Stay abreast of the latest children's picture books with this update of your favorite reference tool.
Every year, more children's picture books flood the market, reflecting kids' insatiable appetite for stories and more stories, as well as the creativity of today's authors and illustrators. Certainly, awards point the way to some of the best titles, but how do you access the many outstanding books that were not award winners but are beloved by children, teachers, librarians, and parents? For more than 30 years, there's been one surefire way to find the right picture books for family reading, library programs, and classroom units.
It's back and it's better than ever, chock full of everything a children's librarian needs for reader's advisory and collection building. A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, Eighth Edition is the latest version of the guide that has become the standard resource for up-to-date information on fiction and nonfiction picture books for children.
This must-have volume provides thorough subject access to children's picture books, covering some 12,000-15,000 titles. The eighth edition has been carefully revised, focusing on the period from 2000-2009, plus classic titles and popular earlier titles from well-known authors and illustrators, including award winners. With this new edition, librarians can easily find books to fit themed story times, programs, and curricular units; to help identify titles for gaps in the collection; and to create topical booklists. And, of course, this volume is perfect for helping parents, children, and teachers find books for specific needs. As with past editions, this volume consists of a subject guide, a bibliographic guide, and title and illustrator indexes.
• Carefully revised, focusing on more recent titles from the past ten years while keeping popular and available titles from the past, including classics and award winners
• Includes a subject guide, a bibliographic guide, and title and illustrator indexes
• Provides unique subjects that meet many specialized situations, such as discussions of character traits (being different or kind, for example) and behaviors (cheating and sharing, to name just two)
• Can be used to learn the titles, authors, and illustrators of books on particular subjects or to ascertain the subject (or subjects) when only the title, author and title, or illustrator and title are known
• Uses terminology that reflects everyday language, making it a user-friendly alternative to traditional OPAC access