Hand that Rocks the Cradle: 400 Classic Books for Children
Paperback; ISBN 9780974531540
I (Teresa) love this book as a sort of "guide to the library". While this book is written to be a guide for parents to know which books to read aloud to their children, it's also a great guide for older children to choose great books from. I don't have time to keep ahead of the reading of my children, and don't want to just give them any book from the library. This book helps me know which books are ok for my children to read.
Now revised and updated, Hand that Rocks the Cradle is now in book form, and includes over 250 new reviews! Short summaries of classic children's literature include reading levels, and a key to the era in which it was written, the setting, and original copyright date. Arranged by author, and indexed by subject, you'll be able to find just the right book for your children! The fun and personable tone of the reviews make for fun reading with or without a specific purpose in mind. 111 pages, 4.5" x 9", softcover. By Nathaniel Bluedorn