[kids-lib] New Books Available at the State Library

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Tue Aug 12 12:21:56 PDT 2008

The following new titles are available to interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or fax your request to the State Library document delivery department at 503-588-7119 with your full name, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number.

Jone, P., Hatman, M.L., & Taylor, P.  (2006).  Connecting with reluctant teen readers: Tips, titles, and tool.  Neal-Schuman Publishers.
It may sometimes seem impossible to get some kids to read, but YA experts Patrick Jones, Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor believe in some proven tips, titles, and tools to make the impossible happen. They show you how to entice reluctant readers, what types of books are most likely to grab and keep their interest, and how to connect different kinds of readers with different genres (graphic novels, realistic fiction, mystery, fantasy, magazines, nonfiction, short stories, and more). The featured lists include over 600 sure-fire books, magazines, and series:
§         Best Books for Struggling Middle School Readers
§         Best Books for Boys of All Ages
§         Best New Adult Fiction and Classics for Teens
§         Best Turn-Around Titles that Get Non-Readers Reading
§         Best Magazines and Comic Books
You will also find quick and easy guidance for using booktalks (including 50 ready-to-use scripts), reading surveys, and an exhaustive bibliography of resources to consult. Throughout the book, popular YA authors--Michael Cart, Rachel Cohn, R.L. Stine, and many more--share their thoughts on teen reading and how they entice their readers. Patrick Jones--winner of ALA's 2006 Grolier Award for stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people--Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor have assembled the one-stop resource you need to transform reluctant readers. (Book Description)
Serchay, D.S.  (2008).  The librarian's guide to graphic novels for children and tweens. Neal-Schuman Publishers.
Graphic novels tell the stories, star the heroes (real and fictional) and address the issues relevant to youngsters and tweens in a style that holds their interest and keeps them coming back for more! More than merely comic books-and not always rated "PG"-they have an important educational component as well. In addition to being great for readers who are challenged by large chunks of text, graphic novels take advantage of the flexibility of nimble young minds that have grown up immersed in a multimedia world. Make no mistake, these works are not easy reads-they demand all the language and literacy skills educators strive to instill in their students, including: active decoding, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary building, sequencing and more.

This must-have resource on developing your collection of this important format will give you a wealth of tips and practical advice about buying, recommending, cataloging, and shelving. Youth services specialist David Serchay shares the insights of librarians, media specialists, and vendors around the country about how best to build and manage graphic novel collections. You'll find this guide's annotated list of highly recommended titles invaluable. (Book Description)
Wadham, T.  (2007).  Libros esenciales: Building, marketing, and programming a core collection of Spanish language children's materials. Neal-Schuman Publishers.
The essential book to help you reach Spanish-speaking children and create bilingual storytimes.  Tim Wadham, author of the "highly recommended" (REFORMA) and "invaluable" (Booklist) how-to, Programming with Latino Children's Materials (1999), returns with this all new guide for children's and school librarians. He provides a core collection of over 100+ titles including board books, picture books, short chapter fiction, novels, poetry, and nonfiction ideal for serving toddlers to teens. Wadham shares authoritative advice for selecting Spanish titles including: an overview of the market, key elements to consider, review sources, and tips for authoring collection development. There is a wealth of programming ideas that may be used with the recommended core collection or adapted for other books. Wadham offers tips for marketing to your community and increasing circulation for these important titles. This unique resource also includes a guide to publishers and vendors and lists of award-winning books. Whether you are serving a Hispanic community,looking for ways to present bilingual programs,or building a newmulticultural collection, Libros Essenciales is an invaluable, comprehensive guide. (Book Description)
Fredericks, A.D.  (2008).  Songs and rhymes readers theater for beginning readers. Libraries Unlimited.
Kids love music and rhymes; literacy often begins that way. Singing nursery and other rhymes, pairing the song with books is a proven way to begin reading instruction and it is fun! Primary teachers and their librarians love to play rhyming and singing games often accompanied by hand and body motions. Out of requests from teachers and librarians attending his workshops, Tony Fredericks presents this readers theatre book for young readers, grades 1-2, built on the songs and rhymes that they already love and know. Scripts built around such rhymes and songs as: The Itsy, Bitsy Spider, The Farmer in the Dell, Hush, Little Baby, If You're Happy and You Know It, and I'm a Little Teapot will encourage kids to read the scripts, all the while building reading fluency. As in Fredericks' other books for the beginning reader, this book furnishes presentation suggestions, rationale for using readers theatre, and readability information, as well as ideas for movement and dance. (Book Description)

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings.

Katie Anderson
Youth Services Consultant
Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator
Library Development 
Oregon State Library
katie.anderson at state.or.us
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