Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Valerie & Walter's best books for children: a lively, opinionated guide

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By Valerie Valentine Lewis, Walter M. Mayes
Edition: 2, revised, illustrated
Published by HarperCollins, 2004
ISBN 0060524677, 9780060524678
543 pages

With wit, candor, and boundless enthusiasm,
Valerie V. Lewis and Walter M. Mayes
have selected more than 2,000 wonderful books
for children from birth to age 12.
Here is the most useful, candid, and convenient
guide to children's literature ever published,
featuring in-depth reviews, concise ratings, tips
for finding the perfect book for your child,
and mountains of essential hints and sound advice
to help you pass along the gift of reading
to the next generation. This fully revised
and updated edition includes:

Reviews of the best new books for children

More of Valerie and Walter's patented back-and-forth dialogue

Handy cross-references by theme and interest

And much, much more

From stories that babies can literally chew on,
to the very best choices for bridging the gap
between listening and reading, to the right books
to tempt an adamant nonreader, this truly is
the last word on children's reading
and the first book a parent should buy.

Wake County Public Libraries

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