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Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers, Grades 6-9 (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference)by Catherine Barr
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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 indispensible 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.
This indispensable, well-respected volume helps librarians as well as patrons and teachers identify the best books for readers in grades 6 to 9 out of the thousands published each year.
• Supplies concise, lively annotations and review citations
• Provides quick access to information for both library staff and patrons with thematic, curriculum-oriented organization and clear subject breakdowns
• Identifies award-winning and series titles
Identifying outstanding fiction and non-fiction titles, this practical book allows educators to find engaging books for students in grades 6-9 that will help turn them into lifelong readers and learners.
Now in its third edition, 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. Arranged thematically, the entries provide annotations with succinct plot summaries, ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Additional features are indications of Lexile levels as well as titles available in audio format or as an eBook version.
Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers, Grades 6-9 organizes fiction titles under user-friendly headings such as Adventure and Survival Stories, Contemporary Life and Problems, Horror Stories and the Supernatural, and Sports, while nonfiction books are broken down by major subject areas such as Biography, History and Geography, Physical and Applied Sciences, and Guidance and Personal Development.
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