Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Neal-Schuman Guide to Recommended Children's Books and Media for Use with Every Elementary Subject

Matthew, Kathryn I., and Joy L. Lowe. Neal-Schuman Guide to Recommended Children's Books and Media for Use with Every Elementary Subject. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-55570-6883

From the Publisher:
This invaluable new guide is an exhaustive, one-stop resource for any librarian or teacher seeking to meet current national educational standards and integrate high-quality children’s literature into everyday learning. Authors Kathryn Matthew and Joy Lowe detail over 1,200 books, videos, software, CDs, DVDs and Web sites. Dually effective as a collection-development tool for school libraries and a guide to fostering key librarian-teacher collaboration, this comprehensive, cost-effective and easy-to-use resource presents myriad ways to marry top literature with the latest educational standards, teaching methods and instructional tools.

From classic titles and award-winners to a host of brand new 2010 publications, you’ll find all of the top materials to incorporate across every school subject’s curriculum and spanning Pre-K through Grade 8, including:
• Math
• Science
• Language Arts
• Social Studies
• Health
• Physical Education
• Art
• Music

...There are also strategies for integrating these resources with curricula and teaching English Language Learners and special needs children...

"Over 1,200 books, CDs, websites, and other media are included in this updated guide to materials that emphasizes the integration of youth literature across disciplines...Although this resource primarily targets school librarians, public librarians may find it useful to have on hand..."
-- Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books, November 2010

"The two able authors have selected carefully among a wide range of print and multimedia materials beginning cleverly with math and science and then covering the rest of the non-fiction areas."
-- Teacher Librarian, October 2010

"Listing more than 1,000 books, videos, software, CDs, and Web sites up through early 2010, this book offers elementary (and middle-school) librarians a wonderful collection-development and collaboration tool. Each chapter covers one elementary subject area, from the four “academic” subjects to 'special' subjects such as art, music, and health. The chapters are broken down into narrower topics; each section covers the book and media choices plus ideas for exploring many of the resources listed. Each chapter begins with relevant national standards and ends with teacher resources and references including books, professional organizations, and Web sites. The annotated listings are arranged by grade level from pre–K up through middle school and include full bibliographic information. A detailed appendix and author/illustrator, title, and subject indexes complete the volume. Filled with worthwhile information for both the librarian and teacher, this title will become a valuable addition to any professional collection.
-- Shelley Glantz, Booklist, 2010