Online Resources & Further Reading

Online Resources, Recommended Reading and Bibliographies for Blog Posts

Online Resources

Favorite Book Review Sites for YA Books


BookRiot YA Blog

Cool Reads

Fantastic Fiction

Guardian Books for Young Adults blog

Inside a Dog

Monster Librarian

No Flying No Tights (Comics and Graphic Novels)  

Read Alike Lists  

Reading Rants

Story Links

Recommended Reading

* Gold, Joseph (2001). Read for your life : literature as a life support system. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ont.;
* Allston, MassHart, Melissa & Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills), (author of introduction, etc.) (2019). Better with books : 500 diverse books to ignite empathy and encourage self-acceptance in tweens and teens. Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA
* Berthoud, Ella. Elderkin Susan (2017). Story Cure : an a-z of books to keep kids happy, healthy and wise. Canongate Books Ltd, [S.l.]
* Campbell, Joseph (1972). The hero with a thousand faces (Second edition, first Princeton/Bollingen paperback printing). Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J

Bibliography & Further Reading for Blog Posts

Why Teens need books

Horowitz J., Graf N., 2019, Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers,  PEW Research Centre.

Kelly C., Kitchener B., Jorm A., 2013, Youth Mental Health First Aid (Manual), 3rd Edition, MHFA Australia.

Anonymous in Parker-Pope, Tara, The troubling allure of eating-disorder books, The New York Times, May 11 2009.

Dovey, Ceridwen, Can reading make you happier? The New Yorker June 9 2015.

Olsen, M., 2007, Bibliotherapy: School psychologists’ report of use and efficacy, Brigham Young University.

An ounce of prevention

Andrews-Hanna, J.R. (2011). The Brain’s Default Network and Its Adaptive Role in Internal Mentation. The Neuroscientist, [online] 18(3), pp.251–270. Available at: [Accessed 28 Jul. 2019].

Ellen, S. and Deveny, C. (2018). Mental : everything you never knew you needed to know about mental health. Carlton, Vic.: Black Inc.

Gold, J. (2001). Read for your life : literature as a life support system. Markham, Ont.: Fitzhenry And Whiteside.

Noe, A. (2017). Why Do Our Minds Wander? Available at: [Accessed 1 Jun. 2019].

Seligman, M.E.P. (2013). Flourish : a visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York: Atria.

Smallwood, J., Gorgolewski, K.J., Golchert, J., Ruby, F.J.M., Engen, H., Baird, B., Vinski, M.T., Schooler, J.W. and Margulies, D.S. (2013). The default modes of reading: modulation of posterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex connectivity associated with comprehension and task focus while reading. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.

Tamir, D.I., Bricker, A.B., Dodell-Feder, D. and Mitchell, J.P. (2015). Reading fiction and reading minds: the role of simulation in the default network. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, [online] 11(2), pp.215–224. Available at: [Accessed 28 Jul. 2019].

Vatansever, D., Menon, D.K. and Stamatakis, E.A. (2017). Default mode contributions to automated information processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [online] 114(48), pp.12821–12826. Available at: [Accessed 1 Jun. 2019].

Cultivating Core Confidence

Akhtar, Miriam. “What Is Self-Efficacy? Bandura’s 4 Sources of Efficacy Beliefs.” PositivePsychology.Org.Uk, 8 Apr. 2017,

Frumi Rachel Barr, et al. The Resilience Factor 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles Notes. 2002.

Malik, Akshay. Efficacy, Hope, Optimism and Resilience at Workplace – Positive Organizational Behavior. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 3, Issue 10, October 2013 1 ISSN 2250-3153, Oct. 2013.

Mohan Kumar. “A Simple Guide to Teaching Resilience.” HubPages, HubPages, 15 July 2014, Accessed 10 Aug. 2019.

Snyder, C. R., Rand, K. L., & Sigmon, D. R. (2002). Hope theory: A member of the positive psychology family. In C. R. Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology (pp. 257-276). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

Stajkovic, Alex. “Alex Stajkovic Confidence and Performance Talk.” YouTube, 13 May 2016, Accessed 9 Aug. 2019.

