Bibliography for Promoting Reading in the Library

Reading & Book Discussion Groups

Balcom, Ted Book Discussions for Adults: A Leader’s Guide Chicago: ALA 1992

Baxter, Kathleen A. and Marcia Agness Kochel Gotcha! Nonfiction Booktalks to Get Kits Excited about Reading Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited 1999

Kerby, Mona Reading Fun: Quick and Easy Activities for the School LIbrary Media CenterSchool Library Media Series No. 14 Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press Inc 1998

Kruse, Ginny Moore and Kathleen T. Horning Guidelines for Book Discussions Cooperative Children’s Book Center ©1989  www.soemadison.wisc.edu/ccbc/discguid.htm

Littlejohn, Carol Talk that Book: Booktalks to Promote Reading Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing Inc 1999

—-. Keep Talking That Book: Books to Promote Reading Vol. II Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing Inc 1999

Matthew, Kathryn I and Joy L Lowe Guide to Recommended Children’s Books and MEdia for Use with Every Elementary Subject NY: Neal Schuman 2002

McMains, Victoria Golden The Readers’ Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites by  NY: Quill – Harper Collins Publishers 2000

More Kids’ Favorite Books: A Compilation of Children’s Choices 1992-1994 Children’s Book Council Inc ed. Newark, DE: International Reading Association 1995

Odean, Kathleen Great Books for Boys (ages 2-14) and Great Books for Girls (ages 2-14) NY: Ballantine Books 1998

Phelan, Patricia, editor High Interest – Easy Reading: An Annotated Booklist for Middle School and Senior High School 7th edition  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English 1996

Rand, Donna and Toni Trent Parker Black Books Galore!: Guide to Great African American Children’s Books (About Girls and About Boys) NY: John Wiley & Sons Inc 2001

Skaggs, Gayle On Display: 25 Themes to Promote Reading Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 1999

Slezak, Ellen The Book Group Book: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying A Stimulating Book Discussion Group 3rd Ed. Chicago: Chicago Review Press 2000

Story-Huffman, Ru Caldecott on the Net: Reading and Internet Activities Fort Atkinson, WI: Alleyside Press 1999

Toussaint, Pamela Great books for African American Children NY: Plume Book, Penguin Group 1999

Webber, Desiree and Sandy Shropshire The Kids’ Book Club: Lively Reading and Activities for Grades 1-3 Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited 2001

Multnomah County Library (Oregon) Reader’s Connection www.multcolib.org/books/index.html

Writing & Reading Reviews

Don’t forget Magazines with book reviews and short stories

Utne Reader www.utne.com/aBooks.tmpl

Atlantic Monthly www.theatlantic.com/books/

New Yorker www.newyorker.com/

Hallworth, Grace “Children’s Books” in  Reviews and Reviewing: A Guide A.J. Walford, editor  Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press 1986 p197-213

Horning, Kathleen T. From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s BooksNY; HarperCollins Publishers 1997

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