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From cover to cover : evaluating and reviewing children's books

Author: Kathleen T Horning
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books." Also includes information about how books evolve from manuscripts to bound books, about the parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, Cataloging-in-Publication information, etc.), and about "how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen T Horning
ISBN: 0060245190 9780060245191 006446167X 9780064461672
OCLC Number: 35114952
Description: x, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
Poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs: Nursery rhymes --
Humorous poetry and light verse --
Poetry collections --
Songs --
Picture books: Text --
Illustrations --
Easy readers and transitional books: Easy readers --
Transitional books --
Fiction: Plot --
Characterization --
Point of view --
Setting --
Style --
Theme --
Writing a review: The distinction between reviewing and literary criticism --
Preparing to review --
Writing the review.
Responsibility: Kathleen T. Horning.
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"Demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books." Also includes information about how books evolve from manuscripts to bound books, about the parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, Cataloging-in-Publication information, etc.), and about "how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read."--Jacket.

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Great source for beginning children's book reviewers!

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This is a helpful resource for those who are new to studying or reviewing children’s literature.  It offers brief background...
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