From Cover to Cover (Paperback)

Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books

By Kathleen T. Horning

Collins Publishers, 9780060777579, 229pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010



From Cover to Cover has been considered the definitive guide to reading, reviewing, and critically evaluating children's books since its original publication in 1997. Now revised and updated, it remains an invaluable resource offering a fresh, up-to-date look at a fast-changing field.

All-new material includes:

  • An updated introduction that reflects the many changes in the children's book industry
  • A section on genres, including a discussion of graphic novels
  • A section on children's literature blogs
  • An introduction of two new major genre awards--the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
  • And more than 90 percent of the books cited have been updated to more recent publications

Praise For From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books

“Anyone entering the field of children’s book reviewing, or indeed, the wider field of children’s literature, will find From Cover to Cover an excellent guide.”
-ALA Booklist

“Succinct, highly readable, and eminently useful.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“An engaging read. Aspiring book review writers will treasure this book.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“A user-friendly handbook.”
-The Horn Book