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The Coretta Scott King Awards book: 1970-1999

Henrietta Smith, editor

Celebrates 30 years of African American contributions to children's literature. Features full annotations of the winning and honor books; photographs and biographies of prominent African-American authors and illustrators; 19 full-color plates from the most recently honored books; and interviews with artist Jerry Pinkney and author Walter Dean Myers. (American Library Association, 1999. 135pp. $40. 0-8389-3496-X.)

Facilities planning for school library media and technology centers

Steven Baule

Emphasizing the need for a planning team and the ability to specify needs, Baule's work provides guidance and direction for the teacher-librarian required to provide leadership in an area of often limited background or experience. With the financial benefits involved, this and related titles should be purchased. (Linworth, 1999. 96 pp. $36.95. 0-938865-74-9.)

Go figures! Mathematics through sports

Lesley Farmer

Includes information literacy skills and strategies within the math units. May be a useful starting point for discussion with middle school teachers. (Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 171 pp. $24.50. 1-56308-708-1.)

Hooked on horror: A guide to reading interests in horror fiction

Anthony Fonseca & June Pulliam

Classified into 13 subgenres (e.g., Technohorror, Splatterpunk, Psychological horror), this annotated bibliography describes approximately 1000 contemporary and classic novels, short story collections and horror films. Traces the history, trends and appeal of horror, and provides bibliographies of notable authors, resources on history and criticism, lists of periodicals, reference sources, web sites and lists of major awards. Author, title, subject and short story index. (Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 425 pp. $55. 1-56308-671-9.)

Internet books for educators, parents, and students

Jean Reese

Covers 250+ English-language materials (1995 to the present). Identifies and describes the most current and useful handbooks, guides, lesson plans and how-to books about the Internet. Detailed annotations cite the purpose, presentation, target audience, practical applications and educational possibilities of each title. A handy reference tool and collection development guide. (Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 299 pp. $32.50. 1-56308-697-2.)

An introduction to Netscape Navigator (video)

Library Video Network

Covering versions 3 & 4/Communicator, viewers learn effective searching tips, functions of pull-down menus, how to use the Bookmarks feature and the overall basics of the World Wide Web. (Library Video Network, 1999. 17 min. $50. 800-441-TAPE or fax 410-887-6103. Order #10533A.)

More virtual field trips

Gail Cooper and Garry Cooper

Tour a medieval castle, experience an earthquake or meet and communicate with experts in any subject area--without leaving the classroom. …