The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury   -     Edited By: Janet Schulman, Simon Boughton
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Random House / 1998 / Hardcover

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Unparalleled in its scope and quality, the 20th Century Children's Book Treasury gathers 44 of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Classics, contemporary best-sellers, medal winners and family favorites are brought together in a collection designed for sharing and reading aloud. The content ranges from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read aloud stories, and represents the complete range of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; stories about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies, fables, magical stories, stories about every day life; and more. Each is handsomely reproduced with its original illustrations. This volume has 308 pages, measures 11" by 9 1/4", and is recommended for ages 4 to 8.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 11 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0679886478
ISBN-13: 9780679886471
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Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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

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    December 22, 2009
    Teri Anderson
    Wonderful collection of books. We recently began homeschooling our 3 year old and are excited to add this resource to our academic collection.
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    June 25, 2005
    Celia Sorensen
    This is a wonderful book that we read all the time. It is so nice to have all of these great books in one nice, neat big book. It is a good book to take on a trip or vacation since it has such a wonderful selection without having to keep track of dozen's of books. This would make a much treasured gift.
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