Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Teen & Young Adult Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations (National Geographic Kids)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

Let's face it. With school pressures, social pressures, parental pressures...the teenage years are tough. Your best friend is with you one day, dating your crush the next. But it could be worse! You could be face-to-face with an angry grizzly, or chest-deep in quicksand. Never fear, National Geographic has the solution! In this hilariously informative take on surviving the trials of middle school and the jungles of South America, we combine our expertise on nature and adventure with the fun-and-learning approach of our Nat Geo style...and voila, the perfect advice to conquer any obstacle, whether it threatens life or social status or both. Edgy, young, authoritative, and amusingly illustrated, this title will grab the attention of young teens and gift-buyers alike.

  • Author: Rachel Buchholz
  • Publisher: National Geographic Kids; Illustrated edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Social Issues
  • ISBN: 978-1426307744
  • Dimensions: 6.05 x 0.5 x 9 inches


2. The Way Things Work Now

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

A New York Times Bestseller Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work  to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.   An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.

  • Author: David Macaulay
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2016)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0544824386
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 1.25 x 10.88 inches


3. The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

There's a lot a young man in the making needs to succeed as he grows up and prepares to make his way in the world. Many important skills and character traits he should acquire he might not be quick to ask how to do because, well then, people would know he doesn't know what he is doing, just yet. For all the guys out there who want to have it all together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to; wear cologne correctly · grill a steak · tie a tie · manage money · talk to a girl · plan a date · write a résumé · ask for a reference · clean a bathroom · throw darts · change a tire · behave during a traffic stop · fold a shirt · clear a sink drain · find a stud in a wall. In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident men. With great illustrations and supporting social media, this all-in-one reference tool is the perfect gift for any guy's birthday, graduation, or just because you care that he becomes the best of men.

  • Author: Jonathan Catherman
  • Publisher: Revell; Illustrated edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-0800722296
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.65 x 8.5 inches


4. FAR/AIM 2021: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

All the Information you Need to Operate Safely in US Airspace, Fully Updated If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM . In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system. In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM , all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training. Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings A pilot/controller glossary Standard instrument procedures Parachute operations Airworthiness standards for products and parts The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form Important FAA contact information This is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere. Don’t take off without the FAR/AIM !

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510760424
  • Dimensions: 6 x 2.7 x 9 inches


5. Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and Be More Productive

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

Kevin Horsley broke a world memory record in 2013.... And you're about to learn how to use his memory strategies to learn faster, be more productive, and achieve more success. Most people never tap in to 10 percent of their potential for memory. In this book you will learn how the world's top memory experts concentrate and remember any information at will and how you can, too Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed, or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done? In Unlimited Memory you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress, and mistakes at work. In this book you'll find all the tools, strategies, and techniques you need to improve your memory.

  • Author: Kevin Horsley
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers, Guides


6. Guinness World Records Gamer's 2020 (Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2020 is the global authority on all things videogames. The 13th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual puts the characters you love – including Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Snake, Link and Spider-Man at its core – celebrating their greatest games and achievements. This year we also include a 14-page Fortnite section that covers all aspects of the game that has taken the industry by storm.

  • Author: Guinness World Records
  • Publisher: Guinness World Records (September 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference


7. Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-3B

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Ground operations Cockpit management Flight standards Preflight assessment of the aircraft Rick and resource management The four fundamentals of flying Before-takeoff check Integrated flight control Slow flights Stall recognition and characterization Spins Takeoff Airport traffic pattens Approaches and landings Ground reference maneuvers Night operations And much more Updated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.

  • Author: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1510712836
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches


8. The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

Did you know that the Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the world, or that frogs have teeth? Do you want to know what a cockroach’s favorite food is, or how long it would take to drive to the sun? Amaze your friends and family by telling them that a baby giraffe is six feet long when it is born, or that tigers have striped skin! From the creators of The Book of Useless Information , this is an amazing collection of the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!

  • Author: Noel Botham
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Illustrated edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games
  • ISBN: 978-0399159251
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches


9. National Geographic Student World Atlas, 5th Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

The new fifth edition of National Geographic's award-winning atlas is more fascinating and fact-filled than ever! It's the definitive atlas for middle and high-school students to explore and use in the classroom, college prep, and at home. From the cartographic experts at National Geographic comes the latest edition of its award-winning student atlas, with everything kids want and need to know about our changing world. Dynamic, user-friendly content includes photos, facts, charts, graphics, and full-color political, physical, and thematic maps on important topics. Completely updated maps and statistics ensure that kids have all the latest information as they learn more about current events and become global citizens.

  • Author: National Kids
  • Publisher: National Geographic Kids; 5th edition (July 9, 2019)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1426334795
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 10.85 inches


10. Know Geography™ World Atlas Grades 9-12

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Reference - August 2021

Does your child know geography? Rand McNally, the country's most trusted source for maps and atlases, just released Know GeographyTM a world atlas series created to ensure that your child knows geography! Know GeographyTM, is a grade leveled series of world atlases, designed to help students master essential map skills and gain a firm geographic understanding of their world. Engaging and richly illustrated geographic information developed from Rand McNally's award-winning Atlas of World Geography presents a more complete portrait of our physical and political world for older children. Includes glossary of foreign terminology plus comprehensive index to enrich and maximize use of maps. World Atlas Grades 9-12, features: Updated Countries section including flag, capital city, area and population 85 pages of detailed physical and political maps 35 pages of human and physical world geography maps, graphs, charts, including information on plate tectonics, climate, environments, population and economics Special continent sections exploring landforms, land cover and use, climate, and continent specific issues and current events Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.875 - Perfect Bound - 176 pages

  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publisher: Rand McNally (January 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-0528018947
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches