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Readers' Advisory Services for Young Adults

Selected materials available for loan from Georgia Public Library Service (PINES policy name STATELIB-L; OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan symbol GSL)

Subject categories used in this list are:


General

Ammon, Bette DeBruyne, and Gale W. Sherman. 1999. More rip-roaring reads for reluctant teen readers. Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited.

Anderson, Sheila B. 2005. Extreme teens: library services to nontraditional young adults. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Barr, Catherine. 2013. Best books for high school readers: grades 9-12. 3rd ed.  Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Barr, Catherine. 2013. Best books for middle school and junior high readers: grades 6-9.  3rd ed. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Bartel, Julie, and Pam Spencer Holley. 2011. Annotated book lists for every teen reader: the best from the experts at YALSA-BK. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Best books for young adults. 3rd ed.  2007. Chicago: American Library Association.

Booth, Heather. 2007. Serving teens through readers' advisory. Chicago: American Library Association.

Cart, Michael. 2013. Cart's top 200 adult books for young adults: two decades in review. Chicago : American Library Association.

Carter, Betty, Sally Estes, and Linda L. Waddle. 2000. Best books for young adults. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Honnold, RoseMary. 2006. The teen reader's advisor. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Hubert, Jennifer. 2007. Reading rants: a guide to books that rock! New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Jones, Patrick, Maureen L. Hartman, and Patricia Taylor. 2006. Connecting with reluctant teen readers: tips, titles, and tools. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Jones, Patrick, Patricia Taylor, and Kirsten Edwards. 2003. A core collection for young adults. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Keane, Nancy J. 2012. 101 great, ready-to-use book lists for teens. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Keane, Nancy J. 2006. The big book of teen reading lists: 100 great, ready-to-use book lists for educators, librarians, parents, and teens. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Lesesne, Teri S. 2003. Making the match: the right book for the right reader at the right time, grades 4-12. Portland, Me: Stenhouse Publishers.

LiBretto, Ellen V., and Catherine Barr. 2002. High/low handbook: best books and Web sites for reluctant teen readers. 4th ed. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Mahood, Kristine. 2006. A passion for print: promoting reading and books to teens. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

McDaniel, Deanna. 2008. Gentle reads: great books to warm hearts and lift spirits, grades 5-9. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

The official YALSA awards guidebook. 2008. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Outstanding books for the college bound: titles and programs for a new generation. 2011. Chicago: American Library Association.

Pearl, Nancy. 2007. Book crush: for kids and teens : recommended reading for every mood, moment, and interest. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books.

Quick and popular reads for teens. 2009.  Chicago: American Library Association.

Reynolds, Tom K. 2005. Teen reading connections. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.  

Schall, Lucy. 2005. Teen genre connections: from booktalking to booklearning. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Schwedt, Rachel E., and Janice DeLong. 2008. Core collection for children and young adults. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Serving young teens and 'tweens. 2007. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Sullivan, Edward T. 2002. Reaching reluctant young adult readers: a handbook for librarians and teachers. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Welch, Rollie James. 2011. A core collection for young adults. 2nd ed.  New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers.

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Fiction

Bodart, Joni Richards. 2002. Radical reads: 101 YA novels on the edge. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Bodart, Joni Richards. 2010. Radical reads 2: working with the newest edgy titles for teens. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Cart, Michael. 2010. Young adult literature: from romance to realism. Chicago: American Library Association.

Crosetto, Alice, and Rajinder Garcha. 2013. Death, loss, and grief in literature for youth: a selective annotated bibliography for K-12. . Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Crowe, Chris. 2004. More than a game: sports literature for young adults. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Helbig, Alethea, and Agnes Perkins. 2004. Dictionary of American young adult fiction, 1997-2001: books of recognized merit. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Herald, Diana Tixier. 2003. Teen genreflecting: a guide to reading interests. 2nd ed.  Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Herald, Diana Tixier. 2011. Teen genreflecting 3: a guide to reading interests. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Hogan, Walter. 2005. Humor in young adult literature: a time to laugh. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Lowe, Joy L., and Kathryn I. Matthew. 2004. Discoveries and inventions in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Thomas, Rebecca L., and Catherine Barr. 2009. Popular series fiction for middle school and teen readers: a reading and selection guide. 2nd ed. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Wadham, Rachel L. 2010. This is my life: a guide to realistic fiction for teens. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries

Unlimited.

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 Genres:

Classic literature

Koelling, Holly. 2004. Classic connections: turning teens on to great literature. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Rosow, La Vergne. 2006. Accessing the classics: great reads for adults, teens, and English language learners. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Fantasy

Fichtelberg, Susan. 2007. Encountering enchantment: a guide to speculative fiction for teens. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Kallio, Jamie. 2012. Read on-- speculative fiction for teens: reading lists for every taste. Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited.

Lynn, Ruth Nadelman. 2005. Fantasy literature for children and young adults: a comprehensive guide.  5th ed. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Historical fiction

Barnhouse, Rebecca. 2004. The Middle Ages in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Berg, Rebecca L. 2004. The Great Depression in literature for youth: a geographical study of families and young lives : a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Gillespie, John Thomas. 2008. Historical fiction for young readers (grades 4-8): an introduction. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Holsinger, M. Paul. 1995. The ways of war: the era of World War II in children's and young adult fiction : an annotated bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.

Lowe, Joy L., and Kathryn I. Matthew. 2003. Colonial America in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Rabey, Melissa. 2011. Historical fiction for teens: a genre guide. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Wee, Patricia Hachten, and Robert James Wee. 2004. World War II in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Mystery and crime

Larson, Jeanette. 2004. Bringing mysteries alive for children and young adults. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Pub.

