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Serious about series : evaluations and annotations of teen fiction in paperback series

Author: Silk Makowski; Dorothy M Broderick
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
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"Analyzes over 50 series with wit and insight, allowing librarians to develop their own selection standards for adding new series to their collections"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Makowski, Silk, 1940-
Serious about series.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607102929
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silk Makowski; Dorothy M Broderick
ISBN: 0810833042 9780810833043
OCLC Number: 38081830
Description: ix, 291 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why Study Teen Paperback Series? --
Beverly Hills 90210 by Mel Gilden and others --
Boyfriends, Girlfriends by Katherine Applegate --
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by various authors --
Cedar River Daydreams by Judy Baer --
Chain Letters, etc. by Christopher Pike --
Clueless by various authors --
Dark Moon Legacy by Cynthia Blair --
Dream Girls by Rosemary Joyce --
18 Pine Street by Walter Dean Myers and Stacie Johnson --
Fear Street by R. L. Stine --
First Comes Love by Jennifer Baker --
Forbidden Game by L. J. Smith --
Ford Supermodels of the World by B. B. Calhoun --
Frankenstein's Children by Richard Pierce --
Freshman Dorm by Linda A. Cooney --
Ghostworld by Barbara and Scott Siegel --
Girl Friends by Nicole Grey --
Hardy Boys Casefiles by Franklin W. Dixon --
Horror High by Nicholas Adams --
Jennie McGrady Mystery by Patricia H. Rushford --
Kisses by Diane Namm --
Last Summer, First Love by Jennifer Baker --
Lifeguards by Todd Strasser --
Love Stories by various authors --
Med Center by Diane Hoh --
Mollie Fox Mysteries by Peter Nelson --
Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mysteries by Carolyn Keene --
Nancy Drew Files by Carolyn Keene --
Night World by L. J. Smith --
Nightmare Club by various authors --
Nightmare Hall by Diane Hoh --
Nightmare Inn by T. S. Rue --
Ocean City by Katherine Applegate --
One Last Wish by Lurlene McDaniel --
Photographer by Barbara Steiner --
Point Thrillers and Chillers by various authors --
Power by Jesse Harris --
Ray Bradbury's Dinosaur World by Stephen Leigh and others --
Sabrina the Teenage Witch by various authors --
Scared to Death by Ted Pickford --
Scream by various authors --
Secret Circle by L. J. Smith --
Secret Diaries by Janice Harrell --
Shockers by John Peel --
SpringSong Books by various authors --
Sunset After Hours by Cherie Bennett --
Sunset Island by Cherie Bennett --
Survive! by various authors --
Surviving 16 by Cherie Bennett --
Sweet Dreams by various authors --
Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University by Francine Pascal --
Sylvia Smith-Smith Novels by Peter Nelson --
Terror Academy by Nicholas Pine --
Tom Swift by Victor Appleton --
Trash by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld --
Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith --
Vampire Twins by Janice Harrell --
Video High by Marilyn Kaye --
Voices Romance by Arlynn Presser --
Wild Hearts by Cherie Bennett --
Wild Rose Inn by Jennifer Armstrong --
X Files by various authors.
Responsibility: by Silk Makowski ; edited by Dorothy M. Broderick.

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Despite being popular with their target audience, teenage paperback series are often ignored by librarians. In this text, Silk Makowski argues that they should be included in collections alongside  Read more...

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