Fiction books for Kids list
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Some books wow you with their stunning illustrations, some with their page-turning action, and still others with the lush, vivid worlds they paint for our imaginations. As we built the 100 Greatest Books for Kids list, we felt compelled to tell you about the books that wowed us. There are ten such books. To honor them, we awarded a superlative badge for each that you’ll discover as the list is revealed.
The list of 100 Greatest Books for Kids was culled by the editors of Parent & Child magazine from more than 500 titles suggested by the ten contributors below. We are extremely grateful for their brains, passion, and dedication to our project.
Reading, Writing, and Book Experts
RUTH CULHAM, Ed.D.
President of the Culham Writing Company and former Unit Manager of the Assessment Program at Education Northwest, Culham is the author of many professional resources, including Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School (a 2011 Teachers Choice Award-winner) and the Scholastic Traits Writing program for K-8. She conducts teacher workshops at local, district, and state levels, and is a featured speaker at state and national conferences.
SHAWNA HAMILTON DOSTER
Doster is the Executive Director of Books for Kids, a national nonprofit whose mission is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschoolers by creating libraries full of books that help children learn to read and love to learn. She holds a law degree from the University of Houston.
President of Phyllis C. Hunter Consulting, Inc., Hunter was appointed by Congress and President George W. Bush to the board of the National Institute for Literacy and has served on the President’s Educational Transition Team. The National Alliance of Black School Educators honored her with the 2002 Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Distinguished Educator of the Year. As a reading consultant who specializes in scientific, research-based programs, Hunter provides on-site technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive reading programs.
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Book recommendations.2008-03-07 13:14:35 by Neilby13
Fisty- The remark was... "You have sorry taste in fiction writers, I must say. pbbtthh." A little snooty, but I wasn't exactly on suicide watch because of it. The Atwood recommendation looks like a good one. I'm going to check the local Borders for "Oryx & Crake". Amazon only had it through 3rd parties.
My wish list at Amazon is now filled thanks to the responses yesterday. I ordered two Roald Dahl books, a Hitchens book, and 101 Dalmations on dvd for my daughter. Advertising on kids networks sure does work.
Venus- Thanks again for the defense and you are right
Re: Do you think it would inspire more kids to r2008-11-13 17:25:57 by Senator_Chubsley
Analyzing fiction is completely pointless, even more than analyzing music. I'd say come up with a list of 500 books and hold kids responsible for reading only 1 each year. So that's 12 books by the time they graduate. And get rid of literature class. There's nothing more annoying than being forced to read shit like "The Scarlet Letter" or anything by William Wordsworth.
Beginning SF list?2003-07-30 17:49:53 by just-key-titles
I'm sure this a FAQ, but here goes.
I am a programmer who is unusual among my coworkers in that I haven't read much (hardly any) science fiction.
Don't have much time... family, kids. But if you had to choose, say, 10 or so titles, which ones would you suggest as must-reads?
The ones I hear about a lot are Lord of the Rings, and Hitchhiker's Guide. (Are these more fantasy than scifi?) LOTR is on my to-read list, and I tried a bit of HG and it was way too much, I don't know, maybe british juvenile humor? (apologies to fans, brits, and juveniles) for me.
Just read Ender's Game, which was great
Used Book Sale2003-02-10 05:56:58 by BooksforAmerica
I have been a Craig's List user for quite a while but have never ventured into the forums. Being booklovers, I thought you would be interested in our charity used book sale this coming Saturday. This is the only posting of this I will do - no worries - no spam! Most of the books are in as new condition & there is an outstanding variety.
Thank you all & as we have time I hope we can get more involved with the forum!
On Saturday February 15th from 9am - 3pm Books for America will host a Used Book Sale and Children's Book Collection Drive at the Radisson Barcelo Hotel in Dupont Circle in Washington