, the Thieves’ Guild threatens the City of Seven Circles.
Another e.e. cummings. Liveright, 1998.
A collection of poems by e.e. cummings.
Catherine, Called Birdy. Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
Set in medieval England, a spunky girl attempts to thwart her father’s plans to arrange a marriage for her.
De Angelis, Gina.
Cyber Crimes. Chelsea House, 2000.
Discusses the high tech computer crimes committed by hackers, crackers, and phone freaks.
Digimon: The Official Game Guide. Harperentertainment, 2000.
Tips for playing the Digimon game.
Don’t Look Behind You. Dell, 1990.
17-year-old April finds her comfortable life changes forever when her father, a witness in a federal case, receives death threats and her family goes into hiding under assumed names to escape a hired killer.
I Know What You Did Last Summer. Archway, 1973.
Four teenagers struggle to hide what occurred one dark night. One year later, someone who knows their deadly secret is stalking them.
Edwards, Margaret A.
The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts: The Library and the Young Adult. ALA, 1994.
This book is written by a staunch defender of young adult library services. It chronicles the history as well as the author’s experiences in serving teenagers.
Fradin, Dennis Brindell.
Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
A collection of gripping biographies of slaves who escaped.
Franco, Betsy, ed.
You Hear Me? Poems and Writings by Teenage Boys. Candlewick, 2000.
A poignant collection of works written by teenage boys.
Franco, Betsy, ed.
Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls. Candlewick, 2001.
A collection of honest poems and prose from teenage girls.
Crime Lab 101:Experimenting With Crime Detection. Walker, 1992.
Explains forensic science and features activities for readers.
Back to Class: Poems by Mel Glenn. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
An illustrated collection of poems describing the feelings and aspirations of high school students and teachers.
Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A Mystery in Poems. NAL, 1996.
Someone killed Mr. Chippendale and poems written by students, teachers, and officials reveal the situation and eventually solve the crime.
Split Image: A Story in Poems. Morrow, 2000.
This novel in verse tells the story of Laura Li who is a perfect, beautiful girl during the day and a wild, club-hopping girl at night.
Head Games. Pocket, 2000.
In this Body of Evidence series novel, Jenna investigates the strange murders that police have tried to link to video games.
Golden, Christopher, and Nancy Holder.
The Immortal. Pocket, 2000.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer faces Veronique, an ancient sorceress whose long-dormant soul will achieve immortality if she can find a human host to inhabit.
Goldman, Jane, Randolph Hock and Paula Berinstein.
The X-Files: Book of the Unexplained. Harper Prism, 1995.
Discusses the science and mystery in cases found on the X-Files television show. See also Volume II.
Adventures To Imagine: Thrilling Escapes in North America. Fodor’s, 1997.
This book offers a collection of 28 North American adventures from ballooning to race car driving to canyoneering. It also contains a list of organizations that provide such adventures.
Hock, Randolph, and Paula Berinstein.
The Extreme Searcher’s Guide to Web Search Engines: A Handbook for the Serious Searcher. Information Today, 1999.
Offers valuable tips for getting quick results from a variety of web search engines.
Hahn, Mary Downing.
Look For Me by Moonlight. Avon, 1995.
Sixteen-year-old Cynda spends time with her estranged father, her stepmother, and half brother in the haunted Underhill Inn on the coast of Maine. Feeling alone and insecure, she basks in the attentions of a mysterious, possibly dangerous man who comes to stay at the Inn.
Pokemon: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide. Prima, 1998.
Gives strategies for winning the popular Pokemon game.
Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead. Little, Brown, 1996.
A skull is found in the forest. See how forensic evidence is used to find the murderer in this true story.
Connecting Young Adults and Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual. How-To
Do-It Manuals for Libraries No. 59. 2nd Ed. Neal-Schuman, 1998.
Describes who young adults are and many different services that libraries can offer these young patrons.
Kan, Katharine L.
Sizzling Summer Reading Programs For Young Adults. ALA, 1998.
