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1001 libros infantiles que hay que leer antes de crecer (1001 Before You Die)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  288 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Emprende un viaje por los mejores libros infantiles de todos los tiempos. 1001 libros infantiles que hay que leer antes de crecer es una expedición fascinante a los relatos de fantasía, aventuras, historia e historias de la vida real que te hipnotizaron cuando eras un crío. Viaja atrás en el tiempo o sumérgete en mundos fantásticos donde los sueños se hacen realidad. Desde ...more
Hardcover, 960 pages
Published December 11th 2010 by Grijalbo (first published January 1st 2009)
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Angela Alcorn
I've finally made the kids 1001 book list in Goodreads:
Plus, I've made all the sub-lists.
Kids 0-3 Years:
Kids 3+ Years:
Kids 5+ Years:
Kids 8+ Years:
Kids 12+ Years:
I've done my best to find English versions, but if I couldn't prove an English version existed
Jan 13, 2013 Manny rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes children's books
Recommended to Manny by: Judith
Shelves: children
All rules have exceptions, and here's a stellar example of that principle: other titles I've seen in this series have varied between dull and nauseating, but this one is absolutely terrific.

I spent an hour leafing through it this afternoon, and I was blown away by the brilliant selection. It's wonderfully balanced, and if the editors have any prejudice I didn't spot what it was. They have all the obvious old classics - Alice in Wonderland, Winnie-the-Pooh, Little Women - and all the new ones - H
Sep 17, 2014 Gundula rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in children's literature
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up is a good, useable reference guide (and book selection tool) for both English language and international children's books (while I generally agree with most of the inclusions, I would likely have added some and removed others, as these kinds of books are basically always somewhat a matter of personal taste and preference).

The only real issue I have with this book is the fact that a number of the non English language children's books listed
A feast. For anyone who wants to revel in childhood nostalgia, or to find new books to read (I am not ashamed to admit that I still read children's books), or to make up a reading wishlist for their kids. This book is full of colour illustrations and selections from other languages (ones that have been translated into English, of course), which I especially enjoyed (I have always wondered what the kids in other countries are reading). Gems, gems gems. A real joy to read. My list of Books I Want ...more
I think this is a very good list of children's books. I really like it much better than the adults' version. It's much more international and lists books from much more categories.
There were however a few things that bother me a bit. First, I didn't like that the list loads of books that are very hard to get or only at prices the books are really not worth. So what's the sense of listing them if hardly anyone can read them? Second, I didn't like that the authors didn't take any interest in the
Jun 27, 2012 Tiffany marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lists
Oh, no. More books I "must" read!
Rebecca Douglass
General Editor, Julia Eccleshare. Over 70 contributors, plus special reviews by more than 30 well-known authors

This amazing volume is a compilation of 1001 half-page (some whole-page) summaries of great children's books, from the earliest picture books through the middle grades and up. It has been the source of a number of books I've read and reviewed this winter, as I've been perusing the suggestions for the 8 and up age ranges. Whatever I can among the books I missed in my own youth, I order f
Eccleshare, J. & Blake, Q. 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York: Universe Publishing Company.

Citation by: Margie Findley

Type of Reference: Bibliography

Call Number: Z1037 .A252x 2009

Description: A collection of bibliographies about the best classic and contemporary children’s books.

Relevance and Relationship: The cost is $24.19 and is a superb selection to other similar titles. It is a one stop for selecting the best children’s books to read or to help with collect
Lists exist for all kinds of reasons. Groceries, things you gotta do, etc. And with the proliferation of books about things you need to read, see, do, try and hear before you die, well, we've got all the advice we need for a while.

This book is positively gorgeous, with simple, clean layout, and great use of original graphics. It's a doorstop of a book, and wouldn't look bad sitting on the shelf. And you know, I agree with a lot of the books in there. What I disagree with is the way its organize
maybe can get it from CLAN or used - I've looked over MORE's copy and it's lovely, crisp font, lots of images from the books... I just have to be careful not to get it until I actually have time to follow up on the suggestions (that is to say, there are too many rec.s here I've not read... )


Ok, I bought it. I still haven't made time to examine it carefully, but I do wish it were more upfront & clear about the emphasis on English-language books. My GR friend Gundula points out that
A great reference book for parents. 1001 books divided by age group. Went through the book and realized I had read 135 which leaves many more new books to discover. Full color features pictures of book covers as well as a write up about each book.
This is a book that can't seem to decide if it was meant for academics or regular people (parents, children, teachers, librarians). Most of the books are easily found, but many are not. Some are out of print. Some are not available at all except in a handful of university libraries scatted around the globe. Anyone who actually wants to read all of the titles in this book will be hard pressed to find all of books. It was a great idea and has a great base of terrific children's books, but as an ac ...more
This would make a fantastic gift for new parents, grandparents or anyone that loves children's literature. I just purchased it and well, am shocked at how many of these titles I have not read. Every children's librarian should own this! It is divided into ages 0-3, 0-5....right now I am working through 0-3 and purchasing many to add to my personal collection. I found many beautiful used copies for a penny and then let the grandchild open the package as we sit down right away to read. Great fun!
This book was great! Now, I did not read all 1001 books, and I'm 18 now, so I'm technically grown up. I got to reconnect with my childhood and have years of memories come flooding back. I think I: drowned, but I'm here now reviewing, so I guess I made it out okay.

My happiest memories of books I read back in the early years were "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", the "Spot" books, and "The Magic Tree house" series.

I went through the book in sections and wrote down all the books I have already read,
Amber Thompson
Eccleshare, J. (2009). 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York, NY: Universe Pub.