Romance

Carpan, Carolyn. 2004. Rocked by romance: a guide to teen romance fiction. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Science fiction

Anatomy of wonder: a critical guide to science fiction. 5th ed.  2004. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Fichtelberg, Susan. 2007. Encountering enchantment: a guide to speculative fiction for teens. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

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   Special interest groups and special populations:

Boys

Bilz, Rachelle Lasky. 2004. Life is tough: guys, growing up, and young adult literature. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.  

Sullivan, Michael. 2009. Connecting boys with books 2: closing the reading gap. Chicago: American Library Association.

Sullivan, Michael. 2010. Serving boys through readers' advisory. Chicago: American Library Association.

Welch, Rollie James. 2007. The guy-friendly YA library: serving male teens. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Christian fiction

Walker, Barbara J. 2005. The librarian's guide to developing Christian fiction collections for young adults. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Girls

Brown, Joanne, and Nancy St. Clair. 2002. Declarations of independence: empowered girls in young adult literature, 1990-2001. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

O'Dell, Katie. 2002. Library materials and services for teen girls. Greenwood Village, Colo: Libraries Unlimited.  

Indians of North America

Molin, Paulette Fairbanks. 2005. American Indian themes in young adult literature. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Jewish American literature

Silver, Linda R. 2010. Best Jewish books for children and teens. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society.

Multicultural literature

Darby, Mary Ann, and Miki Pryne. 2002. Hearing all the voices: multicultural books for adolescents. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Jones, Cherri, and J. B. Petty. 2013. Multiethnic books for the middle-school curriculum. Chicago : ALA Editions, 2013.

York, Sherry. 2005. Ethnic book awards: a directory of multicultural literature for young readers. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Pub.

New readers

Rosow, La Vergne. 2006. Accessing the classics: great reads for adults, teens, and English language learners. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Racially mixed people in literature

Blakemore, Catherine. 2012. Mixed heritage: your source for books for children and teens about persons and families of mixed racial, ethnic, and/or religious heritage.Albany, Wis. : Adams-Pomeroy Press.

Reynolds, Nancy Thalia. 2009. Mixed heritage in young adult literature. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Religious literature

Reaching out to religious youth: a guide to services, programs, and collections. 2004. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.  

Street lit

Honig, Megan. 2011. Urban grit: a guide to street lit. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Morris, Vanessa Irvin. 2012. The readers' advisory guide to street literature. Chicago: American Library Association.

Youth with disabilities

Crosetto, Alice, Rajinder Garcha, and Mark Horan. 2009. Disabilities and disorders in literature for youth: a selective annotated bibliography for K-12. Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

Ward, Marilyn. 2002. Voices from the margins: an annotated bibliography of fiction on disabilities and differences for young people. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

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 Other formats:

Graphic novels

Fletcher-Spear, Kristen, and Merideth Jenson-Benjamin. 2011. Library collections for teens: manga and graphic novels. Bowie, Maryland: E L Kurdlay Publishing.

Gorman, Michele. 2003. Getting graphic!: using graphic novels to promote literacy with preteens and teens. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Pub.

Herald, Nathan. 2011. Graphic Novels for Young Readers: a Genre Guide for Ages 4-14. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011.

Serchay, David S. 2008. The librarian's guide to graphic novels for children and tweens. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

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Nonfiction

Barnhouse, Rebecca. 2004. The Middle Ages in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Berg, Rebecca L. 2004. The Great Depression in literature for youth: a geographical study of families and young lives : a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Crosetto, Alice, and Rajinder Garcha. 2013. Death, loss, and grief in literature for youth: a selective annotated bibliography for K-12. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Crowe, Chris. 2004. More than a game: sports literature for young adults. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Fraser, Elizabeth. 2008. Reality rules!: a guide to teen nonfiction reading interests. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

Fraser, Elizabeth. 2012. Reality rules II: a guide to teen nonfiction reading interests. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited.

Lowe, Joy L., and Kathryn I. Matthew. 2003. Colonial America in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Lowe, Joy L., and Kathryn I. Matthew. 2004. Discoveries and inventions in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Wee, Patricia Hachten, and Robert James Wee. 2004. World War II in literature for youth: a guide and resource book. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

  Autobiography and biography:

Barancik, Sue. 2005. Guide to collective biographies for children and young adults. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

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Selected Web resources

Adlit.org. All about adolescent literacy. Accessed January 10, 2014.  http://www.adlit.org./

American Library Association.  Young Adult Library Services Association. The Hub: Your connection to teen reads. Accessed January 10, 2014. http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/.

American Library Association.  Young Adult Library Services Association. The Ultimate YA bookshelf. Accessed January 10, 2014. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/professionaltools/yabookshelf.

American Library Association.  Young Adult Library Services Association. YALSA's book awards & booklists. Accessed January 10, 2014. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.

The Book Report Network. Teenreads.  Accessed January 10, 2014. http://www.teenreads.com/.

International Reading Association.  Young adults’ choices reading list.  Accessed January 10, 2014. http://www.reading.org/Resources/Booklists/YoungAdultsChoices.aspx.

Scieszka, Jon. Guys read. Accessed January 10, 2014. http://guysread.com.

Swan, Jen Hubert. Reading rants! Out of the ordinary teen booklists! Accessed January 10, 2014. http://www.readingrants.org/.

University of Illinois. Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Youth services librarianship: A guide to working with young people in school and public libraries. Readers' advisory for youth. Accessed January 10, 2014.   https://youthserviceslibrarianship.wikispaces.com/Reader%27s+Advisory+for+Youth.

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January 2014