1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

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by Julia Eccleshare
     
 

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

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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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Editorial Reviews

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This latest addition to the acclaimed 1001 series is a guide to the best classic and contemporary children’s literature.

"A survey of influential children's books... An asset for all those who’ve caught—or never lost—the bug." ~Publisher's Weekly

“This 960-page, full-color hardcover is an excellent resource for parents, teachers and librarians, but it also includes just about every title I worshiped when I was younger –
and hundreds I still need to read.” ~USAToday.com

“This stimulating guide — inter­national in scope — includes many books you’ll be grateful to discover or revisit and many more that have been all but forgotten.” ~New York Times Book Review

"Finally, there is a reference book to end all reference books... This fat 960-page tome contains hundreds of the best chosen by great children's authors and critics... Organized by age and brilliantly illustrated, it also pops in all kinds of marvelous lists — Silly Books, Great Collections of Fables, Recommended Books about Horses, More Great books about Granddads, Great War Books, Time-travel Tales and so on..." ~The Huffington Post

Julie Just
Beautiful color reproductions are particularly helpful in the picture book sections, while the thoughtful summaries of books for older children…make you want to go hunt them down in library or bookstore.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
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.)
Library Journal
Perfect for elementary and middle school libraries seeking children's literature of continued relevance, and for public libraries serving readers interested in children's literature, this book is the only subject guide bearing such comprehensive breadth. Eccleshare (Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter) brings together synopses and reviews written by nearly 75 field specialists and 30 famous authors, like Margaret Atwood. International selections are organized into five age categories, from toddler to tween. Each entry runs a full page and includes either a first-edition cover image or interior illustration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789318763
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
450,229
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 2.50(d)

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