Describes several successful summer reading programs.
Chess: From First Moves to Checkmate. Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, 2001.
This introduction to the game of chess provides tips for every stage of the game.
The Fortune-Telling Book: Reading Crystal Balls, Tea Leaves, Playing Cards, and Everyday Omens of Love and Luck. Little Brown, 2000.
An appealing book that describes a variety of methods for reading fortunes.
Complete Origami: An A-Z of Facts and Folds, with Step-by-Step Instructions for Over 100 Projects. Saint Martin’s, 1987.
This comprehensive guide combines detailed practical advice on paper folding with origami projects and little known facts about the history of the art.
Blood and Chocolate. Bantam, 1997.
A teenage werewolf battles her heritage and her natural tendencies when she begins to date a human boy.
Easy Origami: A Colorful Introduction to Practical Folding. Lark, 1998.
Provides instructions for boxes, books, and more.
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s,
Praise, and Other Bribes. Houghton Miffflin, 1999.
Refutes the “pop behaviorism” strategies of giving rewards to control the behaviors of others.
LaTrobe, Kathy Howard, and Mildred Knight Laughlin.
Readers’ Theatre for Young Adults: Scripts and Script Development. Libraries Unlimited, 1990.
Provides examples and tips for writing scripts for readers’ theater.
The Wreckers. Delacorte, 1998.
A harrowing tale of mystery, pirates, and danger.
Your Move, J.P.! Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
A hilarious novel about a teen chess player’s life and loves.
The Pirate’s Son. Scholastic, 1998.
Nathan Gull and his sister Maud are orphaned. They are offered a home by Tamo White, the son of a famous pirate whose home is attacked by ruthless Buccaneers.
Shades of Simon Gray. Delacorte, 2001
The strange events surrounding a serious automobile accident involving a high school student reveal secrets in a small town’s past and present.
Blue Sword. Puffin, 1988.
Harry Crewe leaves her homeland to travel to Damar, the desert country shared by the homelanders and the secretive, magical Hillfolk. She learns that she has untrained magical powers when Corlath, the Hillfolk King, kidnaps her.
Alien Abductions: Creating a Modern Phenomenon. Prometheus, 1998.
The author uses literary rather than strictly scientific analysis of alien abduction stories. Matheson shows how some accounts have been used, reinterpreted, and sometimes deliberately altered.
Skin. HarperCollins, 1999.
In this X-Files episode, scientific plausibility and mystical overtones keep both Scully and Moulder interested in a mysterious case involving a strange skin graft, a murder, and biotechnology.
Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn, Elizabeth Verdick, and Darsi Drever.
Write Where You Are: How to Use Writing to Make Sense of Your Life: A Guide for Teens. Free Spirit, 1999.
This informative book helps teens to express their feelings through creative writing.
Missouri State Library. 2000.
Book Your Summer: Missouri Teen Summer Reading Program Planning
Manual. Missouri State Library, 2000.
An overview of library services and programs for a “Book Your Summer” young adult reading club.
My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984-1999. Arte Publico, 2000.
Powerful selections interlaced with Mexican phrases and cultural symbols.
Morehead, Albert H. and Geoffrey Mott-Smith
Hoyles Rules of Games: Descriptions Of Indoor Games Of Skill & Chance, with Advice on Skillful Play. New American Library, 1983.
Instructions for games of all kinds.
Magic: The Gathering, Vol. 1. Thunder’s Mouth, 1999.
Stories based on the popular card game.
Magic: The Gathering, Vol. 2. Thunder’s Mouth, 2000.
More stories based on the popular card game.
Nilsen, Alleen Pace, and Kenneth L. Donelson.
Literature for Today’s Young Adults. Scott, Foresman, 1985.
Discusses literature and its appeal to young adults.
Lirael: Daughter of Clayr. Harper, 2002.
This riveting sequel to Sabriel finds an orphaned girl living among the Clayr, a group of prophetic seers. Bereft of the gift of the Sight, Lirael studies books on magecraft.
