Middle School AR Lists
- The library has a searchable list of Accelerated Reading Books for Los Cerritos Middle Schools.
- Colina Middle School AR List - Locate a book on the AR List, then search for it in the Thousand Oaks Library or download Colina AR List.
High School AR List
- Westlake High School AR List - Locate a book on the AR List, then search for it in the Thousand Oaks Library.
Booklists and Recommended Reading
- Books for 7th and 8th Grades - compiled by Thousand Oaks Librarians
- Books for 9th through 12th Grades - compiled by Thousand Oaks Librarians
- Laugh Out Loud - Find what's funny @ your library and read for the fun of it!
- Technology and Gaming Books - compiled by Thousand Oaks Librarians
- Best Books for Young Adults - compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association
- Great Graphic Novels for Teens - compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association section of the American Library Association
- Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers - compiled by the Young Adult Library Association section of the American Library Association
- Teen Must Read Books - Book reviews from the Thousand Oaks Library Teen Advisory League
- Alan Awards - to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature
- Alex Awards - are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18
- California Young Reader Medal - millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal
- The Edgars - Given by the Mystery Writers of America. Search by Award Category Best Young Adult or Best Juvenile
- Hugo Awards - awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy
- International Reading Association Children's and Young Adult's Book Awards - are given for an author’s first or second published book written for children or young adults (ages birth to 17 years)
- John Newbery Medal - given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
- Margaret E. Edwards Award - honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature
- Michael L. Printz Award - an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
- Nebula Awards - are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
- Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction- goes to a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults
Teen Book Ratings
- Reviews by Local Teens - Book reviews from Teen Reading Club 2008
Websites on Books, Reading and Literature
- American Folklore - This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States
- Guys Read- Jon Scieszka's web based literacy guide for boys
- Lyrical Legacy : 400 Years of American Song and Poetry
- No Flying, No Tights - a website reviewing graphic novels for teens
- Poetry Archive - online collection of poets reading their work
- Poets.org - the Academy of American Poets
- Teenreads- read and write book reviews