Barr, Catherine 1951-

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Barr, Catherine 1951-
(Catherine A. Barr)

PERSONAL:

Born August 28, 1951, in Edinburgh, Scotland; daughter of James (a theologian) and Jane (a teacher) Barr; married David Bogart (an editor). Education: University of Nottingham, B.A., 1972.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Milford, NJ. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Europa Publications, London, England, editor, 1974-80; Journal of Commerce, New York, NY, staff member, 1982-91; R.R. Bowker (publisher), New Providence, NJ, editorial director, 1991-95; Rock Hill Press, Bala Cynwyd, PA, publisher, 1995-2000; Bogart & Barr, Milford, NJ, partner, 2000—.

MEMBER:

American Library Association.

WRITINGS:

From Biography to History, R.R. Bowker (New Providence, NJ), 1998.

(With Ellen V. LiBretto) High Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2002.

(With John T. Gillespie) Best Books for Children, Supplement to the Seventh Edition: Preschool through Grade 6, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2003.

(With John T. Gillespie) Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2004.

(With John T. Gillespie) Best Books for High School Readers, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2004.

(With Rebecca L. Thomas) Popular Series Fiction for K-6 Readers: A Reading and Selection Guide, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2004.

(With Rebecca L. Thomas) Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers: A Reading and Selection Guide, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2005.

Best Books for Children, 8th edition, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2005.

Editor, "Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference Series," Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2004—. Editor of the periodicals Online-Offline, 1995-2000, and Web Feet: Internet Traveler's Desk Reference, 1996-2000.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, March 1, 2004, Sharon Cohen, review of Best Books for Children, Supplement to the Seventh Edition: Preschool through Grade 6, p. 1230.

School Library Journal, June, 2003, Vicki Reutter, review of High Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers, p. 179; June, 2005, Elaine Lesh Morgan, review of Popular Series Fiction for K-6 Readers: A Reading and Selection Guide, p. 192; October, 2005, Kathy Lehman, review of Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers: A Reading and Selection Guide, p. 202.

Teacher Librarian, January-February, 1999, Erlene Biship Killeen, review of Web Feet: Internet Traveler's Desk Reference, p. 40.