Comments: Kid Lit

I found the Frances book about the tea set in an antique store sometime within the past year or so, and NATURALLY snapped it up. I guess they're still publishing Frances books? I'm not really familiar with the current kiddie lit offerings, but I'm sure I will be before too long.

Posted by Lenise at August 26, 2004 04:42 PM

A Bargain For Frances is another really good one. All the Frances books are wonderful.

There are lots of really, really good kids books out there, and I think it is often worth just checking out a huge number to find a few really great ones. There are plenty of crummy ones too.

Children's books are one time when I think you often can judge a book by its cover. Books with really good illustrations are often some of the best books, in my experience. Of course, defining what you mean by good illustrations is difficult. I like a wide variety -- some that would pass for high art and some that are merely doodles, but as with pornography, I may not be able to define good illustrations but I know them when I see them.

Posted by Jordana at August 26, 2004 04:50 PM

just have to give a shout out for miss suzy.
i love miss suzy.

Posted by amy at August 26, 2004 10:24 PM

Is there a book about Frances having something to do with eating? Like that she always wanted to eat the same thing... For the life of me, I can't remember the title, but I know it was Frances!

Good choices! :) I need to look into these more!

Posted by angie at August 27, 2004 11:39 AM

Angie, that one is Bread and Jam for Frances.

Posted by Jordana at August 27, 2004 12:14 PM