ERIC Number: ED115375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Books That Help Children Deal with a Hospital Experience.
This booklet was prepared to aid adults in the selection of books related to illness and hospitals and is suitable for use with children about to be hospitalized. The use of books in preparing a child for hospitalization is discussed and guidelines for selecting books for both preschool and elementary school children are presented. A major portion of the booklet consists of an annotated bibliography of books which includes the author, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, type of illustrations, price, age group or school grades for which the book is appropriate, and a brief description of contents. Each entry is also given a rating from excellent to poor based on the realism of the hospital experience presented, how well the story was told, the quality of the illustrations, and the accuracy of the medical information included. (JMB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliotherapy, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Students, Fear, Hospitalized Children, Hospitals, Preschool Children, Reading Material Selection
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 1731-0005, $0.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Community Health Services.