The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud

by Janet Schulman Author

Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud andsharing, this splendid anthology brings together 43 of the most memorable andbeloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as Madelineand Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much ILove You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott Medal winners such asMake Way for Ducklings and Where the Wild Things Are; and familyfavorites such as Goodnight Moon, The Sneetches, andWinnie-the-Pooh. The selections range from concept books and wordlessbooks to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the completearray of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books,stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up,siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magicalstories; stories about everyday life--and more. Also included are anintroduction, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented inthe collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes.


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Knopf Books for Young Readers


  • 1 "Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • 2 "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr, etc.
  • 3 "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni
  • 4 "A Chair for My Mother" by Vera B. Williams
  • 5 "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown
  • 6 "The Snowy Day" by Exra Jack Keats
  • 7 "The Letter" from Frog & Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • 8 "Freight Train" by Donald Crews
  • 9 "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey
  • 10 "A Million Fish. . . More or Less" by Patricia C. McKissack
  • 11 "A Boy, A Dog and a Frog" by Mercer Mayer
  • 12 "Millions of Cats" by Wanda Gag
  • 13 "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney
  • 14 "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst
  • 15 "Curious George" by H.A. Rey
  • 16 "I Hear, I See, I Touch" by Helen Oxenbury
  • 17 "Miss Nelson in Missing!" by Harry Allard
  • 18 "Titch" by Pat Hutchins
  • 19 "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
  • 20 "The Cat Club" by Esther Averill
  • 21 "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" by William Steig
  • 22 "Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann
  • 23 "Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton
  • 24 "Stevie" by John Steptoe
  • 25 "The Tub People" by Pam Conrad
  • 26 "In Which Pooh Goes Visiting & Gets into a Tight Place" from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • 27 "Bedtime for Frances" by Russell Hoban
  • 28 "The Stinky Cheese Man" by Jon Scieszka
  • 29 "The Story of Babar" by Jean de Brunhoff
  • 30 "The Berenstain Bears & the Spooky Old Tree" by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • 31 "The Elves in the Shelves" from A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken
  • 32 "Ten, Nine, Eight" by Molly Bang
  • 33 "Stellluna" by Janell Cannon
  • 34 "D.W. the Picky Eater" by Marc Brown
  • 35 "Petunia" by Roger Duvoisin
  • 36 "First Tomato" by Rosemary Wells
  • 37 "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish
  • 38 "I am a Bunny" by Ole Risom
  • 39 "Harry the Direty Dog" by Gene Zion
  • 40 "Whose Mouse are You?" by Rovert Kraus
  • 41 "Owen" by Kevin Henkes
  • 42 "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf
  • 43 "The Sneetches" from The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
  • 44 "The Story of the Lille Babaji" by Helen Bannerman

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