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Title:
Best books for young teen readers, grades 7 to 10
Author:
Gillespie, John Thomas, 1928-
Publication Information:
New Providence, N.J. : R.R. Bowker, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xviii, 1066 pages ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780835242646
Format :
Book

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Following the successful formula of the acclaimed "Best Books for Children," this new guide will help you confidently select the books that best suit the needs of today's teen readers. Perfect for grades 7-10, the book also includes adult books suitable for young adult readers. Providing an evaluative listing of thousands of titles that have received two or more recommendations from leading journals, "Best Books for Teen Readers" will enhance the curriculum, encourage recreational reading, and assist in preparing general and specific reading lists. And, as with all of the Best Books, you're assured of getting the most value for your book buying budget.


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Table of Contents

Major Subjects Arranged Alphabeticallyp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Literary Forms
Fictionp. 3
Adventure and Survival Storiesp. 3
Animal Storiesp. 15
Classicsp. 19
Europep. 19
General and Miscellaneousp. 19
Great Britain and Irelandp. 20
United Statesp. 22
Contemporary Life and Problemsp. 23
General and Miscellaneousp. 23
Ethnic Groups and Problemsp. 24
Family Life and Problemsp. 33
Physical and Emotional Problemsp. 48
Personal Problems and Growing into Maturityp. 55
World Affairs and Contemporary Problemsp. 80
Fantasyp. 82
Historical Fiction and Foreign Landsp. 107
Prehistoryp. 107
Ancient and Medieval Historyp. 108
General and Miscellaneousp. 108
Greece and Romep. 108
Middle Agesp. 109
Africap. 110
Asia and the Pacificp. 111
Europe and the Middle Eastp. 113
Latin America and Canadap. 117
United Statesp. 118
Native Americansp. 118
Discovery and Explorationp. 120
Colonial Period and French and Indian Warsp. 120
Revolutionary Period (1775-1809)p. 122
Nineteenth Century to the Civil War (1809-1861)p. 123
The Civil War (1861-1865)p. 126
Western Expansion and Pioneer Lifep. 129
Reconstruction to World War I (1865-1914)p. 134
Between the Wars and the Great Depression (1919-1948)p. 136
World War II and the Holocaustp. 138
Korean, Vietnam, and Other Warsp. 142
Horror Stories and the Supernaturalp. 143
Humorp. 150
Mysteries, Thrillers, and Spy Storiesp. 155
Romancesp. 173
Science Fictionp. 179
Sportsp. 193
Short Stories and General Anthologiesp. 197
Playsp. 200
General and Miscellaneous Collectionsp. 200
Geographical Regionsp. 201
Europep. 201
Great Britain and Irelandp. 201
Other Countriesp. 202
United Statesp. 202
Poetryp. 206
General and Miscellaneous Collectionsp. 206
Geographical Regionsp. 209
Europep. 209
Great Britain and Irelandp. 209
United Statesp. 209
Other Regionsp. 214
Folklore and Fairy Talesp. 216
General and Miscellaneousp. 216
Geographical Regionsp. 217
Africap. 217
Asia and the Middle Eastp. 218
Australia and the Pacific Islandsp. 218
Europep. 219
North Americap. 221
General and Miscellaneousp. 221
Native Americansp. 221
United Statesp. 222
South and Central Americap. 223
Mythologyp. 224
General and Miscellaneousp. 224
