ERIC Number: ED349993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Books from the U.S. Government Printing Office: An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide for Librarians.
Kirby, Diana Gonzalez
This annotated bibliography describes 159 of the books for children that are available through the Government Printing Office (GPO), including coloring books, picture-story books, activity books, comic books, and readers. Publication dates range from 1944 to 1990. The books are arranged according to the government agency that issues them. Brief annotations describe the content and format, and intended age groups are indicated whenever this information appears in the publication. Topics of nonfiction works include alcohol and drug abuse; babysitting; teenage parenting; nutrition; acid rain; the environment; making things from junk; traffic safety, and stamp collecting. Fiction includes Native American folk tales. An attached resource guide provides information on how to obtain copies of the publications, including a list of all government depository libraries in Florida and the addresses of the Florida GPO bookstore and the Superintendent of Documents. Also listed are resources that can be used for locating the addresses and telephone numbers of government agencies that issue the children's books. It is noted that these agencies may make publications available in bulk quantities. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Government Printing Office
Note: Paper distributed at the Schools and Children Caucus of the Florida Library Association (Orlando, FL, 1991).