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

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문진미디어, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 308 pages
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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, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Alexander & The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day, soon to be a motion picture.

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.

This beautiful edition includes a recommended list of books published in the time since this anthology's original compilation, including Caldecott Honors Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Olivia, with descriptive annotations intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century. Also included are an introduction from editor Janet Schulman, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, 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


U Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place from WinniethePooh
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
W the Picky Eater by Marc Brown
First Tomato by Rosemary Wells
Am a Bunny by Ole Risom illustrated by Richard Scarry
Harry the Dirty Dogby Gene Zion illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
Whose Mouse Are You by Robert Kraus illustrated by Jose Aruego
Owen by Kevin Henkes
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf illustrated by Robert Lawson
The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman illustrated by Fred Marcellino
Guide to Reading Ages

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About the author (1998)

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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