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Gillespie, John Thomas 1928-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 22,886 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Lists  Stories, plots, etc  Reference works  Book reviews  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography of bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z1037, 011.62
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Thomas Gillespie
Best books for children : preschool through grade 6 by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable selection guide for developing the children's literature collection, this 7th edition provides expert annotations on nearly 9,000 new titles published through early 2001
Best books for middle school and junior high readers : grades 6-9 by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated bibliography of over 14,000 fiction (by genre), poetry, and non-fiction/information books
The Newbery companion : booktalk and related materials for Newbery Medal and Honor books by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplies information about Newbery Award-winning authors and books, arranged chronologically from 1922 through 2001, and includes plot summaries, hints on how to introduce the books to young readers, and suggestions for related follow-up reading
Best books for high school readers : grades 9-12 by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for fiction and nonfiction teen reading material, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. Entries cover more than 12,000 titles in print as of the end of October 2008, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources. Entries include annotations with succinct plot summaries, ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations
Juniorplots : a book talk manual for teachers and librarians by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to preparing book talks for young people, ages nine to sixteen. Presents plot analysis, thematic material, book talk material, and additional suggestions on a variety of titles for each of eight themes of goals of adolescent reading
More juniorplots : a guide for teachers and librarians by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains plots and related material on 72 books generally suitable for children between the ages of 11 and 16
Best books for junior high readers( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing books; a guide for the middle grades by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handleiding voor leerkrachten en bibliothekarissen voor het introduceren van boeken aan de hand van thema's
Best books for senior high readers by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly annotated citations of some 10,000 books, arranged by subject and indexed by author, title, and subject/grade level. The books, all in print as of 1990, received favorable notices in more than one review journal appearing between January 1985 and September 1990. Aimed at students in grades 10-12, this bibliography is the third in the Bowker trilogy, which includes Best books for children and ... for junior high readers
The children's and young adult literature handbook : a research and reference guide by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive research and reference guide on over one thousand publications, and contains a wide variety of information on children's and young adult literature, authors, and illustrators
Juniorplots 3 : a book talk guide for use with readers ages 12-16 by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents summaries of eighty fiction and nonfiction titles for readers, ages twelve to sixteen, with suggestions to use in motivating them to read for pleasure
Seniorplots : a book talk guide for use with readers ages 15-18 by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best books for young teen readers, grades 7 to 10( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource "is the newest volume in Bowker's Best Book Series. This essential collection builder updates and replaces 'Best Books for Young Adult Readers, ' and helps you select the finest in recreational and curriculum-based reading for teens in grades 7-10. Following the format of the other titles in the series, BBYTR is a carefully selected list of over 11,000 fiction and nonfiction titles that have been favorable reviewed by the leading review sources. Also included are some 2,200 adult-level book suitable for the advanced teen reader. Titles are arranged under 60 main subject headings and some 500 subtopics. Easy-to-use Author, Title, and Subject/Grade Level Indexes expand the usefulness of this resource."
Characters in young adult literature by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses characters from literary works for young adults. Offers insights into characterization, author intention, and narrative
Paperback books for young people : an annotated guide to publishers and distributors by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a school media program by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles and practices relating to the creation, organization and administration of a school media center are examined in detail. The stress is upon recent developments and practical considerations and emphasis is laid upon those features which distinguish the school media center from the conventional school library. Individual chapters deal with: 1) the historical development of the media center; 2) the nature of media programs; 3) the essential elements of a media program; 4) the assessment of media programs; 5) budget; 6) staffing; 7) facilities; 8) media selection; and 9) acquisition and organization. A series of appendixes treats selection policies and the criteria for selecting educational media and audiovisual equipment. (Pb)
Best books for children : preschool through grade 6 by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest addition to the Best Books family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition. This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003. Adds two years to the seventh edition, beginning with April 2001. Following the practices of the main work, the supplement provides recommendations on 6,100 books, drawing on professional review sources familiar to librarians. Brief annotations, ISBNs, book length, price, grade level, and review sources give good selection assistance. Entries are in sections on literature, biography, arts and language, history and geography, social institutions, issues, personal development, physical and applied sciences, and recreation. 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com). This all-new thematic guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition
Guides to library collection development by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young phenomenon; paperbacks in our schools by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guides to collection development for children and young adults by John Thomas Gillespie( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed to assist you with collection development, this work identifies, describes, and evaluates more than 800 significant bibliographies of children's and young adult materials. Emphasis is on print and nonprint works published from 1986 through 1996, with some earlier but still useful publications. This book is arranged by broad subjects with essential and higly recommended titles noted. annotations indicate scope of a work, purpose, contents, suitability, special features, and general usefulness."
 
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Best books for children : preschool through grade 6
Alternative Names
Gillespie, John 1928-

Gillespie, John (John Thomas), 1928-

Gillespie, John T.

Gillespie, John T. 1928-

Gillespie, John T. (John Thomas), 1928-

Gillespie, John Thomas 1928-

Languages
English (157)

Chinese (2)

Covers
Best books for middle school and junior high readers : grades 6-9The Newbery companion : booktalk and related materials for Newbery Medal and Honor booksBest books for high school readers : grades 9-12Best books for junior high readersBest books for senior high readersThe children's and young adult literature handbook : a research and reference guideJuniorplots 3 : a book talk guide for use with readers ages 12-16Best books for young teen readers, grades 7 to 10