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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books

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This book is about a person named John Newbery. When he was growing up, he really loved books. But the problem was, children weren’t supposed to have books. People thought that if their children read books, they might become wild. So all their books were really boring. If you are wondering why this book is called Balderdash, this is why. When John Newbery grew up, he published books for children. He thought that children’s books should be fun and interesting, not boring. I am really, really glad about that! This book is interesting and fun because it has good pictures and lots of colors and interesting words and lots of things to look at on every page while you are reading the story. John Newbery started making children’s books about three hundred years ago, so it is fun to see what people wore back then and the things they liked to read about. But I really like the way books are made now! This book makes you think about how different books used to be and makes you be glad that John Newbery decided to make books for children in a different way.

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Author:
Michelle Markel • Nancy Carpenter, Illustrator
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
44 pages
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Publish Date:
2017-Apr-04
ISBN:
9780811879224
ASIN:
0811879224
Issue:
May 2017
Category:
Children's
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Publication Date

2017-Apr-04

Format

Hard

Publisher

Chronicle Books

Issue

May 2017

Page Count

44 pages

ASIN

0811879224

ISBN

9780811879224

Star Count

4

Book Author

Michelle Markel • Nancy Carpenter, Illustrator

“Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books”

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