Best Books for Young Adults, Third Edition

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$47.00
ALA Member: 
$ 42.30
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-3569-9
Published: 
2007
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
360
Width: 
7"
Height: 
10"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, E, I
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

Best Books for Young Adults is back and better than ever! The new third edition continues to be the most comprehensive and effective reference for great reading for young adults, including 40 years of best YA books plus

  • Background on the history, committee procedures, and current issues facing the BBYA Committee
  • A recap of the current trends in teen literature as reflected in the past decade of BBYA lists
  • Twenty-seven themed and annotated reproducible booklists, perfect for reader's advisory with teens, parents, teachers even for collection development
  • Indexed, annotated lists extending back to 1966

    Teen service librarians in public and school libraries, along with parents, and middle and high school English teachers, will welcome this fully updated third edition, featuring a thought-provoking foreword from Betty Carter, YA services luminary and editor of the first two editions of BBYA.

  • Best Books for Young Adults is back and better than ever! The new third edition continues to be the most comprehensive and effective reference for great reading for young adults, including 40 years of best YA books plus

  • Background on the history, committee procedures, and current issues facing the BBYA Committee
  • A recap of the current trends in teen literature as reflected in the past decade of BBYA lists
  • Twenty-seven themed and annotated reproducible booklists, perfect for reader’s advisory with teens, parents, teachers even for collection development
  • Indexed, annotated lists extending back to 1966

    Teen service librarians in public and school libraries, along with parents, and middle and high school English teachers, will welcome this fully updated third edition, featuring a thought-provoking foreword from Betty Carter, YA services luminary and editor of the first two editions of BBYA.

  • Holly Koelling

    Holly Koelling, editor of the third edition, is outreach services manager for the King County Library System in Washington. She previously served in management and teen services positions in Colorado and Washington public libraries. Her involvement with ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association spans more than a decade. She holds her master's in library science from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

    The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.

    "Belongs in schools and professional libraries, both large and small." --American Reference Books Annual

    "It is an essential tool for those who work with teens and young adults, and serves as a resource both for collection development and management, and for readers' advisories." --Technicalities

    Praise for previous editions
    "A treasure trove for anyone who works with teens and young adult literature, this resource will be well-thumbed in readers' advisory situations and YA collection development."
    --VOYA

    "This necessary buy for all public and high school libraries is a welcome addition to young adult services' literature."
    --Public Libraries