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This annotated bibliography of fiction and nonfiction for children ages 3-16 is now in its fourth edition. Death, divorce, desertion, disease, and disaster, all life-altering experiences for children, are topics covered by numerous books. The compilers have brought the best of these books together to create a useful tool for bibliotherapy.
The volume is divided into three parts. The largest portion is part two, the annotated list of books. It contains some 740 entries dealing with the topics described above as well as books that cover other kinds of losses. Part two is divided into three chapters. Within each chapter, entries are divided into thematic categories, each a kind of loss, (i.e. moving, getting lost, absent parent, homelessness, abuse, chronic illness, and war). On occasion, categories may be further divided to reflect aspects of a theme. For example, the titles on abuse are divided into physical, emotional, and sexual. In addition to the bibliographic citation and interest level, each entry includes an evaluative annotation highlighting the book's strengths and weaknesses. However, reading levels, because of their inherent limitations, are not included. The majority of the titles in this volume were published between 1985 and 1993.
Titles were chosen for inclusion based on the accuracy and currency of the work, its emotional impact, the treatment of potentially sensitive or inflammatory issues, its literary merit, illustrations, and, if the work is nonfiction, if the information is presented in an evenhanded manner. Exceptions were made for books that enjoyed great popularity but that may contain incorrect or biased information. Annotations point out the book's flaws as well as any positive points.
In part one of the volume, the editors provide two essays, updated from the 1989 edition. The first discusses the effect of separation and loss on child development. The second describes bibliotherapy. In part three the editors provide a list of selected readings for adults on the themes of separation and loss and bibliotherapy. In addition, the editors include a directory of organizations to assist children and adults dealing with problems discussed in this book. Four different indexes complete the volume: author, title, subject, and interest level.
Previous volumes of Books to Help Children Cope with Separation and Loss have been recommended by the Board to teachers, counselors, and others who help children deal with the often devastating effects of loss. This fourth edition may also be recommended to public librarians and to those who do readers' advisory work.
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Book Description R.R. Bowker, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Library withdrawal in the hard covers with the first blank cover page clipped by the library. The book is solid and the text is presentable. Some scuff and shelf wear to the covers and the page edge. Seller Inventory # YSSNov14VI16
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