Thomas, Rebecca L., and Carolyn W. Lima. A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books. 9th ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61069-353-0
Looking for a book about anteaters for an inquisitive 6-year-old? Or perhaps a list of children’s books on weather for your book display? Or ABC books for the teacher down the hall? A to Zoo can help. This ninth edition of what has become a gold-standard guide to children’s literature indexes some 17,025 picture books for preschool–grade 2 under 1,225 subjects. Covering the full range of genres, themes, and topics, this guide makes it easy to find books to fit a variety of needs, from readers’ advisory and program planning at the public library to filling teacher requests for titles to use in curricular units.
With terminology that reflects everyday language, the book offers a user-friendly alternative to traditional Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) access, making it easy to help children, parents, and teachers find books on specific topics or themes. It also helps librarians find titles to fill gaps in their collections, and the full bibliographical details and in-depth indexing enable finding titles easily and quickly.
- Arranges 17,025 picture books for children preschool–grade 2 under a vast range of subjects to meet librarians', teachers', and parents' needs
- Offers a user-friendly format that supports quick and easy discovery
- Provides a versatile tool that has become the primary go-to reference for children’s librarians