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Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers, Grades 6-9: Supplement to the Second Edition (Best Books for Middle School & Junior High Readers: Grades 6-9 Supplement)by Catherine Barr
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Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers, Grades 6-9: Supplement to the Second Edition is perfect for helping teachers, parents, librarians, and young adults identify the books that will be most suitable for students' educational needs and provide enjoyable recreational reading. This up-to-date reading guide for middle school and junior high reading materials is a valuable resource for both collection development and creation of theme-related bibliographic lists. It covers nearly 2,000 titles published between 2009 and early 2011, the majority of which have been recommended by at least two reviewing journals. Entries provide annotations with succinct plot summaries, review citations, reading level, and essential bibliographic information such as price, ISBN, and number of pages.
Book News Annotation:
This guide for librarians and media specialists will help in building collections, providing reading guidance to young patrons, and preparing reading lists. This supplement to the second edition covers titles published between 2009 and early 2011. A variety of books have been selected to accommodate a wide range of reading abilities and tastes of readers ages 11-15. About one-fifth of the books listed are adult books suitable for young adult readers; there are also titles suitable for those who read below 6th-grade level. The guide offers 1,921 briefly annotated entries, with 105 other titles recommended within entries. Entries are gathered in sections on topics such as biography and memoir, the arts and entertainment, philosophy and religion, and recreation and sports. Excluded are mass market series books and general reference works. Author, title, and subject/grade level indexes and an alphabetical list of major subjects aid in finding books. Barr has written other books in the series. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
• Thematic, curriculum-oriented arrangement
• Highlights available audio versions
• Includes Lexile Framework measures where available
• Contains author/illustrator, title, and subject/grade level indexes to offer additional access routes
·Provides thousands of reading suggestions within a thematic, curriculum-oriented arrangement
·Highlights available audio versions
·Includes Lexile Framework measures where available
·Contains author/illustrator, title, and subject/grade level indexes to offer additional access routes
This indispensable selection guide helps librarians, teachers, and patrons identify the best of the many books published each year for readers in middle school and junior high.
• Features user-friendly organization of titles, such as "Contemporary Life and Problems" and "Sports" for fiction titles, and "Biography" and "Guidance and Personal Development" for nonfiction books
• Identifies award-winning and series titles
• Provides concise, lively annoations and review citations
This indispensable volume of suggested reading selections helps librarians, teachers, and patrons identify the best of the many books published each year for young readers.
Many students who say they "don't like to read" simply haven't been exposed to titles that speak to their interests or capture their attention. Thousands of new fiction and nonfiction titles are published each year, joining the large number of classics and benchmark titles. The challenge is matching the reader to the right book.
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