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Booktalks and Beyond: Promoting Great Genre Reads to Teens (Paperback)
  • Booktalks and Beyond: Promoting Great Genre Reads to Teens (Paperback)

Booktalks and Beyond: Promoting Great Genre Reads to Teens (Paperback)

Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 30/05/2007
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Promote today's best and most popular YA books with help from this practical guide. Focusing on titles published after 2000, Schall provides you with background information, ready-to-use (or adapt) booktalks, read-aloud selections, learning activities, and related reads for approximately 100 fiction and nonfiction books with broad teen appeal. Organized by genres and themes, it has something for every teen reader. Whether you are a public or school librarian, teacher, or teen group leader, you'll find this collection helpful in motivating teens to read, building their appreciation of books, and in extending learning opportunities beyond the reading experience. Grades 6-12.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591584667
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: Annotated edition

"This book is full of useful information for librarians who are new to booktalking or those busy librarians who need a reliable, up-to-date young adult literature resource....Each entry includes bibliographic information, themes or topics, and a summary or description. The author also includes a complete booktalk script for those who are not sure what to include or who are looking for something at a moment's notice....With the abundance of young adult literature that has been published in the last few years, it is easy to miss out on some wonderful books. The wealth of information included with each title makes this book invaluable to librarians as a booktalking or collection development tool. The organization of the book is extraordinary. The table of contents makes the book user-friendly and easy to navigate. The index includes both author names and titles....[T]his is a book that is highly recommended for those working with teen readers to use for booktalks or reader's advisory." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This book includes read-to-use booktalks, read-aloud selections, learning activities, and related reads for approximately 100 fiction and nonfiction books published since 2000 and geared for teens....More than a repository of booktalks, Booktalks and Beyond is also a useful readers' advisory tool, serving as a quick-and-dirty resource to brush up on young adult materials. Librarians new to the field, new to the literature, as well as those doing outreach, will all find something of value in Lucy Schall's Booktalks and Beyond." - Colorado Association of Libraries
"This is an excellent and needed resource for anyone planning on giving booktalks. Not only can school media specialists and public librarians use this book, but classroom teachers in various disciplines will find this a needed resource for outside reading materials.... Each section gives various themes, and each book listed includes the author, title, bibliographic information, summary and description, read aloud/reader response, booktalk, learning opportunities, open-ended questions and research topics are provided....Another helpful feature is the reading level of the book provided in the bibliographic information. Most librarians find giving booktalks an enjoyable part of the job. This book will help as they plan their presentations. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"This work is an update of Schall's Teen Genre Connections and includes books published from 2001 to 2006. A new section in each chapter, Read Aloud/Reader Response, suggests passages for discussion, dramatic readings, or performing. Each title is covered in two pages and also includes bibliographic information, suggested grade level, themes or topics, a summary, a sample booktalk, learning opportunities, and related works. This is a useful guide to presenting books to teens." - School Library Journal
"[P]rovides ready-to-use, snappy sample booktalks along with follow up activities perfect for a classroom or small-group setting." - School Library Journal
"This volume will be most useful for librarians new to teen literature, as well as those needing a refresher on more recent titles, and will also serve as an additional resource for librarians looking for new booktalking ideas. It complements but does not replace older teen genre guides such as Teen Genreflecting (Libraries Unlimited, 1997). Recommended for young adult librarians in school and public libraries." - Booklist/RA Corner
"Schall, a former middle school and high school English teacher, provides background information, ready-to-use booktalks, read-aloud selections, learning activities, and related reads for about 100 fiction and nonfiction books with broad teen appeal. The entries are arranged in sections on issues, contemporary, adventure, mystery/suspense, fantasy/science fiction, history, and other cultures. The sections of related works include books as well as graphic novels, short stories, plays, poems, reference books, and Web sites. The book will be used by instructors, librarians, parents, and others who work with teen readers." - Reference & Research Book News
"Where does one turn for the activities to go with the book that a teen book group is currently reading? Turn to Schall's new volume for which she has chosen popular, high-quality young adult works published after 2000 and gives advice on how to promote them to teen readers....Schall, a former middle and high school English teacher, knows what busy professionals need to be current and conversant. She writes a very practical and easy-to-use volume. Use it for collection development, programming tips for booktalks and book clubs, displays, and reader's advisory work with teen readers. Teachers and librarians equally will find it helpful. Teen specialists will appreciate the tips and reminders of great reads, while non-specialists will consider it a go-to source." - VOYA
"Schall organizes 100 or so fiction and non-fiction titles by topics and genres, and for each title provides reading level, a list of the primary topics and themes, a brief synopsis, several read-aloud suggestions, a ready-made booktalk, some projects to suggest or questions to ask teen readers, and an annotated list of related works....This is a useful tool not just for YA programming, but for the new librarian who doesn't yet feel comfortable filling teen-readers' advisor shoes." - American Libraries

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