This collection gathers essays by Selma Lanes on the masters of children’s literature that she most admires: Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Edward Gorey, L. Frank Baum, Tomi Ungerer, Jack Keats, Margot Zemach, and one editor genius, Ursula Nordstrom. What concerns Ms. is integration text image, abilities authors artists picture books to somehow change our perceptions. In a larger sense, asks, makes some work others fail? How does art for young reflect, distort or create social perspective? No popular medium in time has been as experimental, inventive, simply alive books.
The stories that shape our children’s lives are too important to be left chance. With Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want initiate young readers into one of life’s greatest pleasures. There’s a remedy every hiccup heartache, whether it’s between covers picture book, pop-up or YA novel. You’ll find old favourites like Borrowers Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well helpful lists right reads fuel any obsession – from dogs dinosaurs, space spies. Wise witty, Cure will help small person you know through trials tribulations growing up, fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight lifetime fun.
Presents librarians and teachers with information on more than 1,200 fiction series for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, providing annotations, a listing of titles, important characters, genre, author biography, grade level, major themes.