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Children’s, Youth and School Librarianship

August 2013 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 62, No 3)

Audiobooks for youth: A practical guide to sound literature, by Mary Burkey, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2013 [2012], 103 pp., US$45.00 (US$ 40.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-83891-157-0

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Careful with cash: Managing the secondary school library budget, by Geoff Dubber and Sally Dring, Swindon, School Library Association, 2012, 54 pp., £7.50 (SLA members £6.00) (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-90344-668-3

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From children’s literature to readers’ theatre, by Elizabeth A. Poe, Chicago, American Library Association, 2013, 190 pp., US$40.00 (US$36.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-83891-049-8  (available from Inbooks)

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Portrayals of children in popular culture: fleeting images, edited by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic and Debbie Olson, Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2013, 250 pp., £44.95 (hard cover), ISBN 978-0-73916-748-9

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Serving at-risk teens: Proven strategies and programs for bridging the gap, by Angela Craig and Chantell L. McDowell, Chicago, American Library Association/Neal-Schuman, 2013, 220 pp., US$60.00 (US$ 54.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-55570-760-6 (available from Inbooks)

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Youth-serving Libraries in Japan, Russia and the United States, edited by Lesley S.J. Farmer, associate editors Natalia Gendina and Yuriko Nakamura, Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2012, 372 pp., £39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-8225-6

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Children's, Youth and School Librarianship
May 2013 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 62, No 2)

Answering Teens' Tough Questions. By mk Eagle. Teens at the Library Series. Chicago: American Library Association in cooperation with the Young Adult Library Services Association/Neal-Schuman, 2012. 125 pp. US$49.95 soft cover ISBN 9781555707941 (available from Inbooks)

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Evaluating Teen Services and Programs. By Sarah Flowers. Teens at the Library Series. Chicago: American Library Association in cooperation with the Young Adult Library Services Association/Neal-Schuman, 2012. 119 pp. US$49.95 soft cover ISBN 9781555707934 (available from Inbooks)

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The Newbery & Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books. 2012 Edition. Association for Library Service to Children. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. 172 pp. US$30.00 (US$27.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838936016 (available from Inbooks)

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Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children. By Kathleen T. Isaacs. Chicago: American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2013 [2012]. 206 pp. US$50.00 soft cover ISBN 9780838911266 (available from Inbooks)

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Plans, Practices and Policies: Information Literacy and the Secondary School Library. By Geoff Dubber. SLA Guidelines Plus. Swindon: School Library Association, 2012. 85 pp. £12.00 (SLA members £9.00) soft cover ISBN 9781903446621

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Seven Steps to an Award-Winning School Library Program. 2nd ed. By Ann M. Martin. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, 2012. 95 pp. US$40.00 soft cover + e-book ISBN 9781598847666 eISBN 9781598847673

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Showing Impact: Mapping and Tracking Students' Reading in the Secondary School Library. By Adam Lancaster. SLA Voices. Swindon: School Library Association, 2012. 15 pp. £5.00 (£4.00 SLA members) ISBN 9781903446676

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Transforming Early Learners into Superb Readers: Promoting Literacy at School, at Home and within the Community. By Andrea M. Nelson-Royes. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2012. 145 pp. £18.95 hard cover ISBN 9781610488723 (available from Inbooks)

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Children's, Youth and School Librarianship
November 2012 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 61, No 4)

The Brain Power Story Hour: Higher Order Thinking with Picture Books. By Nancy J. Polette. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2012. 175 pp. US$45.00 soft cover ISBN 9780786468539

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Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children's Books. Ed. by Linda M. Pavonetti. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. 521 pp. £34.95 soft cover ISBN 9780810881068 (available from Inbooks)

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Crash Course in Family Literacy Programs. By Rosemary Chance and Laura Sheneman. Crash Course Series. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, 2012. 127 pp. US$30.00 soft cover + e-book ISBN 9781598848885; eISBN 9781598848892 (available from Inbooks)

