The Winners! Handbook: A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's Top-rated Children's Books of 2007 (Winners Handbook: A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's 100+ Top) Paperback – 30 Apr 2008
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?This book is based on the author's workshop for teachers, librarians, and others, which has been presented for 20 years. Detailing what Freeman considers to be the best children's books of the year, the list covers pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, includes 104 titles for the year 2006, and combines her favorites with significant, controversial, and award-winning books. Titles are arranged in alphabetical order in sections on easy fiction/picture books, fiction books, nonfiction and biography, and poetry, wordplay, and folklore. The annotations include ratings, a description, ideas for using the book with activities, related titles, and subject designations. Freeman incorporates a list of books she chose not to review and titles for grades seven and up that didn't fit. In addition, sections on evaluating children's books and supplemental activities are provided. Many websites for children and adults are listed at the end, and both author/title and subject indexes are included.?-Reference & Research Book News
About the Author
JUDY FREEMAN (www.JudyReadsBooks.com) is a well-known consultant, writer, and speaker on children's literature and storytelling, and a visiting lecturer at the School of Information, and Library Science at Pratt Institute in New York City. A former school librarian, she gives conferences, workshops, speeches, and performances throughout the U.S. and the world for teachers, librarians, parents, and children, and is a national seminar presenter for BER (Bureau of Education and Research). Freeman served as a member of the Newbery Committee to select the Newbery Award book for the year 2000 and was on the Sibert Committee for 2008. Freeman's Library Unlimited books include Once Upon a Time: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Reader's Theater with Children in Grades PreK-6, the Books Kids Will Sit Still For series, and the yearly The Winners Handbook, reviewing her top 100 children's books of the past year. Judy's latest and most exciting project is writing children's book reviews and other content for author James Patterson's new website for parents, librarians, and teachers, www.READKIDDOREAD.com.
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