From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's by Kathleen T. Horning

By Kathleen T. Horning

The revised variation of From conceal to hide bargains a clean, updated examine the superior examples of kid's literature this day and in addition comprises sensible recommendation on the best way to write essentially articulated, reasoned reviews in order that others can know about books they've got no longer but learn. a quick, up-to-date advent explains how kid's books evolve from manuscripts into certain books, the significance of the numerous varied components of a publication (jacket flaps, identify web page, copyright, etc.), and alterations within the kid's ebook undefined, similar to the construction of 2 new significant style awards. additionally, the writer demonstrates find out how to take into consideration and severely assessment numerous various genres of kid's books. integrated are sections approximately books of data (and the author's accountability to record sources); conventional literature (myths, legends, tall stories, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; photograph books; effortless readers and conventional books; and fiction and image novels. there's additionally a concluding bankruptcy on the best way to write reports which are either descriptive and analytical, in addition to a section on kid's literature blogs. From conceal to hide is a useful source for all execs who desire to write ebook reviews that transcend an easy own reaction.

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They may include the title in announcement ads of the season’s forthcoming books that appear in trade journals such as Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. They may choose to buy advertising space in a children’s literature review journal that will specifically highlight the book. Or they may create posters, bookmarks, flyers, or buttons advertising the book to give away to librarians and teachers at professional conferences. They may promote the book through their company website, online catalogs, and blogs.

These books combine text and photographs to give readers a you-are-there sense and cover a wide range of subjects from a typical day in the life of the raptor rescue center in St. Paul, Minnesota, to the contrasting lives of a Palestinian boy and Jewish boy living in Jerusalem. Author-photographer Susan Kuklin has set the standard for excellence in this genre. Since 1984 she has produced photo-essays on a wide variety of topics for children from preschool through the teen years; all are based on primary research through interviews and observation, documented by her photographs.

Sometimes called simply an author’s note, it may give readers a brief description of what inspired the author to write the book, or it may tell us why the author believes the subject of the book is important. ” This typically includes information about the levels of understanding children are likely to possess at different ages. For example, Robie H. Harris’s book about human reproduction, It’s Not the Stork, includes a note for parents and other adults working with young children outlining the types of questions young children have about the subject and suggests how best to use the book with them.

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