Citation created by- Amber Thompson

Call Number- 016

Description- 960 pages with color illustrations containing 1001 annotations

Content/ Scope- Provides an authoritative listing of classic and contemporary children's literature that is categorized by age group and pairs each entry with expert evaluations and reproductions of artwork from the featured titles

Accuracy/Authority- It is the latest
Becky Birtha
O.K., I didn't really read it, cover to cover. But I did kind of devour it. And it truly was amazing. I could hardly believe it when the librarian insisted that I could take this home for three weeks (I kept it for six), that it wasn't a book that had to stay in the library. This reference book is filled with hundreds (I don't think I'm exaggerating) of books that I read and loved as a child, or as a reading-aloud teacher and parent, and many more that I never encountered. Each book listed is ac ...more
Brandi Plumlee
Name: Brandi Plumlee, LME 508
Eccleshare, J. (Eds.). (2009). 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York, NY: Universe Pub.

Cost: $24.14 (Barnes and Noble)
Dewey Call Number: Z1037 .A255 2009 (Library of Congress)

Reading Level: Anyone who enjoys children’s books.

Category: Elementary Level/Non-fiction Reference-Bibliography

Review Citation:
Publishers Weekly. (2009). Book Review [Review of the book 1001 children’s books you must read before you grow up]. Publishers Weekly, 256(50

This was a great book...and very fun to read. I really enjoyed reading the foreign book names, then the translations.

This is an incredibly helpful book when trying to come up with appropriate books for your kids to read. While they don't necessarily 'rate' the books, it does do a good job on giving a fair amount of information about the book (actually ruining the outcome of some..:) so it's a bit easier making a decision on whether it will be appropriate for certain ind
Amanda Daugherty
Eccleshare, J. (2009). 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York, NY: Universe Pub.

Citation created by: Amanda Daugherty

Type of reference: Bibliography

Call number: 011.62

Cost: $36.95

Description: This book contains a list of classic and contemporary children’s literature from around the world as well as reviews, evaluations from critics, and artwork from the book.

Content/Scope: Titles range from classical to contemporary works.

Accuracy/Authority: This book is part of the
Nadine Jones
I'm having a lot of fun flipping through this book (which I got from the library) - I wish my library had some sort of "to-read" list function, but they don't, so I think I'll have to use Goodreads to list all the interesting children's book that I've never read (and some I'd never even heard of before).

I read A LOT of picture books - lately, when I walk into my local library's wonderful children's room, I feel like I've already checked out all of the books. But this book shows me that could no
Mary Louise Sanchez
Published in 2009, this is an excellent compilation of the best children's books in the United States and around the world, from classics to contemporary titles. However,inclusion of underrepresented cultures would have enhanced the book.

Many pictures of the original book jackets are included in this thick volume which is organized by broad age groups and titles of books are chronologically arranged. A great reference one can skim in a short time or study in greater length.

I appreciated learni
This is a lot of fun to browse through -- beautiful full page color covers interspersed throughout, well written reviews, and it's arranged by age level, from 0-3 years to 12+ years (with indexes for author and title.) They've included a lot of classics from the 1800s and early 1900s, as well as decent number of titles from outside the United States and Britain. The reviewers note potentially problematic language for contemporary audiences about race in the context of the book and when it was wr ...more
I wish I could give this book 10 stars! I can't decide whether it's more fun to come across old favorites (my beloved "Crichtor," "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present," "Are You My Mother?," "My Father's Dragon," "The 1001 Nights") or to discover books I've never heard of that sound just wonderful (Avocado Baby, Felix and Alexander, Schoolboy Jia Li, Viking's Dawn, The Nargun and the Stars--the list could go on and on).
Edited by English speakers, the book is heavier on books written in english--a
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Well I do LOVE lists! And as I sat "half-way up the stairs" and perused this book, feeling delightfully accomplished whenever I found one that I had previously read, and crazily desirous to own a copy of this book so I could check them off, one by one.

I was fascinated by the breadth and scope of the list, including early publications (if according to our Newbery/Caldecott musings, books for children were only published after the 1870's or so) then this list covered ones that were published 1900'
Kristine Pratt
I love lists of books to read. As you can tell from my "To Read" list, I'm always looking for more books to add (and eventually read).

My main complaint with this book, is that while it's got some really great books on it, there are some that are going to be very difficult to attain (The Chalet School has proved nearly impossible thus far) and many in languages that aren't English - which doesn't make sense for a book published in English. Some of these books don't seem to have translations avail
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
This book did actually change my life. Of course, I have the adult version (1001 books you must read before you die) too, and I certainly would like to read most of those books, but I never seriously contemplated doing it. I heard about this book, had to have it, requested it for Christmas 2009, and then immediately began hatching plans to read all the books, and even started a yahoo group dedicated to reading all the books. The only real disappointment with this book is the rather inexplicable ...more
I supposed saying I "read" this would be a bit misleading; it is a reference book at my local library, and as such, can't be checked out. I paged through the entire thing while standing in children's reference! I was struck not only by how many books this makes me want to read, but also how many I've already read. Great photos of the books (many, in vintage versions). A basic synopsis of each book is given, along with a ranked listing of books for toddlers all the way up to age 12 and beyond. Th ...more
There are so many great book suggestions in here! I have read through book recommendation books before but this one is different because it has so many older and foreign books. My only problem with this book is that the entire time I was flipping through I wanted to drop the book to run off and find the books it was recommending!
Didn't "read" the entire book, but turned every page, skimmed every title, and found it a useful tool for building up the ol' to-read list. If anything, this book served as a good reminder of books I'd read as a kid & forgotten about, but will now get for my kiddos. It also made me crave fairy tales... I can't wait to check out some Grimm next time I'm at the library :)

Fair warning for those of you picking up "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up" for your kids: There are
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