Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 229 pages
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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.
 

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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
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Page 238 - Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses related to cataloging and classification, bibliographic organization and control, and technical services.

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Betsy Hearne is the author of several acclaimed books for teens and for young readers, including The Canine Connection: Stories about Dogs and People; Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs; and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Seven Brave Women. She is a noted children's book reviewer and scholar who teaches folklore and storytelling at the University of Illinois. Betsy Hearne lives in Urbana, Illinois, but has spent every summer for more than twenty years in the village of Kilcrohane, County Cork, Ireland. These stories are partly drawn from that experience and partly made up out of very thin air.

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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