Libros Esenciales: Building, Marketing, and Programming a Core Collection of Spanish Language Children's Materials

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ALA Neal-Schuman

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Tim Wadham, author of the "highly recommended" (REFORMA) and "invaluable" (Booklist) how-to, Programming with Latino Children's Materials (1999), returns with this guide for children's and school librarians. He provides a core collection of over 100+ titles including board books, picture books, short chapter fiction, novels, poetry, and nonfiction ideal for serving toddlers to teens. Wadham shares authoritative advice for selecting Spanish titles including: an overview of the market, key elements to consider, review sources, and tips for authoring collection development. There is a wealth of programming ideas that may be used with the recommended core collection or adapted for other books. Wadham offers tips for marketing to your community and increasing circulation for these important titles. This unique resource also includes a guide to publishers and vendors and lists of award-winning books. Whether you are serving a Hispanic community, looking for ways to present bilingual programs, or building a newmulticultural collection, Libros Essenciales is an invaluable, comprehensive guide.

Tim Wadham

Since 2002 Tim Wadham has been an adjunct professor for the University of Arizona Library School, teaching courses in children's literature and youth services. A former director of the Puyallup Public Library in Puyallup, Washington, previously he also served as youth services coordinator for the Maricopa County Library District in Phoenix, Arizona. A children's author, he published his first picture book, The Queen of France, with Candlewick Press in 2011. He has written two other titles for ALA Neal-Schuman, including Libros Esenciales: Building, Marketing, and Programming a Core Collection of Spanish Language Children's Materials.