1001: Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
By Julia Eccleshare
A vast array of literary styles, throughout history and from around the world, fully illustrated with more than 800 images, including illustrations from classic picture books. Selected and written by an international team of literary critics, authors, specialist booksellers, academics, teachers, and journalists. Includes author biographies, seminal quotes, canon lists arranged according to reading ages and levels. Cross-referenced by author, title, and genre to help you find the perfect next book to choose.
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up is the perfect introduction to the very best books of childhood: those books that have a special place in the heart of every reader. It introduces a wonderfully rich world of literature to parents and their children, offering both new titles and much-loved classics that many generations have read and enjoyed. From wordless picture books and books introducing the first words and sounds of the alphabet through to hard-hitting and edgy teenage fiction, the titles featured in this book reflect the wealth of reading opportunities for children.Browsing the titles in 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up will take you on a journey of discovery into fantasy, adventure, history, contermporary life, and much more. These books will enable you to travel to some of the most famous imaginary worlds such as Narnia, Middle Earth, and Hogwart's School. And the route taken may be pretty strange, too. You may fall down a rabbit hole, as Alice does on her way to Wonderland, or go through the back of a wardrobe to reach the snowy wastes of Narnia.
Julia Eccleshare is a writer, broadcaster, and lecturer as well as Children's Books Editor of the Guardian. She was nonfiction and picture book editor at Penguin/Puffin Books from 1978 to 1980 and fiction editor at Hamish Hamilton children's books from 1980 to 1984. She has chaired the Nestles Smarties Book prize for the past eight years. She won the Eleanor Farjeon Award 2000 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to children's books.
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22 Sep 2009
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