Julia Eccleshare's "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up"
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 lie behind the making of every reader. From familiar fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from the Moomins to Northern Lights, this book covers the gamut of children’s literature from all over the world and every era.
Written by children’book reviewers, authors, and teachers (plus 30 celebrated children’s book authors and illustrators) it is up-to-date with the top pick of of fiction for every age. The reviews are accompanied by colour artworks from the books themselves and reproductions of the original jackets. 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up is an ideal reference reference for parents keen to introduce their children to the wonderful world of books – and for all adults who want to revisit their own childhood!
Julia Eccleshare is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer as well as Children’s Books Editor at the Guardian. She has chaired the Nestle Smarties Book Prize for the past eight years, is a judge of the Branford Boase First Novel Award and was also a judge for the Whitbread Children’s Book Prize in 2001.