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Overview

Based on her extensive experience as a school librarian and storyteller, the author features 2,000 carefully selected titles that will keep children in grades K-6 enthralled. All published within the last 10 years, these range from picture books and fiction, folklore, and poetry to biography and nonfiction. Each annotated entry provides a brief plot summary, related titles, and subject designations. In addition, there are curriculum tie-ins and suggested activities including drama, crafts, research, and problem solving. The book starts with all-new chapters offering informative tips on effective reading aloud, storytelling, and classroom and library activities. There is also a bibliography of professional books.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
This excellent resource will be a favorite with teachers who need assistance finding quality children's literature, and it will also aid librarians and media specialists. The updated compilation includes over 1700 new titles indexed by author/illustrator, title, and subject. Subjects range from the specific (baseball) to more general (picture books for all ages) to literary elements (point of view). Freeman discusses the underlying reasons behind careful book selection and includes strategies to teach readers and a subject listing to assist teachers with book selection for reluctant readers. She encourages educators to create lifelong learners, library users, and book lovers.-Kathleen Pavin, Purdy Elementary School Library, Fort Atkinson, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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"This excellent resource will be a favorite with teachers who need assistance finding quality children's literature, and it will also aid librarians and media specialists. The updated compilation includes over 1700 new titles indexed by author/illustrator, title, and subject. Subjects range from the specific (baseball) to more general (picture books for all ages) to literary elements (point of view). Freeman discusses the underlying reasons behind careful book selection and includes strategies to teach readers and a subject listing to assist teachers with book selection for reluctant readers. She encourages educators to create lifelong learners, library users, and book lovers."

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School Library Journal

"Every school library must have a copy of this book, and every teacher needs to know about it to freshen his or her own use of literature in the classroom. There has never been a time in education when better children's literature--fiction and nonfiction--existed, and this book will lead you to the best blooms in the garden of print. Essential as a book selection tool and a source to feature, booktalk, read aloud, and tantalize elementary school children."

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Teacher Librarian

"This is a very thorough guide that provides practical and down-to-earth advice for any school librarian or children's librarian. Freeman's guide shows a genuine love of books as well as a very detailed knowledge of children's literature. Every children's librarian needs this book in their collection."

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Public Libraries

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Meet the Author

JUDY FREEMAN (JudyReadsBooks.com) is a well-known consultant, writer, and speaker on children's literature and storytelling, and a visiting lecturer at the School of Information, and Library Science at Pratt Institute in New York City. A former school librarian, she gives conferences, workshops, speeches, and performances throughout the U.S. and the world for teachers, librarians, parents, and children. Judy's Library Unlimited books include Once Upon a Time: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Reader's Theater with Children in Grades PreK-6, the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, and the yearly The Winners Handbook, reviewing her top 100 children's books of the past year. Judy's latest and most exciting project is writing children's book reviews and other content for author James Patterson's new website for parents, librarians, and teachers, READKIDDOREAD.com.

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Table of Contents

One librarian to another 3
Seventeen things you need to know to be a great school librarian 5
The bluebery medal 17
On reading aloud and reading alone 31
Books across the curriculum 55
Performance art : storytelling, creative drama, and reader's theater 103
The annotated read-aloud lists
What's in the booklists 131
Easy fiction/picture books 135
Fiction 439
Folk & fairy tales, myths & legends 529
Poetry, nonsense, and language-oriented nonfiction 585
Biography 633
Nonfiction 685
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2006

    A must-have resource for librarians and parents

    This is an excellent reference book with many hands-on suggestions for reading to children - very thorough, complete, and easy to use. The tone is both entertaining and instructive. The individualized suggestions on how to make the reading of each book special are creative and fun to do. Judy Freeman's expertise and experience would be helpful to all who want to engage children in the magic of reading and books - librarians, teachers and parents.

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