Stajkovic, Alexander D. “Development of a Core Confidence-Higher Order Construct.” Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 91, no. 6, 2006, pp. 1208–1224,, 10.1037/0021-9010.91.6.1208. Accessed 9 Aug. 2019.

Zakrzewski, Vicki. “How to Help Students Develop Hope.” Greater Good, 2012, Accessed 9 Aug. 2019.

Cli-Fi: Reframing Eco-Anxiety

Bloom, D. (2014, April 7). “Cli-Fi” May Be No Stranger than Reality – Our World. Retrieved December 19, 2019, from website:

Bloom, D. (n.d.). he Cli-Fi Report. Retrieved February 27, 2020, from website:

Brown, F. (2019, December 5). What is Climate Fiction? Cli-Fi and How It Can Help Us Respond to the Climate Crisis. Retrieved January 12, 2020, from Stories for Earth website:

Cavanagh, V. (2020, January 24). Friday essay: this grandmother tree connects me to Country. I cried when I saw her burned. Retrieved January 24, 2020, from The Conversation website:

Curtis, S. (2019). It’s not OK to feel blue and other lies : inspirational people open up about their mental health. London: Penguin Books.

Diego Arguedas Ortiz. (2019). How science fiction helps readers understand climate change. Retrieved January 5, 2020, from website:

Eckersley, R. (2008). “Nihilism, Fundamentalism, or Activism: Three Responses to Fears of the Apocalypse” by Eckersley, Richard – The Futurist, Vol. 42, Issue 1, January-February 2008 | Online Research Library: Questia. The Futurist, 42(1). Retrieved from

Fentin, R. (2012, April). Disobedience Youth: Political Involvement and Genre Resistance in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. Retrieved December 19, 2019, from website:

Fritze, J. G., Blashki, G. A., Burke, S., & Wiseman, J. (2008). Hope, despair and transformation: climate change and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2(1), 13.

Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders: Hope increases in therapy. (2019). Retrieved December 19, 2019, from ScienceDaily website:

Leyda, J., Loock, K., Starre, A., Pinto Barbosa, T., & Rivera, M. (2016). The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Cli-Fi: Lessons and Questions from a Joint Workshop of the IASS and the JFKI (FU Berlin) The Dystopian Impulse of Contemporary Cli-Fi. Retrieved from

Marsden, J. (2019). The art of growing up. Sydney, N.S.W.: Pan Macmillan Australia.

McArthur, M. (2017). Storytelling: the most important skill I ever learnt as a scientist. EINGANA, 40(1). Retrieved from

Plautz, J. (2020, February 3). Eco-anxiety is overwhelming kids. Where’s the line between education and alarmism? Retrieved February 8, 2020, from Washington Post website:

Ro, C. (2019, October 11). How to avoid being paralysed by climate anxiety. BBC. Retrieved from

Rousell, D., Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Foster, J. (2017). Children of an Earth to Come: Speculative Fiction, Geophilosophy and Climate Change Education Research. Educational Studies, 53(6), 654–669.

Sanders, A. (2019, December 2). Under the Weather. Retrieved January 12, 2020, from Believer Magazine website:

“THE GENRE THAT DARES TO SPEAK ITS NAME” — A Global Cli-fi Blog (all languages). (n.d.). Retrieved January 5, 2020, from website:

Veland, S., Scoville-Simonds, M., Gram-Hanssen, I., Schorre, A., El Khoury, A., Nordbø, M., … Bjørkan, M. (2018). Narrative matters for sustainability: the transformative role of storytelling in realizing 1.5°C futures. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 31(April 2018), 41–47.

Verlie, B. (2019). Bearing worlds: learning to live-with climate change. Environmental Education Research, 25(5), 751–766.

Wilkinson, L. M.-L. (2015). The politics of empowerment: young adult literature, heterotopia and the possibility of social change. Retrieved from

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