From Biography to History: Best Books for Children's Entertainment and Education
From Biography to History: Best Books for Children's Entertainment and Education (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference) by Catherine Barr (Editor)
Good Condition (Former school resource book. A stamp and some rubbing (where card pocket was removed) is present on the inside of the back cover. A blank, white sticker is also located there. The book itself appears gently read. Text pages are clean, bright and unmarked. The pictorial hardcover is in very good condition. No dust jacket, if issued with one.)
Helping you encourage children's interest in history and social studies, this valuable selection guide presents the best biographies of nearly 300 notable men and women, including such high-interest people as Oprah Winfrey, Pocahontas, Jesse Owens, Jane Goodall, Charles Darwin, Davy Crockett, and so many more. From Bibliography to History enables you to recommend up-to-date biographies and related books to students in grades 3 to 9. Carefully chosen titles were selected using multiple criteria, including quality, currency, and audience.
The lists are organized by age group, and indicate whether the books are educational in tone, are more suitable for reading for sheer enjoyment, or succeed in both areas. From building biography collections to preparing reading lists, this essential guide helps you make the best slections possible in expanding children's opportunities for research and enjoyment.
From School Library Journal
This annotated bibliography recommends biographies and related books that provide information about nearly 300 people of historical interest and the time periods in which they lived. The entries are arranged alphabetically; a brief paragraph about the individual is followed by suggested titles for "Older Readers" (grades six to nine) and "Younger Readers" (grades three to five). The bibliographic information is complete and most of the titles have been published in the last 10 years. Sometimes there are curious omissions, e.g., Rhoda Blumberg's excellent The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook is not listed with the others mentioned for that explorer. In addition to title and author indexes, a chronological index helps to point out connections between the figures mentioned as well as the specific eras. A subject index relates those who made contributions in similar areas and those who are of similar backgrounds. Unfortunately, while there are 56 African Americans included, there are only two Hispanic Americans (and Roberto Clemente is incorrectly listed as Robert Clemente in the index) and no Asian Americans. Despite its limitations, this book is suitable for curriculum planning as well as for gathering materials for student use.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
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- Age Range:6 and up
- Grade Level:1 and up
- Series:Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference
- Hardcover:523 pages
- Publisher:Libraries Unlimited; Annotated edition edition (January 30, 1998)
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight:8 pounds