John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books. This fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books—John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and games! He believed that books should be made for the reader's enjoyment. Newbery - for whom you may have guessed the prestigious Newbery Medal is named - became a celebrated author and publisher, changing the world of children's books forever!
- Written by Michelle Markel
- Illustrations by Nancy Carpenter
- Hardcover book
- 44 pages
- For ages 4+