Classicalp. 225
Humor, Satire, and Memoirsp. 227
Speeches, Essays, and General Literary Worksp. 228
Literary History and Criticism
General and Miscellaneousp. 231
Fictionp. 232
General and Miscellaneousp. 232
United Statesp. 234
Plays and Poetryp. 239
General and Miscellaneousp. 239
Shakespearep. 239
United Statesp. 241
Language and Communication
Symbols, Words, and Languagesp. 245
Writing and the Mediap. 247
General and Miscellaneousp. 247
Books and Publishingp. 247
Print and Other Mediap. 248
Philosophy and Religion
Philosophyp. 251
World Religions and Holidaysp. 252
General and Miscellaneousp. 252
Christianityp. 255
Islamp. 256
Judaismp. 257
Religious Cultsp. 258
Society and the Individual
Government and Political Sciencep. 261
United Nations and Other International Organizationsp. 261
International Relations, Peace, and Warp. 261
United States Government and Institutionsp. 263
General and Miscellaneousp. 263
The Constitutionp. 263
The Presidencyp. 264
Federal Government, Its Agencies, and Public Administrationp. 265
State and Municipal Governments and Agenciesp. 266
Libraries and Other Educational Institutionsp. 266
The Law and the Courtsp. 266
Politicsp. 269
General and Miscellaneousp. 269
Electionsp. 269
The Armed Forcesp. 270
Citizenship and Civil Rightsp. 272
Civil and Human Rightsp. 272
Immigrationp. 277
Ethnic Groups and Prejudicep. 278
General and Miscellaneousp. 278
African Americansp. 280
Asian Americansp. 285
Hispanic Americansp. 287
Indians and Other Native Americansp. 288
Jewish Americansp. 288
Other Ethnic Groupsp. 288
Social Concerns and Problemsp. 291
General and Miscellaneousp. 291
Environmental Issuesp. 295
General and Miscellaneousp. 295
Pollutionp. 297
Recyclingp. 298
Population Issuesp. 299
General and Miscellaneousp. 299
Aging and Deathp. 299
Crime, Gangs, and Prisonsp. 299
Poverty, Homelessness, and Hungerp. 304
Public Moralsp. 306
Sex Rolesp. 307
Social Action, Social Change, and Futurismp. 308
Social Customs and Holidaysp. 309
Terrorismp. 310
Urban and Rural Lifep. 310
Economics and Businessp. 311
General and Miscellaneousp. 311
Economic Systems and Institutionsp. 312
General and Miscellaneousp. 312
Consumerismp. 312
Employment and Jobsp. 312
Labor Unions and Labor Problemsp. 312
Money and Tradep. 313
Marketing and Advertisingp. 313
Guidance and Personal Development
Education and Schoolsp. 317
General and Miscellaneousp. 317
Development of Academic Skillsp. 318
Study Skillsp. 318
Tests and Test Takingp. 318
Writing and Speaking Skillsp. 318
Academic Guidancep. 322
General and Miscellaneousp. 322
Colleges and Universitiesp. 322
Scholarships and Financial Aidp. 323
Careers and Occupational Guidancep. 324
General and Miscellaneousp. 324
Careersp. 325
General and Miscellaneousp. 325
Arts, Entertainment, and Sportsp. 327
Businessp. 329
Construction and Mechanical Tradesp. 330
Education and Librarianshipp. 330
Law, Police, and Other Society-Oriented Careersp. 330
Medicine and Healthp. 330
Science and Engineeringp. 331
Technical and Industrial Careersp. 332
Personal Financesp. 334
Money-Making Ideasp. 334
General and Miscellaneousp. 334
Baby-sittingp. 334
Managing Moneyp. 334
Health and the Human Bodyp. 336
General and Miscellaneousp. 336
Aging and Deathp. 336
Alcohol, Drugs, and Smokingp. 338
Diseases and Illnessesp. 345
Doctors, Hospitals, and Medicinep. 352
