Best Books for Children, Supplement to the Eighth Edition: Preschool through Grade 6 / Edition 8

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Bring your children's collection up to date with this supplement to the eighth edition of the classic guide that includes nearly 4,500 new titles that helps you to identify the right books for your patrons and to create theme- and genre-based reading lists. The thematic organization, concise annotations, and complete bibliographic data plus review citations make this volume equally useful for reader's advisory, research, and collection development. Books in series and award winners are noted.

This supplement to the 8th edition (2006) of the classic guide to children's books incluldes nearly 4,500 new in-print titles recommended for children in grades PreK-6. The thematic organization, concise annotations, and complete bibliographic data plus review citations make this volume equally useful for reader's advisory, research, and collection development. Books in series and award winners are noted.

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"This volume covers 2006 through March 2007, and as with other volumes, the annotated books are arranged in major categories corresponding to the Dewey system. They not only give a brief description of the book but record the location of at least two reviews for the title….Useful for building larger collections where coverage of certain topics is essential. Bottom line: Recommended."


Teacher Librarian

"A supplement to the well-written 8th edition of Best Books for Children: Preschool Through Grade 8, this work continues the useful annotated bibliography of works well subdivided into eight major categories and then further, with strong multicultural coverage. … Useful for any librarian servicing children in grades kindergarten to 8, the work assists in readers' advisory for the student and in suggesting works for teachers or parents to use with children on any topic or aspect. A definite need for anyone working with the intended population, this work will help in advising others and in collection development, along with aligning literature with the curriculum."



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Meet the Author

CATHERINE BARR is editor of the Libraries Unlimited Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference series and author/coauthor and editor of numerous guides to children's and young adult literature, including Best Books for Children, A to Zoo, Popular Series Fiction, High-Low Handbook, and From Biography to History.

JOHN T. GILLESPIE, former Dean and Instructor of Library Science, Long Island University, New York, has authored numerous books in the areas of library management, school libraries, and children's and young adult literature.

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