The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

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Janet Schulman
문진미디어, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 308 pages
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In the eight years since this blockbuster anthology of 44 classic picture books of the 20th century was compiled, important new picture books have been published that Janet Schulman believes are too good to miss. She has selected 15-some by brand-new voices of the 21st century, some by young authors and illustrators who were just getting started during the last decade of the past century, and a few by familiar names, such as Kevin Henkes with his 2005 Caldecott Medal Winner. This recommended list with descriptive annotations is intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century.
Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as "Madeline and" Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as "Guess How Much I Love You and "The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott Medal winners such as "Make Way for Ducklings and "Where the Wild Things Are; and family favorites such as "Goodnight Moon, "The Sneetches, and "Winnie-the-Pooh. The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life--and more. Also included are an introduction, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As agift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, "The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury belongs in every family's bookcase.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not perfect, after all it includes Babar and The Berenstain Bears. And, of course, all sense of book design is lost when picture-books are condensed to fit an anthology. Still, one could do worse than ... Read full review

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User Review  - paideiamom - LibraryThing

Just a wonderful little book. Great stories, both familiar and a bit out of the main stream. The perfect book to take on a trip. Lots for the older (6, 7, 8 year olds) to read to themselves; lots for ... Read full review


lijl Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
lijl Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault illustrated by Lois Ehlert
lijl Swimmy by Leo Lionni

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JANET SCHULMAN worked in children's book publishing as an editor and an author for more than 40 years. She also compiled an anthology of classic stories of the 20th century, You Read to Me & I'll Read to You.

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