Teen Fun and Resources
Books, Poetry and More
FreeOnlineGames.com Exactly what you'd think. Lots of free online games!
Kidz World Information and games!
Miniclip.com Free online games and videos
PopCap Games Popular flash-based gaming website.
- CU Succeed Resources Offers articles and resources for teens about management of personal finances. Includes downloadable budget spreadsheets, a financial glossary, and online calculators for loans, savings, auto loans, and credit card payoffs. Features articles written by teenagers on buying a car, choosing a college, finding a job, tracking expenses, and related topics. From a credit union league partnership that assists credit unions in the United States and Canada in attracting teen members.
- Free Michigan Driver's Permit Practice Tests 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 CDL practice test, 3 online driver's manuals.
- High School Hub Academic Resources for High School Students
- Tools for Beginning Jobseekers help in creating your resume and tips on interviewing.
- Skateboard Science [RealPlayer G2] This new exhibit from the Exploratorium lets users in on the techniques and equipment skateboarders use to seemingly bend the law of gravity.
- Studentjobs.gov Federal government employment opportunities for high school and college students. Search options include employment type (for example, summer employment or internship), geographic location, and salary. Includes profiles of government agencies with job listings in the database, as well as links to agencies that aren't required to post listings in the database. Also offers options to create a profile to receive job matches by e-mail, submit a resume or get noticed by potential employers.
- Teen Workers teen worker safety and health information, as well as facts about teenager rights and responsibilities while working.
- Tuition funding sources
A gateway for full text newspapers, magazines, and e-books for Michigan residents.
Books and Reading
- ALA's Teen Reading
- Books in Series and Sequels From Bettendorf Public Library.
- No Flying, No Tights graphic novel reviews.
- Flamingnet At Flamingnet, a father and son team from Baltimore manage a team of student reviewers that read current books and prepubs (books that are not out yet) for preteens and teens. Books are rated on a scale from 1 to 10, and some are given a smiley face content rating. Click the What's this? link below the yellow smiley faces to learn what the different ratings mean. The site also has a civil war section (wish they explained why), and a bulletin board for posting comments on any of the reviewed books.
- Teen Ink: Books Teen Ink is a website and print magazine devoted entirely to teenage writing and art. Their book reviews section contains more than 600 reviews written by teens. Unfortunately they are only browse-able in reverse chronological order, or alphabetically, so it is impossible to peruse a specific genre. Best click is the form to submit your own reviews. In addition to books, Teen Ink accepts movie, music and college reviews.
- Teenreads.com THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles! (SR)
- YA Books Central Blog Do you like books? Love books? Are you entranced by authors? Do you want to write? Need homework help? You've come to the right place (LS)
- Science Fiction Series
- Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror reviews, booklists, articles from SF magazine.
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events an Incomplete Guide to Lemony Snicket Allusions (LII)
|Award Lists for Teens|
|ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books
Margaret A. Edwards Award Winners
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
National Book Award for Young People's Literature
|Great Graphic Novels
Schneider Family Book Award
Tayshas Reading List