Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Estes Tops Booklist

 My non-fiction work in progress deals with about ten American writers for children, most of whom were at work in the mid-20th century. As I continue to research into the lives and work of these writers, it's always wonderful to see them appear on current day booklists.

Today that happened with School Library Journal's post on the 25 best books for children's social and emotional learning. 

A lot of writers and books I admire here (and some I don't know) but I was very happy to see Eleanor Estes, one of the writers I am working with, topping the list with her lovely The Hundred Dresses. I love that the book has had such staying power. It is certainly a book that has stayed with me for most of my life.

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