Popular Series Fiction for K-6 Readers: A Reading and Selection Guide, 3/e (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference)
1,200 pages • 7 x 10
Now in its third edition, this must-have guide helps librarians manage and evaluate the ever-growing number of fiction series for young readers and support the love of reading that series fiction fosters.
Ideal for youth librarians at public libraries, school librarians, and elementary school teachers, this book enables you to direct young readers toward series titles that will help establish a lifelong love of reading.
Who wrote the Disney Fairies books? Which series appeal to boys? What other books are available in the same genre as A Series of Unfortunate Events? These are just some of the questions children's librarians contend with as the popularity of series fiction continues to grow. Series can be difficult to manage: many do not have a formal series title and the component volumes can be hard to identify. This latest edition of Popular Series Fiction for K-6 Readers makes it easy for you to make the best choices and recommendations regarding book series.
The book includes more than 2,500 series presented in alphabetical order by series title. Each entry includes the titles of all volumes in the series in number order, if applicable, as well as the author(s) of the books, the publisher, grade level, and a brief annotation that provides information about characters, plot, themes, and issues in the series to assist librarians with purchasing decisions or when recommending these books to readers. Series that include prequels or have alternative reading orders are specifically described as such in the annotation. Genre designations are assigned to group the series into thematic areas, and books that have Accelerated Reader (AR) support resources are designated by an AR icon.
- Fills the gap in traditional information sources on children's literature that include very little information regarding series fiction
- Offers access by series title, book title, author, genre, and subject
- Features Accelerated Reader notations
- Functions as both a readers' advisory guide and a collection development tool
- Lists series especially suitable for girls, boys, and reluctant readers, allowing quick access to the best choices for specific audiences