A Selected List of Recent Books for Children Report of the Children's Literature Committee
(Federation for Child Study)

New York & Chicago: Federation for Child Study, 1914. F 58 pages + (10) pages "Selected List of Recent Books for Children" at back; contents of booklet chronologically organized by age of child, with short reviews of titles that are recommended and sometimes the reasons why selected, ie. "...Children's Bluebird...This favorite play in story form. Beautiful, well-illustrated volume." and "The Slowcoach...Entertaining story of seven interesting children on their trip in a caravan through Shakespeare country. Well gotten up and illustrated.", giving title, author, publisher, prices; Preface gives an overview of the state of children's books along with the opinion of this committee as to a high standard for the best education of the child; "...we must demand that every book have a positive value...we examined carefully over 1500 volumes...helpful as a guide in the selection of recent books for young folks..."; Sidonie Matzner Gruenberg was Chairman; approx 4 1/4" x 7" size; light edge, tips wear to paper wrap, little dustiness; in very good condition; and interesting early twentieth century American literacy and educational reference. Very Good S (Item ID: 15006)


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