ERIC Number: ED208406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Children's Books: A Legacy for the Young. Fastback 164.
Swinger, Alice K.
This booklet describes the history of twentieth century children's books in the United States, beginning with a discussion of the value of books for children. It then describes the genres of children's books and reviews the major historical events of the century that have influenced the thematic content of these books. The booklet concludes with ways in which children's books can be used in classrooms and libraries, and a discussion of their use in promoting international understanding. Titles from the International Board on Books for Young People Honor List, a bibliography of children's books mentioned in the booklet, and a selected bibliography on children's literature are appended. (HTH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Children, Childrens Literature, History, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.