From Cover to Cover

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-27
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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From Cover to Cover has been considered the definitive guide to reading, reviewing, and critically evaluating children's books since its original publication in 1997. Now revised and updated, it remains an invaluable resource offering a fresh, up-to-date look at a fast-changing field.All-new material includes: An updated introduction that reflects the many changes in the children's book industry A section on genres, including a discussion of graphic novels A section on children's literature blogs An introduction of two new major genre awards-the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award And more than 90 percent of the books cited have been updated to more recent publications!

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Distinctions Between Evaluation and Reviewp. 1
What Makes a Good Children's Book?p. 2
New to the Second Editionp. 2
A Critical Approach to Children's Booksp. 5
How Children's Books Are Publishedp. 6
The Parts of a Bookp. 11
Categories of Children's Booksp. 20
Books Of Informationp. 23
Authority and Responsibility of the Authorp. 27
Organizationp. 29
Illustrationsp. 34
Designp. 37
Writing Stylep. 39
Documentation of Sourcesp. 44
Traditional Literaturep. 48
Classification of Traditional Literaturep. 50
Original Sourcesp. 53
Narrative Stylep. 57
Illustrationsp. 61
Collectionsp. 64
Literary Folktalesp. 65
Fractured Fairy Talesp. 66
Poetry, Verse, Rhymes, And Songsp. 68
The Sound of Poetryp. 69
The Images of Poetryp. 72
The Ideas of Poetryp. 73
Nursery Rhymesp. 74
Humorous Poetry and Light Versep. 77
Poetry Collectionsp. 79
Verse Novelsp. 82
Songsp. 83
Picture Booksp. 85
Textp. 88
Picturesp. 95
Easy Readers and Transitional Booksp. 114
Easy Readersp. 121
Transitional Booksp. 132
Fictionp. 138
Literary Genresp. 140
Plotp. 145
Characterizationp. 151
Point of Viewp. 156
Settingp. 157
Stylep. 159
Themep. 163
Writing a Reviewp. 165
The Distinction Between Reviewing and Literary Criticismp. 167
Preparing to Reviewp. 168
Writing the Reviewp. 173
Source Notes and Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 213
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