Popular Picks for Young Readers

Popular Picks for Young Readers
Author: Diane Foote for ALSC
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN: 0838936059
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Picks for Young Readers Book Excerpt:

Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years. Ranging from books for newborns through readers to age 14, the selected books encompass a wide variety of formats and themes to reflect the diversity of contemporary society. Popular Picks for Young Readers is equally useful for readers' advisory and collection development, and includes High-quality, well-reviewed books that are popular with kids Only original titles, eliminating derivative works such as those based on a movie or licensed characters Picture books, graphic novels, poetry, informational books, fiction, and more Thorough annotations, with summary, author, and publication information Multiple indexes for easy searching by title, author, type of book, genre, award-winners, and subject matter With selections geared towards every child's interest and reading level, this guide will help librarians, teachers, caregivers and others connect young readers to books they're sure to love.

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers
Author: Rob Reid
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 1442274425
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers Book Excerpt:

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary and middle-school-age reluctant children to read, there is first a pitch to get the reader’s attention. That is followed by a short reading passage to “set the hook” and encourage the young person to read the rest of the book on their own. Further, the book contains several hundred additional recommended titles. The books selected for this collection were chosen following the criteria of reluctant reader books created by the Quick Picks committee sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. While these guidelines were designed for young adult books, they also work well for middle-grade books. The criteria include: clear writing (no convoluted long sentences with sophisticated vocabulary), high interest “hook” in the first few pages, well-defined characters, interesting plot, and familiar themes.

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens
Author: Pam Spencer Holley
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 083893577X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens Book Excerpt:

Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.

Children s Services Today

Children s Services Today
Author: Jeanette Larson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN: 0810891336
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Services Today Book Excerpt:

Here, one of America’s foremost experts in public library services to children cover the basics of library services for children. Jeanette Larson highlights best practices and "toolkits" that provide tools and resources to quickly implement programs and services. She includes model programs, checklists and forms, and ready-to-use examples of programs, with an emphasis on programs that are inexpensive to implement and simple to replicate. From start to finish, learn how to plan, implement, and manage public library programs and services for children, ages birth to twelve years old. Children's services are a critical part of today's library services and staff need basic background information, practical advice, and specific examples of how to perform the fundamental duties required of them. Special features of the book include: Basic information on how to implement the fundamental services and programs of library services to children Background and rationale for the provision of these services and programs Enhancements for children's programs and services that support literacy and learning Templates for successful programs Examples of inexpensive and ready-to-use programs ranging from simple to on-going and more elaborate programs Children’s Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians offers basic background, practical experience, and best practices necessary for the successful provision of children's services in today's public library. Whether you are a part-time children's librarian in a small, rural library, a generalist assigned to provide children's programming in a medium-sized library, or a paraprofessional working in the children's department in a large urban library, this practical guide will help you implement dynamic programs and services that meet the needs of today's children and families

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults
Author: Holly Koelling
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0838935699
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Books for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management  Fourth Edition
Author: Peggy Johnson
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Reference Skills for the School Librarian Tools and Tips 4th Edition

Reference Skills for the School Librarian  Tools and Tips  4th Edition
Author: Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.,Cynthia Houston
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1440867100
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Skills for the School Librarian Tools and Tips 4th Edition Book Excerpt:

Designed for courses that prepare LIS students for school librarianship, this title teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills and provides authentic school library reference scenarios and exercises. • Includes updated content in every chapter • Expands on online reference skills and resources • Explains how to combine online reference skills with student questioning skills • Offers librarians the chance to practice their skills with scenarios and exercises

Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson
Author: Wendy J. Glenn
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009-11-25
ISBN: 081087282X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laurie Halse Anderson Book Excerpt:

In Laurie Halse Anderson: Speaking in Tongues, Wendy J. Glenn examines the life and works of one of the most popular authors for teens. Drawing from both primary sources (Anderson's writings, published interviews and speeches, the author's blog and other online sources, as well as a live interview with the author) and secondary sources (reviews of and scholarly articles on her work), Glenn explores the themes and impact of Anderson's novels. This richly researched work includes in-depth analyses of each of Anderson's young adult titles, chapters on Anderson's lesser-known writings for children, short stories, and poems, and a synthesis of reviews for each title Anderson has published.

