Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 229 pages
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Newly available in paperback, this revised and updated third edition of Betsy Hearne's classic guide stands as the lodestar for navigating through the bewildering array of books for young readers. Hearne surveys everything from picture books, pop-up books, classics, and books for beginning readers to young adult titles, poetry, folktales, and factual books, with an annotated list of recommended titles accompanying each chapter. A gold mine of common sense and sound advice, her guide remains an indispensable tool for choosing books for children of all ages.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Choosing Books for Children
9
First Adventures with Picture Books
29
Further Adventures with Picture Books
43
Jumping from Picture Books to Older Literature
65
Fiction for Older Children
85
Books for Young Adults
107
Poetry for Children
127
Folklore for Children
143
Factual Books for Children
155
Controversial Childrens Books
177
AUTHORILLUSTRATOR INDEX
219
SUBJECT INDEX
227
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Betsy Hearne is the author of several books for children, including "Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs" (a "Child" magazine Best Book of 2001), "Eliza's Dog, " and "Listening for Leroy" (a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young Children). She was formerly the editor of the "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, " and she now teaches literature and storytelling at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Hearne lives with her family in Urbana, Illinois.

Deborah Stevenson has a PhD in Sociology and is currently Deputy Director of the Cultural Industries and Practices Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her books include Art and Orgnisation: Making Australian Cultural Policy (2000), Agendas in Place: Cultural Planning for Cities and Regions (1998), and Planning the 'Creative City' (forthcoming 2003)

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