Geneticsp. 354
Grooming, Personal Appearance, and Dressp. 355
The Human Bodyp. 355
General and Miscellaneousp. 356
Brain and Nervous Systemp. 357
Circulation Systemp. 357
Digestive and Excretory Systemsp. 358
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 358
Teethp. 358
Respiratory Systemp. 359
Sensesp. 359
Hygiene and Physical Fitnessp. 359
Mental Disorders and Emotional Problemsp. 360
Nutrition and Dietp. 364
Physical Disabilities and Problemsp. 365
Reproduction and Child Carep. 365
Safety and First Aidp. 368
Sex Education and Sexual Identityp. 369
Sex Problems (Abuse, Harassment, etc.)p. 372
Human Development and Behaviorp. 375
General and Miscellaneousp. 375
Psychology and Human Behaviorp. 375
General and Miscellaneousp. 375
Ethics and Moral Behaviorp. 376
Etiquette and Mannersp. 377
Intelligence and Thinkingp. 377
Personal Guidancep. 377
Social Groupsp. 381
Family and Family Problemsp. 381
Youth Groupsp. 385
The Arts and Entertainment
General and Miscellaneousp. 389
Architecture and Buildingp. 390
General and Miscellaneousp. 390
History of Architecturep. 390
Painting, Sculpture, and Photographyp. 391
General and Miscellaneousp. 391
History of Artp. 391
Regionsp. 393
Africap. 393
Asia and the Middle Eastp. 393
Europep. 393
North Americap. 394
United Statesp. 394
Musicp. 395
General and Miscellaneousp. 395
History of Musicp. 395
Jazz and Popular Music (Country, Rap, Rock, etc.)p. 396
Opera and Musicalsp. 397
Orchestra and Musical Instrumentsp. 398
Songs and Folk Songsp. 398
Theater, Dance, and Other Performing Artsp. 400
Dance (Ballet, Modern, etc.)p. 400
Motion Picturesp. 400
Radio, Television, and Videop. 403
Recordingsp. 403
Theater and Other Dramatic Formsp. 403
Biography, Memoirs, Etc.
General and Miscellaneousp. 407
Adventurers and Explorersp. 408
Collectivep. 408
Individualp. 408
Artists, Composers, Entertainers, and Writersp. 413
Collectivep. 413
Artists and Architectsp. 416
Authorsp. 422
Composersp. 433
Performers (Actors, Musicians, etc.)p. 434
Miscellaneous Artistsp. 445
Contemporary and Historical Americansp. 446
Collectivep. 446
Civil and Human Rights Leadersp. 449
Presidents and Their Familiesp. 454
Other Government and Public Figuresp. 460
Miscellaneous Personsp. 467
Science, Medicine, Industry, and Businessp. 472
Collectivep. 472
Individualp. 474
Sports Figuresp. 481
Collectivep. 481
Automobile Racingp. 482
Baseballp. 482
Basketballp. 484
Boxingp. 486
Footballp. 487
Gymnasticsp. 488
Ice Skating and Hockeyp. 488
Tennisp. 489
Track and Fieldp. 490
Miscellaneous Sportsp. 491
World Figuresp. 492
Collectivep. 492
Africap. 493
Asia and the Middle Eastp. 494
Australia and the Pacific Islandsp. 496
Europep. 496
South and Central America and Canadap. 500
Miscellaneous Interesting Livesp. 502
Collectivep. 502
Individualp. 502
History and Geography
General History and Geographyp. 509
Miscellaneous Worksp. 509
Atlases, Maps, and Mapmakingp. 509
Paleontologyp. 510
Anthropology and Evolutionp. 512
Archaeologyp. 514
World History and Geographyp. 516
Generalp. 516
Ancient Historyp. 518
General and Miscellaneousp. 518
Egypt and Mesopotamiap. 519
Greecep. 520
Middle Eastp. 522
Romep. 522
Middle Ages Through the Renaissance (500-1700)p. 524
Eighteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries (1700-1900)p. 527
Twentieth Centuryp. 527