Nixon, Joan Lowery.
The Dark and Deadly Pool. Delacorte, 1987.
Liz enjoys her summer pool job at the glamorous Ridley Hotel until the night a ghostly shadow surges up from the pool and a hand clutches at her sneaker.
Nixon, Joan Lowery.
The Weekend was Murder! Delacorte, 1992.
A murder mystery weekend at a hotel turns deadly when someone really dies.
Writing the Modern Mystery. Writer’s Digest, 1986.
Discusses techniques and elements of mystery writing.
Winning Chess Tactics and Strategies. Sterling, 2000.
Moderate level chess strategies.
Nye, Naomi Shihab, and Liz Rosenberg, eds.
What Have You Lost? HarperCollins, 1999.
Black and white photographs illustrate these contemporary poems about losses small and large.
O’Hara, Charles E.
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, 5th ed. Charles C. Thomas, 1980.
Discusses forensic science and additional elements of investigating crimes.
Hidden Evidence: Forty True Crimes and How Forensic Science Helped Solve Them. Firefly, 2000.
Gripping accounts of several crimes and the forensic clues that were left behind.
Petersen, Sandy, and Lynn Willis.
Call of Cthulhu; Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P Lovecraft, 5.1 ed. Chaosium. 1992.
The sections on investigation and forensics give excellent background information for mysteries.
Pierce, Meredith Anne.
Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood. Viking, 2001.
Hannah knows well the scent of sorcery, but she knows nothing about her past or why the townsfolk are afraid of her.
Ratliff, Gerald Lee.
Introduction to Readers’ Theatre: A Guide to Classroom Performance. Meriwether, 1999.
A complete textbook for high school and college dramatic readers’ theater productions that includes staging, costumes, props, and movement.
Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South. Turtleback, 2000.
A young girl born of a plantation owner and his slave must face her past and her heritage as she is forced to save her family during the Revolutionary War.
Tales of Love and Terror: Booktalking the Classics, Old and New. ALA, 1987.
Discusses tips and gives examples for booktalking classic titles.
Rosenberg, Liz, ed.
Earth-shattering Poems. Holt, 1995.
A collection of poems that are sure to evoke intense emotions.
Rosenberg, Liz, ed.
The Invisible Ladder: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poems for Young Readers. Holt, 1995.
This collection of modern American poetry includes commentary by the poets and photographs of the poets as children and adults.
Origami. Japan Publications (U.S.A.), 1984.
Details instructions for making origami figures.
Scholarships. Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Offers advice and lists scholarship opportunities.
Semenza, Jenny Lynne.
The Librarian’s Quick Guide to Internet Resources. Highsmith, 1999.
Gives hints and strategies for finding information online.
Threads of Evidence: Using Forensic Science to Solve Crimes. 21st Century Books, 1996.
Discusses the use of forensic evidence in modern crime solving.
Stevens, Serita Deborah, with Anne Klarner.
Deadly Doses: A Writer’s Guide to Poisons. Digest Books, 1990.
This title in The Howdunit Series is designed for the writer of mystery novels and explains poisons, their availability, their uses, and their effect.
The Weirdo. Harcourt Brace, 1991.
Set in North Carolina’s Great Dismal Swamp, this chilling tale involves two teenagers who try to protect the native bears and who experience hostility from local hunters and poachers.
Edge of the Sword. Putnam, 2001.
In medieval Europe a young girl reluctantly travels to be married. Along the way she becomes a warrior and a woman.
Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
The famous trilogy chronicling the adventures of a group of fantasy characters who attempt to save the world from the clutches of an evil wizard.
Scholarship Advisor. Random House, 2000.
Gives advice and strategies for obtaining scholarships for school.
Wemett, Lisa C., ed
The Basic Young Adult Services Handbook: A Programming and Ttraining Manual. New York Library Association, 1997.
Discusses strategies for serving young adults and provides examples of programs for young adults and workshops on young adult services.
Learn Chess in a Weekend. Knopf, 1993.
Beginning chess strategies presented in a concise manner.
