The collection is organized by age group from board books to young adult novels and features informed reviews of each entry by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured titles. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide covers the best of the best in children’s literature. You will find beloved classics such as Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are as well as works from around the world such as Jamela's Dress (a modern South African tale) and Anancy Spiderman (Caribbean versions of the spider trickster tales)
Providing the preface for this book is acclaimed children's book writer Quentin Blake who was appointed as Britain's first Children's Laureate.
but there are glitterings of gold all through their history, and
Julia Eccleshare's book sifts out a thousand and one for us."
Two more wonderful resources to help with choosing children's books are:
Let me conclude this post with a quote from "Becoming a Nation of Readers" a national report by the Commision on Reading:
"The single most important activity for building the knowledge
required for eventual success is reading aloud to children."