Children's Nonfiction for Adult Information Needs: An Annotated Bibliography

Children's Nonfiction for Adult Information Needs: An Annotated Bibliography

by Rosemarie Riechel (Editor)

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Overview

Many adults have literacy problems in English due to poor schooling, recent immigration, or a host of other factors. These hard-pressed readers have the same basic information needs as better readers do, but they cannot handle the same books. How does the adult reference desk serve their needs?

One way is to have at hand a simple list of children's nonfiction books that give good, solid information on popular topics; that do not ("talk down") to readers; and that do not frighten them away with childish illustrations. This is precisely what Dr. Riechel, former reference and online specialist in the Queens Borough Public Library system in New York, has compiled in this reference. Over 175 children's titles in sixteen subject categories are annotated here so that adult librarians can see at a glance the information offered by each, the number of pages, whether there is a glossary, index, or bibliography, and what features the book possesses that would answer adult reference needs. Subjects covered are architecture, art and music, biography, computer technology, cookbooks and cookery, culture and education, history and geography, language arts and communication, medicine and health, nature and natural history, pets and pet care, science, social sciences, sports, technology and industrial arts, and transportation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780208024473
Publisher: Shoe String Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/1998
Edition description: Annotated
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.77(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix(2)
Introduction xi(4)
Author's note xv
Annotated Bibliography
Architecture
1(5)
Art and Music
6(9)
Biography
15(14)
Computer Technology
29(5)
Cookery and Food
34(6)
Cultural Mores and Institutions
40(8)
History and Geography
48(18)
Language Arts and Communication
66(8)
Medicine and Health
74(9)
Nature and Natural History
83(18)
Pets and Pet Care
101(6)
Science and Engineering
107(10)
Social Sciences
117(9)
Sports
126(8)
Transportation
134(7)
Author/Title Index 141(8)
Subject Index 149

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