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by Nancy Pearl

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Title:Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest
Authors:Nancy Pearl
Info:Sasquatch Books (2007), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:TBR 2012 & PRIOR

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Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest by Nancy Pearl (2007)




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Pearl's edition of reader's advisory for children is helpful and intuitive, offering many unique themes titles, accompanied by intriguing annotations that don't give too much away. A must-have for every children's librarian. ( )
  LibbyHopfauf | Mar 18, 2014 |
This is an excellent resource for a librarian to use to further their own knowledge and self-education in the field of youth literature. However, I may not use such a resource for a direct RA encounter with patrons.

I thought that this was a very comprehensive guide to subject categories and, as I said, would be invaluable in furthering my own personal knowledge and reading in any particular area. I could then use this increased knowledge to augment and strengthen my own abilities to provide RA to patrons. ( )
  abrial2433 | Mar 17, 2014 |
Nancy Pearl has proven to be a tried and true readers advisory source and her edition for children is no different. Book Crush is divided into three sections: Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult. Her prose style makes this reference tool easy to read and extremely accessible, making interesting thematic connections that only a professional reader could make.
  emmalune | Mar 13, 2014 |
An excellent collection of suggestions for all interests; I loved how they were organized into sections by theme so, for instance, there were suggestions for books about dogs, sad books, funny books, particularly strong authors, just about every interest. I got so many fantastic ideas from this book! A great reader's advisory tool for librarians, parents, or kids with particular interests looking for more books they'll enjoy. ( )
  PlasticAtoms | Mar 9, 2014 |
I'm a sucker for booklists, and this one is great. Does Nancy Pearl really read all of these books she recommends??? If only I had the time to keep up with her! There aren't enough hours in the day! In this installment of her collection, she focuses on books for kids and teens. The book is divided up by age, beginning with the "Earliest Readers," a category that includes babies and toddlers as well as young elementary school children. She continues with the interesting, and sometimes humorous, categorization that she uses in the other Book Lust books. Does your child love dogs? Well you're in luck, because there is a section on dogs! Did a loved one just pass away? Well, there's a section on "Death & Dying" too. What I like about Book Crush, is that while it does include the most popular children books, such as "Goodnight Moon" and "Cat in the Hat," it also provides many more suggestions (thousands of them!), most new to me. I borrowed this book from the library to see if I liked it, and now it's in my Amazon shopping cart. :) ( )
  Katie_H | Dec 11, 2010 |
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Introduction: My happiest memories of a childhood that was otherwise scarred by an anxious and raging father and a depressed and angry mother were of escaping into books.
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[From back cover]:  Let Nancy Pearl help the children and young adults in your life fall for reading.  With Pearl's unique recommendations based on topics, interests, and other themes, she presents more than 1,000 crush-worthy books organized into 118 lists aimed at youngest, middle-grade, and teen readers.  From "A Dog's Life" to "Girl Power" to "Heartbreak Hotel," Nancy Pearl has a knack for connecting a subject, setting, or character with the right reader.  Whether your young reader has yet to experience his or her first book crush or has devoured every Harry Potter novel multiple times, Book Crush points the way to a new and wonderful world of reading.
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Presents lists of recommended book titles for children and teenagers divided into three age groups and then further subdivided into more than 118 categories, including animals, folktales, girl power, autobiographies, comic books, and many others.

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