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Best videos for children and young adults : a core collection for libraries
Gallant, Jennifer Jung, 1951-
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [1990]

Physical Description:
xv, 185 pages ; 24 cm
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Z692.V52 G34 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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An annotated list of 350 nontheatrical videos for viewers from kindergarten through high school. Selected for content, production quality, and usage potential. Cites audience age, usage, data, length, price, director, producer, and distribution. Also lists distributors with addresses. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Booklist Review

Best Videos for Children and Young Adults is a useful tool for librarians, educators, parents, or anyone who works with children preschool to grade 12. It lists 350 nontheatrical VHS videos produced in the last 15 years that are available for purchase. Gallant made her selections based on content, production quality, and usage, which ranges from the classroom to discussion to recreation. All titles have won awards or have had consistently high reviews. Classics such as The Story about Ping are included as well as such new titles as AIDS-wise, No Lies. Featured prominently are adaptations of literature, after-school television programs available on video, and documentaries. Variety is the essence of this book. Alphabetically arranged by title (individual and/or series), each listing includes director, producer, distributor, release date, physical description, running time, and price. An annotation of two to six sentences along with suggestions for usage and audience level are helpful. The appendixes and indexes include a list of video distributors, complete with addresses, telephone numbers, and 800 numbers, when available; a bibliography of other video directories and serials that review videos; an audience/usage index; and a subject-title index. This is recommended acquisition for all public and school libraries that maintain or are considering establishing a collection of videos for children. (Reviewed Sept. 15, 1991)