Teen Reading Resources

The following is a collection of teen reading resources that are available. The list will be added to over time.


Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation’s teen blog. It offers news, reviews and stuff of interest to teens, particularly in the local areas of Casey and Cardinia. It also has links to lots of booklists and online reading resources suitable for Youth Services staff in a library context.

Inside a dog

This website is written specially for teenagers and features book reviews, news, sneak previews of upcoming books, a writer-in-residence blog, the chance to win stuff, a discussion forum and audio. There is also a section for teachers (or librarians) that includes great suggestions for using the inside a dog website in the classroom or with students. Topics include creating book clubs and encouraging students to chat online with authors and post book reviews.

Read Alert

The Read Alert blog is produced by members of the Centre for Youth Literature (CYL). They post news and opinion, and contribute to conversations on a wide range of topics to keep literacy professionals up to date with the latest information, current thinking and issues in youth literature.

Boys, Books, Blokes, Bytes blog

This blog is all about getting boys to read more. It showcases books that boys like to read, features interviews with writers and offers the chance to win prizes. It’s based on an award-winning reading program developed by the Centre for Youth Literature (CYL).

Spine Out

SpineOut is a new and exciting online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team. It’s a special place for Young Adults (YA’s) to express their ideas and thoughts, and to share their creativity in words, art, film or music.


GayYA.org is a forum, blog, and fansite dedicated to everything gay in YA. The blog promotes LGBTQ characters in YA literature by providing a great reading list and links to online resources.

Read it! Loved it!

Ri!Li! is a simple website created by Gavin Jones, a teacher-librarian in Melbourne, Australia that features booklists for boys and girls aged 10+. It began as the list of books that Jones had read and loved throughout the years, and recommended to students at school. It is a fantastic website for students, parents and librarians to consistently find great books to read/recommend.

Disability in Kidlit

Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in young adult literature. They review books featuring major disabled characters, discuss tropes, and offer advice to authors wanting to include disabled characters in their works.. There are also great booklists linked from the page.


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