Monday, July 07, 2008

Interesting npr show about kid's books

A few days I ago I heard this really interesting interview on npr with Seth Lerer, the author of "Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter." Sort of a review of the history of children's books... click here to listen.

Interesting point about how Darwin's theories and colonialism influenced children's literature...


Dean said...

An excerpt from the book Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer is available on the University of Chicago Press website.

Anonymous said...

Thank's for the great article. :)

You might like to check out Bayard's range of children's books.

In this month's issues StoryBox has Helen Oxenbury guest illustrating, DiscoveryBox has an Olympics Special and there are also some great Rainy Day Activities!

My kids seem to really be getting on with them well.

Thanks again for the great article!