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ERIC Number: EJ859417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Tough Love: An Open Letter to Kids' Book Publishers
McBride, Diantha
School Library Journal, v55 n7 p28-30 Jul 2009
During the past 30 years, the author has worked with children and young adults from ages 3 to 18 (not to mention teachers, families, administrators, lecturers, and visiting authors), and she has read a lot of books. Because there are so many kids' books being published these days, she is not expecting total perfection. Still, there are many things she wishes publishers would do differently, things that could make books much better. In this article, she offers her top 10 suggestions: (1) Bulk up those bindings; (2) Better editing; (3) Give that cover a makeover; (4) Where's the art information?; (5) More boy books; (6) Thanks, but no tanks; (7) Indexes are essential; (8) Cite, cite, cite; (9) Stop changing the title in different countries; and (10) Out of order.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A