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Designing Library Space for Children. Ed. by Ingrid Bon, Andrew Cranfield and Karen Latimer. IFLA Publications, 154. Berlin: De Gruyter Saur, 2012. 150 pp. €84.00 hard cover ISBN 9783110232165 

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Developing Upper Primary Students' 21st Century Skills: Inquiry Learning through Collaborative Teaching and Web 2.0 Technology. By Samuel Kai Wah Chu et al. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong, Centre for Information Technology in Education, 2012. 112 pp. price not reported soft cover ISBN 9789881865939 

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Know it All, Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers. By Christinea Donnelly. London: Facet Publishing, 2012. 323 pp. £49.95 soft cover ISBN 9781856047616 (available from Inbooks) 

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Multicultural Storytime Magic. By Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. 241 pp. US$47.00 (US$42.30 ALA Members) soft cover ISBN 9780838911426 (available from Inbooks)

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Picture Books for Children: Fiction, Folktales and Poetry. By Mary Northrup. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. 188 pp. US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838911440 (available from Inbooks) 

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They Suck, They Bite, They Eat, They Kill: The Psychological Meaning of Supernatural Monsters in Young Adult Fiction. By Joni Richards Bodart. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. 268 pp. £27.95 hard cover ISBN 9780810882270 (available from Inbooks) 

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Children's, Youth and School Librarianship
May 2012 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 61, No 2)

Credit Where It's Due: The School Library Preventing Plagiarism. By John Royce. SLA Guidelines. Wanborough, Swindon: School Library Association, 2011. 66 pp. £7.50 (£6.00 SLA members) soft cover ISBN 9781903446577 

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Developing 21st Century Literacies: A K-12 School Library Curriculum Blueprint with Sample Lessons. By Mary Jo Langhorne, Denise Rehmke and the Iowa City Community School District. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2012. 226 pp. A$110.00 soft cover ISBN 9781555707521 (available from Inbooks) 

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Going Digital: Developing ICT in the Primary School Library. By Sarah Pavey. SLA Guidelines. Wanborough: School Library Association, 2011. 46 pp. £7.50 (£6.00 SLA members) soft cover ISBN 9781903446584

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Graphic Novels in Your School Library. By Jesse Karp. Illus. 

by Rush Kress. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. 146 pp. US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838910894 (available from Inbooks)

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Kindergarten Magic: Theme-based Lessons for Building Literacy and Library Skills. By Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011. 272 pp. US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838910696 (available from Inbooks)

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Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy. By Sharon Grover and Lizette D. Hannegan. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. 188 pp. US$55.00 (US$49.50 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838911075 (available from Inbooks) 

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The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books. 2011 Edition. Association for Library Service to Children. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011. 172 pp. US$28.00 (ALA members US$25.00) soft cover ISBN 9780838985694 (available from Inbooks) 

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Quality and Impact: Evaluating the Performance of Your School Library. By Elspeth Scott. Rev. by Sally Duncan and Geoff Dubber. SLA Guidelines. Wanborough: School Library Association, 2011. 46 pp. £7.50 (£6.00 SLA members) soft cover ISBN 9781903446591 

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Children's, Youth and School Librarianship
May 2011 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 60, No 2)

1000 Fingerplays and Action Rhymes: A Sourcebook and DVD. By Barbara A. Scott. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010. 387 pp. + DVD A$99.95 soft cover ISBN 9781555706951 (available from Inbooks)

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Designing Space for Children and Teens in Libraries and Public Places. By Sandra Feinberg and James R. Keller for the Young Adult Library Services Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 151 pp. US$55.00 (US$49.50 ALA members) soft cover ISBN9780838935965 (available from Inbooks)

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Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens. Ed. by Linda B. Alexander and Nahyun Kwon for the Young Adult Library Services Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 151 pp. US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838935828 (available from Inbooks)

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Radical Reads 2: Working with the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens. By Joni Richards Bodart. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010. 479 pp. US$27.95 soft cover ISBN 9780810869080

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Technology and the School Library: A Comprehensive Guide for Media Specialists and Other Educators. Rev. ed. By Odin L. Jurkowski. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010. 191 pp. US$27.95 soft cover ISBN 9780810874480

