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Building an ESL collection for young adults: A bibliography of recommended fiction and nonfiction for school and public libraries

Laura McCaffery

More than 500 annotated recommendations, organized by topics such as adventure, biographies, career, folktales, classics, ethnic diversity, history, nature, science and sports. Author, subject, title and ethnic group indexes. (Greenwood Press, 1998. 182pp. $39.95. 0-313-29937-4.)

Children's books about religion

Patricia Dole

A selective, annotated bibliography, evaluating almost 700 books. Topics include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and African, Chinese and Native American beliefs. Coverage ranges from age-appropriate reference materials to folktales, prose, poetry, plays and picture books. PreS-9. (Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 229 pp. $32. 1-56308-515-1.)

Cooking up U.S. history: Recipes and research to share with children, 2nd edition

Suzanne Barchers and Patricia Marden

More than 100 recipes, organized into units by historical period and regions of the country. Contains background notes, reading lists and research questions for further exploration. Sample recipes include fry bread, johnnycakes, snickerdoodles and methods for making candles, soap and ink. Grades 1-8. (Libraries Unlimited/Teacher Ideas Press, 1999. 203 pp. $24. 1-56308-682-4.)

Cooperative learning activities in the library media center, 2nd edition

Lesley Farmer

Explains the theory and practice of cooperative learning, outcomes-based education, information literacy and how to build a learning community. Includes extensive activity plans for a variety of subjects such as art, domestic sciences, English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, technology and vocational education. Grades 6-12. (Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 166 pp. $28.50. 1-56308-542-9.)

Curriculum connections: Picture books in grade 3 and up

Carol Hurst et al.

Features 85 picture books. Each title is accompanied by a summary, description of the illustrations, suggested themes and related picture books and novels. Includes many ideas for incorporating picture books into all areas of the curriculum. Title, author, illustrator, subject and skills indexes. (Linworth Publishing, 1999. 278 pp. $36.95.0-938865-70-6.)

Educational media and technology yearbook

Robert Branch and Mary Ann Fitzgerald

Covers "Trends and issues," "The profession," "Current developments" and "Leadership profile." Contains essays on technological trends in education and training, teaching methods, curricular issues, electronic publishing and Internet resources. Also includes lists of organizations and associations in North America, graduate programs and a "Mediagraphy" of print and nonprint resources. (Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 410 pp. $65. 1-56308-636-0.)

How the heather looks: A joyous journey to the British sources of children's books

Joan Bodger

Written by a storyteller and children's literature expert, this classic was first published in 1965. …