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1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
by Julia Eccleshare and Quentin Blake


Overview - This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the -must-read- books from all the rest in the realm of children's books.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the -must-read- books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children's literature. It is organized by age group--from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators--not to mention important books from around the world.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789318763
  • ISBN-10: 0789318768
  • Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 960
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 6.54 x 2.37 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.47 pounds


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Books > Literary Criticism > Children's & Young Adult Literature
Books > Reference > Bibliographies & Indexes
Books > Literary Criticism > Reference

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 63.
  • Review Date: 2009-12-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

This British import, a survey of influential children’s books (part of the 1001 series and edited by the Guardian’s children’s books editor), offers a comprehensive and diverse compendium of more than a century’s worth of essential reads. The compact and encyclopedia-thick format is divided into five age ranges. A review of each book is accompanied by original publication information (readers will have to research current availability, especially as some titles differ in the U.S. market) and themes, with cover and interior art interspersed throughout. Favorites like Bridge to Terabithia will satisfy traditionalists, while crossover books like Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees and international selections (for example, Swedish author Pernilla Stalfelt’s The Death Book) will broaden the canon. An asset for all those who’ve caught—or never lost—the bug. (Nov.)

 
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