From School Library Journal
Keane has produced another great resource for teachers, librarians, and students, especially reluctant readers. The annotated bibliographies include titles on hot topics and popular genres. Well organized, the book can be used to build collections in the specific subject areas. As noted in the introduction, all titles were in print as of August 2005. This would also be a good resource for YA literature classes. Reproducible book lists and bookmarks (with complete citations) will be helpful to students, parents, librarians, and teachers.—Luella Teuton, Western Kentucky University College of Education, Bowling Green, KY
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Listing fiction and nonfiction published mostly in the last 10 years, this volume is divided into six parts: "Genres," "Characters," "Books about Self," "Setting," "Subjects," and "Audience." Each section covers a variety of topics. For example, under Setting, topics range from "Ancient Civilization" to "World War II"; "Genres" has subsections for "Fairy Tale Variations" "Horror," "Humor," and more. The subsections are in turn divided into separate lists for younger and older teens. Each title entry contains a bibliographic reference and a brief annotation of one or two sentences. Following the six sections, the book provides some sample reproducible bookmarks suggesting further reading on specific topics. Though it's a good beginning resource for parents and teachers, the volume is not comprehensive enough for librarians. Carol Sue HarlessCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved