Choosing Books for Children by Betsy Hearne
A Commonsense Guide

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If you have ever stood in the children's section of a bookstore or library wondering how to go about matching a book to the age, abilities, and interests of a particular child, "Choosing Children's Books" is for you. Renowned children's librarian and children's book review editor Betsy Hearne offers practical guidance on sorting through the bewildering array of picture books, pop-up books, books for beginning readers, young adult titles, classics, poetry, folktales, and factual books. Each chapter includes an annotated list of recommended titles. A gold mine of commonsense, sound advice, this newly revised and completely updated edition of Betsy Hearne's classic guide is an indispensable tool for choosing books for children of all ages. Newly available in paperback, this revised and updated third edition of Betsy Hearne's classic guide stands as the lodestar for navigating through the bewildering array of books for young readers. Hearne surveys everything from picture books, pop-up books, classics, and books for beginning readers to young adult titles, poetry, folktales, and factual books, with an annotated list of recommended titles accompanying each chapter. A gold mine of common sense and sound advice, her guide remains an indispensable tool for choosing books for children of all ages.

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Betsy Hearne is the author of several books for children, including "Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs" (a "Child" magazine Best Book of 2001), "Eliza's Dog, " and "Listening for Leroy" (a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young Children). She was formerly the editor of the "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, " and she now teaches literature and storytelling at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Hearne lives with her family in Urbana, Illinois.
Published April 1, 1990 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 228 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Hearne, a well-known children's book reviewer, has written an inspiring and useful book, for parents of children from babes-in-arms to adolescents.

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