WELCOME

WELCOME! Once a month, usually on a Thursday evening, a group of writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians meets in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles to discuss children's books. Usually we talk about one picture book and one middle grade or YA novel. After the meeting, Sandy Schuckett, a retired LAUSD librarian, summarizes our discussion. Here are her reports of our thoughts about the books we have read. We'd love to have your comments too!
Thanks to Nancy Hayashi for our wonderful title art! Our group has been meeting since 2007. It was organized under the auspices of the Children's Literature Council of Southern California (CLCSC).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature by Leonard Marcus

August 8: We will be discussing Minders of Make Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature by Leonard Marcus. This newly published book is considered by many to be the definitive "must read" for anyone connected with children's literature. It's a pretty hefty book (315 pages + notes & Index = 402 total) so you might want to get started reading. I've already started it, and I'm fascinated!!
 
September 18: We had a great discussion of Leonard Marcus' Minders of Make Believe at our September meeting.....all agreed that it is a 'must-read' for anyone connected in any way with children's literature: authors, illustrators, librarians, editors, teachers, etc.