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From the Publisher"[A] reference catalog particularly for librarians featuring summaries of over 25,000 in-print titles suitable for children in grades K-6. Each entry lists the title, author, publication date, price, ISBN, page count, and a one-sentence summary. Review citations for the listed books draw upon six respected publications: Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, Horn Book Guide, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal; these citations direct the librarian toward a more detailed discussion and evaluation of the title in question. An easy-to-use reference, sorted by book category and featuring a comprehensive index, Best Books for Children Preschool Through Grade 6 is a helpful and enthusiastically recommended tool for children's librarians everywhere."
"Along with their siblings, Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers, Grades 6-9 (2004) and Best Books for High School Readers, Grades 9-12 (2004), these titles are essential resources for school and public libraries. (Reviewed with A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books. 7th ed.)"
"[F]or the person who is creating data collections and trying to build topical strengths in more depth than just a few titles per topic, this collection can serve as a guide alongside a computerized selection database. Recommended."
"This volume is ideal for use in larger collections….as a source to help libraries evaluate, update, or balance a current school or public library collection; develop bibliographies of recommended reading for children's recreational or student curriculum needs; or provide a topical research source for teachers, students, or public library customers."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[T]he most comprehensive of the selective children's book selection tools."
Christian Library Journal