Children's Literature: A Guide to Information Sources by Margaret W. Denman-West

By Margaret W. Denman-West

Designed as an entry aspect to kid's literature, this advisor covers reference fabrics released in view that 1985. the most important part is a bibliography of bibliographies, but additionally incorporated are indexes to numerous literary genres for kids, web entry issues institutions.

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Dewey decimal classification and relative index

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It serves as a selective guide to more than 300 books produced in the United States and that have been recommended for translation into other languages. An important criterion used in the selection process is the identification of books that children the world over can appreciate and that also promote understanding of the United States by children of other countries. Selection guidelines require titles of high quality with universal themes, titles with quality child-appeal, and those that depict the American way of life.

New York: Random House, 1992. 366p. indexes. ISBN 0-679-40450-3; 0- 679-74250-6pa. In the preface the editor explains that children need to have the opportunity to read, see, hear, and interact with books to help them grow intellectually and to stimulate their creative skills. The impact of emerging technologies is seen as a major influence on children's interests and tastes; they are experiencing a world quite different from that into which their parents were born. To reflect the changing world of the printed medium, the publishing industry has responded by developing alternative formats through which children can approach the new and wonderful adventures found in books and reading.

Barker, Keith, ed. Information Books for Children. 2nd ed. Brookfield, VT: Scholar Press, 1995. 283p. indexes. ISBN 1-85982-072-2. With the burgeoning number of new children's books published annually, selecting the most appropriate source to use in locating specific information is a difficult and time-consuming task. To provide a guide for making appropriate selections, the author has classified approximately 1,500 informational books written for children ages three to sixteen into twelve subject areas, using the Dewey Decimal Classification system as a guide.

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