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Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference) [Hardcover]

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30 Jan 2005 1591582024 978-1591582021 annotated edition
Young readers enjoy the delightfully consistent cast of characters and reliable story lines of series fiction. Because of their popularity and appeal, books in series are great vehicles for fostering literacy among all types of readers, including ABE and ESL students. In addition, readers of series fiction are almost always adamant about reading every title in the series-in series order. Yet traditional information sources on YA literature include very little about series fiction. It is rarely reviewed or catalogued, so objective information about the titles is hard to come by. And finding out the proper order of titles in series can also be a challenge. So, while series fiction is in high demand with young readers, librarians often have difficulty managing this large and growing body of literature. This guide, geared to readers in middle to high school, will be a rich resource and time-saver for librarians who work with tweens and teens. It introduces users to the best and most popular fiction series of today, covering approximately 800 series appropriate for middle and high school readers. For each series, the authors provide an annotation that describes the series' appeal and lists characters, and location. The original publisher of the series is given, along with the range of dates over which the series was published, a grade level range, and genre. Annotations will also indicate series and titles that are accepted by some of the popular electronic reading programs (e.g., Accelerated Reading, Reading First). A numbered list of titles in the series follows. Grades 6-12.

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  • Hardcover: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Inc; annotated edition edition (30 Jan 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591582024
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591582021
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 18 x 4.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,591,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book will be a useful tool to refer to when checking that the library owns all the titles in a series or to find the order of titles in a particular series. Even though some school libraries may not have the budget to purchase many of the numerous books listed here, this will be a valuable resource for collection development, reference, and reader's advisory. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

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