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From Sharron L. McElmeel
Resources for Library Media Specialists and Other Educators
Interested in Connecting Literature and Technology with Curriculum

Young Adult Literature and Multimedia: A Quick Guide: 8th Edition

2012 EDITION --
Completely updated for the 2012-2013 school year, this 8th edition includes two- and four-page spreads that cover many genres in Young Adult Literature and Multimedia.. Each spread gives a history of the genre, sample titles, and spotlights authors and how to keep up in that particular genre. Topics include: The young adult novel, fantasy and science fiction, history, popular music, and teen television, among others.

Its greatest strengths in comparison to other guides on young adult literature is its price, yet it is a quality introduction for teachers and librarians.

Beth Wren-Estes, David V. Loertscher, and Sharron L. McElmeel; Hi Willow Research and Publishing; 2011; ISBN 978-1-933170-69-5; $33.00

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Young Adult Literature

Reviews -- This book (2008 edition) is an excellent and welcome addition to the growing list of professional materials about young adult (YA) literature, with the bonus that it covers not only books but also multimedia. Young Adult Literature and Multimedia, 2nd ed., ... Highly recommended for high school and middle school libraries. This book provides comprehensive and up-to-date content along with many value-added features, all for an attractively low price. -- Teacher Librarian

Best Teen Reads 2010The Best Teen Reads: 2010
This is an extensive young adult literature resource handbook filled with booklists, author information, Web resources, and ideas for enriching your classroom or library program.

While this book is a very helpful listing of the resources that emerged for 2010, the information can be complemented with  a seminar presented by Sharron L. McElmeel -- her extensive background, expansion of information about the books listed in the handbook, stories behind the stories, author notes, and information about using them in the classroom/library will provide an energetic look at great new books for teen readers.  A full-day seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The Best Teen Reads 2010
Sharron L. McElmeel; Hi Willow Research & Publishing; 2010; 
ISBN 978-1-933170-52-7; $20.00
Contact Sharron at or 319.393.2562 for an available date.

Iowa Power
Iowa Power! (State Power Series)
by Sharron L. McElmeel and David V. Loerscher

Hi Willow Research and Publishing; 2004; Book: $20.00; Power CD: $15.00

Whether school librarians are being pink slipped or not, it is always a very wise policy to build the parents’ understanding of what the school library does and how it helps every child in the school. This booklet, a companion to earlier titles for administrators and teachers, provides one-page messages directed at parents to examine the benefits of the school library. It provides hundreds of tips on how to help build readers, wise technology users, and information literates. With a CD or book, each page can be duplicated as much as the librarian likes for the parents of a single school. Great for newsletters, parent awareness nights, mailings, workshops, and handouts to give visiting parents.

The 53 pages cover the following general topics: An introduction to school libraries and the research done in each state, information literacy, technology, reading, and organizational ideas.
Individual pages include topics such as:
  • Why a professional school librarian?
  • What information literacy is and how you can help as a parent
  • Plagiarism
  • Internet safety
  • The digital school library
  • Advice on reading to your child
  • Reading awards programs
  • Books too good to miss for children through teen years
  • What to do about censorship
  • Money matters and the school library
  • No school librarian? What to do.
  • How parent groups can help

Wherever possible, individual focus has been added for each particular state. New individual state titles are being added on a regular basis, so make sure to watch the website for your state!


Authors for Children: A Calendar  -- Out-of-print
by Sharron L. McElmeel
illustrated by Deborah L. McElmeel
Published by Hi Willow; distributed by LMC Source
Authors for Children: A Calendar

Enjoy using this any-year calendar that lists the birthdays of hundreds of children's authors. --Wilson Library Bulletin

Twelve featured authors, complete with photographs, include Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Stephen Gammell, Louis Sachar, Beverly Cleary, Don Wood, Pam Conrad, Marcia Brown, Donald Crews, Paul Fleischman, Steven Kellogg, Pat Cummings, and Avi.


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Last Updated: January 2010