Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

The American Public Library Handbook

The American Public Library Handbook

This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels

Provides a library reference guide to graphic novels, listing the different genres available and describing the relationship between graphic novels and films and video games, along with lists of recommended works for each category.

Developing Readers' Advisory Services

Concepts and Commitments

Developing Readers' Advisory Services

This work offers advice to busy professional librarians on how to supply an advisory service to their customers, despite mounting pressures and calls upon their time.

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

The Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Research-Based Readers' Advisory

Research-Based Readers' Advisory

Written by RA expert Jessica Moyer with contributions from leading RA luminaries, Research-Based Readers' Advisory approaches research from two vantage points: the Research Review provides an expert overview of new research, and the Librarian's View, written by RA experts, discusses practical issues.

The Teen Reader's Advisor

The Teen Reader's Advisor

Organized into eighteen thematic chapters, offers more than nineteen hundred annotated listings of recommended titles for young adults.

Library Literature

Library Literature

"An index to library and information science".

Connecting Young Adults and Libraries

A How-to-do-it Manual

Connecting Young Adults and Libraries

Discusses young adult collections, services, programming, and marketing ideas, as well as issues in young adult services