Best Books for Children: Preschool Through Grade 6

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Bowker-Greenwood, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1617 pages
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Librarians who need to know about the latest quality books for children will want to have the 7th edition of Best Books at their fingertips. This indispensable selection guide covering nearly 9,000 new titles provides expert recommendations on the most recently published books for young readers Preschool through Grade 6. John Gillespie, renowned authority in the children's literature field, has carefully culled the professional review sources that librarians trust to identify the most highly recommended new children's books. This 7th edition provides over 20,000 annotated and numbered entries, including books published and reviewed in 2001. Every title found on this evaluative list has been recommended by at least two major review sources. Brief annotations, including ISBNs, book length and price, grade level appropriateness, and the review sources help librarians and teachers find the right books for children's recreational and curriculum related reading needs. Information on award-winning books and books in series is also given in this comprehensive resource.

In addition to being an easy to use collection evaluation and title selection tool, Best Books can also be used as a reading guide, and as a resource for specialized bibliographies and reading lists. The organization of the work by subject areas facilitates these multiple uses. Fiction titles are organized both by age divisions and by broad genre and subject categories. Nonfiction works are arranged by standard curriculum areas, such as biographies, the arts, sciences, and history. Completing the book are three indexes organized by author/illustrator, book title, and subject/grade level.

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Contents

Stories Without Words
44
IMAGINARY ANIMALS
82
FAMILY STORIES
386
1083
499
Africa
505
HUMOROUS STORIES
516
THE YOUNG NATION 17891861
563
Sports Stories
578
Holidays and Holy Days
891
Prayers
901
Behavior
909
PERSONAL PROBLEMS
914
Careers
917
Veterinarians
923
Doctors and Medicine
933
Hygiene Physical Fitness and Nutrition
943

General and Miscellaneous
588
513
609
Europe
617
Russia
633
Spain and Portugal
639
1V1IUU1C HaSl
651
South and Central America
661
Basketball
669
Track and Field
678
Art and Architecture
695
Communication
701
Music
710
Singing Games and Songs
716
Archaeology
737
Middle Ages
750
Geographical Regions
759
Asia
766
Australia and the Pacific Islands
775
The Middle East
788
Mexico
794
Puerto Rico and Other Caribbean Islands
799
United States
806
Regions
844
Business and Economics
867
Pollution
873
Religion and Holidays
883
General Science
949
Astronomy
955
Solar System
963
909
981
Botany
1085
NUTRITION
1091
Animal Species
1096
Earth and Geology
1107
General
1119
1074
1127
General
1133
Ice Hockey
1138
Olympic Games
1164
911
1192
914
1213
917
1241
921
1267
924
1299
928
1305
932
1331
933
1386
934
1431
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About the author (2002)

JOHN T. GILLESPIE, renowned authority in children's literature, is the author of twenty books on collection development. In addition to the previous editions of Best Books for Children, other volumes include Best Books for Young Teen Readers, Best Books for Senior High Readers and Best Books for Junior High Readers. He is also the author of the Senior Plots, Middle Plots, and Junior Plots Book Talk Guides as well as The Newbery Companion: Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books.