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 librarians serving young readers, this is a must-have reference packed with clear and concise, kid-friendly annotations.
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 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. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is an organization that supports the profession of children's librarianship and is a leading authority on children's library services.