Popular Series Fiction for Middle School & Teen Readers: A Reading and Selection Guide, 3/e (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference)
900 pages • 7 x 10
Want to satisfy young readers' desires to read all the books in a given series and identify similar series they'll love? This guide makes it easy.
A valuable resource for collection development, reader guidance, or classroom reading, this book is your guide for helping tween and teen students find all the volumes in a series they love and identify similar series to enjoy.
Which title follows Among the Imposters in Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series? How many titles are in L. A. Meyer's series that feature the Jacky Faber character? Which fantasy series are most suitable for readers ages 12 through 18? Are there any good series featuring computers? Series fiction is a big hit with youth readers, is proven to foster the reading habit, and its popularity continues to grow. Staying on top of series can be a challenge for librarians: many do not have a formal series title and the component volumes and their sequence in the series can be hard to identify. This latest edition of Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers makes it easy for you to make the best choices and recommendations regarding the book series that appeal to all types of readers.
The book includes more than 1,500 series presented in alphabetical order by series title. Each entry includes the titles of all volumes in the series in number order, if applicable; 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 young adult literature that include very little information regarding series fiction
- Allows librarians to find series by title, book title, author, genre, and subject matter
- Features Accelerated Reader (AR) 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