Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten ‘must reads’ within each one.
The themes covered include:
- Books for babies
- Literature for the very young
- Narrative fiction
- Books in translation
- Picture books
- Graphic texts
Early years professionals, childcare professionals, and teachers working with children from the nursery stage to 14 years will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.
Chapter 2: Babies Really Do Need Books
Babies Really Do Need Books
It was in 1980 that New Zealand bookseller Dorothy Butler published her book Babies Need Books. Others may have used those words before, but the passion in the book, and all that it said, made a ...