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TV Tie-ins

Even as the Internet absorbs more of teens’ attention, TV remains a constant presence. Read-alikes can be a good “in” to expand reading horizons, and there are even TV-tie ins of show like Hannah Montana and the Simpsons, so fans may enjoy reading about their favorite characters.

Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Alive: the Story of the Andes Survivors

Piers Paul Read
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2002

The Big Empty

J. B. Stephens
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy, Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2004
Frida: Viva la Vida! Long Live Life!

Friday Night Lights : A Town a Team and a Dream

H. G. Bissinger
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
1990
Knights of the Hill Country

Knights of the Hill Country

Tim Tharp
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2006

The Notebook Girls

Julia Baskin, Leslie Newman, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, Courtney Toombs
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2004
The Christopher Killer

The Christopher Killer: Forensic Mystery #1

Alane Ferguson
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Mystery / Crime, Thriller / Horror
Published:
2006
The Ultimate Guide to the Justice League of America

JLA: The Ultimate Guide to the Justice League of America

Scott Beatty
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Published:
2002

Runaways, Vol. 1

Brian K. Vaughan
Age Level:
YA, Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2004
The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Little Book for Survival

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006
Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083

Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083

Andrea White
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Science fiction / Dystopian
Published:
2006

Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox

Hannah Rogge
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2006
Breakfast at Bloomingdales

Breakfast at Bloomingdales

Kristen Kemp
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2007