It may sometimes seem impossible to get some kids to read, but YA experts Patrick Jones, Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor believe in some proven tips, titles, and tools to make the impossible happen. They show you how to entice reluctant readers, what types of books are most likely to grab and keep their interest, and how to connect different kinds of readers with different genres (graphic novels, realistic fiction, mystery, fantasy, magazines, nonfiction, short stories, and more). The featured lists include over 600 sure-fire books, magazines, and series:
• Best Books for Struggling Middle School Readers
• Best Books for Boys of All Ages
• Best New Adult Fiction and Classics for Teens
• Best Turn-Around Titles that Get Non-Readers Reading
• Best Magazines and Comic Books
You will also find quick and easy guidance for using booktalks (including 50 ready-to-use scripts), reading surveys, and an exhaustive bibliography of resources to consult. Throughout the book, popular YA authors--Michael Cart, Rachel Cohn, R.L. Stine, and many more--share their thoughts on teen reading and how they entice their readers. Patrick Jones--winner of ALA’s 2006 Grolier Award for stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people--Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor have assembled the one-stop resource you need to transform reluctant readers.