Monday, July 6, 2009

Children's Literature Gems (book)

Bird, E. (2009). Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

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 library

Children’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!
(book description)