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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 (Paperback)
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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 (Paperback)

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Paperback 234 Pages / Published: 01/05/2016
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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is the most authoritative set of fiction book recommendations in the United States because it is a composite of the most noteworthy book award lists, best book publications, and recommended reading lists from leading libraries, schools, and parenting organizations from across the country. The book also includes a chapter on "Twenty-Seven Authors You Should Know," featuring short biographies about some of the most influential writers of the last 150 years. To the perennial question, "What books are worth reading?" A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 answers with best-of-the-best booklists distilled from the most preeminent and trustworthy literary authorities.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442229402
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 17 mm


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K-12 school libraries would be very well-served in purchasing this concise, well-researched book for their reference collections, as it does an excellent job of listing both contemporary and older children's classics for a wide range of age groups. * "American Reference Books Annual" *
Martin's stated purpose for writing his book is to give teachers, parents, and grandparents trustworthy guidance in choosing reading material for children and teenagers. In this he succeeds admirably, providing lists of not-to-be-missed titles for readers of all ages and interests. . . .Martin's work of synthesizing the many book lists, his knowledgeable commentary, and the book's convenient one-volume format make this a useful resource, especially for those new to the world of children's and young adult literature. . . .For me at least, part of the pleasure of the more idiosyncratic, individualistic lists is finding quirky, obscure books that I've never heard of before. . . .[H]is extensive bibliography provides plenty of guidance for those seeking more specialized reading recommendations. * Technical Services Quarterly *
A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Best Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is both a work of love and scholarly discernment. I saw all my favorite books there and others that I now want to read. -- Frank Asch, author of Happy Birthday, Moon, a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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