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Sarah, another option would be a small form printed up and glued into the
front cover or at the back of the book, stating that there is a guide for
that book, the title is ______and the call number is: _____.  This way, not
only will they find the guide, they will also find additional material on
the same topic, and will make the connection that researching is a natural
response to things from stories that interest them. 


Putting them on the shelf with the tree house books is easy on the librarian
and handy for the kids, but misses the opportunity to get them looking in
the nonfiction for other than browsing or an assigned research reason.


I made up such a form and use it whenever I have "companion" books or things
of a similar nature that I think the reader will want to know about. For
example, I have the nonfiction book about Spirit Bears on the 599.7 shelf,
and the fiction book on the M shelf has a note in it to guide the reader of
"Touching Spirit Bear" to the nonfiction shelf. 


Joanne Ladewig  (A.K.A. "Library Lady")

Library Media Tech

Lawrence Elementary, GGUSD

Garden Grove, California


"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the
gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -
Winston Churchill

Comments are my own and may not represent the views of GGUSD



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