Parts of a Book
Cover • Title page • Table of Contents • Index • Glossary • Bibliography Birds of a Feather By Bird Brain
The cover of a book usually includes the title, the author, and the illustrator
How to Avoid Cats By Goldie Bubble Illustrated by Finn Tail Wave Press Fish Bowl, Florida
The table of contents includes: the name of each chapter and the page number where it can be found
Pooch Power: The Reading Dog Table of Contents 1. Dogs who read 1 2. Why reading dogs are smarter 16 3. How to train your dog to read 29 4. How to choose the best books for your dog 37 5. Settling down with a good book 50
Use the index in the back of the book to locate specific information in the book
Hungry Sharks Index attack, 16, 18 attacks on humans, 18 cannibalism, 13,44 feeding, 11-15,18-27,33,36 fish, 13,19,20,21 predator, 13-18 prey, 11-15,18 teeth, 11,15
Iguana (i gwa’ne) A large greenish-brown lizard A glossary is a small dictionary in the back of a book with definitions for that book only.
A bibliography is the reference page or list of sources for a book Going Batty Bibliography “Bats.” Animal Fact Sheets. 25 July 2001 <http://www.kidsplanet.org> Bennett, Michael A. “Bats.” The World Book Encyclopedia, 1992. Cole, Brandon. “Bats.” Wildlife Conservation. November 1998: 15-18. Perry, Phyllis. Bats: the amazing upside-downers. New York: Franklin Watts, 1998.
Let’s review • What part of the book will you use if you want to look up the definition of a word? • What part of the book will you use if you want to know which page to find chapter 3? • What part of the book will tell you the title, author, and publisher? • What part of the book will give you a list of references or resources? • 5. What part of the book should you use to locate specific information in the book?