General and Miscellaneousp. 527
World War Ip. 528
World War II and the Holocaustp. 529
Modern World History (1945-)p. 538
Geographical Regionsp. 539
Africap. 539
General and Miscellaneousp. 539
Central and Eastern Africap. 540
North Africap. 542
South Africap. 542
West Africap. 544
Asiap. 546
General and Miscellaneousp. 546
Chinap. 546
India, Pakistan, and Bangladeshp. 547
Japanp. 548
Other Asian Countriesp. 549
Australia and the Pacific Islandsp. 550
Europep. 550
General and Miscellaneousp. 550
Eastern Europe and the Balkansp. 551
Francep. 552
Germany and Switzerlandp. 553
Great Britain and Irelandp. 553
Greecep. 555
Italyp. 555
Russia and Other Former Soviet Republicsp. 555
Scandinavia, Iceland, and Greenlandp. 557
Spain and Portugalp. 558
Middle Eastp. 558
General and Miscellaneousp. 558
Egyptp. 558
Israel and Palestinep. 559
Other Mideast Countriesp. 560
North and South America (excluding the United States)p. 560
General History and Geographyp. 560
North Americap. 561
Canadap. 561
Central Americap. 561
Mexicop. 562
Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Other Caribbean Islandsp. 564
South Americap. 564
Polar Regionsp. 565
United Statesp. 566
General History and Geographyp. 566
Historical Periodsp. 570
Indians and Other Native Americansp. 570
Discovery and Explorationp. 577
Colonial Period and French and Indian Warsp. 577
Revolutionary Period and the Young Nation (1775-1809)p. 579
Nineteenth Century to the Civil War (1809-1861)p. 582
Civil War (1861-1865)p. 584
Westward Expansion and Pioneer Lifep. 590
Reconstruction to World War I (1865-1917)p. 594
Between the Wars and the Great Depression (1918-1941)p. 596
World War II to The Present (1945-)p. 598
Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Warsp. 602
Regionsp. 604
Midwestp. 604
Mountain and Plains Statesp. 605
Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Statesp. 605
Pacific Statesp. 606
Southp. 608
Southwestp. 609
Physical and Applied Sciences
General and Miscellaneousp. 613
Experiments and Projectsp. 616
Astronomy and Space Sciencep. 619
General and Miscellaneousp. 619
Astronautics and Space Explorationp. 620
Comets, Meteors, and Asteroidsp. 622
Earth and the Moonp. 623
Starsp. 623
Sun and the Solar Systemp. 624
Universep. 624
Biological Sciencesp. 626
General and Miscellaneousp. 626
Botanyp. 627
General and Miscellaneousp. 627
Foods, Farms, and Ranchesp. 627
General and Miscellaneousp. 627
Vegetablesp. 628
Forestry and Treesp. 629
Plants and Flowersp. 629
Zoologyp. 631
General and Miscellaneousp. 631
Amphibians and Reptilesp. 631
General and Miscellaneousp. 631
Alligators and Crocodilesp. 632
Frogs and Toadsp. 632
Snakes and Lizardsp. 632
Tortoises and Turtlesp. 633
Animal Behaviorp. 633
General and Miscellaneousp. 633
Communicationp. 633
Homesp. 633
Reproduction and Babiesp. 633
Tracksp. 634
Animal Speciesp. 634
General and Miscellaneousp. 634
Ape Familyp. 635
Bearsp. 635
Cats (Lions, Tigers, Etc.)p. 635
Coyotes, Foxes, and Wolvesp. 636
Deer Familyp. 636
Elephantsp. 636
Marsupialsp. 637
Pandasp. 637
Birdsp. 637
General and Miscellaneousp. 637
Behaviorp. 638
Ducks and Geesep. 638
Eagles, Hawks, and Other Birds of Preyp. 638
Owlsp. 639
Penguinsp. 639
Environmental Protection and Endangered Speciesp. 639
Farms and Ranchesp. 640
General and Miscellaneousp. 640
Insects and Arachnidsp. 641
