A Passion for Print: Promoting Reading and Books to Teens by Kristine Mahood

By Kristine Mahood

Get kids desirous about interpreting by utilizing your personal love of books besides a very good dose of marketplace savvy. this straightforward, upbeat advisor is choked with useful instructions and a wealth of fascinating principles for selling books and analyzing via every thing you do—from assortment development, designing the gap, and making a website, to booktalking, readers' advisory, and distinctive occasions. a pragmatic, step by step approach.Promoting books and interpreting is one among your most vital roles, yet achieving kids and encouraging them to learn could be a problem, in particular now, whilst adolescents have such a lot of different commitments and pursuits. This advisor will motivate you to construct your ebook wisdom and mix it with advertising savvy to deliver youth including books and analyzing. Drawing upon fresh examine on teenagers and libraries, the writer bargains sensible guidance and a wealth of intriguing rules for environmental examining promotions (collection development, designing the gap, developing exposure fabrics and constructing the internet site), in addition to interactive promotions (communication with youngsters, readers advisory, booktalking, partnering with different firms, and book-related actions and events). in keeping with the author's event and the adventure of others who paintings with adolescents, the booklet presents librarians and different educators with an easy, convenient, and upbeat consultant. Grades 6-12.

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The librarian was taking the time to tell the teens about good books, and to judge from her warm and enthusiastic manner, she wasn’t just mouthing empty ‘‘reading is good for you’’ boilerplate. Instead, she sounded like she’d actually read the book and really enjoyed it—a powerful endorsement in itself. Customers are hungry for knowledgeable, caring employees (Underhill 1999, 240), and handselling is one of the most powerful demonstrations of a librarian’s knowledge and thoughtfulness—as we’ll see in more detail in Chapter 8.

Are ghosts real? Suspense novels that shimmer with the unexplained appeal to teens’ imagination, and their willingness to be open to different ways of knowing. Examples: Kit’s Wilderness (Almond 2000), Shades of Simon Gray (McDonald 2001), and Fingerprints series (Metz 2001þ). Vampires, Witches, Werewolves Reading Appeal: Whatever happened to teen horror fiction? You remember: horrid secrets that spawned gruesome, bloody, scary crimes. While teens continue to read horror fiction by such authors as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Clive Barker, teen horror fiction has morphed into other types of teen fiction.

Some turn out to be innocent victims of slander, while others prove to be just as bad as everyone said. Examples: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Brashares 2001), Night Hoops (Deuker 2000), Feeling Sorry for Celia (Moriarty 2001), and Sevens series (Wallens 2002). Love and Sex Reading Appeal: Just seeing a certain boy or girl makes a teen’s heart beat faster. Realistic young adult fiction about love and sexual relationships often focuses on the risk of opening one’s self to another person. 40 A Passion for Print Sometimes the risk leads to the reward of a mutually nurturing relationship.

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