Genre: From Picture Books to Young Adult

12:02 AM The1stdaughter 12 Comments

Today's genre is a big one, Children's Literature. From picture books to middle grade to young adult novels this is a category that encompasses books that young and old alike flock to on a daily basis. In our home it's not uncommon to read anywhere from three or four picture books a day to as many as twenty. And that's not counting the middle grade and YA books picked up and devoured in a week. 

One of the great things about children's literature is the wide range of emotions, topics and themes it covers. These spectacular books can cover shockingly real and painful events such as death, trauma, rape, abuse and more. On the other hand they can take us to places far away through wardrobes, on pirate ships and into times of post-apocalyptic chaos. There is no limit to what can be accomplished within the pages of a well-written piece of children's literature. 

Here are a few of my absolute favorites over the the last year:
   

What are your favorites? Why do you love children's literature? Did you write a post about it? Share it with us!

12 comments:

  1. I think this might have been my favourite post yet!

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  2. This one was a lot of fun for me as well!

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  3. this was a blast from the past! thanks ;)

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  4. Once again another great topic and one I enjoyed writing. Thanks!

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  5. I loved Ask the Passengers! Great topic; I'll be joining in a bit later today.

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  6. Talk about going down memory lane!! This was a fun genre to write about. Made me think back to some of my childhood favorites, since I don't typically review children's/YA books!

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  7. I really liked this post idea! I chose to talk about two of my favorite children books :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  8. @BarbaraMcDWhitt

    I was looking at the cover for Pebblehoof. I am a fan of another children's author @BridgetHeos. Her book Mustache Baby came into my mind. Then - there it was!

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  9. My current favorite YA read is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. It is about an alien invasion! I am a hs librarian and LOVE YA lit! Visit my book blog @ readmanybooks.blogspot.com!

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  10. Well I got too busy as the week progressed, signed up too late to get a pre-post done (wah wha :) but I sure am looking forward to checking out some of the blogs that linked up to this genre talk. Been a great week, thanks team ARMCHAIR BEA!

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