n Mousaion - Who next ...? A guide to children's authors, Warren, V & Yardley, M (Eds.) : book review

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



Since parents, teachers and public librarians believe reading to be fun and a wonderful privilege and opportunity to enter new and different worlds, they all strive to promote reading. They want kids to enjoy reading, and widen their horizons in the ongoing search for new and exciting authors. Often this is difficult, because kids claim to have read everything of interest, and the promoters' recommendations are limited by their own reading experiences and knowledge of authors a particular child might like. Their only alternative is then to rely on what other parents, teachers and librarians recommend - certainly a shortcoming in a world marked by a booming publishing industry and strong competition from the Internet and interactive computer games. Just like the previous two editions, this latest edition of helps adults to address this challenge. It is a ready reference work on children's fiction and offers authoritative recommendations on children's authors. This colourful, glossy, easy-to-handle publication will stimulate a child's reading interests and widen his / her reading experiences - and the adults can save face by not having to admit that they are at their wits end in making a good recommendation.

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