Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your by Elizabeth Bird

By Elizabeth Bird

Grasp the massive array of caliber kid's books from the earlier and the current with this must-have source from kid's librarian Elizabeth chicken. along with her powerful ardour for kid's books and the career, chicken may also help you: construct and deal with your kid's assortment; strike a stability among award winners and classics; manage your house to most sensible show off and demonstrate books; evaluation the fundamentals of storytime, storytelling, and booktalking; and, upload the a hundred kid's books that belong in each library. "Children's Literature gemstones" is ready coping with and taking care of part of the library dedicated to young children who love reliable books and is a needs to for each kid's librarian - new or skilled!

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And 1935’s Dobry and 1932’s Waterless Mountain both featured boys who wanted to become artists, though from two very different perspectives. It soon became apparent to me, however, that not all Newbery and Caldecott Medal books are created equal. Around 1949 I bogged down and never returned to my Newbery reading. My score today is a lamentable fifty-three (one I hope to improve someday). Some librarians may also like to try their hand at reading through all the Newbery Medal winners they can, starting with the oldest and working their way to the newest.

M. Montgomery—A girl searches for “home” while wrangling with her own overactive imagination. The world’s most popular Canadian redhead in her first (and best, if you ask me) tale. Bad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers—Myers records his own boyhood in 1940s Harlem. I bet a lot of people would fill this list to brimming with Walter Dean Myers if you asked them to. And if you need a good autobiography, then this is probably the one to pick. 31 32 100 Children’s Books That Belong in Every Library The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin—A game that could lead to riches in the end.

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon—Tales of African Americans are coupled with Dillon and Dillon’s smooth, insightful pictures. Hamilton’s voice rings cool and clear on every page, enticing readers to find her other works. Redwall by Brian Jacques—Abbey mice fight a team of nasty rats in this breathtaking beginning to a series. As I always say, if you want to write a series about adults for children, just make those adults furry woodland creatures.

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