A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102
By: William Patrick Martin (author)Hardback
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A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is the most authoritative set of fiction book recommendations in the United States because it is a composite of the most noteworthy book award lists, best book publications, and recommended reading lists from leading libraries, schools, and parenting organizations from across the country. The book also includes a chapter on "Twenty-Seven Authors You Should Know," featuring short biographies about some of the most influential writers of the last 150 years. To the perennial question, "What books are worth reading?" A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 answers with best-of-the-best booklists distilled from the most preeminent and trustworthy literary authorities.
Dr. William Patrick Martin is a book lover. His vision was to create a uniquely authoritative reference that he could use to make the best possible fiction choices for himself and his family. He has been a professor of education at Temple University and Monmouth University. He did his dissertation on the epic University of Chicago Great Books debate of the 1930s and 1940s. While at Monmouth University, Martin was also the director of the Governor's School on Public Issues, a selective residential summer program for New Jersey gifted and talented teenagers. His career in Pennsylvania state government has included stints as a press secretary, management consultant, and special advisor to the Lieutenant Governor. He has a doctorate in education and a master's in journalism. Martin has extensive experience as an editor, college professor, publicist, management consultant, and meeting facilitator. He now works full time on writing, promoting, and selling books. He and his wife Marianne Martin operate Zabby Books @ Amazon.com.
Introduction Chapter 1 Preschoolers (Ages 2-5) Chapter 2 Early Readers (Ages 4-8) Chapter 3 Middle Readers (Ages 9-12) Chapter 4 Young Adults (Ages 13-17) Chapter 5 Adults (Ages 18+) Chapter 6 Special Interests Chapter 7 Twenty-Seven Writers You Should Know Appendix 1 Preschool Booklist Appendix 2 Early Reader Booklist Appendix 3 Middle Reader Booklist Appendix 4 Young Adult Booklist Appendix 5 Adult Booklist Bibliography
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