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Companion to American Children's Picture Books
Connie Ann Kirk
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Companion to American Children's Picture Books

Connie Ann Kirk Connie Ann Kirk


June 2005

Greenwood

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More than 400 alphabetically arranged entries chronicle the rich and fascinating history of American children's picture books.

With advances in printing technology, the American children's picture book has evolved into a distinct and special art form. This reference thoroughly overviews the rich and fascinating world of American children's picture books. Included are more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries on authors, illustrators, works, and such specialized topics as the Caldecott Medal, linoleum cuts, pastels, and printing technology. The entries for works provide publication information, plot summaries, interesting anecdotes, and other information. The volume closes with a bibliography and numerous appendices.

With advances in printing technology, the American children's picture book has evolved into a distinct and special art form. These books are treasured by children, collectors, and librarians and are also attracting growing amounts of scholarly interest. This reference thoroughly chronicles the rich and fascinating world of American children's picture books. It focuses on the shorter books for younger children as well as the more recent picture book formats geared toward older children and even young adults.

Included are more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries on authors, illustrators, works, and such special topics as the Caldecott Medal, linoleum cuts, pastels, and printing technology. The entries on works include basic publication information, plot summaries, characters, awards, and interesting facts. In addition, these entries conveniently list Library of Congress subject headings related to the book. The volume closes with a bibliography and numerous appendices.
Preface
Introduction
Picture Book Basics
What is a Picture Book?
A Brief History of American Picture Books for Children
Parts of a Picture Book
How Picture Books Work
Evaluating a Picture Book
About the Companion
Selection Criteria for the Companion
How to Use the Companion
General Topics in the Companion
400 A-Z Entries
Notes
Further Reading
Appendix A: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Year
Appendix B: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Illustrator
Appendix C: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Author
Appendix D: Caldecott Medalists and Honor Books, by Title
Appendix E: Charlotte Zolotow Book Awards for Best Picture Book Text
Appendix F: Coretta Scott King Book Awards and Honor Books
Appendix G: Pura Belpre Medalists and Honor Books
Appendix H: Reading Rainbow Books
Appendix I: Review Periodicals
Appendix J: Collections and/or Repositories of Materials on Picture Books and Their Creators
Appendix K: Birthdays of Picture Book Companion Authors/Artists, Alphabetically
Appendix L: Birthdays of Picture Book
Companion Authors/Artists, Chronologically
Appendix M: Subjects Listing of Picture Book Companion Titles
Appendix N: 2006-2010 Award-Winning Picture Books
Bibliography
Index
Reviews
"Kirk begins with an infomative introduction that covers the definition, history, and specific parts, and methods of evaluating picture books. the main body of the work consists of over 400 alphabetically arranged entries providing information on authors, illustrators, various awards, and definitions of terms as they relate to the picture book....There is a lot of good information here."—School Library Journal

"This reference work contains approximately 400 entries on notable American picture books, important picture book authors and illustrators, artistic terms and techniques, and relevant awards."—Children's Literature Association Quarterly