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ERIC Number: ED530531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 200
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1144-0
Picture Books for Children: Fiction, Folktales, and Poetry
Northrup, Mary
ALA Editions
Providing descriptive annotations of the best children's picture books published in the last decade, this comprehensive overview is perfect for librarians, teachers, parents, daycare providers, and anyone who works with young children. It is both an excellent tool for collection development and an abundant resource for planning storytimes and other children's programming. With selections based on proven appeal and quality, Northrup's survey features: (1) An introductory essay on the nature of the picture book, and an explanation of the evaluation criteria; (2) Bibliographic information on each picture book, including author, illustrator, publisher, date, and age recommendation; and (3) A thorough index for quick reference and an appendix of additional suggested resources. Packed with ardent and insightful recommendations, this book makes it a snap to select and use just the right picture books.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents; Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association