Evaluate your young teen literature collection, select new titles, and create thematic and genre-oriented reading lists with this highly affordable and authoritative guide.
This indispensable reading guide and selection tool, updated to include titles published from 2004 through 2008, covers the best fiction and nonfiction for children in grades 6–9. The approximately 15,000 entries include brief but lively annotations, ISBNs, book length and price, grade-level appropriateness, and review citations. New features include indication of titles available in audio format and Lexiles where available. Award-winning and series titles are noted. Use this must-purchase volume to bolster your collection for young teens and to create thematic and curriculum-oriented reading lists.
Reviews "This resource meant for librarians consists of a comprehensive and wideranging list of 14,588 recommended books, fiction and nonfiction, for readers in middle school and junior high."—Reference & Research Book News
" Not only is the scope of this work comprehensive, but its information is also easily accessible. Comprehensive indexes allow readers to locate books by subject, title, and subject/grade level. The subject/grade level index is an especially helpful feature, allowing both librarians and young adult readers to find books on a particular subject and grade level at one glance. Because of these strengths, Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers is an invaluable resource for all those who make purchasing decisions or compile reading lists in the area of young adult books."—ARBA