Monday, November 10, 2008

Core Collection for Children and Young Adults

Schwedt, Rachel E., and Janice A. DeLong. Core Collection for Children and Young Adults. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2008. 978-0-8108-6115-2 

Note: In the introduction, the authors indicated that to be included in this publication, books had to have won at least one award and had to meet specific genre criteria. Contemporary fiction, for example, must deal with the challenges of everyday life yet end with hope. Nothing that appeared in Core Collection for Small Libraries is repeated here. --Jen
Publisher's Description
With thousands of new volumes lining the shelves of bookstores, abundant advertisements, and innumerable online reviews, it is becoming increasingly difficulty for the concerned adult to recommend literature that is of quality, yet speaks to young audiences. Core Collection for Children and Young Adults presents the best in contemporary and classic literature for children and young adults. Every book listed in this reference has a concisely worded annotation, which is followed by headings designating awards the book has won, related subjects, and character themes. With more than 350 titles reviewed, this resource will prove invaluable for teachers, librarians, parents, collectors of children's books, and college students with an interest in juvenile literature, education, or child growth and development.