709 books — 594 voters
A picture book combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, most often aimed at young children. The images in picture books use a range of media such as oil paints, acrylics, watercolor and pencil. Two of the earliest books with something like the format picture books still retain now were Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter from 1845 and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. Some of the best-known picture books are Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. The Caldecott Medal (established 1 ...more
Best Childhood Picture Books
Voices & Sounds - Best Read Alouds for Young Children
729 books — 684 voters
[close] This is a group for discussing books that make you cry with emotion of "people can be so kind and courageous!!!" or "gah! the poignancy of human experience" or "I am not really sure how to describe it, but my sister and I call it 'sweet cries'". Thinking about asking Schlow to see if we could setup a quarterly meetup in person. Vote on list of books here - https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/129471.Best_Tearjerker_Children_s_Books
2 members, last active 2 years ago
[close] This is a place for authors to share their stories with how their writing has played a significant role in a child's life. It is also a place for knowledge sharing in writing or illustrating a picture book. Feel free to also post surveys to help you decide on the path to take to maximize your sales.
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Hullo, there! I'm Christine E. Schulze, author of fantasy books for both young adults and childr…more
[close] Hullo, there! I'm Christine E. Schulze, author of fantasy books for both young adults and children, with a focus on including more diverse characters in my books (my children's books in particular are inspired by my working with folks with special needs). I'm offering free ebook versions of my books in exchange for honest reviews. I appreciate anyone who can leave reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads, but if you can only do one, I understand! Reviews are helpful, and this is a great way for me to meet and interact with new readers! I understand that not everyone will like my books, and that's okay. That's a risk all authors and artists take to meet new fans and make awesome new connections. As I said, I'm seeking honest reviews, so if you don't like my book, you don't like it, and it's entirely up to you if you still want to post a review. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my books! To get started, you're welcome to message me, or jump into one of the discussions to express your interest. God bless, happy reading, and may you all be inspired! Christine
44 members, last active one year ago
This is a group for those who want to take on the less-daunting task of reading all of the books…more
[close] This is a group for those who want to take on the less-daunting task of reading all of the books from Julia Eccleshare's 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Decidedly easier than 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, the books on this list still pack plenty of emotion, philosophy, and fun. Feel free to share thoughts on these books, as well as experiences you've had reading these books to your child. Also, if you do not have access to Julia Eccleshare's guide, please browse the bookshelves to see our group's focus. And now, the Amazon description of the book: "This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children’s literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the "must-read" books from all the rest in the realm of children’s books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children’s literature. It is organized by age group—from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators—not to mention important books from around the world."
1,305 members, last active 1 days ago
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