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Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries
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Welcome to Who Else Writes Like...? Evaluating Children's Magazines ERIC Identifier: ED477607 Publication Date: 2003-12-00 Author: Lu, Mei-Yu Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading English and Communication Bloomington IN. The introduction and growing use of the World Wide Web since the early 1990s has enabled readers to gain immediate access to great quantities of information. This, in turn, has prompted many businesses to exploit the internet as a medium through which to promote their products and services (Brody, 1997; Clyde, 1998). Publishing for children, especially online magazines (i.e., e-zines), is no exception (Johnson, 2002). Compared to printed magazines, e-zines can be vastly superior in terms of each of the following factors: "Cost": Both publishers and readers benefit monetarily from electronic publishing (Boone & Higgins, 1998; Freeman, 1996). "Accessibility": Online magazines provide readers immediate and wide access to information (Boone & Higgins, 1998; Freeman, 1996). "Content" "Functionality and Stability" "Authorship/Sponsorship"

Choice Reviews Online Reader's Corner - Who Writes Like Have you read every novel by your favourite author? Are you looking for more suggestions? Browse the alphabetical list Do a keyword search Enter author surname TIP: Add 'Who Writes Like' to your Bookmarks or Favorites. VOYA www.livresouverts.qc.ca Readers' advisory Readers' advisory is defined as “Services provided by an experienced public services librarian specializing in the reading needs of public library patrons” (Reitz 2006). A successful readers' advisory service is one where knowledgeable, non-judgmental staff help readers with their leisure-reading needs. Because the library can often be confusing in their organization and layout, readers' advisers are crucial in providing the library’s leisure-reading material to the reader. Readers’ advisers should endeavor to be “knowledgeable about both fiction and nonfiction—particularly what is popular in their libraries” (Dilevko and Magowan 2007:23). History and resurgence[edit] Readers’ Advisory services have experienced many ups and downs throughout its history in libraries. Suggestions for success[edit] For many librarians, reading outside their favorite genre is easier said than done. Maintaining a Staff Recommendations display is another way to improve a library’s readers’ advisory service.

Children’s Literature Review | Gale Literature Collections Quick Facts 750+ entriesWorldwide authors50,000+ reviews and essays Reproduces nearly 98% of the print seriesBrowse by author, title, or topicCovers all time periods Sign up for a Free Trial » Quick Summary Detailed Overview » Each of the more than 150 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately three to eight authors of children’s or young adult literature of all genres and provides selected full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. The series currently covers more than 750 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on individual titles and topics in children’s and young adult literature, including picture books, folklore and graphic novels. Detailed Overview Quick Summary » Source: Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts. Structure: Each entry features: Related Products

Canadian Book Review Annual Online - Home Readers’ Advisory Resources: Beyond Lists | wrapped up in books A colleague and I were asked to present at the RT Book Convention in a session intended for librarians and booksellers. This post is adapted from a portion of our presentation. I love talking books with people. It’s my favorite part of my job. But there’s not always an opportunity for a traditional reader’s advisory interview and some readers prefer to find their own books or use passive reader’s advisory materials when searching out their next great read. I often make lists—grocery lists, to-do lists, wish lists—but plain, old book lists, while instructive and useful, can be kinda boring. Flowcharts are great to organize information with complex relationships and tiered groupings. For example, The Hunger Games has multiple appeal factors. Around the time The Hunger Games movie went into production a number of new releases started being touted as read-alikes. The wild popularity of The Hunger Games also shed a new light on older titles that had been published prior to The Hunger Games.

Core collection of graphic novels - 2012 update In 2011, the Quicklists Consulting Committee created a list of core titles than can be used when starting or maintaining a children’s graphic novel collection. The intended audience is librarians selecting books for inclusion in public libraries serving elementary school-age children. Graphic novel here is defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. The list does not include book-length collections of comic strips, wordless picture books, or hybrid books that are a mixture of traditional text and comics/graphics. The list includes classics as well as new titles that have been widely recommended and well-reviewed, and books that have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim. The Quicklists Consulting Committee identified the best books currently available, and updates the list at least annually to add great new releases and remove titles that have gone out of print. K-2 | Grades 3-5 | Grades 6-8 Grades K-2 The Adventures of Polo by Régis Faller. Grades 3-5

Library Journal — Library News, Reviews, and Views Five Libraries Collaborate On Reader’s Advisory Project | Finding Heroes Five libraries (four in Queensland and one in New Zealand) collaborated to create Beyond The Lavender Keeper Reading Map in recognition of of Australia’s 2013 Get Reading Campaign. Click on the image to read the booklet The challenge was to produce a reading map of The Lavender Keeper to coincide with a visit to four Queensland public libraries by author Fiona McIntosh in mid-September as part of Australia’s 2013 Get Reading Campaign. The project began six weeks ago when Alison Miles from CityLibraries Townsville asked if I was interested in doing another reading map (see our previous collaborative reading map Beyond Chocolat) along with three other librarians – Jo Beazley from Toowoomba Regional Libraries, Louise Pieper from Gold Coast Libraries, and Tina Cavanough from Moreton Bay Region Libraries – who were all hosting Fiona McIntosh at their libraries within the same week. The reading map design further dictated the number of titles selected and the amount of content per title.

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