They're alien and they're everywhere They're green and totally slimy They're out to squeeze everything -- and everyone -- dry In this conclusion to "Invasion of the Body Squeezers (Part I)", published last month, R.L. Stine puts the squeeze on hair-raising horror.
Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
"With such a battery of information...it remains the preeminent handbook for librarians & booksellers. Indispensable.."--American Reference Books Annual. "The enduring success of The Bowker Annual may be attributed to its useful blend of thoughtful essays & informative reports...& its regularly updated reference lists."--Library Science Annual. "The librarian's best friend."--Reference & Research Book News. As an on-the-job answer book...a statistical information resource...a planning & research guide...& a directory & calendar, The Bowker Annual Library & Book Trade Almanac 1999 is the single source you can rely on for the hard-to-find industry data you need almost every day. With one-stop convenience, this indispensable guide puts at your fingertips: * Expert reviews of the key trends, events, & developments that will influence your work in 1999 & the years to come. * Plain-English explanations of new legislation & changes in funding programs - & how it will affect libraries. * Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, & other budget-crunching assistance. * A full calendar of events, key organizations, names & numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses & fax numbers), & much more. This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, & publishers alike - & to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter. You'll use this valuable resource to: * Keep informed on the latest trends in networking, the Internet, & other advances. * Locate information on industry events & organizations. * Find lists of best books, literary prizes, winners, & bestsellers. * Prepare budgets & justify requests. * Review recent legislation & regulations affecting your industry. * Learn about emerging trends, needs, problems, & opportunities. And that's just the beginning. With The Bowker Annual 1999 on hand, you won't spend hours or even days tracking down the needed library or book trade data - because the information you need is right at your fingertips.
Because of their popularity, books in series are great vehicles for fostering literacy among all types of readers, who are almost always adamant about reading every title in the series--in series order. Yet traditional information sources on children's and YA literature include very little about series fiction, so librarians often have difficulty managing this literature. This guide will be a rich resource and time-saver for librarians who work with children. It introduces users to the best and most popular fiction series of today, covering more than 1,000 series with over 10,000 titles, appropriate for elementary readers. Annotations also indicate series and titles accepted by some of the popular electronic reading programs (e.g., Accelerated Reading, Reading First). A numbered list of titles in the series follows.