Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 2004 - 2008

--> Schon, Isabel. Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 2004-2008. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2009. Print.
ISBN 978-0-8108-6386-6
If you buy books for a children's or young adult Spanish-language collection, you've likely heard of Isabel Schon. This is her latest work, and it includes more than 1,200 recommendations for books in Spanish, both for those published in the United States and elsewhere. Each annotation provides the title of the book in English and Spanish, a 1/3 to 1/2 page explanation of what the book is about and why Schon recommends it, and the approximate grade level and price. The work is divided into 4 sections: reference, nonfiction, publishers' series, and fiction. Finally, it includes three indices--author, title, and subject--as well as an appendix listing dealers of books in Spanish. -- Jen
Booklist Online Review
"Detailed annotations, which include complete bibliographic information and a recommended grade level, are sufficiently descriptive to facilitate the selection process. A comprehensive subject index provides further guidance....Whether creating a new collection or increasing existing holdings, libraries serving Spanish-speaking patrons will find this volume timely and accessible."