The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Celebrated Picture Books And Stories To Read Aloud

Hardcover | September 10, 1998

byJanet Schulman

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Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as Madeline and Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott Medal winners such as Make Way for Ducklings and Where the Wild Things Are; and family favorites such as Goodnight Moon, The Sneetches, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Alexander & The Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day, soon to be a motion picture.

The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life--and more.

This beautiful edition includes a recommended list of books published in the time since this anthology's original compilation, including Caldecott Honors Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Olivia, with descriptive annotations intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century. Also included are an introduction from editor Janet Schulman, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury belongs in every family's bookcase.

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Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as Madeline and Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott...

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In the eight years since this blockbuster anthology of 44 classic picture books of the 20th century was compiled, important new picture books have been published that Janet Schulman believes are too good to miss. She has selected 15-some by brand-new voices of the 21st century, some by young authors and illustrators who were just getti...

JANET SCHULMAN worked in children's book publishing as an editor and an author for more than 40 years. She also compiled an anthology of classic stories of the 20th century, You Read to Me & I'll Read to You.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 11.25 × 9.41 × 0.91 inPublished:September 10, 1998Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679886478

ISBN - 13:9780679886471

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. What could be more wonderful for young readers than a collection of the best and most beloved children's stories and characters? The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury is a splendid anthology bringing together 43 memorable children's books, including Madeline, Curious George, The Stinky Cheese Man, Guess How Much I Love You and Winnie-the-Pooh. There's something here for every age group and taste. Enjoy this beautiful book with your children again and again.

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"Quick--name a favorite picture book or children's story. Chances are, it's one of the 44 selections included--Pages read like a Who's Who for children's literature--Frog and Toad, Ferdinand the Bull, Winnie-the-Pooh, Frances the badger, Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Babar and Curious George--This treasure trove is worth its weight in gold."--Publishers Weekly