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Frequently Asked Questions about Children's Books

Collection maintained by: Hilary Morrison, morrison@evol1.mbl.edu (Originally compiled by Laura Dolson, dolson@crl.ucsd.edu) Last updated: March 14, 1995

To contribute to this collection, please send e-mail to the address given above, and ask me to add your comments to the FAQ file on Children's Books. Please try to be as concise as possible, as these FAQ files tend to be quite long as it is. And, unless otherwise requested, your first name and last initial will remain in the file. Longer, essay-style contributions will include full name e-mail address, and copyright notice if desired. For a list of other FAQ topics and how to get the archived discussions, tune in to misc.kids or misc.kids.info.

Copyright 1994, Laura Dolson. Use and copying of this information are permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright notice is included intact.

There are many books listed without authors. If you know the author's name, PLEASE send me e-mail with book and author and I will add it to the list. If you have additional comments about certain books, think a book belongs in a different category or want to add to this list, send me e-mail. Also there is a list of books that do not have age recommendations, on which I would like advice. Please remember that the ages are approximate in any case. For example, one contributor's 2 yr old really liked Just So Stories, which are usually recommended for older children. If your child is quite verbal, or just loves books, don't hesitate to try out some of the "older" ones, especially if they are well- written classics. Many 2 and 3 year olds will sit through Pooh stories, especially the illustrated versions.

Note: near the end of the list is a list of children's books on certain topics. I am interested in contributions to this list, particularly books that have helped your children to deal with difficult issues or help them through transitions.

-Picture Books/2 years and under: A-D
#1 for the younger end of this group is books with large, ...
-Picture Books/2 years and under: E-R
Eastman, P.D.:Are You My Mother? (classic about hatchling ...
-Picture Books/2 years and under: S-Z
Sadler, Marilyn:PJ.Funnybunny [Mike F.]...
-Children Books 2 to 6 years: A-L
Ahlberg, Janet and Allen:The Jolly Postman or Other People's ...
-Children Books 2 to 6 years: M-Z
McCloskey, Robert:Blueberries for Sal; One Morning in Maine; Make ...
-Children Books for Early/Middle Readers and Chapter Books: A-L
Aiken, Joan:The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (and other books)...
-Children Books for Early/Middle Readers and Chapter Books: M-Z
Macauley, David:Pyramid; Castle; Cathedral; Mill; Unbuilding; City ...
-Books For Older Kids
Asimov, Isaac:I, ...
-Age Recommendation Unknown
Adler, David A.:My Dog and the Knock-Knock mystery (mystery book, ...
-Children Poetry
(Don't overlook grown-up stuff either, especially poetry, which ...
-Info on reading to children
Reading To Infants - by Laura Dolson ...
-Books For One Year Olds
Graeme ...
-Books about Children's Books/References
newsgroup rec.arts.books....
-Book Services and Mail Order Catalogs
Chinaberry Book Service...EXCELLENT books for the whole ...
-Children Books: Celebrating Friendships
-Children Books: Brothers and Sisters
(Sibling/New Baby FAQ also available)...
-Children Books: Moving On
Ira Says ...
-Children Books: Divorce / Stepfamilies
Upside ...
-Children Books: Illness
Luke Has Asthma, ...
-Children Books: Death
A Time for ...
-Children Books: Teaching Body Safety
It's MY ...
-Children Books: Special Challenges
Josh: A Boy with ...
-Children Books: Explaining Adoption
The Chosen ...
-Children Books: Self-Help for Teens
Safe, Strong, and ...
-Children Books: Cooking
Kenda, Margaret and Phyllis S. Williams:Cooking Wizardry for ...
-Children Books: Explaining Different Holidays
Hanukkah and Christmas at My ...
-Children Books: Books That Teach Tolerance: A-R
Following titles suggested by Kate G.; book descriptions are ...
-Children Books: Books That Teach Tolerance: S-Z
Salat, Cristina: Living in Secret (When eleven year old Amelia runs ...
-Where can I find reviews of children's books?
Your public library probably carries most of the major book reviews. ...
-Are there other newsgroups related to children's books?
Yes, some are discussion based, others are marketplaces -- as always, it ...
-I've written or want to write/illustrate a children's book. How do I go about writing/publishing it?
Check with your local library. They will have directories of publishers,...
-Where can I find lists of award-winning books?
Caldecott
-What order is the Narnia series supposed to be in?
The order that the series was written in is not the same as the order ...
-How many Oz books were there and what were they?
BY L. FRANK BAUM:...
-Which children's books have been banned in the USA and why?
Banned ...
-How do I (or my class) write to/contact an author?
The simplest way is care of the publishing house. Most books contain ...









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