The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

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Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as Madeline and Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott

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Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as Madeline and Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott Medal winners such as Make Way for Ducklings and Where the Wild Things Are; and family favorites such as Goodnight Moon, The Sneetches, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Alexander & The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day, soon to be a motion picture.

The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life—and more.

This beautiful edition includes a recommended list of books published in the time since this anthology's original compilation, including Caldecott Honors Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Olivia, with descriptive annotations intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century. Also included are an introduction from editor Janet Schulman, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury belongs in every family's bookcase.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Quick—name a favorite picture book or children's story. Chances are, it's one of the 44 selections included—Pages read like a Who's Who for children's literature—Frog and Toad, Ferdinand the Bull, Winnie-the-Pooh, Frances the badger, Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Babar and Curious George—This treasure trove is worth its weight in gold."—Publishers Weekly
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Think of your favorite children's stories and you can be pretty sure that several of them will be represented in this collection. Numerous award-winning classics such as Freight Train, Make Way for Ducklings and The Snowy Day as well as more contemporary offerings such as Owen, Stellaluna, and Guess How Much I Love You are included. Adults can enjoy rereading the stories from their childhood and share the tales and illustrations with visiting grandchildren, nieces or nephews. It is also a wonderful book for a classroom. There are notes about the authors and illustrators, an index, symbols that depict suggested age levels for each story, and an age appropriate list at the end of the book.
Elizabeth Devereaux
The volume is handsome, the color reproductions sparkline and the selections unimpeachable. . . -- The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679886471
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
48,816
Product dimensions:
9.41(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

JANET SCHULMAN worked in children's book publishing as an editor and an author for more than 40 years. She also compiled an anthology of classic stories of the 20th century, You Read to Me & I'll Read to You.

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