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Unique in its coverage of contemporary American children's literature, Children's Books and Their Creators is a timely single-volume reference covering the books our children are - or could be - reading now, from board books to young adult novels. Entries by nearly 200 experts inform and guide readers about every aspect of children's literature. What picture books best sat Unique in its coverage of contemporary American children's literature, Children's Books and Their Creators is a timely single-volume reference covering the books our children are - or could be - reading now, from board books to young adult novels. Entries by nearly 200 experts inform and guide readers about every aspect of children's literature. What picture books best satisfy children's curiosity and capture their imaginations? When should children be introduced to science and poetry? Should parents worry if their teenagers read thrillers and comics? Children's Books and Their Creators includes overviews such as "Easy Readers," "Sports Stories," and "Holocaust Literature for Children," as well as entries on creators such as Judy Blume, Dr. Seuss, and Chris Van Allsburg. Reflecting the flourishing state of multicultural publishing, the book features contributions by and about Native American, African American, Latino, and Asian American writers, including Michael Dorris, Virginia Hamilton, Gary Soto, and Allen Say. This volume is enhanced by more than 175 illustrations in both black-and-white and color, featuring the work of Maurice Sendak, Edward Gorey, Robert McCloskey, David Macauley, and others.


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Unique in its coverage of contemporary American children's literature, Children's Books and Their Creators is a timely single-volume reference covering the books our children are - or could be - reading now, from board books to young adult novels. Entries by nearly 200 experts inform and guide readers about every aspect of children's literature. What picture books best sat Unique in its coverage of contemporary American children's literature, Children's Books and Their Creators is a timely single-volume reference covering the books our children are - or could be - reading now, from board books to young adult novels. Entries by nearly 200 experts inform and guide readers about every aspect of children's literature. What picture books best satisfy children's curiosity and capture their imaginations? When should children be introduced to science and poetry? Should parents worry if their teenagers read thrillers and comics? Children's Books and Their Creators includes overviews such as "Easy Readers," "Sports Stories," and "Holocaust Literature for Children," as well as entries on creators such as Judy Blume, Dr. Seuss, and Chris Van Allsburg. Reflecting the flourishing state of multicultural publishing, the book features contributions by and about Native American, African American, Latino, and Asian American writers, including Michael Dorris, Virginia Hamilton, Gary Soto, and Allen Say. This volume is enhanced by more than 175 illustrations in both black-and-white and color, featuring the work of Maurice Sendak, Edward Gorey, Robert McCloskey, David Macauley, and others.

36 review for Children's Books and Their Creators

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Despite the claim by the author to focus on contemporary, at the halfway point I've not noticed one author or illustrator who was publishing in the 90s, very few in the 80s, despite the date of this being 1995. And by now it's even more dated already. Many of the books mentioned that interest me are out of print. I guess that's a good thing for me, because I get *plenty* of recommendations here on goodreads from friends and groups. I don't need this book! No mention of Robert Newton Peck or Phyll Despite the claim by the author to focus on contemporary, at the halfway point I've not noticed one author or illustrator who was publishing in the 90s, very few in the 80s, despite the date of this being 1995. And by now it's even more dated already. Many of the books mentioned that interest me are out of print. I guess that's a good thing for me, because I get *plenty* of recommendations here on goodreads from friends and groups. I don't need this book! No mention of Robert Newton Peck or Phyllis McGinley, either, I happen to notice. I wonder who else is missing. Otoh, Silvey included Philip Pullman *before* His Dark Materials. But, I didn't get much depth of insight, or joy, out of it. Maybe a library could have it in non-circulating reference. Maybe ppl who are totally into behind-the-scenes would like the little autobiography bits by some of the creators. Or ppl who are not on goodreads would like some of the genre analyses, instead of using discussion groups or Listopia or friend's recommendations. But I don't actually recommend it, even to scholars. I did like one line, in re' Harriet the Spy "... caricatures, rather than characters." (Done, opinions hold true from beginning to end.)

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