Online Resources & Further Reading

Online Resources

Literary Links

Teen Reads – Booklists and reviews Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!


Favorite Book Review Sites for YA Books

Turn Paige  -

The ChildLit Wiki and Book Recommendation Engine

Flamingnet Book Reviews

Monster Libraian

No Flying No Tights  

Read Alike Lists  

Reading Rants! — Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!  

Teen Reads  

Teens Read Too!


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

Web sites
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Bibliography for this web site

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.