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.
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 -- inter-national 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