Thursday, September 19, 2013

Best Books for High School Readers (3rd ed)

Barr, Catherine. Best Books for High School Readers, Grades 9-12. 3rd ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.
ISBN: 978-1-59884-784-0

Publisher's Description
Now in its third edition, this essential resource supplies information on more than 11,000 in-print titles—most of which have been recommended in at least two reviewing journals—suitable for high school and public libraries. With its simple, thematic organization and user-friendly subject terms, it makes finding the right book easy—for librarians, teachers, and parents alike. And its inclusion of thousands of non-fiction titles helps today's educators meet the Common Core standards.

This updated edition of Best Books for High School Readers, Grades 9–12 remains an indispensable resource for identifying the right book for an individual high school student's preferences, needs, or interests, and for creating reading lists for curricular and thematic library programs. It is also an essential tool for evaluating and developing the library collection. The entries provide annotations with succinct plot summaries, ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations; and indicate Lexile levels, as well as titles that are available in audio format or as an eBook version.

• Supplies concise, lively annotations and review citations on everything from literary classics and non-fiction titles to graphic novels
• Provides quick access to information for both library staff and patrons with thematic, curriculum-oriented organization and clear subject breakdowns
• Indicates which books are also available in audio format and in eBook format—valuable information for collection development and reading specialists
• Identifies award-winning and series titles

Sample Topics
Adventure and Survival Stories
Biography and Memoirs
Careers and Occupational Guidance
Civil and Human Rights
Contemporary Life and Problems
History and Geography
Horror Stories and the Supernatural
Painting, Sculpture, and Photography
Physical and Applied Sciences
Sports and Games