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Best books for middle school and junior high readers : grades 6-9

by Barr, Catherine, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z1037.G482 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  Z1037.G482 2013

Identifying outstanding fiction and nonfiction titles, this practical book allows educators to find engaging books for students in grades six to nine that will help turn them into lifelong readers and learners.

Now thoroughly updated to include the latest best books, this essential resource for middle school and junior high school libraries and public libraries supplies information on more than 11,000 in-print titles, most of which have been recommended in at least two reviewing journals. It retains its simple, thematic organization that makes finding the right book easy_for librarians, teachers, and parents alike. And its inclusion of thousands of nonfiction titles helps today's educators meet the Common Core standards.

Presented in the same great format as previous editions, this third edition remains an indispensable resource for identifying the right book for any individual reader's preferences, needs, or interests; and for creating reading lists that support curricular needs and thematic library programs. It is also an essential tool for evaluating and developing the library collection. The entries provide annotations with succinct plot summaries, ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations; and indicate Lexile levels, as well as titles that are available in audio format or as an eBook version.

Supplies concise, lively annotations and review citations on everything from literary classics and non-fiction titles to graphic novels Provides quick access to information for both library staff and patrons with thematic, curriculum-oriented organization and clear subject breakdowns Indicates which books are also available in audio format and in eBook format_valuable information for collection development and reading specialists Identifies award-winning and series titles
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In its second edition, this guide to books for readers in grades six through nine lists approximately 15,000 titles, now including those published from 2004 through 2008. Titles were selected primarily on the basis of reviews in Booklist, School Library Journal, VOYA, and other review journals. Arrangement is first by subject or genre and then alphabetically by author. In addition to author and title, each listing contains reading level, publication data, a brief annotation, Dewey decimal classification number, and citations for reviews. New to this edition is a symbol indicating the availability of an audio version. Author, title, and subject and grade-level indexes complete the work. Barr and Gillespie are also the authors of Best Books for Children, now in its eighth edition (2005, with a supplement published in 2007), as well as Best Books for High School Readers, now in its second edition (2009). All of their Best Books titles are valuable collection-development tools for school and public libraries.--Quinn, Mary Ellen Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Children's and young adult literature reference series.
Subjects Middle school students -- Books and reading -- United States.
Junior high school students -- Books and reading -- United States.
Preteens -- Books and reading -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Children's literature -- Bibliography.
Young adult literature -- Bibliography.
Middle school libraries -- United States -- Book lists.
Junior high school libraries -- United States -- Book lists.
Publisher Santa Barbara, California :2013
Edition Third edition.
Language English
Description xix, 1188 pages ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9781598847826
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