The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; ...

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838917817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.
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Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them.

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest ...

Author: Jennifer S. Baker

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
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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.

Author: Francisca Goldsmith

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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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.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature

Provides information about the genre of urban fiction, including its appeal to readers, its characteristics and structural elements, its history, and readers' advisory and collection development strategies for librarians.

Author: Vanessa Irvin Morris

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911105

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Provides information about the genre of urban fiction, including its appeal to readers, its characteristics and structural elements, its history, and readers' advisory and collection development strategies for librarians.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Horror

RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre, including Lists of recommended titles, authors, and sub-genres, all cross-referenced for quick reference Tips for effectively practicing horror RA, ...

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911129

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.
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The Real Story

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Author: Sarah Statz Cords

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063333051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Mystery

Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911136

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

Serving Teens through Readers' Advisory: Getting teens to read for fun is the
ultimate challenge, yet research shows that it ... The Readers' Advisory Guide to
Nonfiction: Navigating what she calls the “extravagantly rich world of nonfiction,”
 ...

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838997192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

The idea of whole collection readers' advisory has been gaining steam in recent
years. Inher bookThe Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction, Neal Wyatt talks
about thevalue ofthinking about readers'advisory more holistically (Wyatt 2007).

Author: Megan M. McArdle

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don’t neatly fit into any categoriesOffers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blendsShows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titlesIncludes “Blend MVPs,” a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers’ advisors and those whom they serve.
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The Readers Advisory Guide to Teen Literature

This guide will help readers' advisors understand what teens appreciate about their favorite genres while also serving as a helpful collection development tool.

Author: Angela Carstensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0838917267

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Readers Advisory for Children and Tweens

Offers a practical guide to readers' advisory for preschool through upper elementary and middle school students, including English language learners, children from different cultures, and reluctant readers.

Author: Penny Peck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Offers a practical guide to readers' advisory for preschool through upper elementary and middle school students, including English language learners, children from different cultures, and reluctant readers.
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Handout Literary Fiction

These novels run the gamut from experimental fiction to comic delights to highly realistic stories that comment on modern times.

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN: 0838918271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4

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Literary Fiction is literature that focuses on style, language, and character. It asks readers to pay attention to the way it is constructed and approaches its subjects, regardless of its tone, with serious intent. These novels run the gamut from experimental fiction to comic delights to highly realistic stories that comment on modern times.
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Women s Nonfiction

This is clearly evident in the collections of women's bookstores, which carry life stories, personal and spiritual growth collections, guides to health, wellness and beauty, and so on.

Author: Jessica Zellers

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 1591586585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

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What is it that women want to know? As it turns out, a lot Focusing on the reading interests of women, this guide maps and describes nonfiction that spans every Dewey category. What makes this body of literature unique is that it is written specifically for a female readership, and directly addresses women's issues. The author annotates more than 600 titles, with hundreds of additional titles referenced as read-alikes. Although women's fiction is widely treated as a reading interest and even a genre, until now its nonfiction counterpart has not been seriously considered outside of scholarly circles. Yet, there is a body of popular literature that specifically appeals to women. This is clearly evident in the collections of women's bookstores, which carry life stories, personal and spiritual growth collections, guides to health, wellness and beauty, and so on. Zellers's guide is designed to help readers and librarians navigate the breadth of nonfiction to find popular titles about women and women's experiences. Annotating some 600 titles, with hundreds more referenced as read-alikes; it is a valuable in readers' advisory services, as well as a great source for creating displays and programs (particularly during Women's History month). It may also be a useful resource for women's studies programs.
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Handout Relationship Fiction

Relationship Fiction focuses on emotional stories filled with characters seeking to find balance, accept loss, or start anew. Story lines recount moments of inner conflict and domestic discord played out on a small, intimate scale.

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN: 083891828X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4

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Relationship Fiction focuses on emotional stories filled with characters seeking to find balance, accept loss, or start anew. Story lines recount moments of inner conflict and domestic discord played out on a small, intimate scale.
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Food Lit A Reader s Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction Melissa Brackney Stoeger ...
databases has helped to augment such classic guides to fiction as Diana Tixier
Herald's Genreflecting titles and Joyce Saricks's Readers' Advisory Guide to
Genre ...

Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.
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Adrenaline

Adrenaline gathers novels of adventure, thriller, and suspense together offering readers tightly plotted and quickly paced stories that fuel an immersive, forget-the-world-around-you reading experience.

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN: 0838918247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4

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Adrenaline gathers novels of adventure, thriller, and suspense together offering readers tightly plotted and quickly paced stories that fuel an immersive, forget-the-world-around-you reading experience.
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Research Based Readers Advisory

Kenneth Shearer , “ The Appeal of Nonfiction : A Tale of Many Tastes , " in Burgin
, Nonfiction Reader ' s Advisory , 67 – 83 . 7 . ... Neal Wyatt , The Readers '
Advisory Guide to Nonfiction ( Chicago : American Library Association , 2007 ) .
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Author: Jessica E. Moyer

Publisher: ALA Editions

ISBN: 0838909590

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.
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