Synopses & Reviews
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.
In this wonderful anthology, Janet Schulman has gathered more than 40 of the most memorable and beloved of the century's children's books: Classics such as Madeline and Make Way for Ducklings; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheeseman; Caldecott Medal winners such as The Snowy Day and Where the Wild Things Are; family favorites such as Goodnight Moon, The Sneetches, and Winnie the Pooh. The collection is designed for reading to children, and the selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories. Not only are the most important authors and artists of the century represented, but so are the most important themes and childhood needs: ABCs, color and number books; stories about going to school and going to bed; siblings and parents; fantasies and everyday life. The text of each selection is included in fullx together with the majority of the original artwork -- in color, on oversize pages. Included are an introduction, capsule biographies of the 57 authors and artists represented in the book, and color-coded running heads indicating age levels.
From "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parrish and H.A. Rey's "Curious George" to "The Story of Babar" by Jean de Brunhoff and Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are", this wonderful collection features more than 40 of the 20th century's most memorable children's books by 57 celebrated authors and illustrators. Color illustrations.
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
Authors, illustrators, and poets included in this treasury are:
H. A. and Margret Rey, Bernard Waber and Paulis Waber, Susan Meddaugh, Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger, Nancy Shaw, Margot Apple, Rebecca Bond, Virginia Lee Burton, Nikki Grimes, Javaka Steptoe, Kristine O'Connell George, Kate Kiesler, Doug Florian, Calef Brown, Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange, Robert Grandits, Adam Rex, Bob Raczka, and Peter Reynolds