Language Arts & Disciplines

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 678

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Language Arts & Disciplines

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 276

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards
Language Arts & Disciplines

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440867798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 835

This practitioner-oriented introduction to literature for children ages 5–12 covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital ebooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of today's range of materials for children • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards
Language Arts & Disciplines

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

View: 281

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read
Language Arts & Disciplines

Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition

Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition

Author: Sarah Flowers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 115

Teen Genreflecting serves as a guide to contemporary teen fiction, encompassing every genre and format, including graphic novels, scrapbook-formatted books, verse novels, historical fiction, speculative fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, and more. Teen literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing segments of the publishing world. Not only are teens continuing to read for pleasure, but many adults have discovered the joys of teen literature. As part of the Genreflecting Advisory Series, Teen Genreflecting provides librarians with a road map to the vibrant and diverse body of literature focusing on recent fiction for teens, organizing and describing some 1,300 titles, most published within the past ten years, along with perennial classics. The authors indicate where each title fits in the genre scheme; its subject matter, format, and general reading level; and any pertinent awards. They also provide advice on readers' advisory services to teens, descriptions of genres and subgenres, and lists of favorites for each genre. As with previous editions, this guide will prove invaluable to librarians building their teen collections and will help them assist teens in finding the books they love, no matter what genre. Helps librarians find the right book for their teen users Helps librarians develop current, diverse, and robust teen collections Provides libraries with a comprehensive list of recent teen fiction Provides students or professionals new to YA lit with a detailed overview of contemporary YA genre fiction
Language Arts & Disciplines

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Author: Rosemary Chance

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 424

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books
Art

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel, 2nd Edition

Author: Nat Gertler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101155615

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 648

Graphic novel guidance from two experts in the field. Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade. Writers and illustrators alike will find it the best overall introduction to the world of graphic novels. ?New edition features a larger format with expanded illustrations. ?Publishers Weekly reports graphic novel sales in the U.S. and Canada at $375 million in 2007, quintuple sales from 2001, while in 2008, United Press International reports, graphic novel business is booming. ?Well-known author in the graphic novel community, both Eisner Award nominees
Literary Criticism

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929-2016

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929-2016

Author: Robin Healey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487502928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1104

View: 336

This annotated enumerative bibliography lists all English-language translations of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Italian literature.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

View: 781

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
Literary Criticism

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Author: Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 339

To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 958

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
Language Arts & Disciplines

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909720

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

View: 473

Addresses the art of controlling and updating your library's collection. Discussions of the importance and logistics of electronic resources are integrated throughout the book.