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The first edition of Children and Books appeared in 1947, when its author, May Hill Arbuthnot, was already well known as the co-author of the "Dick and Jane" series. An eminent educator, Arbuthnot was concerned not only with literacy but also with giving children the best in world literature. Throughout its fifty-year history and with Zena Sutherland as lead author in the The first edition of Children and Books appeared in 1947, when its author, May Hill Arbuthnot, was already well known as the co-author of the "Dick and Jane" series. An eminent educator, Arbuthnot was concerned not only with literacy but also with giving children the best in world literature. Throughout its fifty-year history and with Zena Sutherland as lead author in the last six editions, this best-selling volume has maintained the features that first made it popular: an emphasis on major authors and artists, criteria for each genre, a focus on new books and new ideas, and, above all, an emphasis on children's needs and interests - and on ways in which books of high quality can serve those needs and interests.


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The first edition of Children and Books appeared in 1947, when its author, May Hill Arbuthnot, was already well known as the co-author of the "Dick and Jane" series. An eminent educator, Arbuthnot was concerned not only with literacy but also with giving children the best in world literature. Throughout its fifty-year history and with Zena Sutherland as lead author in the The first edition of Children and Books appeared in 1947, when its author, May Hill Arbuthnot, was already well known as the co-author of the "Dick and Jane" series. An eminent educator, Arbuthnot was concerned not only with literacy but also with giving children the best in world literature. Throughout its fifty-year history and with Zena Sutherland as lead author in the last six editions, this best-selling volume has maintained the features that first made it popular: an emphasis on major authors and artists, criteria for each genre, a focus on new books and new ideas, and, above all, an emphasis on children's needs and interests - and on ways in which books of high quality can serve those needs and interests.

30 review for Children and Books

  1. 5 out of 5

    karen

    okay well i didnt read the entire thing, just the assigned chapters. the book itself is fine, if you need it for deciding what to read/supply for kids. as far as this class goes, the amount i actually needed it was minimal and it hurt my already weakass back lugging it until i realized i was never going to actually need it in class and started leaving it at home. so, goodbye children and books, ninth edition. i got the titles of two books i wanted to read from you, but you werent really okay well i didnt read the entire thing, just the assigned chapters. the book itself is fine, if you need it for deciding what to read/supply for kids. as far as this class goes, the amount i actually needed it was minimal and it hurt my already weakass back lugging it until i realized i was never going to actually need it in class and started leaving it at home. so, goodbye children and books, ninth edition. i got the titles of two books i wanted to read from you, but you werent really instrumental to my learnings.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Greg

    I can't say I even gave this book a chance. Maybe I should have read some of it. Now that the class is over I know I won't be inspired to read it on my own. Bye-Bye book about children books.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Roger

    I skimmed this book rather than read it. It was overdue at my library, but I think I’d like to go back and actually read it again.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy

    I read the section titled "The Puritans and Perdition" and wasn't impressed with Arbuthnot/Sutherland (4th edition), but I'm sure that in general this is a useful overview. Some thoughts here: http://themundanemuse.blogspot.com/20...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    The standard textbook on children's lit.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Wyntrnoire

    Actually I have read the first edition and the 3rd. I am currently browsing the 4th and continue to browse the 3rd. For anyone who loves books.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  8. 5 out of 5

    Safran Hasibuan

  9. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  10. 4 out of 5

    Letly K Afualo

  11. 4 out of 5

    Aysha

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bregda

  13. 5 out of 5

    Destinee Sutton

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael Fitzgerald

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pauli Quann

  16. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Evans

  17. 5 out of 5

    Irja Komesho

  18. 4 out of 5

    Hank Hoeft

  19. 4 out of 5

    Louise payne

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tammy Jones

  21. 4 out of 5

    Meliana

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  23. 5 out of 5

    Arlen J Payne

  24. 5 out of 5

    David

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marianne Crapol

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    I used this in a children's lit class during my MLS degree program.

  28. 5 out of 5

    judy spencer

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lucianna

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laura

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