Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Children's Core Collection

Julie Corsaro, Kendal Spires, & Gabriela Toth. Ipswich. Children's Core Collection, 22nd Edition. MA: H.G. Wilson 2015. Volume 1: 978-1-68217-074-8, Volume 2: 978-1-68217-075-5.

For years, the Children's Core Collection has been a librarian's must-have guide to the best fiction and non-fiction works, story collections, and picture books for students in preschool through sixth grade. This new twenty-second edition highlights more than 17,000 recommended books and resources available, over 6,000 more than the previous edition. It also features "short list" indicators to highlight the "most highly recommended" works in a given category or subject area.

The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support for the middle and junior high school library.

Detailed entries in Children's Core Collection include:
  1. Complete bibliographic data
  2. Descriptive & Critical Annotations
  3. Subject Headings, Price, ISBN, Grade Level & Dewey Classification
  4. Quotations from select reviews
  5. Coverage of graphic novels
  6. Organized for easy use by Dewey Decimal Classification with a detailed Author, Title & Subject Index
New in This Edition:
  1. "Most Highly Recommended" titles within subject areas are easily identified with a starred listing
  2. Extensive revisions in the areas of computers, math, the sciences, and the arts
  3. Additions to professional literature for the children's librarian
(book description)