Choosing Books For Children: A Commonsense Guide
Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide
Presents a tool for choosing books for children of all ages. This title offers practical guidance on sorting through the bewildering array of picture books, pop-up books, books for beginning readers, young adult titles, classics, poetry, olktales, and factual books.
In the third edition of this excellent guidebook to children's books, author and educator Hearne collaborates with Stevenson of the Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books to update selections and commentary. Like the earlier editions (1981, 1990), this revision offers articulate, authoritative, and thought-provoking discussions of the books and the issues surrounding them, as well as solid bibliographies and advice on choosing books and introducing them to young people. Librarians will want to update their parenting collections with this friendly, reliable guide to the world of children's literature. Carolyn Phelan
"The discussions and the selection of titles are marked by impeccable taste, steady sure wisdom, and years of reading and thinking about children's books. This book, with its graceful, witty prose, is sheer joy from beginning to end".
-- The Horn Book Magazine
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