Advising Tweens

July 12, 2010

There are plenty of books on readers’ advisory service for adults, and in 2007 Heather Booth gave us Serving Teens through Readers’ Advisory (ALA Editions). Now comes Readers’ Advisory for Children and ‘Tweens. Service to this group requires special skills, author Penny Peck asserts. She describes some of the issues, including censorship challenges, before exploring the ins and outs of RA for different age groups and in different categories, including genre fiction, nonfiction, folklore, poetry, and graphic novels. The numerous book lists are especially helpful.

Indexed. 190p. $36 from Libraries Unlimited (978-1-59884-387-3)


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