What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition

What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition
Author: Cat Warren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 153442816X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition Book Excerpt:

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it comes to working together, being persistent, and helping others. Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he’s only one of many thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States. That’s a group that includes cadaver dogs, tracking, trailing, and apprehension dogs; dogs that can locate unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers; and even dogs that can find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake. All these dogs love to use their noses. They think their job is simply the best, most interesting game they’ve ever played! What good working dogs can do may seem magical or mysterious, but What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities.

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Author: Cathy Duffy
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780805431384
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Book Excerpt:

A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch
Author: Sarah Ludwig
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 1598846078
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starting from Scratch Book Excerpt:

"This book offers a practical, comprehensive guide to creating a successful, vibrant, and youth-centered teen services program with limited resources"--Provided by publisher.

Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher
Author: Bryan Gillis,Pam B. Cole
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-08-17
ISBN: 0810885638
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chris Crutcher Book Excerpt:

Chris Crutcher is a literary icon in the field of young adult literature. In this book, Gillis and Cole examine the life, career, and works of this young adult advocate. This volume opens with a never-before-published comprehensive portrait of the author’s life, gleaned from numerous conversations with Crutcher. The authors explore Crutcher’s childhood, his adolescent years, his life as an adult, and his career as a family counselor and examine how those experiences became fodder for his stories. The authors also discuss Crutcher's encounters with censorship and his philosophical stance. Gillis and Cole also analyze Crutcher’s novels, short stories, and novellas, examining his literary craft and such social themes as bigotry, identity, sexuality, relationships, and loss—themes almost always positioned within a sports story.

Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2013 2016 Ministries with Young People

Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2013 2016   Ministries with Young People
Author: General Board of Discipleship
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 1426736665
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2013 2016 Ministries with Young People Book Excerpt:

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries  Eighth Edition
Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 0838912125
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition Book Excerpt:

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults
Author: Barbara Thrash Murphy,Deborah L. Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2006-12-21
ISBN: 1135873550
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults is a biographical dictionary that provides comprehensive coverage of all major authors and illustrators – past and present. As the only reference volume of its kind available, this book is a valuable research tool that provides quick access for anyone studying black children’s literature – whether one is a student, a librarian charged with maintaining a children’s literature collection, or a scholar of children’s literature. The Fourth Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to children’s literature and books for young adults. The new edition contains updated and new information for existing author/illustrator entries, the addition of approximately 50 new profiles, and a new section listing online resources of interest to the authors and readers of black children’s literature.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author: Michael Anthony,Joan F. Kaywell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN: 1475829159
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Lines Book Excerpt:

Between the Lines invites collaborative engagement and active inquiry among students as well as on-demand writing and integrated YA literature, all designed to support existing middle and secondary level ELA classroom curriculum instruction.

The Education of Alice M Jordan

The Education of Alice M  Jordan
Author: Gale Eaton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 1442236485
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Education of Alice M Jordan Book Excerpt:

A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and the Space Age, a sea captain’s daughter gained fame as a book critic while practicing institutional politics behind the scenes.

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure
Author: Kenny Pieper
Publsiher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN: 1781352704
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading for Pleasure Book Excerpt:

