Children's books : a practical guide to selection / Phyllis J. Van Orden, Sunny Strong.

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Main Author: Van Orden, Phyllis.
Other Authors: Strong, Sunny.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, [2007]
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Table of Contents:
  • List of figures
  • List of color plates
  • List of stoplights, spotlights, and boxes
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. I. Selecting books for children
  • 1. The selection process
  • Choosing books for children
  • Reviewing the preselecting processes
  • Examining selecting processes
  • Assessing selecting procedures
  • Establishing criteria and following guidelines
  • Considering genre guidelines
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • 2. General criteria for the selection process
  • Learning to ask the right questions
  • Questioning the intellectual content
  • Assessing the worth
  • Examining practical features
  • Judging the aesthetic quality
  • Contrasting to like books
  • Verifying the bottom line
  • Chapter books
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • Recommended board books
  • Recommended books for beginning readers
  • 3. Selecting a diverse range of works
  • Examining books for diversity
  • Evaluating literature about people with disabilities
  • Appraising materials about lesbian and gay families
  • Assessing multicultural literature
  • Selecting international literature
  • Considering translations and English-language imports
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • 4. Using selection tools effectively
  • Exploring selection tools
  • Determining the best bibliographies
  • Examining bibliographic essays
  • Choosing the right selection tools
  • Summary
  • References.
  • pt. II. Special selection criteria for specific genres
  • 5. Picture books
  • Exploring picture books
  • Award books as guides : Caldecott Award
  • Examining the elements of picture books
  • Assessing pictorial elements
  • Judging picture books
  • Evaluating wordless books
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • Recommended wordless picture books
  • Recommended picture book illustrators
  • 6. Fiction
  • Examining narrative fiction
  • Assessing components of narrative fiction
  • Judging classics
  • Selecting series books
  • Summary
  • References
  • 7. Fiction genre
  • Examining fiction genres
  • Judging picture storybooks
  • Assessing historical fiction
  • Evaluating fantasy
  • Studying mysteries
  • Looking at animal stories
  • Choosing sports stories
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • Recommended chapter book authors and titles
  • Recommended picture book authors and titles (selected for their child-appealing texts)
  • 8. Folk literature
  • Examining folk literature
  • Evaluating folktales
  • Judging fables
  • Assessing myths
  • Studying legends
  • Looking into tall tales
  • Selecting fairy tales
  • Establishing criteria for anthologies
  • Setting criteria for a single story
  • Summary
  • Resources
  • Recommended authors, retellers, and illustrators
  • 9. Rhymes and poetry
  • Exploring poetry
  • Examining Mother Goose and other rhymes
  • Studying poetry for children
  • Evaluating elements of poetry
  • Establishing selection criteria
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • Recommended poets and compilers.
  • pt. III. Special selection criteria for specific subjects
  • 10. Information and reference books
  • Exploring information books
  • Award books as guides : the Orbis Pictus Award and Sibert (ALSC) Award
  • Assessing series
  • Evaluating reference books
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • Recommended reference books
  • 11. Additional subjects
  • Evaluating alphabet books
  • Judging concept books
  • Scrutinizing biography
  • Assessing "how-to-do-it" books (crafts, art, sewing, cooking, sports)
  • Examining mathematics
  • Studying music
  • Analyzing science and technology
  • Selecting social studies
  • Considering visual arts
  • Summary
  • References
  • Resources
  • Recommended alphabet books
  • Recommended concept books
  • Recommended authors and illustrators
  • Appendices : selection support tools
  • Appendix 1. Selection terms glossary
  • Appendix 2. Master list of resources
  • Appendix 3. Organizations that support children's books
  • Appendix 4. Selection policy statements and resources
  • Resources
  • Author index
  • Illustrator index
  • Title index
  • Subject index
  • About the authors.