Crossover Readers' Advisory
Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction
by Jessica E. Moyer, Editor
October 2016, 182pp, 7x10
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-4408-3846-0
$60, £47, 53€, A83
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-3847-7
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If someone told you that you could better meet reader needs without adding new titles to your collection, what would you say? This book asserts just that, and shows you how to do it.

Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more.

An indispensable reference for libraries, this book takes the guesswork out of crossover readers’ advisory by allowing you to easily guide teens who enjoy reading adult books and adults who enjoy reading teen stories. Chapters written by genre experts will help you better understand each genre’s appeal to teens and adults as well as list dozens of titles that lend themselves to both groups of readers. The approach will help you maximize your collection while better serving your patrons.

The work is divided into two parts: the first part covers adult books for teens, while the second section delves into teen books for adults. Chapters include a definition of the genre, appealing features unique to the category, the factors that make the works suitable for crossover, a listing of relevant titles and annotations, and trends on the horizon. Genres covered include urban fantasy, mainstream, historical fiction, graphic novels, and nonfiction.


  • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors
  • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers
  • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults
  • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats
Jessica E. Moyer, PhD, is assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, School of Information Studies. Her published works include Libraries Unlimited's Integrated Advisory Services as well asThe Readers' Advisory Handbook and contributions to the "Under the Radar" column in Public Libraries Magazine. Moyer is a member of the reference and user services division of the American Library Association and an executive board member for the reference services section. She received her doctorate in literary education from the University of Minnesota.


"Librarians new to RA will discover a basic guide to broaden their knowledge."—School Library Journal, May 9, 2017
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