$36.00
ALA Member: 
$ 32.40
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-3512-5
Published: 
2001
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
179
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

"Do you have any good books here?"

With this handy new reference, you'll be equipped to answer questions for young people who know exactly what they want as well as for those who have no idea but just know that they want something "good." Seasoned librarians Deeds and Chastain surveyed children's librarians from around the country, bringing together the wisdom and experiences of librarians from both school and public library settings for one collection of expert picks.

Organized around 44 topics considered by the panel to be "the most frequently requested," the end result is chock full of more than 500 annotated book recommendations. The ultimate readers' advisory guide for children's literature, The New Books Kids Like will help you to feed the curiosity of young readers on everything from dogs and diaries to adventure and science. Use it to:

  • Encourage young readers to pursue their interests through reading.
  • Create contemporary collections that satisfy popular requests from around the country.
  • Find selections quickly by title, author, or subject.
  • Make age-appropriate recommendations using grade-level chapters.

For all those serving young readers, this is a must-have reference packed with clear and concise, kid-friendly annotations.

Preface
1. Where Are Your Funny Books? (Picture Books and Beginning Readers)
2. Where Are Your Funny Chapter Books?
3. Where Are Your Poetry Books?
4. Where Are Your Fairy Tales? (Picture Books)
5. Where Are Your Fairy Tales? (Chapter Books)
6. Do You Have Any Other Books Like The True Story of the Three Little Pigs?
7. I Want to Read a Folktale, Legend, Myth, or Tall Tale
8. Where Are Your Science Fiction Books?
9. What Are Some Good Fantasy Books?
10. Do You Have Any Other Books Like Magic Tree House?
11. I Want to Read an Adventure Story
12. I Want to Read a Book about Kids Who Are Brave
13. Where Are Your Survival Stories?
14. Do You Have Any Books about Sports?
15. Do You Have Any Mystery Books?
16. Where Are Your Spy or Other Search-and-Solve Books?
17. Do You Have Any Really Scary Books?
18. What Are Some Good Ghost Stories?
19. I Want to Read an Autobiography
20. I Want to Read a Biography
21. Do You Have Any Picture-Book Biographies?
22. I Want to Read Some Realistic Fiction
23. Where Are Your Historical Fiction Books? (Picture Books)
24. Where Are Your Historical Fiction Books? (19th Century)
25. Where Are Your Historical Fiction Books? (19th Century)
26. Where Are Your Historical Fiction Books? (20th Century)
27. Where Are Your Animal Books? (Picture Books)
28. Where Are Your Animal Books? (Chapter Books)
29. Where Are Your Cat Stories? (Picture Books)
30. Where Are Your Cat Stories? (Chapter Books)
31. Where Are Your Dog Stories? (Picture Books)
32. Where Are Your Dog Stories? (Chapter Books)
33. Where Are Your Horse Stories? (Picture Books)
34. Where Are Your Horse Stories? (Chapter Books)
35. I Like Reading Stories about School; Do You Have Any?
36. I Like Reading Stories about School; Do You Have Any?
37. I Need Help on a Science Project
38. Do You Have Any Books Written Like a Diary?
39. Do You Have Any Good Books for Kindergartners?
40. Do You Have Any Good Books for First Graders?
41. Do You Have Any Good Books for Second Graders?
42. Do You Have Any Good Books for Third Graders?
43. Do You Have Any Good Books for Fourth Graders?
44. Do You Have Any Good Books for Fifth Graders?

Sharon Deeds

Sharon Deeds is head of Youth and Media Services at the Cobb County Public Library System in Marietta, Georgia, where she has worked for more than ten years.

Catherine Chastain

Catherine Chastain is the school library media specialist at Westside Middle School in Winder, Georgia. Previously, she worked for eight years as children's librarian and youth services coordinator for the Clayton County Library System in Jonesboro, Georgia, and earned her master's degree in library science from Louisiana State University.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.

"?collection of expert picks."
—JOYS

"Recommended."
—Book Report/Library Talk

"Each chapter in this handy little book is organized around a question a child might ask, and books are listed for picture books, beginning reader, and chapter books... This resource will be of great use to librarians, parents, and kids alike and is highly recommended for its unique approach to readers' advisory service for children."
—American Reference Books Annual

"This bibliography deserves a place in all professional collections in school, public and academic libraries. Any advocate of books and reading will find this a superlative choice for selecting books for children from kindergarten to grade five. Highly recommended."
—Catholic Library World