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Overview

This annotated bibliography—organized geographically by world region and country, describing nearly 700 books representing 73 countries—is a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, and anyone else seeking to promote international understanding through children's literature. It is the third volume sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. The first, Carl M. Tomlinson's Children's Books from Other Countries (1998) is a compendium of international children's literature with annotations of both in and out of print books published between 1950 and 1996. Susan Stan's The World Through Children's Books (2002) was the second and it included books published between the years 1997 and 2000. Crossing Boundaries includes international children's books published between 2000 and 2004, as well as selected American books set in countries other than the United States. Editor Doris Gebel has compiled an important tool for providing stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.

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Editorial Reviews

The Bulletin Of The Center For Children's Books
This is a fairly extensive resource for building or enhancing a collection with international flair, something that will have increasing importance as libraries' clientele continue to diversify and interest in international material expands.
Teacher Librarian
Bottom line: Highly recommended. Buy this book as an essential collection development tool for building a global perspective and for building collections that provide the best literature available for your students in both elementary schools and high schools.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This is a fairly extensive resource for building or enhancing a collection with international flair, something that will have increasing importance as libraries' clientele continue to diversify and interest in international material expands.
1/1/2007 Booklist
As with the earlier titles, this is a valuable source for collection development.
Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children
The book opens with three thought-provoking essays on reading, translating, and publishing international books...Nearly seven hundred books are annotated, all published between 2000 and 2004.
Ginny Moore Kruse
Don't miss this superb, easy-to-use guide to the very best books with international themes and topics! In a time when global concerns have become increasingly local, the teachers, librarians and families in all sizes of towns and cities want to locate books such as these for children and teenagers. Because of such a splendid resource, it's never been easier!
Reference and Research Book News
Organized geographically by region and country, this annotated bibliography lists nearly 700 children's books dealing with international themes and topics. The focus is on international titles published between 2000 and 2004 as well as selected American books set in countries outside the U.S. The final section provides information on publishers with an international focus as well as sources for foreign-language and bilingual books.
August 2006 Reference and Research Book News
Organized geographically by region and country, this annotated bibliography lists nearly 700 children's books dealing with international themes and topics. The focus is on international titles published between 2000 and 2004 as well as selected American books set in countries outside the U.S. The final section provides information on publishers with an international focus as well as sources for foreign-language and bilingual books.
School Library Journal

A companion to Carl M. Tomlinson'sChildren's Books from Other Countries (1998) and Susan Stan's The World through Children's Books (2002, both Scarecrow). It opens with several thoughtful essays that examine the complex issues related to international publishing and translations. Jeffrey Garret's wish for readers is "…patience, coupled with a willingness to temporarily suspend our American notions of what is 'normal' and rational and attractive." Part two is a carefully prepared, comprehensive, annotated bibliography organized by countries and regions of the world. There is little duplication of titles from the first two volumes. Part three is a lengthy compilation of resources, including book awards, organizations that support international publishing, publishers with an international focus, and sources for foreign language and bilingual books. Detailed title, subject, and author/translator/illustrator indexes make the books accessible, which is important because, as Stephen Roxburgh writes: "…they offer a way of seeing that is otherwise unavailable to most of us." This is an important resource for all libraries to build and promote collections that reflect a global vision.
—Lee BockCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810852037
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Doris J. Gebel is the Head of Youth Services at Northport-East Northport Public Library.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Part 1: Crossing Boundaries Chapter 4 1. Introduction Chapter 5 2. Essays Part 6 Part 2: Bibliography Chapter 7 3. Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter 8 4. Canada and the Far North Chapter 9 5. Asia Chapter 10 6. North Africa and the Middle East Chapter 11 7. Africa South of the Sahara Chapter 12 8. Australia and New Zealand Chapter 13 9. Europe Chapter 14 10. Global Part 15 Part 3: Resources Chapter 16 11. Children's Book Awards Chapter 17 12. Organizations Chapter 18 13. Publishers Chapter 19 14. Sources for Foreign-Language and Bilingual Books Part 20 Author/Translator/Illustrator Index Part 21 Title Index Part 22 Subject Index Part 23 About the Editor

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    This annotated bibliography¿organized geographically by world region and country, describing nearly 700 books representing 73 countries¿is a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, and anyone else seeking to promote international understanding through children's literature. It is the third volume sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. The first, Carl M. Tomlinson's Children's Books from Other Countries (1998) is a compendium of international children's literature with annotations of both in and out of print books published between 1950 and 1996. Susan Stan's The World Through Children's Books (2002) was the second and it included books published between the years 1997 and 2000. Crossing Boundaries includes international children's books published between 2000 and 2004, as well as selected American books set in countries other than the United Sates. Editor Doris Gebel has compiled an important tool for providing stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.

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