From Cover to Cover Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books

ISBN-10: 0060777575
ISBN-13: 9780060777579
Authors: Kathleen T. Horning
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Kathleen T. Horning is the director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was also a children's librarian at Madison Public Library for nine years.Ms. Horning was the president of the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association in 2007, as well as president of the United States Board on Books for Young People in 2003. She has chaired or served on a variety of children's book award committees, including the Am�ricas Award, the Charlotte Zolotow Award, the John Newbery, USBBY's Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Mildred L. Batchelder Award, the…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Number of pages: 240 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.594 lbs.

Table of contents

Introduction
Distinctions Between Evaluation and Review
What Makes a Good Children's Book?
New to the Second Edition
A Critical Approach to Children's Books
How Children's Books Are Published
The Parts of a Book
Categories of Children's Books
Books Of Information
Authority and Responsibility of the Author
Organization
Illustrations
Design
Writing Style
Documentation of Sources
Traditional Literature
Classification of Traditional Literature
Original Sources
Narrative Style
Illustrations
Collections
Literary Folktales
Fractured Fairy Tales
Poetry, Verse, Rhymes, And Songs
The Sound of Poetry
The Images of Poetry
The Ideas of Poetry
Nursery Rhymes
Humorous Poetry and Light Verse
Poetry Collections
Verse Novels
Songs
Picture Books
Text
Pictures
Easy Readers and Transitional Books
Easy Readers
Transitional Books
Fiction
Literary Genres
Plot
Characterization
Point of View
Setting
Style
Theme
Writing a Review
The Distinction Between Reviewing and Literary Criticism
Preparing to Review
Writing the Review
Source Notes and Bibliography
Index