About this book
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up is the perfect introduction to the very best books of childhood: those books that have a special place in the heart of every reader. Compiled by Julia Eccleshare, Children's Books Editor of the Guardian, it introduces a wonderfully rich world of literature to parents and their children, offering both new titles and much-loved classics that many generations have read and enjoyed. From wordless picture books and books introducing the first words and sounds of the alphabet through to hard-hitting and edgy teenage fiction, the titles featured in this book reflect the wealth of reading opportunities for children. Browsing the titles in 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up will take you on a journey of discovery into fantasy, adventure, history, contermporary life, and much more. These books will enable you to travel to some of the most famous imaginary worlds such as Narnia, Middle Earth, and Hogwarts School. And the route taken may be pretty strange, too. You may fall down a rabbit hole, as Alice does on her way to Wonderland, or go through the back of a wardrobe to reach the snowy wastes of Narnia.
An ideal reference for parents keen to introduce their children to the wonderful world of books and for anyone who wants to explore this rich and diverse area of reading. From wordless picture books to hard-hitting teenage fiction, classics from the past to contemporary favourites, the coverage is huge, with cross-referencing, author biographies and more than 800 illustrations.
Suitable for parents keen to introduce their children to the wonderful world of books and for adults to update their knowledge of this specialized area of reading, this book takes you on a journey of discovery into fantasy, adventure, history and contemporary life.