Thursday, January 18, 2007

Readers Advisory Need Over at Pop Goes the Library

Sophie got a request over at Pop Goes the Library for "my 13 year old girl, there was nothing that appealed to me or that I thought would appeal to her, an athlete with little interest in clothes, makeup and to a lesser degree, boys."

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a no-go, because the mother and daughter want to avoid books "about girls having sex and other more adult topics."

Full request is at Pop, along with Sophie's initial responses. My "off the top of my head" responses are in the comments (and I apologize now for typos etc., it's the posting while packing ohmygoodness I forget my makeup madness.)

I know the readers and lurkers here will have tons of suggestions; please post suggestions over at Pop.

2 comments:

Little Willow said...

I love your non-GG label! WOOT!

I just posted this at the Library:

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I live for questions such as these! Yay for clean reads. Please feel free to email me if you or the customer need any additional recommendations.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE
Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar
The Girls by Amy Goldman Koss
The Misfits by James Howe
The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

HISTORY AND CLASSICS
Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
White Fang by Jack London
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Lawson

MYSTERIES AND INTRIGUE
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
A Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn
Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy
Various books by John Bellairs

FAMILY DRAMA
The Steps by Rachel Cohn
Homecoming (and the rest of the Tillerman Cycle) by Cynthia Voigt
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Where I'd Like to Be by Frances O'Roark Dowell
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

IN AND OUT OF CONTROL
Snap by Alison McGhee
Tru Confessions by Janet Tashjian
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

SUPER SUPERNATURAL SERIES
The Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
The Midnighters trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
The Keys To The Kingdom series by Garth Nix

GO ATHLETIC GIRLS
Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock

ALSO: You asked about Ida B. It is all right, but there are better books of a similar nature, such as these:

FAMILY DRAMA: FOCUS ON PARENTS
So B. It by Sarah Weeks
With You and Without You by Ann M. Martin
Amandine by Dar Williams
Pictures of Hollis Wood by Patricia Reilly Griff
Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown
Pieces of Georgia by Jennifer Bryant
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

ALSO: My must-haves for middle school booklist:

http://slayground.livejournal.com/73379.html

Again, if you want more details about any of these books or further recommendations, don't hesitate to email me!

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With Hammer And Tong...The LetterShaper said...

very much enjoyed reading here...as a poet, I found it interesting, informative, and enriching. Thank you...

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