ERIC Number: ED275809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Books for Adult New Readers. Third Revised Edition.
Pursell, Frances Josephson
This book is an annotated bibliography of recommended print materials for English-speaking adults (18 years of age and over) reading at the seventh-grade level or below. More than 95 percent of the titles are paperbacks; hardbacks are indicated in the annotations. The titles are selected for their broad appeal to the general adult new reader. (All recommended titles were in print as of August 1986.) Recommended titles are categorized as fiction (general fiction, mystery and horror, science fiction, classics, and folklore) and nonfiction (groupings in a very general Dewey subject classification). Title entries provide this information: title; author; publisher, shortened; edition; date of publication or copyright; last numbered page of book; net price for single copy, billed; International Standard Book Number (ISBN), full or abbreviated, or Books in Print number; series; print components of possible interest to public libraries (workbook, teacher's guide, answer key); comments (annotation); and reading level. Other contents include a recommendation for a "core" collection; series recommendations and comments; an annotated list of leisure reading available from the juvenile collections of most large public libraries; recommended books for the tutor, suggested reading for librarians, and general readings on literacy; title and (nonfiction) subject indexes; and publishers' addresses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Beginning Reading, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, Library Material Selection, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials
Project: LEARN, 2238 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Media Staff
Authoring Institution: Project LEARN, Cleveland, OH.
Note: For earlier editions, see ED 201 738, ED 224 878, and ED 257 957.