Trends in Libraries & Publishing


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  • Developing meaningful book collections and many libraries strive to make the area that houses the content in to efficient, innovative and inspirational. KR will add more notes 7/23
  • Results are in- kids do judge books by their cover. According to a TALKBACK article from for 250 MS the recommendations of librarians received the same rank as the recommendations of friends. That is high praise- 27 ‘usually’ seek the recommendation of a librarian and 50 percent ‘sometimes’ do. Themes and displays are a fun way to grab students attentions and including books that have attractive covers will increase the likelihood of students actually checking out your recommendations.
  • Trends in Libraries & Publishing

    1. 1. Trends in Libraries & Publishing Presented by the Collection Development Team
    2. 2. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Characters with Distinct Personalities </li></ul>The Talented Clementine By Sarah Pennypacker Skippyjon Jones By Judy Shachner Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper
    3. 3. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Serious topics made simple for kids </li></ul>The Purple Balloon By Chris Raschka Today and Today By Issa And What Comes After a Thousand By Annette Bley
    4. 4. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Picture books with broad appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Stories with kid appeal, but with something for grown-ups too (including innovative art or subtle humor) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Adorable Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins, Alligators, Rabbits and others are popular choices for picture books </li></ul>Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend By Melanie Watt Wolves by Emily Gravett I’d Really Like to Eat a Child By Sylvie Donnio
    6. 6. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Tie in to current events </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to politics or social action </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages kids to think about the world as a larger place </li></ul>First Light by Rebecca Stead First Daughter: Extreme Makeover by Mitali Perkins
    7. 7. Discussion <ul><li>If a customer mentions books that tie in to politics, what Q&A box in the catalog might you highlight? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Dark and Paranormal Romance </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to fans of the very popular Twilight by Stephenie Meyer </li></ul>Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
    9. 9. Discussion <ul><li>If a librarian mentions that Twilight has been popular with her students, what titles in the catalog might you highlight? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Visibility of underrepresented groups (disabilities, GLBTQ, international, multicultural, religion) </li></ul>Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger Does My Head Look Big in This? By Randa Abdel Fattah
    11. 11. Activity <ul><li>Find these titles in the catalog and explain what underrepresented group they portray </li></ul>Reaching for the Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
    12. 12. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>First Time Authors </li></ul>Story of a Girl By Sara Zarr Into the Wild By Sarah Beth Durst Kimchi & Calamari By Rose Kent Shark Girl By Kelly Bingham Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
    13. 13. Trends in Cool New Fiction <ul><li>Other Possible Trends to Watch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lengthy novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crossover books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrated Novel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Fiction/Fantasy </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Booktalking <ul><li>What is booktalking and why is it important to your school? </li></ul><ul><li>Some brief booktalk suggestions to get you started </li></ul><ul><li>Tips to make librarians’ booktalks more enticing to kids and teens </li></ul>
    15. 15. Picture Books for All Ages <ul><li>Dynamic, thought-provoking text and illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings vs. Photo essays </li></ul><ul><li>Both Fic and Non (esp. Biography) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in various curriculum areas </li></ul>
    16. 16. Picture Books for All Ages <ul><li>“ The visuals draw the reader in and help to break up the text, making it look less imposing… if you have a compelling central subject you can tie in some fairly sophisticated concepts.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Author Pamela Turner </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Picture Books for All Ages <ul><li>a.k.a “for Older Readers” </li></ul><ul><li>Program at ALA Annual Conference 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>CA Young Reader Medal category </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guides </li></ul>
    18. 18. Picture Books for All Ages <ul><li>Activity: Catalog page 18 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a few picture books that could be used with a middle school Science unit </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Early Readers <ul><li>A.k.a “Easy Readers” or “Leveled Readers” </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar characters </li></ul><ul><li>Predictable text that builds in sophistication </li></ul><ul><li>I Can Read was the original standard </li></ul>
    20. 20. Early Readers <ul><li>Leveling Systems and Brands include: </li></ul><ul><li>Grade levels </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Lexile </li></ul><ul><li>Combination </li></ul>
    21. 21. Early Readers <ul><li>ALA/ALSC Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, first awarded in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>‘ 06 Winner: Henry & Mudge and the Great Grandpas </li></ul><ul><li>‘ 07 Winner: Zelda & Ivy: The Runaways </li></ul>
    22. 22. Early Readers: The New Era <ul><li>Elephant and Piggie Books , featuring a pessimistic elephant and an optimistic pig </li></ul><ul><li>The New York Times Book Review called Mo Willems “the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00's&quot; </li></ul>
    23. 23. Early Readers <ul><li>Activity: Catalog pages 20 - 21 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which early readers have the closest ties to curriculum? Are they Fiction, Non, or both? </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Urban Fiction <ul><li>Also called street lit, hip hop novels, ghetto lit, gangsta lit </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with mature topics: drugs, gangs, crime, etc. </li></ul>Rooftop by Paul Volponi Tyrell by Coe Booth
    25. 25. Rural Fiction <ul><li>Reflects life in small towns and on farms </li></ul><ul><li>Does not necessarily guarantee “safe” </li></ul>Deadline by Chris Crutcher Knights of Hill County by Tim Tharp
    26. 26. Discussion <ul><li>With whom do you plan to share the Urban/Rural fiction pages of the catalog? </li></ul>
    27. 27. Graphic Novels <ul><li>How do librarians love graphic novels? Let me count the ways… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Great Graphic Novels for Teens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Printz Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Sibert Honor </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Graphic Novels <ul><li>How do publishers love graphic novels? </li></ul><ul><li>Let me count the imprints… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Second </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minx—geared toward teen girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Papercutz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stone Arch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous nonfiction lines… </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Graphic Novels <ul><li>A Shout-Out To… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plain Janes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Written by the amazingly cool Cecil Castellucci and published by Minx, this graphic novel received a starred review in Booklist. Watch for sequel, Janes in Love. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naruto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most popular manga of the moment, this is an example of shonen manga. Think of shonen manga as action/adventure for boys. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity: What is the CDTeam’s favorite graphic novel series? </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Graphic Novels <ul><li>Owly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This series of wordless—which is good because Owly and his little friend Wormy are too cute for words—graphic novels by Andy Runton is appropriate for all ages and as safe as a Dr. Seuss book. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Examples from Owly
    32. 32. Themes / Displays <ul><li>Why highlight stand-out theme and display ideas? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing and Sales efforts count and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite participation from students, staff and the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open student’s eyes to the library’s possibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage conversation by emphasizing current and meaningful issues </li></ul></ul>t h a t s a y w o w !
    33. 33. Activity- Covers Count <ul><li>Can you guess the order MS students rated the 5 books below for potential appeal according to their covers? </li></ul>
    34. 34. Science <ul><li>Why is Science a “hot” trend? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NCLB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By the 2007-2008 school year, states must have science assessments in place, to be administered at least once during grades 3-5, grades 6-9, and grades 10-12. </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Science <ul><li>Think Pluto! </li></ul><ul><li>On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet—meaning all those planets series need to be replaced with new, updated versions! </li></ul>
    36. 36. Science <ul><li>High Interest Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forensic Files (in Popular Picks!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novels Series </li></ul>
    37. 37. Science <ul><li>“ Pretty” Science Titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity: The Heat Is On </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic Table: Elements with Style </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. Fall Tandem Catalogs