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Cal Young Book Finders

Search the Library Catalog by keyword for the type of book that you want to read:
mystery, adventure, football, romance, fantasy, etc.
Questions? Ask Sam!

The CY Book Blog
What good books are Sam, CY students, and CY staff reading?
Find out on this blog! Submit a review!

Battle of the BooksCY 2012-2013 Battle of the Books Blog

6th Grade Favorites 2013
7th Grade Favorites 2013
8th Grade Favorites 2013

Award Winners



YRCA Nominees 2014
The 2013 nominees
The 2012 nominees
The 2011 nominees
The 2010 nominees
The 2009 nominees
The 2008 nominees

Newbery Books 2013
Newbery Awards 1922-2012
Newbery and the Net

CY's ALA Best Fiction for YA 2013
CY's YALSA Teen Top Ten Nominees 2013

CY's ALA Best Fiction for YA 2012
CY's YALSA Teen Top Ten Nominees 2012
CY's ALA Best Fiction for YA 2011
CY's YALSA Teen Top Ten Nominees 2011
CY's ALA Best Books for YA 2010
CY's Teen Top Ten Nominees 2010
CY's ALA Best Books for Young Adults 09

New Books at Cal Young
  New Books 2012 by Genre
  New Books 2011 by Genre
  New Books 2010 by Genre
  New Books 2009 by Genre
  New Books 2008 by Genre
Summer Reading Lists
  The Cal Young 2012 Summer Reading List (pdf)
  The Cal Young 2011 Summer Reading List (pdf)
  The Cal Young 2010 Summer Reading List (pdf)
  The Cal Young 2009 Summer Reading List (pdf)
  The Cal Young 2008 Summer Reading List (pdf)



Other Book Finders

Series and Sequels
Great for getting lists of the titles in your favorite series. Search by author or series.
What's Next?
Another way to search for a series.

Teen Booklists from the Eugene Public Library
Books by genre, If You Like Hunger Games lists, more!

Database of Award-Winning Children's (and Young Adult) Literature
Searchable by 13 fields (reader's age, genre, setting, etc.) A great way to find a good book!

Lexile Book Search
A database of more than 100,000 English and Spanish fiction and non-fiction titles, searchable by Lexile level, title, author, and keywords.

Build your personal library catalog; Join a reading community


If you like The Hunger Games....

Guys Read

Jon Scieszka's customized site for guys.

Multnomah County Library Booklists

Look for the Teens section on the right.

Books for the College Bound:
From the public library system in Wisconsin
From the American Library Association

IHS Reading Lists:
Western Classic Novels
US Multicultural Novels

Guys and Books

Teen Ink
Book reviews by other teenagers
Scroll down for the Ultimate Reading List, the Cool & the New, Books into Movies, and more! Some of the books are for high school only.

Jim Trelease - Reading Aloud


Recommended books published before 2000

Multnomah County Library Discussion Guides


Sam Arnold-Boyd
Cal Young Middle School
July 30, 2012