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The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud (Treasured Gifts for the Holidays)

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ISBN13: 9780679886471
ISBN10: 0679886478
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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 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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Family, friends, your favorite charactersand#8230;bring them all together at story time! Share the book that is sure to entertain, delight, and make the whole gang laugh. The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of your most well-loved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audioand#160;CD! Includes eight complete picture books: Curious George and the Firefighters by Margret and H. A. Rey

Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh

Lyle Walks the Dogs by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Paulis Waber

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margo Apple

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton and#12288;

About the Author

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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Garrett, August 25, 2011 (view all comments by Garrett)
This is the ideal book to use to read your children to sleep when they're at the stage when just one book won't do it. Instead of having to get up and choose another book, you can just flip a few pages and keep going. We used older books, like the Little House series, when just the sound of our voices was enough to put them out, but once they knew what they were listening to, this was invaluable.
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The Eager Readers, May 12, 2010 (view all comments by The Eager Readers)
The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury is a fantastic compilation of over forty fun children's books. From William Steig's Sylvester and the Magic Pebble to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, this book is full of timeless favorites! We own over half of these forty-four picture books separately, but finding them combined into one very portable edition has been a delight. Our copy of this book has been hauled along on many car rides and trips to the park, and it is a perfect resource for bedtime stories.

What I Liked:
- It is great to find such an impressive assortment of excellent books contained within one volume! From H.A. Rey's Curious George to Janell Cannon's Stellaluna, this book has something for everyone. It is not a read-once-and-you're-done kind of book but a volume our children have pulled off the shelf year after year as their reading interests have grown and changed.
- Even if you have stand-alone editions of many of these picture books, this Treasury is a worthwhile investment for it's awesome portability and the exposure to all the stories you may not own. It is fun to find classic stories like Virginia Lee Burton's Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Wanda Gag's Millions of Cats nestled among more recent favorites like Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault's Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom and Kevin Henkes's Owen.
- Not only are the stories wonderful, but this book is also a great way for children to glimpse a wide variety of illustrative styles. From the black & white charm of Robert McCloskey's drawings in Make Way for Ducklings to the beautiful stamp art of Leo Lionni's Swimmy and the creative collage work in Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day, this is a great book to show children a huge variety of illustrations.
- The stories in this book are each labeled with a color-coded symbol to indicate the approximate reading level for which they may be most appropriate, but I love that they are not sorted by reading level because that allows readers to try a bit of everything as they flip through the pages & encourages beginners to give more challenging stories a try by placing them right next to simpler ones.


What I Wished:
- I really like this book exactly as it is, but it is worth noting that in order to condense 44 books into a single 308 page volume, some of the illustrations have been reduced in size and/or combined into new page layouts. For example, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is a forty-eight page book in its original form, but it only takes up thirteen pages of the Treasury because the page layout is condensed. In my opinion, the illustrations are consistently presented in a way that reflects the text and is true to the original source material, but readers who expect the content to look precisely like each of the original books may be slightly disappointed . It is important to note that the text of each book is unabridged, with the two exceptions of Roger Duvoisin's Petunia and Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia (which are slightly abridged).

Whether you are looking for a great selection of classic children's picture books, trying to save on shelf space, or looking for an affordable way to add an awesome assortment of bedtime books to your collection, The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury will not disappoint. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a wonderful assortment of picture books or Caldecott Medal/Honor books (there are twelve in this Treasury). I would also recommend it to anyone who is searching for a nice, comprehensive children's book to give as a gift and to anyone who is looking for a fun book to keep their kids entertained on a long car trip.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679886471
Selected:
Schulman, Janet
Editor:
Schulman, Janet
Selected by:
Schulman, Janet
Selected:
Schulman, Janet
Editor:
Boughton, Simon
Editor:
Schulman, Janet
Author:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Rey and others
Author:
Schulman, Janet
Editor:
Boughton, Simon
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Poetry - Nursery Rhymes
Subject:
Nursery rhymes
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
anthology;fiction;children s;children;picture book;children s literature;kids;classic;classics;literature;treasury;short stories;sonlight p3/4;compilation;children s books;poetry;stories;fairy tales;children s fiction;children s book
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Treasured Gifts for the Holidays
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , Family, friends, your favorite charactersand#8230;bring them all together at story time! Share the book that is sure to entertain, delight, and make the whole gang laugh. The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of your most well-loved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audioand#160;CD! Includes eight complete picture books: Curious George and the Firefighters by Margret and H. A. Rey

Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh

Lyle Walks the Dogs by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Paulis Waber

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margo Apple

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton and#12288;

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