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The Classic Guide That Helps You Select the Books the Child You Know Will Love In this third, fully revised and updated edition of The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children, the children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review personally selects and recommends books for children of every age. The most comprehensive and authoritative book of it The Classic Guide That Helps You Select the Books the Child You Know Will Love In this third, fully revised and updated edition of The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children, the children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review personally selects and recommends books for children of every age. The most comprehensive and authoritative book of its kind has been completely updated for the new millennium. It contains hundreds of new entries, many expanded descriptions, and notations of additional companion and related titles -- more than l,700 in all. The best-loved classics of the twentieth century are included, as well as a thoughtful selection of outstanding titles from the last decade. Six sections are organized according to reading level: Wordless, Picture, Story, Early Reading, Middle Reading, and Young Adult. In addition to a summary of the book, each entry provides the essential  bibliographic information you need to find a book in your local library or bookstore, including         title         author and/or illustrator         hardcover and/or paperback publisher and publication year         major awards         related titles The unique and most popular feature of the guide is its system of special indexes -- more than sixty in all. They make it easy for parents and grandparents, teachers and librarians, even children themselves, to match the right book to the right child. Browse through the indexes and find titles for every interest and mood: picture books about cats, mice, or dinosaurs for babies; funny books to read aloud to toddlers; series about family life or school or fantasy adventures for a middle-grade child; books on divorce or death; and coming-of-age novels just right for someone starting junior high school. There are also indexes for books about minorities and religion, an age-appropriate reading-level index, and much more. Lavishly decorated with more than three hundred illustrations from representative titles, the guide also features extra-wide margins for notes on which of your children liked which book, at what age, and why. Thus the guide becomes a family reading record as well as an invaluable resource you'll use again and again.


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The Classic Guide That Helps You Select the Books the Child You Know Will Love In this third, fully revised and updated edition of The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children, the children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review personally selects and recommends books for children of every age. The most comprehensive and authoritative book of it The Classic Guide That Helps You Select the Books the Child You Know Will Love In this third, fully revised and updated edition of The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children, the children's book editor of The New York Times Book Review personally selects and recommends books for children of every age. The most comprehensive and authoritative book of its kind has been completely updated for the new millennium. It contains hundreds of new entries, many expanded descriptions, and notations of additional companion and related titles -- more than l,700 in all. The best-loved classics of the twentieth century are included, as well as a thoughtful selection of outstanding titles from the last decade. Six sections are organized according to reading level: Wordless, Picture, Story, Early Reading, Middle Reading, and Young Adult. In addition to a summary of the book, each entry provides the essential  bibliographic information you need to find a book in your local library or bookstore, including         title         author and/or illustrator         hardcover and/or paperback publisher and publication year         major awards         related titles The unique and most popular feature of the guide is its system of special indexes -- more than sixty in all. They make it easy for parents and grandparents, teachers and librarians, even children themselves, to match the right book to the right child. Browse through the indexes and find titles for every interest and mood: picture books about cats, mice, or dinosaurs for babies; funny books to read aloud to toddlers; series about family life or school or fantasy adventures for a middle-grade child; books on divorce or death; and coming-of-age novels just right for someone starting junior high school. There are also indexes for books about minorities and religion, an age-appropriate reading-level index, and much more. Lavishly decorated with more than three hundred illustrations from representative titles, the guide also features extra-wide margins for notes on which of your children liked which book, at what age, and why. Thus the guide becomes a family reading record as well as an invaluable resource you'll use again and again.

30 review for The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children

  1. 5 out of 5

    Fiona

    Flipped through this book today! I am a huge sucker for children’s books, even as an adult, and I loved being able to look back through memory lane at many of the books from my childhood. I wish that there was an updated version, since this is the most recent and it’s from the year 2000. There’s been a lot of children’s books since then, from many of the authors mentioned in this volume! Quick disclaimer: I don’t have kids. I’ve worked with kids for years, I currently work at a toy store that se Flipped through this book today! I am a huge sucker for children’s books, even as an adult, and I loved being able to look back through memory lane at many of the books from my childhood. I wish that there was an updated version, since this is the most recent and it’s from the year 2000. There’s been a lot of children’s books since then, from many of the authors mentioned in this volume! Quick disclaimer: I don’t have kids. I’ve worked with kids for years, I currently work at a toy store that sells children’s books, and I am a big fan of children’s literature. I used this book originally as a resource when babysitting, but picked it up for $3 when I saw it used recently.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Ann

    Filled with recognizable art from well-known children's books, this book is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and librarians who make an effort to match kids with books that will enthrall them. This resource is easy to use, containing the following sections: wordless books, picture books, story books, early reading books, middle reading books, and young adult books. Probably the best feature is the extensive indexes that help you locate a book by title, author, or subject, including jus Filled with recognizable art from well-known children's books, this book is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and librarians who make an effort to match kids with books that will enthrall them. This resource is easy to use, containing the following sections: wordless books, picture books, story books, early reading books, middle reading books, and young adult books. Probably the best feature is the extensive indexes that help you locate a book by title, author, or subject, including just about every interest and/or mood: dinosaurs, divorce, adventure, fantasy, school, coming-of-age, etc. My one criticism of this book is that it does not contain some of the most widely read books that kids actually choose, probably because the author has deemed them "junk literature" or of poor quality. I object because every teacher or parent must start where each child interests actually reside. I feel there is nothing wrong with comic books, babysitters club, or other silly series if they promote the reading habit.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    I was looking for a book to help me pick out books for my almost 7 year old twins. My recollection of classics is very good but many of them are for slightly older kids. The section for very young readers is a little deficient, but the section for middle readers hits all of the books that I remember and a huge cross section of other books published since I was a child. A good source for parents of readers.

  4. 5 out of 5

    lisel stone

    Excellent reference for teachers and parents.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    List of children's books - age-appropriate, with short reviews. Some I agree with, some not. List of children's books - age-appropriate, with short reviews. Some I agree with, some not.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Polly

    really just a laundry list of books. not organized except by reading level

  7. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

    Eden Ross Lipson's taste in children's book was impeccable, and her thematic indexes were really innovative. RIP Eden Ross Lipson, who died yesterday. Eden Ross Lipson's taste in children's book was impeccable, and her thematic indexes were really innovative. RIP Eden Ross Lipson, who died yesterday.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shani

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    elisa t gilbert, esq

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    Janice

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    Shelagh

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    Jen

    Cramming!

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    Josie

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    Leeza Peterson

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    Colby Aitchison

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    Wendy

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    Katie

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    Shelly Amendola

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    Devon

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    Lisa Hanson

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    nomas

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    Chris

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    Shauna

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    Suzanne

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

  30. 5 out of 5

    Madhuri Reddy

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