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ERIC Number: ED412962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 12
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Best Children's Picture Books from Abroad: Valuing Other Cultures.
White, Maureen
Translated children's books can play an important role in helping children develop an understanding of other people. Outstanding picture books in this specialized genre affirm the fact that each person is unique, but there are universal themes and feelings that every person possesses, regardless of culture or language. A comparison of 1992-1997 Caldecott Medal Award Winners and outstanding translated children's books provides insights into their similarities and differences. While the Caldecott books all seem to be big, bright, and beautiful, the translated picture books selected for study seem to be diverse in style, medium, and bookmanship. Languages, genres, and subjects common to translated children's books are also discussed. A bibliography of 54 recommended translated children's books is provided, organized by year with approximate interest level and genre listed. Each of the outstanding books listed has received at least two favorable reviews, been named as a Children's Notable Book, or received an award. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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