Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction 1997 2001

Author: Alethea Helbig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313324301
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looks at 290 award-winning books for young adults, using 750 alphabetical entries on individual works, authors, characters, and settings to provide plot summaries, critical assessments, and biographical information.

Children s Literature

Author: Margaret W. Denman-West
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084485
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lists works of fiction, juvenile series, poetry, and drama suitable for children's libraries

Dictionary of British Children s Fiction A M

Author: Alethea Helbig
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313272394
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written for librarians, teachers, and researchers who deal with children's literature, this volume offers comprehensive coverage of nearly 400 British books for young people published from 1678 to the present. Books chosen for inclusion were drawn from those that have won recognized awards for literary merit or have been on lists citing works that should be part of any representative children's book collection. For each, the authors provide concise entries for authors, titles, characters, memorable settings, significant movements, and literary terminology. The result is an unusually complete overview of a broad spectrum of fiction recognized for merit by a wide variety of experts in children's literature. The dictionary section includes four types of entries: title, author, character, and miscellaneous or additional data. Every book has title and author entries; additional information is presented in character and miscellaneous entries where necessary. Author entries provide basic biographical data, focusing particularly on what in the author's life is most relevant to children's literature. Title entries include bibliographic information, a brief plot summary, sub-genre, setting, a critical evaluation, and any awards and citations. An extensive index enables the reader to locate books by period, topic, theme, and characters' names, as well as by author and title. The only one-volume compilation of the best in British children's fiction available to date, this book belongs on the shelves of every academic and public library. As a basic research tool, it will also be of significant value to teachers of children's literature, writers, and social historians.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912125
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.