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YALSA’s Teen Book Finder App (love it!)

Quick, before the school year ends, share this app with your teens and maybe their parents.

Quick, before the school year ends, download this app yourself.  You’re going to want to start using the genre search to support readers’ advisory tomorrow!!!

YALSA just introduced its Teen Book Finder for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.  (An Android version will be released later in the year.)

My kiddos who love to wander the stacks independently are going to go nuts about having this tool to guide them to new discoveries.

Funded by a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the free YALSA Teen Book Finder app points to YA literature through the past three years of YALSA lists and awards.

It features:

  • a homepage featuring three titles from the database, refreshed each day
  • the ability to search for books by author, title, award/list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • a Find It! button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, that will show users where to find the book in a nearby library
  • a Favorites button, to create an individualized booklist
  • the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. I wasn’t able to download this in my iPhone (I need to update it, I think, or it’s just too old) but I was for my iPad so look forward to playing with it!

  2. Andrea Owens says:

    So glad to hear that they are planning on a droid ap – was boucoup disappointed when I discovered that at this point the ap is restricted to i users. A lot of my kids will be delighted for the opportunity to say “I told you so” since we are a 1:1 PC tablet school when they are apple crazy. My droid pines for the ap op…. Any indications on ETA?

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