Books in Kid's Genre?

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Fri Jan 19 14:18:12 EST 2007


Hey, you gave it your best shot! :-D

Thanks for the attempt.

On Jan 19, 2007, at 11:04 AM, Clare Imholtz wrote:

> all right, i confess to being a librarian but not one
> who can give useful advice on this issue. i've never
> dealt  with kid's lit as a librarian. But I'm always
> interested in problems of classification, and as a
> mother,reader,collector I love children's lit.
>
> So many books cross the child-adult boundaries, that
> there are no definitive answers. Alice is also for
> adults, and Sherlock and Crusoe I guess for kids.
> From a glance at www.worldcat.org, I see that some
> libraries put Two Years Before the Mast with
> juveniles, others don't. No right answer.
>
> I would probably include on the list anything that's
> traditionally or frequently classified as children's
> literature, e.g., Crusoe, but would lean heavily on
> the general inclination of the listmembers regarding
> individual titles. How's that for a cop-out?
>
> I have to admit I've not (yet) read several of the
> books that have been suggested.
>
> Sorry, Scot, for being absolutely no help at all.
>
> clare imholtz, librarian of a sort
>
>
> --- Scot Kamins <kamins at ModernLib.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Jan 19, 2007, at 2:29 AM, JOSEPH HILL wrote:
>>
>>> ou may find this of some note; Everyman's Library
>> lists Froissart's
>>> Chronicles in the,"For Young People" section.
>>> You can add anything to YOUR list.....if your the
>> one making out
>>> the list.
>>
>>
>> Well, yes of course. But the idea is to create
>> something of use after
>> all.
>>
>> That's why I'm waiting for the librarians to step up
>> to the plate
>> here - they have experience at this sort of thing.
>>
>>
>> Scot Kamins
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>>
>>  - Terry Pratchett
>>
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