For librarians and teachers who are tasked with suggesting reading materials to children, it can be extremely time-consuming to search for books that support the theme of a lesson-especially ones that are current and appeal to young minds. That's why informed, up-to-date readings lists are so helpful to professional educators.
Nancy J. Keane is a school librarian as well as adjunct faculty member at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Plymouth State University, and University of Rhode Island.
"Keane uses her vast knowledge of children's literature to create book lists for children K-8th grade. . . . The easily reproducible lists will be useful for curriculum and collection development as well as for interesting book displays. . . . A great resource to have when an entire class needs a book on a specific topic." - School Library Journal "This looks to be a very useful book that will be heavily used because it has the ability to save librarians and educators hours of creating book lists. It is definitely recommended to both school and public librarians and to teachers. Reading teachers will find it especially useful as it lists both grade levels and lexiles." - ARBA