Recommended Books In Spanish For Children And Young Adults

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Overview

"With annotated entries for more than 1,300 books in Spanish published between 2000 and 2004 in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela, Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults: 2000 through 2004 is an outstanding reference tool. Selections are based on the quality of art and writing, presentation of materials, appeal to intended audience, and contribution to the informational, educational, recreational, and personal needs of Spanish speakers in preschool through high school." Following the same format as the highly praised 1996-1999 edition, each entry includes an extensive critical annotation, the title listed in Spanish as well as English, tentative grade level, and the approximate price. Sections include reference books and nonfiction titles on a variety of subjects, including psychology, religion, social science, folklore, science and technology, health, sports, and poetry. A section is devoted to publishers' series, and the appendix lists sellers of Spanish books. Author, title, and subject indexes complete the work. This is a must-have resource for librarians and educators serving young Spanish-speaking readers.
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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Expert Isabel Schon ... has produced an excellent book for the public and school librarian. ... Schon knows how to write book summaries. Without wasting words, she moves competently into the particulars of each story.
Fall 2009 Multicultural Review
This is an essential resource for those seeking to acquire children's books in Spanish, even more so for those who are not themselves fluent in the language. Extensive author/title/subject indexes and a list of dealers of books in Spanish are useful supplements to the text.
March 2010 Collection Management
Recommended.
June 2009 Booklist
Detailed annotations, which include complete bibliographic information and a recommended grade level, are sufficiently descriptive to facilitate the selection process. A comprehensive subject index provides further guidance. ... Whether creating a new collection or increasing existing holdings, libraries serving Spanish-speaking patrons will find this volume timely and accessible.
VOYA
This eminent author/educator again produces an outstanding and useful reference for libraries wishing to add noteworthy literature in Spanish for children and young adults. This third edition follows the same format as her two previous books which covered respectively the years from 1991 to 1995 (Scarecrow Press, 1996/VOYA October 1998) and from 1996 to 1999 (2001/VOYA February 2001). More than 1,300 books published in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela are annotated in this edition with brief but explicit descriptions that include titles in both Spanish and English, tentative grade level and approximate price. The four major sections are Reference Books, which contains categories such as atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias; Nonfiction, with topics as diverse as philosophy, religion, language, health, the arts, and geography; Publishers' Series, which includes subjects such as culture, history, and economics; and Fiction, which offers easy books and general fiction. Books are usually alphabetized by author, but in some cases, they are listed under the individual title or series title. The Appendix for Dealers of Books in Spanish provides each publisher's complete address. Author, title, and subject indexes are included. Schon selects these books based on the quality of writing and art, the presentation of material, and their appeal to the intended audience, from preschool to high school. This award-winning, Mexican American scholar's impeccable academic background, solid research, and lively writing style make this valuable tool not only educational but also entertaining reading. 2004, Scarecrow Press, 432p.; Index. Appendix., PLB $45.. Ages adult professional.
—Delia A. Culberson
American Reference Books Annual
As expected from this highly respected source, this is another thoroughly edited, well-written, and very useful bibliography that will be an essential selection aid where materials in Spanish are being purchased for children and young adults.
Bulletin Of The Center For Children's Books
More than 1,300 Spanish language titles published between 2000 and 2004 are included in Schon's third compilation of recommended books for preschool through grade twelve. As in her previous collections, titles are categorized into reference, nonfiction (which is roughly sorted by Dewey order), series book, and fiction (both easy and general). Each entry includes both Spanish and English titles, publication information, an age recommendation, and a brief citation, which often includes information of specific interest to Spanish-speaking readers (whether a title employs Latin American or Peninsular Spanish, whether a pronunciation guide is included, whether the book was written in Spanish or translated, etc.). The citations provide detailed consideration of each title, and when warranted, honest criticism of the title's drawbacks. This extremely user-friendly guide remains a key resource for building or further developing a collection of Spanish-language materials. Of particular use for collection development purposes is the appendix of Spanish language book vendors; author, title, and subject indexes are included.
