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Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books

by Michelle Markel

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A picture book about non other than the father of picture books himself, John Newbery.
  darianskie | Nov 16, 2018 |
John Newberry grew up loving reading but never understood why there weren't any good books for children to read. After he moved off the farm he became a printer and then eventually a publisher of children's books. He moved to London and set up shop right in St. Paul's Churchyard. At first some parents were afraid that these books would make their children go mad, but Newberry and other publishers believed that reading was a treat for children. He started writing tales of giant-killers and ABC's proverbs that would fly off the shelves of his book store. He also got the bright idea to write novels for children and his first one was a major success in England and in the United States.
  sbizon16 | Mar 1, 2018 |
Excellent children's history/biography. Lively, fun, well illustrated. ( )
  themulhern | Nov 11, 2017 |
John Newberry, books about books, nonfiction picture book, ( )
  janillabean | Aug 5, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811879224, Hardcover)

This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books—John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and games. He believed that every book should be made for the reader's enjoyment. Newbery—for whom the prestigious Newbery Medal is named—became a celebrated author and publisher, changing the world of children's books forever. This book about his life and legacy is as full of energy and delight as any young reader could wish.

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A picture book chronicle of the life of children's book pioneer John Newbery describes how he imagined books filled with stories, science and games before becoming a celebrated author and publisher, changing the literary world forever.

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