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IASL Research Abstracts: 144

Findings: The majority of publishers represented in supplements to the Children's Catalogue publish 100% of award and honor children's books. Increased expectations for profit margins for publishers affect the quality of children's literature available and the quality of young people's engagement with literature. Effective librarians need to ensure they continue to build collections based on professional knowledge as well as continue to provide programming that extends and enriches childrenšs experiences with literature.

Abstract: Data gathered from selected supplements (1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000) to the Children's Catalog (H.W. Wilson), are analyzed to describe the corporate ownership of children's book imprints and assess trends and changes, including the decline of independent publishing entities in the early 1980s, the relative stability in the percentage of corporations that produce both large and small proportions of childrenšs books, and the accelerated changes across the childrenšs publishing industry during the past ten years. Conclusions address the influence of corporate ownership on the development, contents, accessibility, and marketing of books for children. See:

Latrobe, K. (2004). Trends in childrenšs book publishing, 1975-2000: Corporate influences on children's reading. In P. Moore, E. Howe, R. Lonsdale, R. McChaon & D. Singh (Eds). IASL Reprots: From Aesop to e-book: The story goes on (pp. 39-49). Erie, PA: International Association of School Librarianship.

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