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This ninth edition of what has become a gold-standard guide to children's literature indexes some 17,025 picture books for preschool-grade 2 under 1,225 subjects. Covering the full range of genres, themes, and topics, this guide makes it easy to find books to fit a variety of needs, from readers' advisory and program planning at the public library to filling teacher reques This ninth edition of what has become a gold-standard guide to children's literature indexes some 17,025 picture books for preschool-grade 2 under 1,225 subjects. Covering the full range of genres, themes, and topics, this guide makes it easy to find books to fit a variety of needs, from readers' advisory and program planning at the public library to filling teacher requests for titles to use in curricular units. With terminology that reflects everyday language, the book offers a user-friendly alternative to traditional Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) access, making it easy to help children, parents, and teachers find books on specific topics or themes. It also helps librarians find titles to fill gaps in their collections, and the full bibliographical details and in-depth indexing enable finding titles easily and quickly.


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This ninth edition of what has become a gold-standard guide to children's literature indexes some 17,025 picture books for preschool-grade 2 under 1,225 subjects. Covering the full range of genres, themes, and topics, this guide makes it easy to find books to fit a variety of needs, from readers' advisory and program planning at the public library to filling teacher reques This ninth edition of what has become a gold-standard guide to children's literature indexes some 17,025 picture books for preschool-grade 2 under 1,225 subjects. Covering the full range of genres, themes, and topics, this guide makes it easy to find books to fit a variety of needs, from readers' advisory and program planning at the public library to filling teacher requests for titles to use in curricular units. With terminology that reflects everyday language, the book offers a user-friendly alternative to traditional Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) access, making it easy to help children, parents, and teachers find books on specific topics or themes. It also helps librarians find titles to fill gaps in their collections, and the full bibliographical details and in-depth indexing enable finding titles easily and quickly.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Tyler

    Thomas, R. L. & Lima, C. W. (2014). A to zoo: Subject access to children's picture books. (9th ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Citation by: Sarah Tyler Type of Reference: Bibliography Call Number: 011.62 T4541a 2014 Content/Scope: This ninth edition of the revered A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children’s Picture Books boasts 1,7025 titles cataloged under 1,225 subjects. According to the preface, titles published in the 2000s have been included in this edition, while titles with earlier p Thomas, R. L. & Lima, C. W. (2014). A to zoo: Subject access to children's picture books. (9th ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Citation by: Sarah Tyler Type of Reference: Bibliography Call Number: 011.62 T4541a 2014 Content/Scope: This ninth edition of the revered A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children’s Picture Books boasts 1,7025 titles cataloged under 1,225 subjects. According to the preface, titles published in the 2000s have been included in this edition, while titles with earlier publication dates have been checked for availability. It is interesting to note that out-of-print titles are retained, since, according to the authors, most school library media centers and public libraries are retrospective. Accuracy/Authority/Bias: A to Zoo’s preface tells users that John and Carolyn Lima had a vision to create a reference book to provide better subject access to children’s picture books. Together, they painstakingly compiled the first eight editions; carrying on the work started in the 1980s, Rebecca Thomas retired in 2011 after thirty-five years of being an elementary school librarian, so both Thomas and Lima are authorities on children’s picture books. A to Zoo is also a part of the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Reference series published by Libraries Unlimited and edited by Catherine Barr. The compilation of titles is accurate, since the preface explains that titles have been checked for availability. Bias is undetectable, since picture books on over one thousand subjects are included. Books dealing with potentially controversial issues, such as same-sex parents and AIDS, as well as sensitive issues, such as divorce and death, are included alongside beloved new books and classic favorites, such as Mo Willems’ The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! or Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Arrangement/Presentation: This bibliography has been divided into five sections. “Subject Headings” lists alphabetically all of the subject headings used throughout the reference to group the picture books by topic, while the “Subject Guide” uses the alphabetical list of subject headings from the previous section to group the picture books by subject, subsequently listed by author surname. As in “Subject Headings,” cross-references are used in the “Subject Guide,” for example the search for titles about “Seahorses” yields the result to see “Fish—seahorses.” The “Bibliographic Guide” arranges the tiles alphabetically by author surname, including information on the title’s illustrator, publisher, publication date, ISBN, subjects, and awards. The “Title Index” arranges titles alphabetically, while the “Illustrator Index” uses illustrator surname to group titles, including author’s name in parenthesis, if different than the illustration; in this fifth section, page numbers are includes that the end of entries to denote the full entry in the “Bibliographic Guide.” Relation to Other Works: This bibliography will aid in the library media specialist being able to suggest picture books for students and teachers on specific topics; it will help teachers and students in working with the bibliographies of authors and illustrators. Accessibility/Diversity: Although this resource is designed for the professional collection or the library media specialist’s personal use, it can be accessible to older elementary students with adult support. A to Zoo would be helpful in assisting older elementary students when seeking picture books on specific topics, looking for dimly remembered favorites to share with younger siblings, or working on favorite author or illustrator reports. In the “Subject Guide,” there are thirty-five books relating generally to ethnicities in the United States; additional books are listed by ethnic group, with thirty-three different ethnic groups represented. Cost: $95 Professional Review: Marcoux, E. “B.” (2014). A to zoo: subject access to children’s picture books (9th ed.). Teacher Librarian, 42(1), 47.

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