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 prior and the current with this must-have source from kid's librarian Elizabeth fowl. along with her powerful ardour for kid's books and the occupation, chicken might help you: construct and deal with your kid's assortment; strike a stability among award winners and classics; organize your house to most sensible show off and demonstrate books; overview the fundamentals of storytime, storytelling, and booktalking; and, upload the a hundred kid's books that belong in each library. "Children's Literature gem stones" is ready dealing with and taking good care of part of the library dedicated to kids who love reliable books and is a needs to for each kid's librarian - new or skilled!

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Full of subtle human moments, this delicious story of Lucky’s struggle and life becomes much more than the sum of its parts. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen—To my mind, Paulsen is the Ernest Hemingway of children’s books. And no title backs this theory up better than his harrowing tale of one boy’s fight for survival in the wilderness. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling— A boy discovers that he is a wizard. Love the series or hate it (and I love it), Harry is unavoidable and undeniably popular.

To my mind, the best Newbery Medal winner in the past twenty years. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein—Twisted poetry from the craziest children’s author out there. I had a hard time deciding between this and A Light in 29 30 100 Children’s Books That Belong in Every Library the Attic, but I think the poem about Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout alone breaks the tie. The Arrival by Shaun Tan—An immigrant attempts to make a new life in a strange world. ) can’t make you cry? Think again. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor—Fourth grader Cassie Logan deals with racism in the 1930s American South.

Artists began working in the comic and graphic novel field with purposefully high-quality products produced with a great deal of care and effort in terms of their story and the illustrations. That leaves a children’s librarian with a lot of questions to answer. Do I want to purchase only new graphic novels and eschew the comics of the past because they were not meant to be seen as works of quality literature? Do I buy large numbers of classic collections because there are people today who view them as works of art?

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