What We're Reading: Adventures in Children's Books

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Welcome to an occasional feature of The Children's Literature Web Guide. Up until now, I have managed to squeeze a few of my of my own opinions about particular children's books on these Web pages, but most of the time I have been a Good Librarian, providing impartial access to the opinions of others.

This page will be my chance to write about what I like, and what I'm reading.

I plan to write here about children's books that, for one reason or another, are important to me. Perhaps they are important because they made an impact on me as a child, or because they have made an impact on my children, but more likely, they will simply be books that interest me now. There are a lot of children's books that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, and those are the books that I will concentrate on.

I'm calling this an occasional feature, because I'm not sure that I can keep up with the extra work I'm making for myself. And, though it seems unlikely, I may even run out of opinions.

I am calling this feature "What We're Reading" partly because I plan on discussing books that I have shared with my family or with colleagues (children's books don't seem to come to life until they are shared), and partly because I am hoping that I will not be the only contributor. If you feel strongly about something you've read, or something I've written, e-mail me at dkbrown@acs.ucalgary.ca, and I may post your opinions too.

The fine print: I can't pay you, but all submissions remain the property of the author; any submissions I accept may be edited for brevity or clarity.

Tuesday, December 2, 1997
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