READING LISTS & USEFUL LINKS


SERIES AND SEQUELS

This website allows students to look up the names of each title in a series or the sequel to a book.  
Books included are children's and young adult titles. Inclusion in this listing does not necessarily mean 
that each title is included in the MMS Library collection.  Courtesy of the Mid-Continent Public Library 
in Missouri.
Juvenile Series and Sequels

READ ALIKES

A reading list that recommends other books similar to one listed.  If you liked...you will like...
Read Alikes

LEXILE BOOK DATABASE

The Lexile Book Database is a list of books with Lexile measures. The Lexile measure of a book refers 
to its text difficulty only.  Subject matter and content of a book are not considered.
Lexile Book Database

WHAT'S NEXT?:  BOOKS IN SERIES

A database that helps readers search series fiction.  A series is two or more books linked by 
character(s), settings, or other common traits.
What's Next?: Books In A Series

YALSA BOOKLISTS AND AWARD BOOKS

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) offers a wealth of recommended books including 
audiobooks, graphic novels, items for reluctant readers, books for the college bound and popular 
paperbacks. The Best Books for Young Adult list is also included.  Recommended videos and DVD for 
teens are listed as well. 
Young Adult Booklists and Book Awards

PURA BELPRÉ AWARD

This award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, 
and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and 
youth.
Pura Belpré Award - Award for hispanic authors and illustrators

NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

National Middle School Association is dedicated to improving the 
educational experiences of young adolescents by providing vision, knowledge, 
and resources to all who serve them in order to develop healthy, productive, 
and ethical citizens. Go to the advocacy tab for a wealth of information on 
teens.
National Middle School Association

MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD - BOOKS FOR TEENS AGE 14 AND UP

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its 
literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also 
represent the best writing in young adult literature. 
Printz Award Books

SCHOLASTIC RIGHT TO READ

NEWBERY AWARD AND HONOR BOOKS - Award for well written books