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

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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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Jan 05, 2017 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ll postpone growing up another decade!

In the spirit of Peter Pan, I’ll remain an enthusiastic reader of children’s literature as long as it can give as much delight as it did this afternoon. My children and I spent wonderful hours going through this brick of a book, page for page, book for book. The initial task was to list five favourites and five books to read during the year, and to give each other suggestions.

It ended up being more than five books each, of course, and after hours of wild
Angela Randall
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 it was amazing  ·  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
Mar 15, 2010 Manybooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in children's literature
Julia Eccleshare's 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 (and while I generally agree with most of the inclusions, I would likely have added some and removed others, as these type 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 ch
Aug 24, 2012 Ellinor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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
Sep 09, 2013 Sylvester rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, skimmed
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
Jun 27, 2012 Tiffany marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lists
Oh, no. More books I "must" read!
Feb 20, 2017 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a great resource! Some of the books listed for 8-12 year olds seem a little TOO old for them to me ("Little Women"? At 12? I mean, I read it around then but I think you might have to be a pretty book-nerdy 12-year-old like I was). However, the books from 0-3, 3+ and 5+ are spot on. Classics as well as new favorites, a plot summary, a cover picture, author/illustrator info, and an explanation of why it made the cut. Wonderful.
Rebecca Douglass
Feb 08, 2013 Rebecca Douglass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
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
Jun 22, 2012 Margie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 12, 2010 Vicki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
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
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
Prince William Public Library System
If you are looking for good books for your children (or yourself), here is an excellent resource of suggestions. While some might wonder whether this list is truly the 'perfect' list of books all children should read, I suggest that it doesn't really matter if you think some don't belong on the list while others do. Take the book as it is, a suggestion of good books and find some you think you would enjoy.

- Rebecca H.

Click here to find the book at the Prince William County Public Library System
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
Nov 09, 2011 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, reference
Normally, a book of this scope would merit high(er) ratings from me, but this one is bitterly disappointing in some of the simplest ways. Not just omissions of books that "should" be on the list; It is the errors, the typos, the oversights. Misspelled authors' names: names spelled three different ways in one entry. Titles of books misreported. Where were the bonehead contributors' heads when they were compiling this volume? Let me know when you find them........
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.
Apr 04, 2011 Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
Jennifer Foeller
Something which I think is very important for people to know when commencing this book- MANY titles are utterly unobtainable. I don't just mean that you won't find them at your local library, I mean that they may not be in any library or for sale on any of the used book websites.

For instance, "Alvin Says Goodnight" is difficult to obtain in any language. It is nearly impossible to obtain in English. I've been trying to find one for a couple years now and have finally given up.

Another example is
Tiffany Morgan
Eccleshare, J. (2009). 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York, NY: Universe Pub.

Citation: Tiffany Morgan

Type of Reference: Bibliography

Call Number: Ref 016

Content/Scope: This reference selection includes titles of 1001 children's books. The book includes both classic and contemporary children's literature.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This is great for readers of all ages that have that passion for reading and want to make sure they are reading all the "Must reads". It is
Brandi Plumlee
Jun 22, 2012 Brandi Plumlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
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
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
Out of fairness, I am not rating this book until I have read more books from it. At this point I have only skimmed the book itself and have focused on the 0-3 year section. I will update when I have read more.

I've started working through this book with my 2 year old daughter. I saw this as a way to find age appropriate books to read together. As this book highlights children's stories from all over the world, I thought this would be a good way to find books we might not have otherwise discovered
Becky Birtha
Apr 15, 2011 Becky Birtha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
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
Nadine Jones
Jan 22, 2011 Nadine Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Feb 13, 2013 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Alissa Trammel
Eccleshare, J. (2009). 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York, NY: Universe Pub.

Citation: Alissa Trammel
Type of Reference: Bibliography
Call Number: Ref 016

Content/Scope: This 960 page book includes annotations for 1001 children’s books along with illustrations and evaluations for each book.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This book is one in a series of 1001 books and has been reviewed by several professionals to be one of the best resources for children’s books.

Apr 25, 2011 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a way to start a new hobby together, I picked up this book in order to choose a list of books for my little sister and I to read together. We started when she was 6 years old, and we're slowly trucking on through the massive list.

We also are keeping reading journals to write down what we thought of each book as we finish them. It's so amazing to watch my sister's improvement over the years in how she reviews the books.

I doubt we'll finish reading the full 1,001 books before we're both old a
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
Sep 23, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Julia Eccleshare MBE (born 1951) is a British journalist and writer on the subject of children's books. She has been Children's Books editor for The Guardian newspaper for more than ten years, at least from 2000. She is also an editorial contributor and advisor for the website Lovereading4kids.

Eccleshare was born in Cambridge and grew up in North London, the third of four children of Colin Ecclesh
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