ERIC Number: ED038178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Books in Preschool: A Guide to Selecting, Purchasing, and Using Children's Books.
This document is a guide to the selection, purchase, and use of children's books. Emphasis is put on the development of standards of evaluation through attention to certain features, such as quality of illustrations, language, and writing style. Reading aloud and teaching children to use books are other topics discussed. The project of writing and making his own book is proposed as a rewarding and enriching experience for a child; instructions are given for this activity. A chapter on how to find and use books in other languages includes a selection of ERIC documents on bilingual education. Introducing children and parents to regular use of the public library is explored. A book buying discussion covers the relative merits of paperbound and hardbound books, and purchase from local bookstores, publishers, and wholesalers. Interchapter supplementary material includes a selected annotated bibliography of children's books, a list of resources to aid selection, and a chart of information about wholesalers. (MH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.