In Reading for Pleasure, Kenny Pieper has gathered a range of tried-and-tested strategies to get kids reading, and enjoying it. We hear too often that kids don’t read any more: Kenny thinks it should be every teacher’s mission to prove this isn’t true. In a squeezed curriculum it can be tempting to accept pupils’ lack of reading and make excuses that there is not enough time to give to the ‘luxury’ of personal reading. Teachers do this at our peril. Reading is the essential building block of further literacy development as well as a skill, hobby and habit that we can take with us forever. Kenny Pieper takes the act of reading for granted, as many – but sadly not all – adults do. You’re reading this right now. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. Kenny teaches kids whose lives are terrifying obstacle courses of reading-related problems. They know they struggle with reading so they try to avoid reading at all costs. They leave school, not merely unaffected by this strange reading thing, but saddled with a great deal of emotional baggage about being an outsider, even more entrenched in a belief that reading is for others more intelligent than them. Then there are the children who can read perfectly well, but chose not to, unconvinced of the importance of reading in their lives. What difference does it make to them? We have to answer that question in school. We have a duty to put an end to illiteracy and aliteracy. Kids need reading role models and, as a teacher, that role model is you. You may be the only adult who that reluctant reader will ever see reading. Teachers are critical in giving all children the gift of being able to read well and to value reading. Topics covered include: the author’s personal reading journey, how reading enabled him to become the first person in his family to go to university and convinced him that fostering a love of reading is his moral duty as an educator, illiteracy and aliteracy, reluctant readers, book reviews, prioritising personal reading by devoting ten minutes each lesson to it, habitual reading, the reading environment, interest inventories, technology, e-readers, Accelerated Reader programmes, recommended reading, building a class library, bookmarks, book tweets, book speed-dating, libraries, librarians, literacy and class inequality, parental involvement, podcasting, reading records, reading dialogue journals, the rights of the reader, reading aloud, silent reading and literacy and gender, amongst others. The benefits we can all reap when kids become confident readers who read for pleasure are obvious. Discover strategies which will: get kids talking about books, get them thinking about books, get them reading books, encourage independent reading, develop literacy skills and establish a classroom culture where reading is expected and celebrated. Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, leaders and SENCOs, or just anyone with an interest in or responsibility for getting kids to read.

The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks

The Rebellious Life of Mrs  Rosa Parks
Author: Jeanne Theoharis
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 0807067571
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks Book Excerpt:

Now adapted for readers ages 12 and up, the award-winning biography that examines Parks’s life and 60 years of radical activism and brings the civil rights movement in the North and South to life Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known Americans today, but much of what is known and taught about her is incomplete, distorted, and just plain wrong. Adapted for young people from the NAACP Image Award—winning The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, Jeanne Theoharis and Brandy Colbert shatter the myths that Parks was meek, accidental, tired, or middle class. They reveal a lifelong freedom fighter whose activism began two decades before her historic stand that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and continued for 40 years after. Readers will understand what it was like to be Parks, from standing up to white supremacist bullies as a young person to meeting her husband, Raymond, who showed her the possibility of collective activism, to her years of frustrated struggle before the boycott, to the decade of suffering that followed for her family after her bus arrest. The book follows Parks to Detroit, after her family was forced to leave Montgomery, Alabama, where she spent the second half of her life and reveals her activism alongside a growing Black Power movement and beyond. Because Rosa Parks was active for 60 years, in the North as well as the South, her story provides a broader and more accurate view of the Black freedom struggle across the twentieth century. Theoharis and Colbert show young people how the national fable of Parks and the civil rights movement—celebrated in schools during Black History Month—has warped what we know about Parks and stripped away the power and substance of the movement. The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks illustrates how the movement radically sought to expose and eradicate racism in jobs, housing, schools, and public services, as well as police brutality and the over-incarceration of Black people—and how Rosa Parks was a key player throughout. Rosa Parks placed her greatest hope in young people—in their vision, resolve, and boldness to take the struggle forward. As a young adult, she discovered Black history, and it sustained her across her life. The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks will help do that for a new generation.

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children
Author: Sue Robson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN: 1136478930
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children Book Excerpt:

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children’s developing thinking and understanding. Throughout this second edition, the ideas and theories presented are enlivened by transcripts of children’s activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping readers to make links between theory, research and practice. Each chapter also includes ideas for further reading and suggested activities. Aimed at all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, Sue Robson explores: theories of cognitive development the social, emotional and cultural contexts of children’s thinking children’s conceptual development visual thinking approaches to supporting the development of young children’s thinking and understanding latest developments in brain science and young children the central roles of play and language in young children’s developing thinking. Including a new chapter on young children’s musical thinking, expanded sections on self regulation, metacognition and creative thinking and the use of video to observe and describe young children’s thinking, this book will be an essential read for all students undertaking Early Childhood, Primary PGCE and EYPS courses. Those studying for a Foundation degree in Early Years and Childcare will also find this book to be of interest.