Like its predecessors, this book will guide any adult interested in selecting books in Spanish for children of preschool through high-school age. Most of the books included have been published since 1989, were in print as of December 1991, and come from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Great Britain, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the U.S., and Venezuela. Schon has included nonfiction and bilingual (Spanish/English) books and Spanish translations of popular fiction and nonfiction.
Isabel Schon (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is Founding Faculty and Director, Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, California State University, San Marcos. Among her widely acclaimed publications are the Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults series, A Basic Collection of Children's Books in Spanish, A Bicultural Heritage, and the Hispanic Heritage series (Scarecrow). She won ALA's Grolier Award in 1986 and RASD's Denali Press Award in 1992.