Synopses & Reviews
This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary childrens literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the "must-read" books from all the rest in the realm of childrens books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of childrens literature. It is organized by age group—from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators—not to mention important books from around the world.
The latest work in the bestselling 1001 series offers an authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature. This collection is organized by age group--from board books to YA novels--and features informed reviews of each entry.
About the Author
Julia Eccleshare is the childrens books editor at The Guardian. She has been a judge for the Branford Boase First Novel Prize and the Whitbread Childrens Book Prize. In 2000 she won the Eleanor Farjohn Award in recognition of her contribution to childrens publishing. Quentin Blake has illustrated over 300 childrens books and has won many awards. He was appointed Britains first childrens laureate in 1999 and was made a commander of the British Empire in 2005.