Reference Reviews
Dr Isabel Schon, founding director of the Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University San Marcos, continues her superb compilation of Spanish titles for both children and young adults....Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults: 2000 through 2004 has endless uses for individuals interested in supplying high quality material for students requiring books in their native tongue or for children learning a new language. The subject groupings and the grade level notations for the intended audiences are the two most striking and beneficial features. These, together with the author and title indexing, the list of book dealers, and the informative annotations, make this a top priority resource that should be in school district offices, school libraries, public libraries, and academic libraries supporting teacher training programmes.
Teacher Librarian
Isabel Schon is a national treasure. Long before anyone worried about the number of Spanish speakers from all over the world in our classrooms, Dr. Schon was documenting, recording, and annotating the best books in Spanish for children. In the current volume, Schon concentrates on the best books published in 2000-2004....Bottom line: Highly recommended for anyone building even a small collection of books in Spanish.
Lisca
This selection guide will be welcomed by libraries serving Spanish-speaking children and youth. It will be useful for selection of reading materials for beginning Spanish speakers.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
More than 1,300 Spanish language titles published between 2000 and 2004 are included in Schon's third compilation of recommended books for preschool through grade twelve. As in her previous collections, titles are categorized into reference, nonfiction (which is roughly sorted by Dewey order), series book, and fiction (both easy and general). Each entry includes both Spanish and English titles, publication information, an age recommendation, and a brief citation, which often includes information of specific interest to Spanish-speaking readers (whether a title employs Latin American or Peninsular Spanish, whether a pronunciation guide is included, whether the book was written in Spanish or translated, etc.). The citations provide detailed consideration of each title, and when warranted, honest criticism of the title's drawbacks. This extremely user-friendly guide remains a key resource for building or further developing a collection of Spanish-language materials. Of particular use for collection development purposes is the appendix of Spanish language book vendors; author, title, and subject indexes are included.
8/1/2005 Booklist
This collection development tool presents a selective overview of children's books published in Spanish during the past five years. Coverage ranges from reference works to popular fiction and nonfiction selections to preschool storybooks and includes items originally written in Spanish as well as Spanish-language translations. Titles are arranged according to broad categories (Poetry, Easy books, etc.) and can also be accessed through author, titles, and subject indexes. Entries consist of complete bibliographic citations and detailed annotations. Helpful features include listings of all titles in series, recommended grade levels and applications, and notes on translation variations or idiosyncrasies. An appendix lists contact information for Spanish book dealers. This current work profiles more than 1,300 books and follows previous editions covering 1991-1995 and 1996-1999. Librarians and media specialists seeking to build quality collections for their Spanish-speaking patrons will welcome this authoritative resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810863866
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Isabel Schon is Director and Founding Faculty of the Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos. She has authored more than 20 books about literature for Latino and Spanish-speaking children and adolescents. Her previous Scarecrow publications include the Best of the Latino Heritage series (1996, 2003), Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 1991-1995 (1996) and Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 1996-1999 (2001).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Reference Chapter 3 Atlases Chapter 4 Dictionaries Chapter 5 Encyclopedias Chapter 6 Handbooks Chapter 7 Style Manuals Part 8 Nonfiction Chapter 9 Philosophy Chapter 10 Psychology Chapter 11 Religion Chapter 12 Social Sciences Chapter 13 Folklore Chapter 14 Language Chapter 15 Science Chapter 16 Technology Chapter 17 Health and Medicine Chapter 18 The Arts Chapter 19 Recreation and Sports Chapter 20 Literature Chapter 21 Poetry Chapter 22 Geography Chapter 23 History Chapter 24 Biography Part 25 Publisher's Series Part 26 Fiction Chapter 27 Easy Books Chapter 28 General Fiction Part 29 Appendix Chapter 30 Dealers of Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Part 31 Author Index Part 32 Title Index Part 33 Subject Index Part 34 About the Author

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