Detective Science: 40 Crime-Solving, Case-breaking, Crook-catching Activities for Kids. Wiley, 1996.
Science experiments for children about forensic evidence and its use in solving crimes.
Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like. Simon and Schuster, 1976.
Would you recognize a dragon if you saw one? This picture book story shows that you shouldn’t be so sure!
Wilson, Keith D., MD.
Cause Of Death:A Writer’s Guide to Death, Murder, and Forensic Medicine. Writer’s Digest, 1992.
Designed for writers of mystery novels, this book describes ways in which people die.
Wisconsin Library Association YA Task Force.
Young Adult Program Idea Booklet. Wisconsin Library Association, 1991.
Describes services to young adults and gives examples of possible programs.
Young Adult Library Services Association.
Directions for Library Service to Young Adults, 2nd ed. ALA, 1993.
Discusses young adults and the array of services that libraries may offer them.
Loch. HarperCollins, 1994.
Loch got his nickname when he claimed to have seen the monster in the famed Loch Ness. Years later, things are not exactly as they appear when he and his monster-hunting father find another mysterious beast.
FC Scholar. Foundation Center, 2000.
Indexes to grants. While this resource focuses on grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations, some opportunities for individuals are listed.
Byczek, Jane R. and Renee J. Villancourt.
“The Lone Ranger: YA Librarians Alone on the Range.” VOYA 21 (June 1998): 105-08, 116.
Discusses the problems and pleasures associated with services to young adults.
“Hold the Applause! Do Accelerated Reader ™ and Electronic Bookshelf ™ Send the Right Message?” School Library Journal 42 (October 1995): 22-25.
Discusses some of the drawbacks associated with these and other incentive programs.
“What’s a Teen?” School Library Journal 39 (February 1993): 42.
Discusses who teens are and library services for them.
“A Cyber-Room of Their Own: How Libraries Use Web Pages to Attract Young Adults.” School Library Journal 43 (November 1997): 34-7.
Discusses how libraries can create cyber-rooms to which young adults will favorably respond.
“The Effects of Incentives on Reading.” Reading Research and Instruction 36 (Winter 1997): 111-25.
Discusses the scientific studies regarding incentives and reading.
“Quest: The Search for Meaning through Fantasy.” English Journal 66 (October 1977): 54-55.
Discusses the positive elements of fantasy literature.
Sanborn, LaVonne Hayes.
“Reader’s Theatre: A Library Media Specialist’s Best Friend.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 10 (May 1994): 31-33.
Discusses uses of reader’s theater in schools.
Sax, Richard, and Alphie Kohn.
“Should We Pay Kids to Learn?” Learning 24 (March-April 1996): 6-7.
Discusses two opposing views concerning offering incentives to children.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Warner Brothers, 1992.
In this tongue in cheek tale, cheerleader Buffy finds that she is more than just a normal teenager. She’s the “Slayer” who fights vampires and the forces of evil. Stars Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer, and Donald Sutherland.
Men In Black. Columbia, 1997.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones star as mysterious agents dressed in black who investigate and attempt to hide alien presence here on Earth.
X-Files: The Movie. Twentieth Century Fox, 1998.
Agents Moulder and Scully search for the truth behind possible government conspiracies to hide alien presence on Earth.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album. TVT Records, 1999.
A variety of alternative bands are featured in this collection of music from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.
Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. BMG/Jive/Silvertone, 1998.
Music from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air television series.
The Very Best of Elton John. Polygram, 1998.
Features “Candle In the Wind.”
Men In Black: The Album. Sony/Columbia, 1997.
Soundtrack to the Men In Black motion picture.
Oriental Gardens. Madacy Records, 1995.
Relaxing and peaceful music by various artists.
X-Files: The Original Motion Picture Score. Wea/Elektra Entertainment, 1998.
Eerie music from the X-Files movie.
Adventures in Education
Texas Guaranteed’s (TG) Adventures In Education (AIE) web site has information on developing career goals, finding the right school and financing your education, admission requirements and deadlines, and much more. Available in Spanish.
