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Book Lists

Burwell High School Library

September 03, 2010


 High School Library Book Lists


Below you will find links to several categories of books that are currently offered in the high school library.  Some book titles may appear under multiple headings due to content and relevancy.  Clicking one of the following list headings will lead to the category description and link to the list of titles per each category.  

 

Biography Caldecott Award Christian Fiction College Bound
Golden Sower Award Fantasy Fiction Holocaust Humorous Fiction
Legal Fiction Mystery & Detective Stories Newbery
Award
Opposing
Viewpoint
Poetry Pulitzer Award Quotations Reference
Romance Western Fiction    

 

Biography

A biography is the story of a person’s life written by themselves or someone else.  If you write a biography about yourself, it is called an autobiography.  A biography is cataloged by the Dewey Decimal number 92 the first three letters of the last name of who the book is about.  Example:  a biography about George Washington would be cataloged as 92 WAS.

Collective Biography

A collective biography is a book that contains more than one biography and is cataloged as a 920.  The first three letters of the author’s last name is used in the call number.  Example:  The Book of First Ladies by John Smith would be catalogued as 920 SMI.

Caldecott Award

The Caldecott award is given yearly recognizing books for outstanding illustrations.  The Caldecott award, given since 1938,

is chosen by a 15 member committee from the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association.  The elementary library has an extended list of Caldecott winners because Caldecott books tend to be elementary reading level.  The history of the Caldecott medal and a complete list of books can be found at:  

 

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm

Christian Fiction

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more. 

College Bound

The high school library provides reading for the college-bound student.  The ALA states that college-bound books offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to a fascinating variety of subjects.  Readers will gain an understanding of our diverse world and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world. A committee of public, secondary school, and academic librarians selects the list  Try this website to find out more about college bound books. 

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/outstandingbooks/outstandingbooks.cfm#current

Fantasy

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more. 

Golden Sower Award

On top of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, stands a 19,000 pound, bronze statue known as the Sower. He stands barefoot and without hat, sowing seeds in the most primitive manner. He is symbolic of the state of Nebraska as a major agricultural state. He is not merely sowing seeds of grain, but something much greater. He is the symbol of sowing the seeds of agriculture, life, hope and prosperity.

The Sower was chosen as the symbol of the Nebraska children's choice literary award for similar reasons.

The award's sponsors, the Nebraska Library Association, hope the program will sow seeds which:
+stimulate children's thinking
+introduce different types of literature
+encourage independent reading
+increase library information skills
+foster an appreciation for excellence in writing and illustrating

Whether readers are seeking information or reading for pleasure, quality literature presented through the Nebraska Golden Sower Award program will enrich the lives of Nebraska's children and sow seeds of the future. You are invited to learn more about the history of the Golden Sower Award program.

Nebraska's young readers are encouraged to visit their local public library or school library media center to find out how they can participate and vote in the Nebraska Golden Sower Award program.

http://www.goldensower.org/

Holocaust

The systematic annihilation by the Nazis of about six million European Jews from 1933 to 1947.

Humorous Fiction

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more. 

Legal Fiction

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more. 

Mystery & Detective Stories    

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more.    

Newbery Award 

The Newbery Medal has been awarded each year since 1922.  The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature.  Both libraries have many of these books.  More information about the Newbery Medal award can be found at:  

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal.cfm

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints are books that provide both sides of an issue and are housed separately in the library.  They are clearly marked on the spine with a large black X and are arranged alphabetically by subject so that students can easily find a resource on the subject that they are researching.  Example X 371.236 YEA Year-round schools.

PoetryDefinition: 

 The writings of a poet or poets; poems or verses as a form of literature.

Pulitzer Prize Award    

The Pulitzer Prizes are awards given in the United States every year for outstanding achievement in journalism, literature, drama, and music.  The first Pulitzers were awarded in 1917.  The Pulitzer prizes are presented every April by Columbia University, using the recommendations of a 16 member Pulitzer Prize Board.  The high school library has a collection of Pulitzers and purchases the current award winner every year.  Visit the following websites to find out more information about the Pulitzer Prize.

http://school.eb.com/eb/article9061873?query=pulitzer%20prize&ct=

http://nobelprize.org/

http://nobelprizes.com/pulitzer/

Quotations     

Definition:  Somebody's words repeated exactly by another person; passage quoted from a book, speech, etc.

Reference   

A reference book contains material that a user can access facts quickly and is often in demand. Organized materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, yearbooks, and almanacs are generally considered as reference books.  Reference books in the library will be catalogued with an R above the Dewey Decimal number.  Example:  R 398.2 SMI

Romance 

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more. 

Western Fiction

Fiction is a type of literature that consists of novels, short stories, and other prose writings that tell about imaginary people and happenings.  These books are catalogued with an F on the spine and the first three letters of the last name of the author.  Fiction can fall into many categories such as fantastic fiction (fantasy), historical fiction, horror fiction, Christian fiction, mystery and detective stories, and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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