Reality Show Craze Hits School and Library Books, Bringing High Interest Topics to Low Level Readers

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Mason Crest Publishers announces two new series of books centered around reality shows aimed to increase interest in reading

Major Competitive Reality Shows: So You Think You Can Dance

As the demand to increase the readership level of America's students continues, we are taking every step possible to bring high-interest, contemporary topics into the classroom.

Mason Crest Publishers announces two new series of books that make the most of the reality show craze in order to increase interest in reading for kids who shy away from books. The company is creating the Major Competitive Reality Shows and Major Reality Shows series, each holding 11 titles. Both series of books will be available in the school and public library marketplace in September 2010.

From gross bug-eating contests in the jungle to models strutting their stuff on the fashion runway, from spectacular dance moves to sustained high notes—the Major Competitive Reality Shows series provides a fascinating look at the most exciting programs in reality television history. Each book provides information about a show’s origins and creators, explains how the competition operates, and provides details about the high and low moments of each season. These high interest/low reading level books are packed with color photos capturing the most dramatic moments in each show’s history.

In the Major Reality Shows series, students will read about socialite Kim Kardashian, BMX racer Travis Pastrana, hip-hop music pioneer Reverend Run, and pro wrestling star Hulk Hogan’s daughter Brooke to name a few. All have been featured in reality television programs that document the most intimate—and sometimes embarrassing—moments of their lives. Major Reality Shows includes 11 of the most popular programs in reality television history. Each book provides information about a show’s origins and creators and gives biographical insights into the major and minor characters. Full-color photographs and fun factoids complement the many anecdotes and stories detailing moments both humorous and serious.

“High interest books like these tend to be aimed at the lower reading levels in an attempt to get inexperienced readers to find enjoyment in books by targeting their interests in popular culture and celebrities,” said Louis Cohen, Principal of Mason Crest Publishers. “As the demand to increase the readership level of America’s students continues, we are taking every step possible to bring high-interest, contemporary topics into the classroom.”

The titles in the Major Competitive Reality Shows series are:

  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: American Idol
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: America’s Best Dance Crew
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: America’s Got Talent
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: America's Next Top Model
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: Biggest Loser
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: Dancing with the Stars
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: Making the Band
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: Project Runway
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: Real World
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: So You Think You Can Dance
  •     Major Competitive Reality Shows: Survivor

The titles in the Major Reality Shows series are:

  •     Major Reality Shows: Brooke Knows Best
  •     Major Reality Shows: The City
  •     Major Reality Shows: The Guys from Jackass Go Out on Their Own
  •     Major Reality Shows: The Hills
  •     Major Reality Shows: Jackass
  •     Major Reality Shows: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
  •     Major Reality Shows: My Super Sweet 16
  •     Major Reality Shows: Nitro Circus
  •     Major Reality Shows: Punk’d
  •     Major Reality Shows: Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory
  •     Major Reality Shows: Run’s House

For more information on the series and Mason Crest Publishers, call 866-MCP-BOOK or visit http://www.Masoncrest.com.

About Mason Crest Publishers: Mason Crest evolved in 2002 from some of the key people responsible for making Chelsea House Publishers one of the leading young adult and reference school and library publishers. Mason Crest is dedicated to providing the most unique upper elementary and young adult quality books available within the school and library marketplace. With each series Mason Crest obtains the most proficient & knowledgeable editors, advisors, senior consultants, major institutions, authors, agencies, and specialized “think tanks” to ensure the books meet the highest standards of excellence. Mason Crest is currently offering over 1,500 titles that reflect the company’s dedication to quality. A complete list can be found online at http://www.masoncrest.com.

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