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Children's literature gems : choosing and using them in your library career

by Bird, Betsy.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - District Services Professional Collection Z718.2.U6 B57 2009
Location  CLP - District Services
Collection  Professional Collection
Call Number  Z718.2.U6 B57 2009
Master the huge array of quality children's books from the past and the present with this must-have resource from children's librarian Elizabeth Bird. With her strong passion for children's books and the profession, Bird will help you Build and manage your children's collection Strike a balance between award winners and classics Arrange your space to best showcase and display books Review the basics of storytime, storytelling, and booktalking Add the 100 children's books that belong in every libraryChildren's Literature Gems is about managing and caring for a part of the library devoted to children who love good books and is a must for every children's librarian--new or experienced!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This collection of tips on how to immerse oneself in all aspects of children's librarianship is geared mostly to the public librarian. Bird's goal of helping librarians learn about children's titles, old and new, is accomplished through chapters focusing on such things as the history of children's libraries, quality standards for children's literature, collection development, and professional development outside of working hours. The most useful chapter deals with using the collection and covers displays, storytimes, storytelling, booktalking, etc. Each chapter is followed by an annotated list of titles, which are the author's personal selections on a variety of topics. These lists would have been more helpful if they had included bibliographic information. Throughout the text, there are responses from children's librarians to questions posed by the author. Although the narrative is sometimes too simplistic for the practicing librarian, there is some helpful information in this title.--Glantz, Shelley Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Children's libraries -- Book selection.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
Children's literature -- Bibliography -- Methodology.
Children's librarians -- United States.
Publisher Chicago :American Library Association,2009
Language English
Description v, 125 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-116) and index.
ISBN 9780838909959 (alk. paper)
0838909957 (alk. paper)
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