From Cover to Cover

Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book

by Kathleen T. Horning

On Sale: 04/27/2010

From Cover to Cover

Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Book

by Kathleen T. Horning

On Sale: 04/27/2010

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About the Book

An invaluable resource for professionals who wish to write book evaluations—and for all serious fans of children's literature!

This revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children’s literature and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read.

A brief, updated introduction clearly explains how children’s books evolve from manuscripts into bound books and the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.) and changes in the children’s book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children’s books.

Included are sections about books of information (and the author’s responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, including a segment on children’s literature blogs.

Updated material includes:

•An 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 Award and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

•And more than 90% of the books cited have been updated from the first edition to more recent publications!

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Anyone entering the field of children’s book reviewing, or indeed, the wider field of children’s literature, will find From Cover to Cover an excellent guide.” - ALA Booklist

“Succinct, highly readable, and eminently useful.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“An engaging read. Aspiring book review writers will treasure this book.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“A user-friendly handbook.” - The Horn Book

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062001429
  • ISBN 10: 0062001426
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/27/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Reference
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Books & Libraries

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