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Book Crush: For Kids and Teens -Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest Paperback – March 6, 2007
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The author of the School Library Journal review for Book Crush mostly questioned why some books were not included and some were. It did not seem to question her actual comments about the books so much, but seemed very concerned that not all the books were listed that should have been per category. For example, under the fantasy section, the reviewer took umbrage that Mercedes Lackey is mentioned, but Anne McCaffrey is not. However, McCaffrey is listed in a separate section on Dragons, in which she is called the queen of dragon lore. She is not left out! Perhaps Ms. Pearl just did not want to list someone twice when there are so many fabulous people to include. (Plus: spoiler alert: Anne McCaffrey's beloved Pern series is actually science fiction, not fantasy.) I felt like it was obvious she couldn't include all the great books, not even all the best books. This book is meant to be a fast and fun overview of some great titles, not an in-depth review of all possibilities. One look at the smaller size of the book should have made that clear. There are encyclopedic-sized books of children's book lists that can serve that purpose. This is just a sampling of her choices, so the review was odd to me. The reviewer also wondered why Feed, by M.T. Anderson, was listed as Middle Grade-- but it's not. It's listed in the "Utopia-Not!Read more ›
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Excited to get his book! Learned about it at a conference. Looking forward to reading it this summer and using ideas in my classroom next school year. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by A. Wilson
Nancy Pearl speaks in first person as a reader as well as a reviewer. In few carefully selected words she discusses many many books for kids. Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Miss Triss
If Steven Gilbar had written a version of Good Books for under-18's, it would probably have looked much like this. Read morePublished on July 11, 2009 by Chrijeff
I bought this looking for another reference to pick books for kids. I also use this to help teachers. It is a good partner with Jim Treleases read-aloud book & updates.Published on October 25, 2008 by K. Cunningham