Companion to American Children's Picture Books

Companion to American Children's Picture Books

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by Connie Ann Kirk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313322872

ISBN-13: 9780313322877

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

With advances in printing technology, the American children's picture book has evolved into a distinct and special art form. This reference thoroughly overviews the rich and fascinating world of American children's picture books. Included are more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries on authors, illustrators, works, and such specialized topics as the Caldecott

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With advances in printing technology, the American children's picture book has evolved into a distinct and special art form. This reference thoroughly overviews the rich and fascinating world of American children's picture books. Included are more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries on authors, illustrators, works, and such specialized topics as the Caldecott Medal, linoleum cuts, pastels, and printing technology. The entries for works provide publication information, plot summaries, interesting anecdotes, and other information. The volume closes with a bibliography and numerous appendices.

With advances in printing technology, the American children's picture book has evolved into a distinct and special art form. These books are treasured by children, collectors, and librarians and are also attracting growing amounts of scholarly interest. This reference thoroughly chronicles the rich and fascinating world of American children's picture books. It focuses on the shorter books for younger children as well as the more recent picture book formats geared toward older children and even young adults.

Included are more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries on authors, illustrators, works, and such special topics as the Caldecott Medal, linoleum cuts, pastels, and printing technology. The entries on works include basic publication information, plot summaries, characters, awards, and interesting facts. In addition, these entries conveniently list Library of Congress subject headings related to the book. The volume closes with a bibliography and numerous appendices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313322877
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Picture Book Basics

What is a Picture Book?

A Brief History of American Picture Books for Children

Parts of a Picture Book

How Picture Books Work

Evaluating a Picture Book

About the Companion

Selection Criteria for the Companion

How to Use the Companion

General Topics in the Companion

400 A-Z Entries

Notes

Further Reading

Appendix A: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Year

Appendix B: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Illustrator

Appendix C: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Author

Appendix D: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Title

Appendix E: Charlotte Zolotow Book Awards for Best Picture Book Text

Appendix F: Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Honor Books

Appendix G: Pura Belpre Medalists and Honor Books

Appendix H: Reading Rainbow Books

Appendix I: Review Periodicals

Appendix J: Collections and/or Repositories of Materials on Picture Books and Their Creators

Appendix K: Birthdays of Picture Book Companion Authors/Artists, Alphabetically

Appendix L: Birthdays of Picture Book

Companion Authors/Artists, Chronologically

Appendix M: Subjects Listing of Picture Book Companion Titles

Appendix N: 2006-2010 Award-Winning Picture Books

Bibliography

Index

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Companion to American Children's Picture Books 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Not worth all that money ( i would give it 0 rates if I could)
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