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From the Publisher"The material presented is both practical and valuable for any library interested in enhancing its outreach and hoping to increase its appeal to tweens."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Each chapter has good lists of resources and suggestions to use immediately. Although the book will be of major interest to young adult librarians in public libraries, it will also be extremely useful to middle school teacher-librarians in search of fresh ideas for services to this group. Recommended."
"Well-qualified contributors provide practical ideas, balanced and specific examples, up-to-date book lists, and citations to research-oriented works. From the first chapter (Childhood Left Behind) to the index, the book is sure to provide working librarians with tools they'll use immediately. The booktalking section alone, with few titles older than 2002, gives advice on classroom presentations plus usable write-ups of more than two-dozen talks. A terrific book for most public, middle- and high-school professional collections."
"Intended for librarians, this guide explains what makes middle school students unique from younger children and older teens, and offers advice on planning programs and services based on their needs. The five contributions suggest fiction books and nonfiction resources for this age group, as well aselectronic materials and internet web sites, educational and imaginative activities, and sample booktalk programs."
Reference & Research Book News
"The teenaged library can be a trial, to which many librarians can attest. This book gives them strong reminders of what is happening to them developmentally that might help librarians in dealing with this age bracket. The first chapter should be required reading for all library staff members. The booktalking chapter will be helpful to anyone needing encouragement for school visits. Few libraries could go wrong with purchasing this highly recommended title for youth and teen librarians' professional collections."
"This book contains chapters that define tweens and young teens, and then goes on to recommend nonfiction resources, fiction books, programming ideas, and booktalk suggestions for that age group."
Library Media Connection
"Serving Young Teens and 'Tweens would be most useful to those beginning careers as young adult librarians and to people who have recognized a need to better serve this 'in-between' population but need to discover effective ways to do so."