An index to American Universities granting bachelor or advanced degrees.
The Challenge and the Glory of Young Adult Literature
Discusses the elements of young adult literature.
Boulder Public Library Young Adult Advisory Board
Boulder Public Library’s young adult page.
Site for science fiction themed haiku.
Explanation of Basic Folding
Provides instructions for basic origami projects.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Official Site
Cast information, episode synopses, and more for the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
BWI Wholesalers Title Tales
Provides subject, title, author, and series searches for materials, along with some reviews.
College for Texans.com
Easy-to-follow information on preparing for college, selecting a college, paying for college, making your way through college, and choosing a career.
Includes over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program, common data automatically travels from form to form.
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Links to scholarship and college information online.
Common Application 2001-2002 for College Admissions
The 2001-2002 Common App may be used by high school seniors and college transfer students to apply for admission for the fall 2002 or spring 2003 term for public and private universities.
Evidence: The True Witness
Think Quest’s sight contains detailed information about forensic evidence and careers in forensics along with a role playing game.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web
Student eligibility for various types of financial aid is based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form which must be filed each academic year. Eligibility for some types of aid may also include consideration of academic performance. A FAFSA includes the information that financial aid offices and programs use to determine a student’s need for financial aid. After a completed FAFSA is processed, students receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the information supplied on the FAFSA. The information on the FAFSA is sent to the schools the students list on the form and the schools send the students a letter identifying any aid for which they qualify.
FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
One of the best sites about financial aid for higher education.
This site attempts to document supposedly real UFO sightings.
Follett Library Services
Provides selection tools for librarians, including reviews for materials.
A Hotlist on Scholarships and Financial Aid
Links to scholarship and financial aid information online.
Internet Public Library
This site gives descriptions of many major search engines, their strengths and weaknesses, and tips on how to use them.
Internet Public Library Teen Division
Librarians and teens make suggestions for interesting web sites on current topics such as college and career information, homework help, and more!
Kansas Public Library
This site introduces search engines and tells when, how, and why to use them.
Booktalk - Quick and Simple.
Offers a discussion group for booktalkers.
King County Library System Teen Zone
Young adult page hosted by the King County Library System
Online applications and instant comparisons match your specific needs with up to twelve loan programs from top lenders.
Make an Origami Jumping Frog
Describes the steps to make an origami jumping frog.
Men In Black
Columbia Tristar Interactive presents the official MIB site.
Poetry Pals K12 Student Poetry Publishing Project - Poems, Forms, Themes & Samples.
Describes forms of poetry and gives some examples of students’ works.
Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch provides tutorials, search assistance, power searching strategies, reviews of search engines, and FUN stuff!
Shubinski, Robert. G.
Glossary of Poetic Terms.
Alphabetical glossary of terms associated with writing and studying poetry.
The Student Guide
The Student Guide, hosted by the U.S. Department of Educaiton, is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department’s Student Financial Assistance office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide describes the programs and how to apply for them.
Designed for young adults, this site provides reviews for books and has links to other interesting sites.
Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week is an initiative designed by ALA to entice young adults to read for pleasure. The web site includes promotional ideas.
This Poetry: A Practical Guide to Writing Poetry
Online magazine about writing poetry.
University of California at Berkeley
Extensive tutorial with information about the Internet, the World Wide Web, and web browsers.
US College Rankings
The online version of America’s Best Colleges sorts and compares schools based on the criteria selected by each student.
Joseph Wu’s Origami Page
Covers a wide range of origami-related topics as well as links to other origami sites.
The X-Files Official Site
The truth is out there. Check out the official site for the popular X-Files.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
The Young Adult Library Services Association web site includes lists of award-winning books for teens.
Young Adult Round Table (YART)
YART’s web site features list of the Tayshas and Lone Star gooks for young adults.
Youth (Wired) - San Antonio Public Library System
San Antonio Public Library System’s web page designed specifically for young adults.