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The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books. 2010 Edition. Association for Library Service to Children. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 172 pp. US$25.00 (US$22.50 ALA members) soft cover SBN 9780838935958 (available from Inbooks)

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The School Library Media Specialist’s Policy and Procedure Writer. By Elizabeth Downs. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010. 195 pp. + CD-ROM. price not reported soft cover ISBN 9781555706210 (available from Inbooks)

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Young Adult Literature from Romance to Realism. By Michael Cart. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 242 pp. US$60.00 (US$54.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838910450

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Young Adults Deserve the Best: YALSA’s Competencies in Action. By Sarah Flowers for the Young Adult Library Services Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 126 pp. US$48.00 (US$43.20 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838935873 (available from Inbooks)

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Your School Library: Check It Out! By Lesley S.J. Farmer. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 107 pp. price not reported soft cover ISBN 9781591586715 (available from Inbooks)

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Children's, Youth and School Librarianship
Feb 2011 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 60, No 1)

Cool, Calm and Collected: Managing Behaviour in the Secondary School Library. By Claire Larson and Geoff Dubber. SLA Guidelines Plus. Wanborough, Swindon: School Library Association, 2009. 80 pp. £12.00 soft cover ISBN 9781903446492

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The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2009. 4th ed. Ed. by Henrietta M. Smith. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009. 131 pp. US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838935842 (available from Inbooks)

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Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals. By Penny Peck. Libraries Unlimited Crash Course Series. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 154 pp. £16.95 soft cover ISBN 9781591587156 (available from Inbooks)

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Essential Reference Services for Today’s School Media Specialists. 2nd ed. By Scott Lanning and John Bryner. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 141 pp. price not reported soft cover ISBN 9781591588832 (available from Inbooks)

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Fundamentals of School Library Media Management: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. By Barbara S. Martin and Marco Zannier. How-to-Do-It Manuals, 171. New York: Neal Schuman Publishers, 2009. 172 pp. A$99.95 soft cover ISBN9781555706562 (available from Inbooks)

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Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges. Ed. by Leo Tan Wee Hin and R. Subramaniam. Hershey, PA: IGI Global/Information Science Reference, 2009. 2 vols. US$495 hard cover ISBN 9781605661209 (Vol. 1) ISBN 9781605661209 (Vol. 2)

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The Innovative School Librarian: Thinking outside the Box. Ed. by Sharon Markless et al. London: Facet Publishing, 2009. 202 pp. £44.95 hard cover ISBN 9781856046534 (available from Inbooks)

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Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom. Ed. by Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson and Diane Williams. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 342 pp. price not reported soft cover ISBN 9781591586944

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Making Ends Meet: Planning and Managing the Primary School Library Budget. By Karen Horsfield. SLA Guidelines. Wanborough, Swindon: School Library Association, 2010. 31 pp. £7.50 soft cover (£6.00 SLA members) ISBN 9781903446539

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More Storytime Action! 2000+ More Ideas for Making 500+ Picture Books Interactive. By Jennifer Bromann. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009. 253 pp. A$89.95 soft cover ISBN 9781555706753 (available from Inbooks)

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Paperwork Made Easy: Policy Making and Development Planning for the Secondary School Library. By Lynn Winkworth and Geoff Dubber. SLA Guidelines Plus. Wanborough, Swindon: School Library Association, 2008. 75 pp. £12.00 soft cover ISBN 9781903446478

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Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory. By Michael Sullivan. ALA Readers’ Advisory Series. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 152 pp. US$48.00 (US$43.20 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838910221

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Telling Tales: A Guidebook and DVD. By Emily S. Chase. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009. 269 pp. + DVD price not reported soft cover ISBN 9781555706456 (available from Inbooks)

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Urban Teens in the Library: Research and Practice. Ed. by Denise E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. 208 pp. US$60.00 (US$54.00 ALA members) soft cover ISBN 9780838910153 (available from Inbooks)

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