Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers: Grades 6-9

Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers: Grades 6-9

by John T. Gillespie, Catherine Barr
     
 

Covering over 14,000 titles published mainly from late 1999 through 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, this thematic work offers a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for young teen fiction and nonfiction reading material. This highly affordable and authoritative guide enables you to thoroughl evaluate your young-teen

Overview

Covering over 14,000 titles published mainly from late 1999 through 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, this thematic work offers a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for young teen fiction and nonfiction reading material. This highly affordable and authoritative guide enables you to thoroughl evaluate your young-teen literature collection and creat thematic and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries provide annotations with lively but succinct plot summaries, along with indications of ISBN, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are also noted. If you work with teens and teen literature, this guide is a must-purchase. Grades 6-9.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Although there are many bibliographic resources available to media specialists and librarians, the solid recommendations and reputation of the Best Books series sets it apart from the crowd. The purpose of furnishing "authoritative, reliable, and comprehensive bibliographies for use in libraries that collect material for readers from preschool through grade 12" drives its standard of high quality. This latest installment focuses on the literary interests of those in the middle school and junior high years, with special consideration given to current educational trends and interests. The authors' intention of helping library professionals in the tasks of collection development and reader's advisory is obvious in the care taken to be as comprehensive yet user-friendly as possible. A total of 13,523 individually numbered entries are listed with a minimum of two recommendations required for most. One-sentence bibliographic annotations enhance the basic information and review citations. Inclusive of both fiction and nonfiction, there are some exceptions. Not included are most general reference works, professional books for librarians and teachers, and mass-market series books. Extensive subjects headings comprise the book's first half with the second including three indexes: author, title, and subject/grade level. Thoroughly researched, logically arranged, and succinct, this inclusive volume is a must-have for any person working with those of middle school age and their literature. 2004, Libraries Unlimited, 1,172p.; Index., PLB $75.. Ages adult professional.
—Julie Watkins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591580836
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2004
Series:
Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference Series
Pages:
1192
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 10.60(h) x 2.22(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

JOHN T. GILLESPIE, former Dean and Instructor of Library Science, Long Island University, New York, has authored numerous books in the areas of library management, school libraries, and children's and young adult literature.

CATHERINE BARR is Editor of several best-selling titles and a freelance writer and publishing consultant based in Milford, New Jersey.

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