Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults 2000 Through 2004 by Isabel Schon


Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults 2000 Through 2004 by Isabel Schon

Whether used for the development and support of an existing collection or for the creation of a new collection serving Spanish-speaking young readers, this outstanding resource is an essential tool. Following the same format as the highly praised 1996-1999 edition, Schon presents critical annotations for 1300 books published between 2000 and 2004, including reference, nonfiction, and fiction. One section is devoted to publishers' series, and an appendix lists dealers who carry books in Spanish. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.


More than 1,300 Spanish language titles published between 2000 and 2004 are included in Schon's third compilation of recommended books for preschool through grade twelve. As in her previous collections, titles are categorized into reference, nonfiction (which is roughly sorted by Dewey order), series book, and fiction (both easy and general). Each entry includes both Spanish and English titles, publication information, an age recommendation, and a brief citation, which often includes information of specific interest to Spanish-speaking readers (whether a title employs Latin American or Peninsular Spanish, whether a pronunciation guide is included, whether the book was written in Spanish or translated, etc.). The citations provide detailed consideration of each title, and when warranted, honest criticism of the title's drawbacks. This extremely user-friendly guide remains a key resource for building or further developing a collection of Spanish-language materials. Of particular use for collection development purposes is the appendix of Spanish language book vendors

About the Author

Isabel Schon is Director and Founding Faculty of the Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos. She has authored more than 20 books about literature for Latino and Spanish-speaking children and adolescents. Her previous Scarecrow publications include the Best of the Latino Heritage series (1996, 2003), Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 1991-1995 (1996) and Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 1996-1999 (2001).

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432 pages


Isabel Schon
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Scarecrow Press

Publication date

20th November 2004



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