Young People's Books in Series

Fiction and Non-Fiction, 1975-1991
Author: Judith K. Rosenberg,C. Allen Nichols
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
Category: Reference
Page: 424
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Provides annotated entries for series appealing to readers in grades 3-12

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

Author: Scott Kennedy,Reference and User Services Association. Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries Editorial Committee
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934685
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons

Turning the Pages of American Girlhood

The Evolution of Girls’ Series Fiction, 1865–1930
Author: Emily Hamilton-Honey
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601518
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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Alternating chapters of historical background and literary analysis, this study argues that postbellum series books inspired young women by illustrating the ways in which girls could participate in social change, whether through church societies, benevolent organizations, educational institutions or political groups. By 1900, however, the socialization of series heroines had shifted to the consumer marketplace, where girls could develop personality and taste through their purchases. Both models had benefits: Religious faith and political activism gave young women moral power within their communities; consuming gave them opportunities to indulge individual desires and often to socialize in public without adult oversight. This work adds to the existing scholarship on girls’ culture not only by examining the beginnings of series fiction for girls and the models of womanhood it presented but also by tracing the shifting social ideologies of girlhood throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Book in Britain

A Historical Introduction
Author: Daniel Allington,David A. Brewer,Stephen Colclough,Sian Echard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119115167
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 568
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Introduces readers to the history of books in Britain—their significance, influence, and current and future status Presented as a comprehensive, up-to-date narrative, The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction explores the impact of books, manuscripts, and other kinds of material texts on the cultures and societies of the British Isles. The text clearly explains the technicalities of printing and publishing and discusses the formal elements of books and manuscripts, which are necessary to facilitate an understanding of that impact. This collaboratively authored narrative history combines the knowledge and expertise of five scholars who seek to answer questions such as: How does the material form of a text affect its meaning? How do books shape political and religious movements? How have the economics of the book trade and copyright shaped the literary canon? Who has been included in and excluded from the world of books, and why? The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction will appeal to all scholars, students, and historians interested in the written word and its continued production and presentation.


Author: A.L. Singer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985184810
Category: Loss (Psychology)
Page: 256
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Sometimes the greatest pain leads us to discover who we truly are...After the loss of her parents in a tragic accident twenty-three-year-old Mia struggles to find her way back to life. A sudden intense connection with a stranger from her past provides the key to understanding herself. An addictive journey through lost and pain to truth and self-discovery, with unexpected twists and heart-stopping surprises.

Night School: Legacy

Number 2 in series
Author: C. J. Daugherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748131302
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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In the last year, Allie's survived three arrests, two breakups and one family breakdown. The only bright point has been her new life at Cimmeria Academy. It's the one place she's felt she belongs. And the fact that it's brought the dreamy Carter West into her life hasn't hurt. . . But far from being a safe haven, the cloistered walls of Cimmeria are proving more dangerous than Allie could've imagined. The students, and faculty, are under threat and Allie's family - from her mysterious grandma to her runaway brother - are at the centre of the storm. Allie is going to have to choose between protecting her family and trusting her friends. But secrets have a way of ripping even the strongest relationships apart . . . 'Night School is dramatic and full of great characters, the perfect blend of suspense and romance.' Sophie McKenzie


Number 5 in series
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748128018
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The Nightwalkers have lived in the shadows of our world for centuries, gifted with abilities few humans can comprehend. For Noah, duty is all - until he meets the woman who is his destiny . . . As Demon King, Noah is dedicated to protecting his kind from their enemies. Yet for months he has struggled with vivid dreams that threaten his very sanity. Every night he's tormented by images of a woman both achingly real and tantalisingly beyond his grasp - until he has no choice but to force her to leave the life she's known and enter a world beyond her imagining. . . Kestra has sworn never to trust or need another man, but Noah's lightest touch scorches her with fevered desire, branding her as his mate, blinding them both to the terrifying truth. For within the ranks of their own people lies an adversary growing in number and power. And nothing and no one will be safe again.

Predatory Game

Number 6 in series
Author: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748112774
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Saber Winter was running from her past when she meets Jess Calhoun, an ex-officer with the U.S. forces elite Navy Seals division who's now confined to a wheel chair. Jess had sensed that Saber was a lost soul, and he'd given her a job and a home, hoping that she'd be willing to stay and finally share her secrets with him. But Saber has been on the run a long time, and Jess may be in a wheelchair, but he's also a GhostWalker, and both of their pasts are about to collide in the present when secrets they're both hiding get uncovered, and both must deal with betrayal before they're free to find a future together.

Dangerous Tides

Number 4 in series
Author: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405510781
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Dr. Libby Drake is sensible and practical. To her more adventurous sisters, she's always been the 'good girl'. Certainly not the kind to attract the attention of a genius like Ty Derrick - until a tragic accident leaves the handsome biochemist at her mercy. Acting on her uncanny ability to heal, she awakens in Ty his own long-suppressed desires. But he's not the only man with designs on Libby Drake. Her miraculous and selfless power has also captured the attention of a dangerously influential admirer. He's pursuing the elementally gifted beauty for his own wicked purpose. And he's willing to go to deadly lengths to make it happen.


Number 3 in series
Author: Keri Arthur
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748120335
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Agent Sam Ryan is sick of feeling lonely. It's time to take control and get a life outside of work. But Stephan, her boss, won't let her go easily. Offered the choice between guarding a clone, or remaining stuck in her office, Sam reluctantly accepts the former, even though she suspects Stephan is using her as bait to draw out the dangerous Sethanon. Gabriel is relieved to discover he's finally shaken Sam as his partner, until he learns her new assignment is guarding Wetherton. He and Stephan know Wetherton could only have come from Hopeworth, the base involved in DNA experiments for decades, where it is more than likely that Sam was created. But there is a growing likelihood that the military base is also the home of Sethanon himself. Gabriel is determined to protect her, yet all too soon he discovers the connection between he and Sam is far deeper than anyone could ever have imagined.

The Amish Buggy Horse Compilation: All Five Books in Series

Author: Ruth Hartzler
Publisher: Amish Romance Books
ISBN: 1925689743
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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An omnibus containing all 5 novellas in The Amish Buggy Horse Series: Faith; Hope; Charity; Patience; Kindness.An Amish buggy horse by the name of "Blessing" is passed from one person to another, changing their lives in the process.

Passion Unleashed

Number 3 in series
Author: Larissa Ione
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748126147
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Forbidden Temptations. Fatal Desires. Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter - and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she's been a keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality . . . as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn't all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she's finally met the one man she cannot resist. Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe - her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realises a horrible truth: he's falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.