The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators / Edition 1

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators / Edition 1

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by Anita Silvey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0618190821

ISBN-13: 9780618190829

Pub. Date: 09/26/2002

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children.
Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that

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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children.
Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category.
The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618190829
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/26/2002
Edition description:
None
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents


Contents Introduction ix Getting Started: A Basic Reading List xi Entries 1 Notes on the Contributors 499 Index 505

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This is a fabulous resource for anyone interested in children's books. It includes 475 biographical/critical entries on current and classic writers and illustrators as well as essays on topics such as chapter books, poetry, fantasy, and book design. A special "Voices of the Creators" feature presents thirty personal essays from writers such as Katherine Paterson, Kevin Henkes, and Lois Lowry. There's also a useful graded booklist. Highly recommended for parents, writers, readers, and school and public librarians.