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From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book

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< P> < B> < CENTER> < I> From Cover To Cover< /CENTER> < /B> < /I> is a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today, and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. < P> < /P> < P> It includes: < /P> < P> < UL> < LI> a short explanation of the process of making a children's book from manuscript to final bound book < LI> a description of the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, Cataloging-in-Publication information, etc.) < LI> six thought-provoking chapters that explain how ot think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books: < P> < UL> books of information < LI> traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales) < LI> poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs < LI> picture books < LI> easy readers and transitional books < LI> fiction< /LI> < /UL> < LI> a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical< /LI> < /UL> < P> < /P> < P> < I> From Cover To Cover < /I> is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.< /P> < CENTER> < /CENTER> < /B> This definitive guide to reviewing children& #146; s books makes it effortless for parents, teachers, librarians, children& #146; s literature students and general readers who are interested in becoming children& #146; s book reviewers to assess the strengths andweaknesses of a children& #146; s book. An authoritative reviewer in her own right, Kathleen Horning provides practical guidelines for reading critically, evaluating an initial response, answering questions raised during the first reading, putting a response into words, balancing description with criticism, and writing reviews for a particular audience.< br> < P>

Synopsis:

A librarian and authoritative reviewer provides practical guidelines to help other librarians, parents, teachers, children's literature students and general readers evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a children's book and write reviews for a particular audience. Kathleen Horning has served on many ALA award committees, including chairing the 1995 John Newbery Committee.

Synopsis:

From Cover To Coveris a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today, and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read.

It includes:

  • a short explanation of the process of making a children's book from manuscript to final bound book
  • a description of the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, Cataloging-in-Publication information, etc.)
  • six thought-provoking chapters that explain how ot think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books:

      books of information
    • traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales)
    • poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs
    • picture books
    • easy readers and transitional books
    • fiction
  • a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical

From Cover To Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.This definitive guide to reviewing children’ s books makes it effortless for parents, teachers, librarians, children’ s literature students and general readers who are interested in becoming children’ s book reviewers to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a children’ s book. An authoritative reviewer in her own right, Kathleen Horning provides practical guidelines for reading critically, evaluating an initial response, answering questions raised during the first reading, putting a response into words, balancing description with criticism, and writing reviews for a particular audience.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-220) and index.

About the Author

Kathleen T. Horning is a librarian who has served on many ALA award committees and is part of the CCBC staff in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the former chair of the Newbery Award Committee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064461672
Subtitle:
Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book
Author:
Innerst, Stacy
Author:
by Kathleen T Horning and Stacy Innerst
Author:
Horning, Kathleen T.
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Book reviewing
Subject:
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Almanacs
Subject:
Children -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1st. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
16-17
Publication Date:
19970319
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects


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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Learning
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"Synopsis" by , A librarian and authoritative reviewer provides practical guidelines to help other librarians, parents, teachers, children's literature students and general readers evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a children's book and write reviews for a particular audience. Kathleen Horning has served on many ALA award committees, including chairing the 1995 John Newbery Committee.

"Synopsis" by , From Cover To Coveris a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today, and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read.

It includes:

  • a short explanation of the process of making a children's book from manuscript to final bound book
  • a description of the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, Cataloging-in-Publication information, etc.)
  • six thought-provoking chapters that explain how ot think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books:

      books of information
    • traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales)
    • poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs
    • picture books
    • easy readers and transitional books
    • fiction
  • a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical

From Cover To Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.This definitive guide to reviewing children’ s books makes it effortless for parents, teachers, librarians, children’ s literature students and general readers who are interested in becoming children’ s book reviewers to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a children’ s book. An authoritative reviewer in her own right, Kathleen Horning provides practical guidelines for reading critically, evaluating an initial response, answering questions raised during the first reading, putting a response into words, balancing description with criticism, and writing reviews for a particular audience.

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