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1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
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Perfect for elementary and middle school libraries seeking children's literature of continued relevance, and for public libraries serving readers interested in children's literature, this book is the only subject guide bearing such comprehensive breadth. Eccleshare (Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter) brings together synopses and reviews written by nearly 75 field specialists and 30 famous authors, like Margaret Atwood. International selections are organized into five age categories, from toddler to tween. Each entry runs a full page and includes either a first-edition cover image or interior illustration. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

This British import, a survey of influential children's books (part of the 1001 series and edited by the Guardian's children's books editor), offers a comprehensive and diverse compendium of more than a century's worth of essential reads. The compact and encyclopedia-thick format is divided into five age ranges. A review of each book is accompanied by original publication information (readers will have to research current availability, especially as some titles differ in the U.S. market) and themes, with cover and interior art interspersed throughout. Favorites like Bridge to Terabithia will satisfy traditionalists, while crossover books like Italo Calvino's The Baron in the Trees and international selections (for example, Swedish author Pernilla Stalfelt's The Death Book) will broaden the canon. An asset for all those who've caught-or never lost-the bug. (Nov.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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