Games

Interstellar Pig

Author: William Sleator

Publisher: Starfire

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 196

View: 148

A teenager becomes interested in a strange board game called "Interstellar Pig," the obsession of his new and unusual neighbors, and he soon stumbles into a nightmare when he discovers that the game is real.
Science fiction.

Interstellar Pig

Author: William Sleator

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN:

Category: Science fiction.

Page: 197

View: 938

A teenager becomes interested in a strange board game called "Interstellar Pig," the obsession of his new and unusual neighbors, and he soon stumbles into a nightmare when he discovers that the game is real.
Reference

The Best in Children's Books

Author: University of Chicago. Center for Children's Books

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 511

View: 265

Provides an annotated list of fourteen hundred of the best children's books published between 1979 and 1984
Literary Criticism

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

View: 423

Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Cataloguing Outside the Box

Author: Patricia Falk

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 806

A practical guide to cataloguing and processing the unique special collections formats in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL) and the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives (MLSRA) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) (e.g. fanzines, popular sound recordings, comic books, motion picture scripts and press kits, popular fiction). Cataloguing Outside the Box provides guidance to professionals in library and information science facing the same cataloguing challenges. Additionally, name authority work for these collections is addressed. Provides practical guidelines and solutions for cataloguing challenges Draws on the authors’ varied experiences with these special materials Addresses specific, unique special collections materials
Language Arts & Disciplines

Genrefied Classics

Author: Tina Frolund

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

View: 447

Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

Interstellar Pig

Author: Michael Golden

Publisher: Learning Links

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 29

View: 924

Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.
Literary Criticism

500 Great Books for Teens

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 365

If you are looking for a book to give to a teenage reader, here's the reference you've been waiting for. Until now, there's been no accepted guide to what's good, bad, or indifferent in the flood of books coming off the presses in the hot new category of young-adult publishing. If it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover, it is especially true for teen books, as publishers take aim at a new class of readers. The books land on shelves without a history, and so there is no standard by which to judge them. Anita Silvey, one of the country's leading authorities on books for young people, has interviewed teenage readers all over the country and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books published in the last five years. The result is this invaluable and very readable guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reading groups, and of course teens themselves. With its extended essays describing 500 selections, parents will quickly see what their teenagers are actually reading -- and will be able to find good books to introduce them to. Teachers can spot excellent additions to summer reading lists. Booksellers can move customers from one favorite to a host of others in the same genre. Librarians can round out collections. Book groups -- for adults, teens, or both -- will have hundreds of new titles to consider. 500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, politics and social history, horror, romance, war and conflict, fantasy, plays, graphic novels, poetry, memoir, and spirituality. Every section offers up classics, but the majority of titles are new. In "Beyond the 500," Silvey compiles a number of useful lists, including books organized by geographic location and historical period, as well as recommended audio books.
Education

When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers

Author: Judy Galbraith

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 392

Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, activities, and resources, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive. Includes online digital content.
Juvenile Fiction

Parasite Pig

Author: William Sleator

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

View: 973

Sixteen-year-old Barney, infected by an alien parasite, and his friend Katie are taken to the planet J'koot by extraterrestrials intent on playing the dangerous game known as Interstellar Pig.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Crossover Readers' Advisory: Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction

Author: Jessica E. Moyer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

View: 246

Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more. • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats
Reference

Encountering Enchantment

Author: Susan Fichtelberg

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 328

View: 611

Provides citations and plot summaries for works of young adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and gives suggestions on how to use the fiction in different types of programs.
Religion

Read for Your Life

Author: Gladys M. Hunt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 197

Most teens already know what wealth and just-plain-fun books contain. What is sometimes missing is the encouragement to make time for reading in the middle of a busy life. Getting excited about books is contagious, and so is the reading habit. The whole family needs all the encouragement it can get, especially teenagers. Read for Your Life is more than inspiration to read. Gladys Hunt discusses how to read a book, what makes a good book, what questions to ask, and how to discern between good, better, and best. She has a way of making you want to read, while helping you to make the most of the opportunity. To help you choose what to read, Barbara Hampton has reviewed more than 300 books. Her recommendations run the gamut from classics like A Tale of Two Cities to contemporary fiction like A Ring of Endless Light; from literary greats like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alan Paton to moderns like Katherine Paterson and Chaim Potok. The book contains - Pointers on becoming a more perceptive reader - Tips on how to enjoy poetry, fantasy, and fiction - An annotated list of over 300 book recommendations - Hundreds of plot synopses - A complete index to authors and titles.
Literary Criticism

Humor in Young Adult Literature

Author: Walter Hogan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 866

Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content. In bringing together the foremost YA authors of comedies, Hogan illustrates their strengths, similarities, and differences. The book is topical to facilitate a comparison of distinctive treatments by various authors of adolescent life events, such as sibling rivalry and first dates.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Animals in Young Adult Fiction

Author: Walter Hogan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 268

View: 162

Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.
Reference

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

Author:

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 635

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
Young Adult Fiction

Singing the Dogstar Blues

Author: Alison Goodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 823

Alison Goodman's first novel - in a very special new edition! Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student: Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest rules - and that means going back in time to change history. This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre-bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after-book adventures, originally published in Firebirds Rising.