Books: New in Print
Handbooks andReference Works
Best Science and Technology Reference Books for Young People, by H. Robert Malinowsky (Oryx Press, 4041 North Central Avenue, 7th Floor, Phoenix, Ariz. 85012; 232 pp., $24.95 paper). Profiles more than 600 new and standard reference books for students in grade 6 through high school.
Government Assistance Almanac, 1991-92 ed., by J. Robert Dumouchel (Omnigraphics Inc., Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226; 800 pp., $72 cloth). Lists over 1,100 federal financial and domestic programs on grants, loans, fellowships, scholarships, and over 4,000 addresses for program headquarters and field offices.
Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, ed. by James Flood, Julie M. Jensen, & James R. Squire (Macmillan Reference, 866 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022; 888 pp., $65 cloth). Contains more than 70 articles on language arts, including theoretical bases, methods of research, and learning development.
Literature-Based Reading: Children's Books and Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum, by Mildred Knight Laughlin and Claudia Swisher (The Oryx Press, 4041 N. Central Ave., 7th Floor, Phoenix, Ariz. 85012; 144 pp., $29.95 cloth). How to involve literature in early-childhood education through well-defined units addressing varying skill levels.
Reading and Literacy
Books Kids Will Sit Still For: The Complete Read-Aloud Guide, 2nd ed., by Judy Freeman (R.R. Bowker Co., P.O. Box 31, New Providence, N.J. 07974; 660 pp., $34.95 cloth). Provides techniques to engage children in the reading process, recommending books grouped by age level and genre.
Conversations: Contemporary Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature, edited by Charles Moran and Elizabeth F. Penfield (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 237 pp., $14.95 paper). Theorists and teachers present differing views of literary criticism.
High Interest-Easy Reading: A Booklist for Junior and Senior High School Students, 6th ed., ed. by William G. McBride (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 130 pp., $7.95 paper). Annotated descriptions of over 400 fiction and non-fiction titles published between 1987 and 1989.
Literacy in the United States, ed. by Carl F. Kaestle (Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. 06520; 338 pp.,$35 cloth). Authors debate student literacy and methods of interpretation and instruction.
Living Between the Lines, by Lucy McCormick Calkins with Shelley Harwayne (Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801-3959; 311 pp., $19.50 paper). Describes methods of establishing successful K-12 reading-writing workshops.