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From Cover to Cover: 03/11/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)From Cover to Cover by Kathleen T. Horning offers guidelines for selecting and reviewing books for children. I read it as a textbook for the materials for children ages 5 to 8 course I took. The book, though covers books from infancy through young adult.

The book has three main parts: how to gauge a child's readiness for certain levels of books, recommendations by different topics and finally the nuts and bolts of writing reviews.

Horning shows how to judge a child's reading level, even for the youngest, based on a few language assessments you can do. I tried the technique on my daughter and realized she was ready for Level 1 easy readers.

The book review section is most useful for people planning to write for print publications, like Library Journal or similar. There are some techniques that apply to blog writing but blog reviews tend to run longer than the suggested length in From Cover to Cover.

Four stars.

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Comment #1: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 21:00:40

Vasilly

I bought this book years ago but never got around to really reading it. Thanks for breaking the sections down. Hopefully I'll pick it up soon since I want to start writing more children's books reviews.



Comment #2: Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 22:12:10

Pussreboots

It's really not a sit down and read book, but more of a reference. I suggest checking out the sections on your favorite genres and going from there.