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  1. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    Michele Landsberg’s Guide to Children’s Books, published in 1986, is overdue for an update – think Harry Potter - but still very useful. As Landsberg states: “Many of the works I’ve written about are now, horribly enough, out of print. Some of them, even recent titles, are going out of print as I’m writing… so that even if I wanted to write a book recommending only current titles, it would be physically impossible to do so.” Landsberg acknowledges, wisely, that it is virtually impossible to list Michele Landsberg’s Guide to Children’s Books, published in 1986, is overdue for an update – think Harry Potter - but still very useful. As Landsberg states: “Many of the works I’ve written about are now, horribly enough, out of print. Some of them, even recent titles, are going out of print as I’m writing… so that even if I wanted to write a book recommending only current titles, it would be physically impossible to do so.” Landsberg acknowledges, wisely, that it is virtually impossible to list the best books for each age group when she knows “twelve-year-olds who read Winnie-the-Pooh with delight, six-year-olds who zoom through Tolkien and six-year-olds who are just cutting their teeth, so to speak, on sophisticated picture books…. For that reason, I’ve tackled this dauntingly huge subject matter by theme, rather than age group.” That said, at the end of the book she does provide “A Treasury of Children’s Books from ages four years to thirteen and up. She also includes “an equal balance of books in which boys and girls play active, central roles.” In her introduction Landsberg expresses her hope …that through this book, many more adults will be persuaded to discover not only how literature can enhance a child’s life, but what surprising delights await the adult who can unbend enough to read along with the child. More, I hope to show, step by step, how any adult can become skilled and confident in choosing the best books for the particular child he or she has in mind. I do discuss some approaches to learning how to read… but this is primarily a book on the “why” and the “what”, not the “how” of children’s reading. Chapters 2-9 cover the following topics: books to encourage the beginning reader; first novels; liberating laughter; the quest for identity; adventure: the great game; fantasy; traveling in time; and growing up. If you are a teacher, a parent, or concerned relative or friend who cares what the kids you’re connected with read, or perhaps even the fact that they are not reading, Michele Landsberg’s Guide to Children’s Books is a must.

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