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500 great books for teens

by Silvey, Anita.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Learning 028.5 SIL
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Learning
Call Number  028.5 SIL
CLP - District Services Professional Collection Z1037.S577 2006
Location  CLP - District Services
Collection  Professional Collection
Call Number  Z1037.S577 2006
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y 028.55 SILVEY
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Call Number  Y 028.55 SILVEY
Northern Tier Regional Library Parent/Teacher PARENT 028.5 SILVE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Parent/Teacher
Call Number  PARENT 028.5 SILVE
If you are looking for a book to give to a teenage reader, here's the reference you've been waiting for. Until now, there's been no accepted guide to what's good, bad, or indifferent in the flood of books coming off the presses in the hot new category of young-adult publishing. If it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover, it is especially true for teen books, as publishers take aim at a new class of readers. The books land on shelves without a history, and so there is no standard by which to judge them. Anita Silvey, one of the country's leading authorities on books for young people, has interviewed teenage readers all over the country and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books published in the last five years. The result is this invaluable and very readable guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reading groups, and of course teens themselves. With its extended essays describing 500 selections, parents will quickly see what their teenagers are actually reading -- and will be able to find good books to introduce them to. Teachers can spot excellent additions to summer reading lists. Booksellers can move customers from one favorite to a host of others in the same genre. Librarians can round out collections. Book groups -- for adults, teens, or both -- will have hundreds of new titles to consider. 500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, politics and social history, horror, romance, war and conflict, fantasy, plays, graphic novels, poetry, memoir, and spirituality. Every section offers up classics, but the majority of titles are new. In "Beyond the 500," Silvey compiles a number of useful lists, including books organized by geographic location and historical period, as well as recommended audio books. AUTHOR Anita Silvey has spent more than thirty years in the children's book field, including several years as the Vice President and Publisher of Childrens Books for Houghton Mifflin Company, and eleven years as editor-in-chief at the Horn Book Magazine, during which time she launched the bi-annual publication of the Horn Book Guide. She is the editor of Children's Books and Their Creators.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Former editor of the Horn Book, publisher of children's books at Houghton Mifflin, and author of 100 Best Books for Children, Anita Silvey now turns her attention to young adult readers in 500 Great Books for Teens. After a brief introduction, Silvey separates her recommended titles (each succinctly summarized) by category, and includes books aimed squarely at teens as well as adult books that she believes teens would enjoy (for instance, Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl and Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt both appear in "Autobiography and Memoir"). She concludes with additional titles of interest, and organizes the 500 titles by their geographic and chronological setting. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Young adult literature -- Stories, plots, etc.
Young adult literature -- Bibliography.
Best books -- United States.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Co.,2006
Other Titles Five hundred great books for teens
Language English
Notes "A Frances Tenenbaum book."
Description xiv, 397 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-377) and index.
ISBN 9780618612963
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