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Question: How do I become an expert in children's literature!?
It seems like there is so much out there!. I am currently getting my library degree in school library media!. What else can I do!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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As others have already said--read! One nice thing about children's books is that it's not hard to read a lot of them!. Another nice thing is that there are a lot of series and a lot of genre authors!. You don't need to read every Hardy Boys book to know what they're about, or even every Scott O'Dell or Beverly Cleary!. I would start with recent Newberry Award and Medal books, and also the Caldecotts if you're interested in books for younger children, to get exposure to the best authors and illustrators!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Be aware of what's out now and what's popular!. Read as many children's books as you can, so you can say you have personally read things and use that to your benefit in recommending books :) also, do some research on children's authors and different genres of children's books!. Just be as well-informed and experienced as you can be!.

Hope this helped! ~Haylee MWww@QuestionHome@Com


I would also take a course or two in child psychology!. Getting into the minds of children is a very big step!. Do some research in what kids are reading today!. It all depends on the parents what kids end up looking for in literature as they grow!. Thomas the Train and Bob the Builder are excellent for younger kids!. As they grow older it all depends on what materials they are exposed to!. This is where you would come into play with child psychology!. Knowing exactly what you're talking about!.

Good luck in your endeavors!.

PJ MWww@QuestionHome@Com

Read, Research, you can take a Children's lit course!. You'd be surprised to find out what things really mean behind the well known stories we all think we know!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Read - alot!Www@QuestionHome@Com