General and Miscellaneousp. 641
Marine and Freshwater Lifep. 642
General and Miscellaneousp. 642
Corals and Jellyfishp. 642
Fishesp. 643
Sharksp. 643
Whales, Dolphins, and Other Sea Mammalsp. 643
Microscopes, Microbiology, and Biotechnologyp. 645
Petsp. 646
General and Miscellaneousp. 646
Catsp. 646
Dogsp. 647
Fishesp. 648
Horsesp. 649
Zoos, Aquariums, and Animal Carep. 649
Chemistryp. 651
General and Miscellaneousp. 651
Geology and Geographyp. 653
Earth and Geologyp. 653
Earthquakes and Volcanoesp. 654
Icebergs and Glaciersp. 654
Physical Geographyp. 654
General and Miscellaneousp. 654
Desertsp. 655
Forests and Rain Forestsp. 655
Mountainsp. 656
Ponds, Rivers, and Lakesp. 656
Prairies and Grasslandsp. 657
Rocks, Minerals, and Soilp. 657
Mathematicsp. 658
General and Miscellaneousp. 658
Algebra, Numbers, and Number Systemsp. 659
Mathematical Games and Puzzlesp. 659
Meteorologyp. 660
General and Miscellaneousp. 660
Airp. 660
Stormsp. 660
Waterp. 661
Weatherp. 661
Oceanographyp. 663
General and Miscellaneousp. 663
Underwater Exploration and Sea Disastersp. 664
Physicsp. 666
General and Miscellaneousp. 666
Energy and Motionp. 667
General and Miscellaneousp. 667
Nuclear Energyp. 667
Light, Color, and Laser Sciencep. 668
Magnetism and Electricityp. 668
Nuclear Physicsp. 669
Technology and Engineeringp. 670
General Works and Miscellaneous Industriesp. 670
Building and Constructionp. 672
Clothing, Textiles, and Jewelryp. 672
Computers, Automation, and the Internetp. 673
Electronicsp. 675
Telecommunicationsp. 675
Television, Motion Pictures, Radio, and Recordingp. 676
Transportationp. 676
General and Miscellaneousp. 676
Airplanes, Aeronautics, and Ballooningp. 677
Automobiles and Trucksp. 678
Cyclesp. 678
Railroadsp. 678
Ships and Boatsp. 679
Weapons and Submarinesp. 679
Recreation and Sports
Crafts, Hobbies, and Pastimesp. 683
General and Miscellaneousp. 683
American Historical Craftsp. 684
Clay Modeling and Ceramicsp. 685
Cookingp. 685
Costume and Jewelry Making, Dress, and Fashionp. 688
Dolls and Other Toysp. 690
Drawing and Paintingp. 690
Gardeningp. 692
Home Repairp. 693
Kite Making and Flyingp. 693
Magic Tricks and Optical Illusionsp. 693
Masks and Mask Makingp. 694
Model Makingp. 694
Paper Craftsp. 694
Photography, Video, and Film Makingp. 695
Sewing and Other Needle Craftsp. 696
Stamp, Coin, and Other Types of Collectingp. 696
Woodworking and Carpentryp. 697
Jokes, Puzzles, Riddles, and Word Gamesp. 698
Mysteries, Curiosities, and Controversial Subjectsp. 699
Sports and Gamesp. 703
General and Miscellaneousp. 703
Automobile Racingp. 706
Baseballp. 707
Basketballp. 710
Bicycling, Motorcycling, etc.p. 712
Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, and Mountaineeringp. 712
Chess, Checkers, and Other Board and Card Gamesp. 713
Fishing and Huntingp. 713
Footballp. 714
Golfp. 714
Gymnasticsp. 715
Hockeyp. 715
Horse Racing and Horsemanshipp. 716
Ice Skatingp. 716
In-Line Skatingp. 716
Martial Artsp. 717
Olympic Gamesp. 717
Running and Joggingp. 718
Sailing, Boating, and Canoeingp. 718
Skateboardingp. 718
Snowboardingp. 719
Soccerp. 719
Surfing, Water Skiing, and Other Water Sportsp. 720
Tennis and Other Racquet Gamesp. 720
Volleyballp. 720
Wrestlingp. 720
Author Indexp. 721
Title Indexp. 847
Subject/Grade Level Indexp. 955

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