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Children's books : a practical guide to selection

Author: Phyllis Van Orden; Sunny Strong
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2007.
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Helps you approach book selection confidently and strategically. This book offers advice for: establishing general criteria and following guidelines; using selection tools effectively; and special  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
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Van Orden, Phyllis.
Children's books.
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)607837904
Online version:
Van Orden, Phyllis.
Children's books.
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)608385674
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Van Orden; Sunny Strong
ISBN: 9781555705848 1555705847
OCLC Number: 85851422
Description: xv, 239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: List of figures --
List of color plates --
List of stoplights, spotlights, and boxes --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
pt. I. Selecting books for children --
1. The selection process --
Choosing books for children --
Reviewing the preselecting processes --
Examining selecting processes --
Assessing selecting procedures --
Establishing criteria and following guidelines --
Considering genre guidelines --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
2. General criteria for the selection process --
Learning to ask the right questions --
Questioning the intellectual content --
Assessing the worth --
Examining practical features --
Judging the aesthetic quality --
Contrasting to like books --
Verifying the bottom line --
Chapter books --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
Recommended board books --
Recommended books for beginning readers --
3. Selecting a diverse range of works --
Examining books for diversity --
Evaluating literature about people with disabilities --
Appraising materials about lesbian and gay families --
Assessing multicultural literature --
Selecting international literature --
Considering translations and English-language imports --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
4. Using selection tools effectively --
Exploring selection tools --
Determining the best bibliographies --
Examining bibliographic essays --
Choosing the right selection tools --
Summary --
References. pt. II. Special selection criteria for specific genres --
5. Picture books --
Exploring picture books --
Award books as guides : Caldecott Award --
Examining the elements of picture books --
Assessing pictorial elements --
Judging picture books --
Evaluating wordless books --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
Recommended wordless picture books --
Recommended picture book illustrators --
6. Fiction --
Examining narrative fiction --
Assessing components of narrative fiction --
Judging classics --
Selecting series books --
Summary --
References --
7. Fiction genre --
Examining fiction genres --
Judging picture storybooks --
Assessing historical fiction --
Evaluating fantasy --
Studying mysteries --
Looking at animal stories --
Choosing sports stories --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
Recommended chapter book authors and titles --
Recommended picture book authors and titles (selected for their child-appealing texts) --
8. Folk literature --
Examining folk literature --
Evaluating folktales --
Judging fables --
Assessing myths --
Studying legends --
Looking into tall tales --
Selecting fairy tales --
Establishing criteria for anthologies --
Setting criteria for a single story --
Summary --
Resources --
Recommended authors, retellers, and illustrators --
9. Rhymes and poetry --
Exploring poetry --
Examining Mother Goose and other rhymes --
Studying poetry for children --
Evaluating elements of poetry --
Establishing selection criteria --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
Recommended poets and compilers. pt. III. Special selection criteria for specific subjects --
10. Information and reference books --
Exploring information books --
Award books as guides : the Orbis Pictus Award and Sibert (ALSC) Award --
Assessing series --
Evaluating reference books --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
Recommended reference books --
11. Additional subjects --
Evaluating alphabet books --
Judging concept books --
Scrutinizing biography --
Assessing "how-to-do-it" books (crafts, art, sewing, cooking, sports) --
Examining mathematics --
Studying music --
Analyzing science and technology --
Selecting social studies --
Considering visual arts --
Summary --
References --
Resources --
Recommended alphabet books --
Recommended concept books --
Recommended authors and illustrators --
Appendices : selection support tools --
Appendix 1. Selection terms glossary --
Appendix 2. Master list of resources --
Appendix 3. Organizations that support children's books --
Appendix 4. Selection policy statements and resources --
Resources --
Author index --
Illustrator index --
Title index --
Subject index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Phyllis J. Van Orden, Sunny Strong.
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