Author: Eve Titus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Named one of “13 Detective Book Series You Obsessed Over as a Kid” by Buzzfeed.com and the inspiration for a hit Disney film, the masterful Great Mouse Detective is back and scurrying off to solve the mystery of a Lost Colony in Switzerland. Basil of Baker Street—mouse detective genius—is off on a perilous expedition leading thirty-two mice up a towering mountain. Their objective: to locate and rescue a famous colony of mice that have been missing for six centuries! A clue in the form of an arrow with strange markings has sent Basil scurrying off to Switzerland in search of the lost colony. But the path is not smooth for our Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World. Before he can solve this baffling mystery, he must confront the mysterious snow mouse and the sinister plots of evil Professor Ratigan, ruler of the mouse underworld!
Author: Zena Sutherland
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1973-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
With so many new children's books published each year, how can children learn to choose good books, and how can adults help them? This guide is designed to aid adults—parents, teachers, librarians—in selecting from the best children's literature published in recent years. By encouraging reading and ownership of books, by suggesting better books, and by discussing good books with enthusiasm and understanding, adults may help children to acquire discrimination in reading. This guide contains 1,400 reviews of the best children's literature published between 1966 and 1972.
Indespensible for maintaining a strong fantasy collection, this classic guide features more than 4,800 fantasy novels and story collections that have been reviewed and recommended by at least two leading journals. New to this edition are: 1,500 new fantasy novels and collections 4,000 new sources in the research guide, which includes more than 10,500 articles, books, and disserations five new review sources added to the 24 previously cited recommendation symbols that denote superior quality numbered entries for quick reference and an expanded Subject Index Ten topical chapters range from Allegorical Fantasy and Literary Fairy Tales to Witchraft and Sorcery. Each annotated title includes extensive bibliographic references, along with reading level, major awards won, recommendation symbols, and review citations.
Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Because of their popularity, books in series are great vehicles for fostering literacy among all types of readers, who are almost always adamant about reading every title in the series--in series order. Yet traditional information sources on children's and YA literature include very little about series fiction, so librarians often have difficulty managing this literature. This guide will be a rich resource and time-saver for librarians who work with children. It introduces users to the best and most popular fiction series of today, covering more than 1,000 series with over 10,000 titles, appropriate for elementary readers. Annotations also indicate series and titles accepted by some of the popular electronic reading programs (e.g., Accelerated Reading, Reading First). A numbered list of titles in the series follows.