ERIC Number: ED409015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Elementary School Library Collection: A Guide to Books and Other Media, Phases 1-2-3. 20th Edition.
Homa, Linda L., Ed.; And Others
This collection development aid lists more than 10,000 titles of children's materials available in a variety of formats (in addition to print materials, the guide also includes sound recordings, video cassettes, microcomputer software programs, CD-ROM products, and videodiscs). This 20th anniversary edition contains several special features, including a history of the book; a profile of its original editor, Mary Gaver; an interview with Arthur Brody; and lists of classic titles from previous editions. The body of the book, or "classified catalog," is divided into: (1) Professional Collection (e.g. adult titles highly recommended for parenting collections and materials that emphasize innovative and recent trends for teachers); (2) Reference; (3) Periodicals; (4) Nonfiction; (5) Easy; and (6) Fiction. Each entry contains complete bibliographic information, a descriptive annotation which frequently suggests curriculum use, and full cataloging. Additional information is supplied to simplify selection: priorities for acquisitions, reading levels, interest levels, Canadian distribution, and availability from National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Some special subject matter for this edition includes: materials for physically challenged students, substance abuse, AIDS awareness,and multicultural acceptance. Materials included meet the curriculum-related needs and personal interests of preschool through sixth-grade children. The listings are highly selective: only 29% of prospective new titles were included in this edition, and all previously included titles underwent re-evaluation. Indices and appendices provide access to materials by: author, title, subject, author's series, publisher's series, preschool materials, and independent reading for new readers. Also appended is a directory of publishers and producers. (SWC)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Children, Childrens Literature, Educational Media, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Library Acquisition, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Materials, Multimedia Materials, Nonprint Media, Printed Materials, Reading Interests, Reading Skills, Resource Materials, School Libraries, Selection Tools
Brodart Co., 500 Arch St., Williamsport, PA 17705 ($139.95); also available on CD-ROM.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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